$1000 New Build

Alright, I am looking to build a new rig and I need it strictly because I work off of it for school using programs like UDK as well as I play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and World of Warcraft. I need help picking the parts. The budget is $1000 and please try not to go over it as I am a student in college. I already have the video cards, CPU cooler and PSU already picked out. Also, when the motherboard is being picked out I would like a motherboard capable of SLI for my geforce gtx 550 TI's please. Also I would like a Quad-Core CPU and at minimum, 8GB of RAM with a minimum of 500GB HDD. Can someone please help me? The case is also something I am looking at so please don't be hesitant to pick one for me to see. I also need these parts picked for next month.

EDIT: Also, I have the mouse, keyboard, speakers and monitor already. I live in Canada and the perferred website is tigerdirect.ca and newegg.ca Please try to keep it on the same website if you could.
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  1. heres a build that is worth looking at

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/82ql

    another great case is the antec 302
  2. when you say "picked out" do you mean you have them? If you do list them for us.

    for 1k or less you can get a i5/z68/7850 set up that would rock....
  3. Like I already have Gigabyte Geforce GTX 550TI (OC) x2, Corsair H70 Liquid Cooling and a Corsair Enthusiast TX 750W and I already have them in my possession.

    EDIT: Like I said before I need a motherboard for SLI so I can Dual Video Cards unless there is a better solution for that.
  4. Have you already bought these parts? If not get a 560ti or 7870 for your graphics card. They will both do much better and use less power.
  5. I see, I have one gtx 550TI but I still need the other one but now that you say that I am probably going to get one of the ones you listed. What is your suggestion out of those two? Also, about the other parts I have already bought the CPU cooler and the PSU.
  6. If you can return the 55t0ti I would do so.

    Your PSU looks good. Cooler is fine but not needed. Here is a build I'd get:

    Save Money Build/ keep 550ti x2 :

    1

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
    Item #: N82E16811147153
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant


    $59.99
    $49.99
    1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231308
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    $39.99
    1

    ----------------------combo----------------
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136769
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118067
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$13.00 Combo


    $102.98
    $84.98
    1

    -------------------combo--------------------
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128502
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    Item #: N82E16819115077
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    -$12.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


    $254.98
    $232.98
    Subtotal: $407.94


    ===================or return 550ti x 2 and go with ======================

    1

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119233
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant


    $69.99
    $59.99
    1
    -------------------other 7850s are out of stock but feel free to wait for them-----

    XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814150608
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


    $254.99
    1

    AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800995124
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$59.99 Saving


    $59.99
    $0.00
    1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231308
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    $39.99
    1

    --------------combo---------
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136769
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118067
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$13.00 Combo


    $102.98
    $84.98
    1

    --------------mad combo------------
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    Item #: N82E16819116504
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Item #: N82E16813138355
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$20.00 Combo


    $379.98
    $354.98
    1

    Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $20.00
    Item #: N82E168GC000001
    Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.
    Subtotal: $794.93

    The 2nd build is a much better build. It allows for a meaningful Crossfire in time as it is needed and gives you all the current high end CPU/mobo stuff you need.
  7. Thank you for all of this information. I am definitely going to get a new 7850 or I am thinking of getting a GTX560 instead. And yeah, I had bought the liquid cooling system because the stock one I had in my PC died so I had to by one so I could get my school work done :P I also keep forgetting to say this but I also don't need a DVD drive. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    EDIT: I also am going to be recording videos of games and rendering them as well on this computer.
  8. One thing you should check. Get 1333 MHz ram. It is not that much faster, but it is only about $5 more.
  9. Will do good sir.
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