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First Build. ~1000$ Gaming PC
May 31, 2012, 10:09 PM
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
($169.99 @ Microcenter)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($142.86 @ Newegg)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
($48.99 @ Newegg)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($109.99 @ Newegg)
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
($266.97 @ Newegg)
Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case
($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($69.99 @ Newegg)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
($98.99 @ B&H)
(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.
Jun 1, 2012
first build 1000 gaming
May 31, 2012, 10:11 PM
Get the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. No reason to get a Z77 board if you're not getting an IB CPU.
Jun 1, 2012, 2:12 AM
NM, you're not using Ivy Bridge.
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