Solved First build: ~$1000 gaming rig Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Build Systems Product Last response: April 8, 2012 11:24 PM in Systems Share Ineedatan April 8, 2012 8:35:29 PM My current pc’s days are numbered and this is my first home build so insight is really helpful! Approximate Purchase Date: This month Budget Range: 900-1050 USD System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, schoolwork, browsing Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon preferred, but anywhere cheaper/trustworthy works Parts Preferences: No preferences as long as they are all compatible Overclocking: I’d like to OC in the future SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: (1440x900, adding a second monitor) Additional Comments: I enjoy gaming but I’m no pro who has to have 70+ FPS. Here is what I’ve put together so far. How does the compatibility look? As a moderate gamer, should I upgrade the GPU/Mobo? Any other advice for a noob? Coolmaster HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair Enthusiast 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel i5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SG Barracuda 1Tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... EVGA 560ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Coolmaster 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : build 1000 gaming rig 485763g4 April 8, 2012 8:50:06 PM I think that looks good if you arent looking for anything EXTREME. I also have the 560ti pared with the i5 2500k and I play Battlefield 3 on Ultra. Good luck and have fun. m 0 l Best solution aznshinobi a c 91 B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming April 8, 2012 10:07:13 PM You could do alot better than that. Check out my $850 build here or my $1000 build: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore The 560 Ti is great, but the 7850/7870 are much better (the 7850 is slightly better) overclocks higher, runs cooler and consumes less power. So that's one thing and the PSU suggested in the list is going to give you more power for a similar price. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ineedatan April 8, 2012 11:24:02 PM Best answer selected by Ineedatan. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst PC Build: 1000 Dollar Gaming Rig Forum SolvedMy 1000$ gaming rig. (first computer build ever) Forum SolvedFirst Build Gaming Rig Around £1000 Forum SolvedFirst Build - $1000 gaming rig need help Forum $1000 Intel Gaming Rig - First Build Forum SolvedBuilding first Gaming Rig 1000$ budget Forum Solved$1000 Gaming Rig (First Build) Forum Solved$1000 - 1500... Gaming rig first time build Forum First time build ~$1000 Gaming/CAD rig, looking for feedback before buying all parts Forum First build, $1000 Haswell gaming rig. Where would an extra $100 help most? Forum My First Build: $1000 AUD Gaming Rig Forum First Timer Gaming Rig Build ($1000ish) - Opinions/Suggestions Needed Forum First Build. $1000 Gaming/Video Editing Rig. Forum Gaming Rig for around $1000 (First time build) Forum First-time Build, gaming rig 1000-1500 Forum First Time Build: $1000 Gaming Rig Questions Forum My first build ever, here's what I've picked out ~ $1000 gaming rig. Forum 1000 Gaming Rig, First time Build Forum First build, gaming rig with 670 gtx 900-1000 Forum First time build gaming rig $1000-$1200 need advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !