Gaming Rig. Gaming and video under $1k. HELP!

Hello everyone! im not good when it comes to building my own PC. I need a gaming rig that can run diablo 3 on max settings as well as other games such as skyrim,wow, and BF3.

Mainly i will use this rig for games and movies....

If any of you got a prebuilt suggestion that will cost below a thousand would be a big help.

Planning to purchase this rig ASAP !!!!

Thanks all!!
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  1. i7 3770k $320
    8GB RAM 1600MHz $50
    1TB HDD 7200RPM 32MB cache $90
    Asus/Gigabyte MoBo for $120
    GTx 580 3GBGB $500(If your doing Video Editing than this is your best card because GTx 680 lack of OpenGL 4.0 performance)
    If your gaming, get a GTX 680 for $500
  2. legendkiller said:
    i7 3770k $320
    8GB RAM 1600MHz $50
    1TB HDD 7200RPM 32MB cache $90
    Asus/Gigabyte MoBo for $120
    GTx 580 3GBGB $500(If your doing Video Editing than this is your best card because GTx 680 lack of OpenGL 4.0 performance)
    If your gaming, get a GTX 680 for $500



    its more recomended a i5 3570k for gaming. and is more cheaper and with that $50 less money u can put it up on a CPU COOLER.
  3. I forgot to mention, i wanna buy the rig through Cyberpower or Ibuypower. I dont wanna build it. i want it to be prebuilt.
  4. noobnasty said:
    I forgot to mention, i wanna buy the rig through Cyberpower or Ibuypower. I dont wanna build it. i want it to be prebuilt.

    It's probably cheaper by $20-100 because they put effort in so it cause some more :/... Best if you custom build... Will, your money you buy what you get for...
  5. noobnasty, take juniflow's suggestion, go on cyperpower.com, start with 3rd Gen intel systems and choose the Gamer Xtreme 1000. then confirgure it with the components he gave you. i5 3570k, 8gb of RAM (4gb x 2) and so on. at the end use promo code SPRING0410 for 5% off. post it here and we can critique at that point.

    Also, and most important, do not use anything that says "Standard" or "major brand". that means crap.
  6. Okay thanks mojor. But arent the i7's better processor though? Faster in a way.
  7. noobnasty said:
    Okay thanks mojor. But arent the i7's better processor though? Faster in a way.



    yeah they are, but if you are going to game than save money and buy the i5,

    unless you want the i7 so badly, than there is no point on wasting extra money :]
  8. Okay gotcha!!!!
  9. HEre it is.

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color) [-57]
    Laser Engraving: None
    Laser Engraving Message:
    Freebies: None
    Internal USB Extension Module: None
    Neon Light Upgrade: None
    Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
    Noise Reduction Technology: None
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
    Freebies: FREE! Mass Effect 3 Game
    Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
    Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
    Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
    Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
    Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) ASRock X79 Extreme 4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ UEFI bios, XFast LAN, Charger, & USB Technology, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
    Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
    Freebies: None
    Video Card 2: None
    Video Card 3: None
    Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: None
    Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
    External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    USB Flash Drive: None
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    Optical Drive 2: None
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    3D Vision Glasses: None
    LCD Monitor: None
    2nd Monitor: None
    3rd Monitor: None
    Speakers: None
    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse
    Mouse: None
    Mouse Pad: None
    Gaming Gear: None
    Extra Thermal Display: None
    Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
    External Wireless Network Card: None
    Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
    Bluetooth: None
    Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    Video Camera: None
    Headset: None
    Printer: None
    Cable: None
    Power Protection: None
    IEEE1394 Card: None
    Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    USB Port: None
    Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY [-83]
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
    Office Suite: None
    Ultra Care Option: None
    Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS


    Can i get a lower price that this? Like
    Also may i just use the Torrent Windows 7 CD that i have to use it on this rig?
  10. noobnasty said:
    HEre it is.

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color) [-57]
    Laser Engraving: None
    Laser Engraving Message:
    Freebies: None
    Internal USB Extension Module: None
    Neon Light Upgrade: None
    Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
    Noise Reduction Technology: None
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
    Freebies: FREE! Mass Effect 3 Game
    Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
    Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
    Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
    Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
    Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) ASRock X79 Extreme 4 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ UEFI bios, XFast LAN, Charger, & USB Technology, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
    Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
    Freebies: None
    Video Card 2: None
    Video Card 3: None
    Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: None
    Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
    External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    USB Flash Drive: None
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    Optical Drive 2: None
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    3D Vision Glasses: None
    LCD Monitor: None
    2nd Monitor: None
    3rd Monitor: None
    Speakers: None
    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse
    Mouse: None
    Mouse Pad: None
    Gaming Gear: None
    Extra Thermal Display: None
    Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
    External Wireless Network Card: None
    Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
    Bluetooth: None
    Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    Video Camera: None
    Headset: None
    Printer: None
    Cable: None
    Power Protection: None
    IEEE1394 Card: None
    Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    USB Port: None
    Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY [-83]
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
    Office Suite: None
    Ultra Care Option: None
    Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS


    Can i get a lower price that this? Like
    Also may i just use the Torrent Windows 7 CD that i have to use it on this rig?

    Torrent? You mean illegally downloading?
  11. well he is talking about torrents.
  12. I meant to say, i have a windows 7 cd lol.
  13. obviously we didnt read my earlier post...

    reread it and modify your rig
  14. Here u go mojor..

    Case: * Raidmax Blade Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (Black Color)
    Laser Engraving: None
    Laser Engraving Message:
    Freebies: None
    Internal USB Extension Module: None
    Neon Light Upgrade: None
    Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
    Noise Reduction Technology: None
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) - While Supply Last [+34]
    Freebies: None
    Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
    Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
    Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
    Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
    Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
    Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
    Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+326] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    Freebies: None
    Video Card 2: None
    Video Card 3: None
    Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+36]
    Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    Data Hard Drive: None
    Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
    External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
    USB Flash Drive: None
    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    Optical Drive 2: None
    Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    3D Vision Glasses: None
    LCD Monitor: None
    2nd Monitor: None
    3rd Monitor: None
    Speakers: None
    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse
    Mouse: None
    Mouse Pad: None
    Gaming Gear: None
    Extra Thermal Display: None
    Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
    External Wireless Network Card: None
    Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
    Bluetooth: None
    Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
    Video Camera: None
    Headset: None
    Printer: None
    Cable: None
    Power Protection: None
    IEEE1394 Card: None
    Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    USB Port: None
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
    Office Suite: None
    Ultra Care Option: None
    Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
  15. No. The current computer i have had pre-installed windows 7.
  16. Quote:
    As long as you own a proper activation key it is legal.


    i am just in wonder, if he had a pirated windows, what would you do?
  17. Of course. As a student, i get an awesome discount on Windows 7. haha!

    Anyhow back on topic, what you think about the build? Need input please.
  18. Multiple issues:

    Change RAM config to 4gb x 2

    Change PSU to a "named brand" preferably Corsiar or Thermaltake Enthusiast.

    If you have Windows already, why are you buying it again?

    Check to see if the mouse/keyboard combo is cheaper on newegg or amazon (it usually is)

    Are you OC'ing? Toss the liquid cooling and get a Thermaltake FRIO or Hyper EVO 212.

    Add Max Default Case fans for +9
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