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~1250-1300 Gaming Build

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Last response: in Systems
August 24, 2012 3:20:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week or so

Budget Range: ~1250-1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Overclocking: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Comments: For storage I went with with just a 256gb SSD because in the 4 years I've owned my current build. I haven't even reached 200gb yet and that's with a bunch of games I never play that could be uninstalled. I don't really torrent or anything so I figure if I really need the storage I'll buy a hdd later. Also not sure about the case, my current build has a pretty nice lian li case but I don't want to wrap too much money up in it this time.

Video Card:
Power Supply:
Optical Drive:
Operating System:

Total: 1306.90

More about : 1250 1300 gaming build

August 24, 2012 3:29:18 AM

Go here:

Buy this:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($128.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1213.67

you can add a second 7970 when you want/can/need