Solved [Building a new PC.] Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 11, 2012 11:56 PM in Systems Share xxAusxx August 11, 2012 5:51:23 AM Well, 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 ) More about : building DeusAres August 11, 2012 6:04:26 AM 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. m 0 l Best solution DeusAres August 11, 2012 6:06:42 AM 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. Share Related resources Building a new Gaming PC: Need help on a Wireless Network Adapter - Forum building a new pc - Forum Is this power supply overkill? (New to building PC'S) - Forum New to PC Building: Is this a balanced PC build? - Forum I am building a new pc for my friend - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xxAusxx August 11, 2012 6:09:02 AM 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 m 0 l DeusAres August 11, 2012 6:32:37 AM No problem; good luck! m 0 l xxAusxx August 11, 2012 11:56:08 PM Best answer selected by xxAusxx. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew member with a first time building a gaming PC thread. Forum SolvedBuilding new pc! Forum SolvedBuilding new gaming pc???? Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC...quick question about windows 7 and reinstall. Forum SolvedHELP NEEDED! New PC Building. Forum SolvedBuilding a new budget workstation PC Forum SolvedBuilding new PC Forum SolvedBuilding a New Cheap Med-spec PC Forum SolvedI'm building a PC and as I'm pretty new I don't know much about them. One of the biggest games that I want to play is Rome 2 t Forum SolvedBuilding new PC for Gaming help needed Forum SolvedNew to PC building - Question about Case reuse (and/or part suggestions welcome) Forum SolvedBuilding new PC for Gaming help needed Forum SolvedBuilding a new pc Forum SolvedBuilding a new AMD pc Forum SolvedHELP! building a new pc need help with wiring Corsair cx600w psu and all my components Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !