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$800-$1000 build

Last response: in Systems
April 19, 2012 6:40:54 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few weeks

Budget Range: 800-1000, would prefer closer to 800 including taxes and shipping. I might be able to go as high as 1200 if I wait a few weeks more.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, netflix,

Parts Not Required: I don't have anything.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would like at least a 23" monitor

Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: I want to be able to play Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Civ V, and The Witcher.

More about : 800 1000 build

April 19, 2012 7:02:27 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.10 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Canada Computers)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: HP 2311x 23.0" Monitor ($143.98 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($7.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $958.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-19 15:02 EDT-0400)
April 19, 2012 7:28:09 PM

^ this guy... knows what he's doing. Few tweaks though.
-Change to the Z77 Extreme4 (same price)
-Grab an Antec 300
-get a 500w PSU or 750w. Either go double cards or single.