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Advive on Building a Gaming rig 2012

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April 11, 2012 1:47:17 AM

Hello,
I'm looking to build the best gaming machine I possibly can with a 1000$ budget. I'm wanting it to be able to run modern games on the highest graphics. (And in one case, a HEAVILY modded Skyrim) I have a good laptop that will run these modern games but its starting to get old. So I need a new one. But yes I need everything except for a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers. (And how much would a wireless chip cost?)
April 21, 2012 12:29:21 AM

Elioden Ward said:
Hello,
I'm looking to build the best gaming machine I possibly can with a 1000$ budget. I'm wanting it to be able to run modern games on the highest graphics. (And in one case, a HEAVILY modded Skyrim) I have a good laptop that will run these modern games but its starting to get old. So I need a new one. But yes I need everything except for a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers. (And how much would a wireless chip cost?)
Internal wireless adapters can range from $15 to 70-80, but you can pick up a good one for $30. Here's one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

USB wireless adapters are available also.

The build below is $990 w/o rebates.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($188.88 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $951.94
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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April 21, 2012 12:35:16 AM

i3 is not a very good choice if you plan on doing a lot of multiplayer games, you'd be better off going with an i5 or an AMD Phenom II.

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