[Building a new PC.]


I've just managed to save $1000 and have decided to use that money to buy a new PC/Parts.
I wont be needing a monitor ( I already have a decent one ). I wish to keep the max money to spend $1000

( Please keep in mind that I wish to run games such as BF3/Arma II smoothly :D )
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  1. Try this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $967.39
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-11 02:02 EDT-0400)

    If you can't cough up the extra cash for the above configuration, the easiest way to knock down the price is by dropping the GTX 670 to a Radeon HD 7950.
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    And it seems I have made an error. You can get the i5 2500k if you want. But I'd recommend you change the CPU I suggested to its newer equivalent...the i5 3570k.

    They do the same thing. The i5 3570k would just be better for its PCIe 3.0 if you plan on doing crossfire or SLI in the future.
  3. Thanks, I'm looking into it now it seems like a pretty good Build for what I need ( It also seems like it'll do the job ). Thanks :)
  4. No problem; good luck!
  5. Best answer selected by xxAusxx.
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