Under $1000 Gaming/Editing pc?

Hello so i shall be setting out on building my first pc soon I'm a gamer but as well as this i need to be able to record and edit these games. After alot of looking and two other thread's i think i have decided on intel not AMD mainly because i would like to have a future proof mother board so that I could perhaps upgrade the processor in the future if i ever needed to. While i said $1000 in the title i already have a GTX480 so what i really mean is around $800 to spend on everything but the graphics card. Please any suggestions helpful :)
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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346143-31-suggestions-1000-gaming-build#t2598583

    Here's another thread that has a few $1000 builds, take a look at the bottom one if you're interested. Just ignore the graphics cards.
  2. If you're going intel, I think the i7 2600k would be a good choice. Here is one possible build:

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 $309
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $159
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $46.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $89.99 ($79.99 with rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

    Any dvd writer ~$17

    Total about $735 , this leaves about $65 to choose a case you want and assuming you already have an OS and monitor.
    I put in the larger HDD because you might want that for storing video files.
  3. I'd get a slightly cheaper motherboard, but it's a good build and I'll stand by it anyway.

    I might consider a cheaper motherboard, slightly cheaper PSU (though still Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic), and then fit in a decent 60GB or 64GB SSD, if practical. However, I'll admit that that's more of a luxury.
  4. tonync_01 said:
    If you're going intel, I think the i7 2600k would be a good choice. Here is one possible build:

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 $309
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $159
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $46.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $89.99 ($79.99 with rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

    Any dvd writer ~$17

    Total about $735 , this leaves about $65 to choose a case you want and assuming you already have an OS and monitor.
    I put in the larger HDD because you might want that for storing video files.


    cheers man only issue was the PSU is more $130 in the UK
  5. worldofjonny2 said:
    cheers man only issue was the PSU is more $130 in the UK

    Okay, $130 is too much, I don't know about UK prices, but I wouldn't spend more than ~$80 equivalent for around a 650W psu.
  6. worldofjonny2 said:
    Hello so i shall be setting out on building my first pc soon I'm a gamer but as well as this i need to be able to record and edit these games. After alot of looking and two other thread's i think i have decided on intel not AMD mainly because i would like to have a future proof mother board so that I could perhaps upgrade the processor in the future if i ever needed to. While i said $1000 in the title i already have a GTX480 so what i really mean is around $800 to spend on everything but the graphics card. Please any suggestions helpful :)


    The LGA 1155 socket is not "future proof". Ivy bridge is the last cpu that will use LGA 1155. The next generation of Intel, Haswell, will be using a different socket. So if you get an i7-2600K or comparable Ivy Bridge now, you really will never upgrade the processor as there will be nothing left to come out that is worth the expense.

    I posted an answer on one of your other threads not knowing you had started a new thread. I hope you will take a look at the post.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346176-31-pile-driver-bridge#t2599067
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