Thoughts on my ~$1000 Gaming build?

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $900-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web browsing, Movies, Music, Productivity

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Location: Orange County, CA (or Los Angeles, CA)

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: No (maybe down the line, but not right now)

SLI or Crossfire: No (maybe down the line, but not right now)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Want to max out games. Starcraft 2 is the most important game I'm considering. I currently don't plan on overclocking, Crossfire, etc, because it seems too complicated and not really necessary, in my opinion. I just dont want to run the risk of messing things up. This stance may change, though.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Giving parents my old computer, so upgrading for myself.

Here's the build:
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about thoughts 1000 gaming build
  1. ah, i had forgotten this forum had a preferred format for build suggestions!

    i've editted the OP appropriately.
  2. adjust the price for US
  3. Best answer
    you wont be overclocking or doing crossfire with this build i provided but its a lot cheaper

    id wait for the 660ti and then decide on the video card though

    buy the os from this guy. wait until he starts up the sale again. he usually sells it for 50 bucks
  4. is there a reason why you'd prefer a H77 mobo over a Z75? what are the differences?

    also, is a 400 Watt Power Supply enough for this? I know that the 7850 HD recommends atleast a 500 W power supply... isnt that cutting it a bit too close?
  5. h77 is for non-overclocking chips. suits you slightly better than z75

    400w is more than enough. the i5 3450 uses 77w in a nightmare situation and the 7850 doesnt use more than 130w at full load with a large overclock.
  6. Best answer selected by joakcbasse.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Gaming Systems