Computer help $1000- Tags: Prebuilt Systems Last response: August 27, 2012 11:24 AM in Systems Share FrankFisher August 27, 2012 2:00:45 AM Hello toms hardware, I am kinda new to gaming PC's (I know some basics) and I want to know if I could buy prebuilt or build under $1000. I want to be able to run most games on high or maybe very high at a pretty good framrate and say if recording in fraps as well. Games like Skyrim, GTA IV, LA Noire, ARMA 2 Combined Ops etc. I'm wanting an i7 processor, 8GB RAM and undecided on GPU maybe a GTX or Radeon card? Please give suggestions. I'm in Australia and would prefer to buy or build from somewhere in australia (please give recommendations) More about : computer 1000 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove djay62 August 27, 2012 2:50:22 AM Build of course. If you're playing this to mostly play games at high forget the i7 and get an i5. HD 7850 is a good mid range card. I recommend buying your stuff off newegg. When buying a PSU make sure you get a trusted name brand. Just some basic tips. | Report abuse mocchan August 27, 2012 2:53:58 AM Boy things in Australia are a little expensive Anyway here's a build I put together. Keep in mind this does not come with an Operating System, please tell me if you need one. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ Mwave Australia) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ PCCaseGear) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ Mwave Australia) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.00 @ Scorptec) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($115.00 @ Scorptec) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($255.00 @ Mwave Australia) Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.00 @ Mwave Australia) Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear) Total: $1033.00 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 12:53 EST+1000) An i7 is NOT worth the money for gaming, you won't benefit from Hyperthreading. It's better to go with an i5 and spend the money you save on a beefier GPU. | Report abuse FrankFisher August 27, 2012 6:40:52 AM Is there any chance I could get someone to build it for me? I don't wanna stuff it up? | Report abuse mocchan August 27, 2012 6:49:08 AM You could probably take the parts to a local computer shop and get them to assemble it for you. However, you're missing out on half the fun! There's so many tutorials online now that you can't mess it up! | Report abuse FrankFisher August 27, 2012 11:24:13 AM mocchan said:You could probably take the parts to a local computer shop and get them to assemble it for you. However, you're missing out on half the fun! There's so many tutorials online now that you can't mess it up!thanks, I'll look into it | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Computer help $1000-> Related ressources: ForumNeed help setting up network on my computer using the Linksys E 1000 . ForumWon a 1000 $ giftcard for Best Buy and want to build a computer ! HELP !! Forum$900- 1000 Computer build help Forum$ 1,000 to $1,200 gaming computer help Forum$ 1000 -$1100 gaming computer build - need help with all parts ty. ForumBuilding a gaming computer 800 - 1000 need help please ForumNeed help with $800- 1000 Gaming Computer ForumWanting to build a $ 1000 gaming computer ! HELP ! Forum$ 1000 Gaming Computer Help Please ForumBuilt a 1000 $ Computer Setup - Problems after problems- PLEASE HELP ! ForumFirst Computer Build for Gaming HELP NEEDED! ~ 1000 ForumBuilding a Gaming Computer - Budget $ 1000 Forum$ 1000 budget gaming/editing computer constructive feedbacks needed! Forum$ 1000 Budget Computer enthusiast build oppinions help ForumPre-Built $ 1000 Gaming Computer . Is this good? iBUYPOWER ForumGood gaming computer for under $ 1000 ForumHelp me build a new gaming computer ( 1000 -1500 Euros) ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumTrouble installing 2nd Sata Drive! Help! ForumOperating System Help? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !