Budget gaming rig.

Hey guys.

I'm looking for a good gaming rig.
The only problem is,money is tight (as we all know) so I'm looking for Under $1000 dollars.
My gaming is pretty demanding though. (Heavy RTS games)

[IF POSSIBLE,a good,trustable site where I can build a computer like this would be awesome.


Processor : Intel i3 or above.
Video Card : I have a GTX 460,but if the build comes with a newer one,I'll take it. (NVIDIA only)
Hard Drive : 1TB (I will use about 850GB so it should be high)
RAM: 6GB or higher
OS : Windows 7

CASE : Should look decent
K&M : Doesn't matter whether it comes with a keyboard and mouse or not.
LIGHTING : If the internal lighting is customizable,I will choose it,otherwise,it doesn't matter.
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  1. Oh,and I don't need a monitor.
    A surge protector (12 outlet) would be nice.
  2. First, buy i5-2500k CPU. Then you can go with a Crucial m4 SSD. With 1k dollars you can also buy a geforce 560ti GPU.
  3. First, buy i5-2500k CPU. Then you can go with a Crucial m4 SSD. With 1k dollars you can also buy a geforce 560ti GPU.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $995.40
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  5. Anyone know a site where I can build these?
  6. http://www.ibuypower.com/ http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

    http://www.xoticpc.com/gamingdesktops.php to some extent...

    Point being... you can use many sites to custom build you one and have it shipped to you, but your gonna pay a premium for them to build it... usually 200-300 dollars from what i've seen for the same or comparable parts. so ... 1200dollars for 900 dollars worth of parts...

    Also- I've never bought a computer from any of these i'm just throwing some names out there. Google for reviews of the company and decide if its worth it to use. (Far as I know their all decent companies)

    If you can build it yourself or have a friend who can help you would get a better system for cheaper....
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