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May 29, 2012 10:44:06 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: $800-$1000 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet browsing

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Possibly Keyboard/mouse (but i would prefer to buy new ones)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon

Country: U.S

Parts Preferences: None really, I do need Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit though.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: probably 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like to be able to run most current/future games at high or max settings, but if i have to drop to medium for some games I won't die. Case doesn't have to be flashy but i would prefer it not be an eyesore. Noise isn't really a problem as I will be using noise isolating headphones for most audio.

Additionally i have looked at a few parts which I'm interested in, but i have no idea if they will fit within my budget without having to sacrifice GPU/Processor performance.

Here is a list of them with links.

Keyboard:
Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors:
SAMSUNG B300 Series S23B300B Black 23" 5ms GTG Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR Mega 8 (1000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases:
Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case and PSU Combo deal:
Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thanks In Advance

Edit: I'm only planning on using 1 monitor.

More about : 800 1000 gaming rig

May 29, 2012 10:45:35 PM

Get the 500R unless you plan to run multiple radiators for WC. For PSU, get a 750W Silencer MK.
May 29, 2012 10:57:20 PM

The 500R was actually my preferred case of the 3 so I'll probably get that. I should add I really need help picking a MOBO (clueless as far as specs & price go) and GPU (too many options). As for the processor I'm considering getting an Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) but am largely undecided about it.
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May 29, 2012 11:03:03 PM

Good idea on the CPU. For the board, since the 3450 cannot OC, I recommend the Z77 Pro3 Gen3 board. It is only $105 on newegg. For GPU, the best you can get at that budget is a Radeon 7850. I recommend Sapphire as they are pretty quiet and run relatively cool.
May 29, 2012 11:23:43 PM

azeem40 said:
Good idea on the CPU. For the board, since the 3450 cannot OC, I recommend the Z77 Pro3 Gen3 board. It is only $105 on newegg. For GPU, the best you can get at that budget is a Radeon 7850. I recommend Sapphire as they are pretty quiet and run relatively cool.

Actually, considering the build is really only $700 because of the OS, Monitor, and Keyboard, I think the most he can squeeze in is the 560ti @ $200, though the 7850 is a nice upgrade.
May 29, 2012 11:53:12 PM

I might be able to squeeze another $100 or so, but I would certainly be stretching my budget. Also everyone seems to be sold out of Sapphire's 7850, however Newegg has the 7850's from other manufacturers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...) I'm not sure which one to choose as they all seem to be at similar price points, except for the HIS card which is about $20 cheaper with a mail in rebate.
May 29, 2012 11:58:04 PM

Get the MSI or GIGABYTE. It has the best cooling solutions.
May 30, 2012 12:31:03 AM

Try this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $151.98 save: $8.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $154.98 save: $15.00
OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MSI-56TIOC $218.99 - $198.99 after rebate Free Shipping
MSI nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti OC 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - N560GTX-TI M2D1GD5 OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $988.59 *not including shipping, mail in rebates, and promo codes


http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Prec... $38.05 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4... $47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
May 30, 2012 1:20:29 AM

This is what I came up with however it is slightly over my budget, and excludes a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Carbide Series 500R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However after looking over Why_Me's post, I am leaning toward his build, seeing as it has a monitor and still leaves me money for a keyboard/mouse. I might swap out 560 ti with a 7850 even though it does cost a bit more. Also I may get a SSD instead of the HDD as I already have a 500 GB external HDD.
May 30, 2012 1:23:01 AM

Get the Crucial M4 128GB SSD. More reliable and costs less.
June 4, 2012 7:43:11 PM

Sorry to bump my slightly old thread but I'm going to be ordering my parts tomorrow and i just wanted to make sure everything checks out/is compatible and that I'm not missing anything. I apologize for being so redundant, but this is my first build and I would like as few headaches as possible.

Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637...

Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB (bought, amazon was running out of stock)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JCNOZK/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Carbide Series 400R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKZI/ref=gno_car...

I pretty much can't spend anymore money than what I've listed (Approx $968)

Thanks for everyone's help so far
June 4, 2012 8:44:38 PM

Skoll357 said:
Sorry to bump my slightly old thread but I'm going to be ordering my parts tomorrow and i just wanted to make sure everything checks out/is compatible and that I'm not missing anything. I apologize for being so redundant, but this is my first build and I would like as few headaches as possible.

Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637...

Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB (bought, amazon was running out of stock)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JCNOZK/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Carbide Series 400R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKZI/ref=gno_car...

I pretty much can't spend anymore money than what I've listed (Approx $968)

Thanks for everyone's help so far

750w is way overkill. A 500w psu will do the trick. The combo isn't available anymore but there's plenty of decent 500 - 550 psu's available.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $49.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B550-SA 550W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply