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July 1, 2012 6:38:31 PM

My friend is going to build a gaming PC finally. His budget is About 1000 He doesnt need Windows 7, Optical drive, or monitor. And I have built a plethora of PC's for people so I can help him build it, but My PC, when I built it, was 1500$ and most definitely NOT very price effective.
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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.00 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $962.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

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July 1, 2012 7:53:12 PM

Keep in mind that MicroCenter's price for a 2500K is an "In Store only" price, meaning if you do not live in driving distance from a MicroCenter store, you're not getting a 2500K for $170. They're $220 anywhere else. Other than that, yes that build would be pretty decent.
July 1, 2012 8:34:55 PM

Ah I just copied and pasted it from that partpicker. Its 199$ on sale, and thats the price I was looking at, leaving me at about 1000$ after MIR and shipping
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July 1, 2012 9:37:04 PM

I would wait it out a few days for the nice juicy combos to pop up due to the turn of a new month :p