First Build. ~1000$ Gaming PC Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 1, 2012 2:12 AM in Systems Share Garaf May 31, 2012 10:09:33 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($266.97 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H) Total: $945.77 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-31 17:56 EDT-0400) Hi guys, first time builder here. I'm looking for a gaming pc that will run Guild Wars 2 and Planetside 2 smoothly and will last me for a while. I do not intend to overclock, does this mean i can save money on an extra cpu cooler or do i still need one? I would also appreciate advice and recommendation on my build. Thanks already in advance. More about : build 1000 gaming azeem40 May 31, 2012 10:11:15 PM Get the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. No reason to get a Z77 board if you're not getting an IB CPU. Rawyn June 1, 2012 2:12:51 AM NM, you're not using Ivy Bridge. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$1000 First PC Gaming Build Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build (Canada) - $1,000 Budget - Any Help? Forum SolvedFirst PC Build: 1000 Dollar Gaming Rig Forum SolvedBuilding my first gaming pc For under £600/$1000 Forum Solved$1000 Gaming PC, AMD or Intel/Nvidia Need Help First Build Forum SolvedFirst time gaming PC build between $800 & $1000 Forum SolvedMy first pc gaming build: £1000-£1500 Forum SolvedFirst time Gaming PC Build - Under $1000 Forum SolvedFirst build, first time pc gaming attempt, $1000 gaming/streaming computer Forum SolvedFirst build - Gaming PC - Early January 2014 ($900 - $1000) Forum Solved[Build Help] First Build, Gaming PC for recording, $1000 Forum SolvedFirst gaming pc build budget 1000$ Forum SolvedFirst GAMING PC time! Shooting for a build worth $1000 Forum SolvedFirst build Gaming PC Between €750-€800 ($1000-$1100) Forum Solvedfirst gaming pc build $800~1000 Forum Solved800-1000 Gaming PC First Build Forum Solvedmy first gaming pc build, first build in general, help me bring this from 1000 to 800 please Forum SolvedFirst Game PC build in 16 years, budget 750-1000€, looking for some advise. Forum Solved£1000 Gaming PC first build. Forum SolvedFirst Time $1000 Gaming PC Build HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !