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July 11, 2012 4:19:05 AM

Hey guys i have recently been able to bump my budget to $900($1000 if absolutely neccesary).I would like to be able to play all current games on ultra with atleast 40FPS average. The catch is im going to need everything (mouse,keyboard,OS,monitor). Now i dont need any fancy gaming mouse or keyboard but i would like the monitor to be 1080p :D 

Approximate Purchase Date:within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range:Listed above :) 

System Usage from Most to Least Important:GAMING,Gaming,gaming,web browsing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg :love: 

Location:100 miles south of Houston,Texas

Parts Preferences:D ont care

Overclocking:Maybe

Additional Comments:I want to be able to max arma 2 and play upcoming arma 3 on high settings.Im coming from a Toshiba Satellite C655 with an AMD Athlon II P320p Mobile processor lol so please help me out here. Thanks

:EDIT: I would love it to be in either this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More about : build 900 1000 range

a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 11, 2012 5:00:43 AM

GIGABYTE GZ-F4HEB Black 0.5mm Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$15.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i3-2130 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32130
$149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Red WD10EFRX 1TB 64MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $49.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI
$159.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $144.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$279.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $249.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build comes to $987.90 and includes everything except the keyboard and mouse.
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 5:23:26 AM

For 1k I think you should get an i5.
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July 11, 2012 6:08:03 AM

Well, let's see. You'll need a different motherboard as well to go along with a 3rd gen Intel CPU. Maybe something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
That's about $348 (and you can always change the CPU if you don't plan to overclock right now to something cheaper, like an i5-3450). Currently, the CPU and mobo listed above is about $270. Downgrading the monitor to the one you suggested will save $40 right there, and downgrading the hard drive to a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will save ya $30.

If you downgrade to the 3450 with the ASRock Extreme4 motherboard, the combo is $318- even if you don't want to overclock now, with that mobo, you can upgrade to a -k series CPU in the future if you wanted to. Or, if you don't want to at all, there's plenty of other motherboards (like an h77) that could do the job in place of the Extreme4. But going with the 3450 + ASRock mobo, you can keep the video card listed above (or try the MSI Twinfrozr Radeon HD 7850 at $240 to save another $10).
July 11, 2012 6:48:02 AM

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo)Quad-CoreProcessor ($200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ($65)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 GHz Edition OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 ($240)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($46)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($65)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($65)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ($85)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner ($17)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total= $883 (just from base price, haven't included rebates and postage)

Then choose whatever monitor, keyboard and mouse you want with the cash you have left.




a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 6:54:42 AM

600W is too much since you won't be able to Xfire.

I'll post this build I made in another thread add OS and peripherals

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($266.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $739.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 11, 2012 7:43:05 AM

id still get a 650w psu so it is a bit easier to upgrade in the future
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 11, 2012 4:18:04 PM

GIGABYTE GZ-F4HEB Black 0.5mm Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$15.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811233090

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145324

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128502

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $49.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139028

Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 20,000:1 Max (ACM)
$119.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$279.99 and a $30 rebate makes the final price $249.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 814130613-

The total for this build comes to $987.90 and includes everything except the keyboard and mouse
July 11, 2012 6:59:11 PM

I really like i really like SG's build,so i going with a 3450 i wont notice much of a performence drop from the 2500k,i dont have any knowledge about overclocking so im not sure if i would do it or not,but stock is their really much of a performence difference in gaming?
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 7:15:02 PM

Nope.
July 11, 2012 7:33:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.40 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $943.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Still need a mouse/keyboard. You could cut cost slightly more by going to a micro board, if you wanted.
July 12, 2012 2:40:32 AM
July 12, 2012 2:48:01 AM

The last thing you want to do on a gaming build is downgrade the GPU.

Build looks good, except for that PSU.
July 12, 2012 2:58:18 AM

Alright turns out i will probably be able to go to micro center this weekend so i might be able get the i5 2500k!,Also how long do you think this processor will be able to hold its own i want this build to be pretty future proof (4-5 years)
July 12, 2012 3:02:51 AM

For the same price as that Rosewill PSU, you could get a SeaSonic 520w m12ii PSU. I think I'd recommend that over the Rosewill you've selected. Plus, the SeaSonic is modular, so you can reduce the cable clutter inside the case. Of course, I don't remember if you wanted to SLI or Crossfire or anything, but with a 600w selected I doubt that you are going that route right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 12, 2012 3:26:01 AM

Micro Center has really good prices and specials so I would write down what you actually would want for your build and what the prices are that you can get at other places so when your in Micro Center you will be able to make a decision about a part if you know that it's more expensive elseware and the best price is at Micro Center.
The 2500k will be a lot cheaper there and it's a cpu that will last you for a few years and you can extend that by overclocking as you go along.
July 12, 2012 3:56:14 AM

inzone said:
Micro Center has really good prices and specials so I would write down what you actually would want for your build and what the prices are that you can get at other places so when your in Micro Center you will be able to make a decision about a part if you know that it's more expensive elseware and the best price is at Micro Center.
The 2500k will be a lot cheaper there and it's a cpu that will last you for a few years and you can extend that by overclocking as you go along.


That would be perfect thanks :D 
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