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May 30, 2012 5:42:49 AM

i've got about 1000 bucks to spend and i'm not too much a hardware professional (i'm 14 :D ). i'm not too big on sound, so no big sound spending please. i know it's kinda hard now to buy a good pc for only 1000.

i'm only going to be using this for gaming. otherwise i'll just be using my family's laptops. i don't mind it really being prebuilt or homebuilt.

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May 30, 2012 5:51:16 AM

assassinike said:
i've got about 1000 bucks to spend and i'm not too much a hardware professional (i'm 14 :D ). i'm not too big on sound, so no big sound spending please. i know it's kinda hard now to buy a good pc for only 1000.

i'm only going to be using this for gaming. otherwise i'll just be using my family's laptops. i don't mind it really being prebuilt or homebuilt.



ahh, i just read how to ask for a new build...

Approximate Purchase Date: like probably this or next week

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming :D 

Parts Not Required: n/a

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: amd, nvidia, intel, all those good ones

Overclocking: if you've got like an okay $800 rig and then you want to overclock it.

SLI or Crossfire: uhhhhh

Monitor Resolution: preferably high.

Additional Comments: quiet pc....and i don't need an expensive 3d sound card or anything


i think that's it then.
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May 30, 2012 6:34:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.48 @ B&H)
Total: $991.30
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-30 03:05 EDT-0400)
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May 30, 2012 7:15:15 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.48 @ B&H)
Total: $962.17
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-30 03:15 EDT-0400) Both my builds are for overclocking btw ;) 
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May 30, 2012 12:05:23 PM

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.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <----- another look at that board along with the latest bios

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... $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

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.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... $259.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G

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

Total: $921.91 *not including shipping and rebates
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May 30, 2012 12:07:29 PM

go with bigcyco1's first build. its pretty balanced
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