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Building a PC, $1000 budget

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October 2, 2012 11:33:20 AM

Hello..

I am looking to spend $1000 or less on a new desktop build.
I play some games such as RuneScape and WoW. I want the best bang for my buck.

Unsure if I should go with an Intel I5 or AMD. Anyways, if someone can set me up with something..

Also, if you can find the parts on newegg.com or canadacomputers.com

Thanks!

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October 2, 2012 11:42:08 AM

If you don't want to overclock we can go cheaper

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($242.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $968.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 2, 2012 12:06:17 PM

runescape and WoW arn't really demanding games so you really only need to spend $700-$850
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October 2, 2012 12:10:17 PM

devilofdeaths said:
runescape and WoW arn't really demanding games so you really only need to spend $700-$850
+1 to $850
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October 2, 2012 12:14:56 PM

bigcyco1 said:
If you don't want to overclock we can go cheaper

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($242.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $968.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

instead of a 3570k i would put a 3470 with the stock fan
asrock z77 extreme4 for the motherboard
and everything else the same
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Anonymous
October 2, 2012 12:22:12 PM

you could also scrap the i5, go with i3 and a 660ti
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October 2, 2012 12:25:46 PM

Anonymous said:
you could also scrap the i5, go with i3 and a 660ti

:pfff:  WoW and Runescape are not demanding at all so the 660Ti is to much plus the i5's are way better than i3's because it has 4 cores which a lot of applications use more than 2 cores
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October 2, 2012 12:26:00 PM

Anonymous said:
you could also scrap the i5, go with i3 and a 660ti
That's true but 660 ti is overkill i think for OP needs it would of helped me better if OP would of filled out the proper form or sticky whatever it's called :lol: 
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Anonymous
October 2, 2012 12:30:28 PM

i have an i5-2500k and i have never come even close to maxing it out doing normal tasks and intense gaming, that said the i3 should be a descent solution, sure its not quad core, but its descent for gaming and gives more head room in a budget for a better graphics card.
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Anonymous
October 2, 2012 12:31:17 PM

or enough for an ssd
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October 2, 2012 12:32:07 PM

Anonymous said:
i have an i5-2500k and i have never come even close to maxing it out doing normal tasks and intense gaming, that said the i3 should be a descent solution, sure its not quad core, but its descent for gaming and gives more head room in a budget for a better graphics card.

THE 660Ti IS OVERKILL FOR WHAT HE DOES!
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Anonymous
October 2, 2012 12:38:24 PM

well the money saved could also go into an ssd, better case, or in his pocket
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October 2, 2012 12:43:53 PM

Anonymous said:
well the money saved could also go into an ssd, better case, or in his pocket

well the OP gave us a $1000 budget and i build a system around that budget and if you don't like it then just leave this thread
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
October 2, 2012 12:47:25 PM

I think it's in OP best of interest to fill out the required form that way we can recommend OP what would be perfect for them so their happy with it.
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October 2, 2012 12:53:21 PM

^+1 but i think the OP left
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October 2, 2012 1:07:31 PM

This is all you need for an awesome gaming expiriance.Everything above that is overkill for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $667.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
October 2, 2012 1:10:35 PM

Kamen_BG said:
This is all you need for an awesome gaming expiriance.Everything above that is overkill for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $667.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Depends on what one considers awesome gaming but nice build :) 
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