Building a new rig ~$1000


Looking to build a complete system from the ground up for around $1000. This is my first time building a computer so looking for some help regarding the full system components, thoughts and ideas? If you have time to write a full build thats really helpful, if not whats the best processor out there for ~200-300$?
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  1. you could probably make it 16gb if you want to pay the extra $30-40, hope this helps
  2. sorry about that theres the real link
  3. does he/she need anything like a keyboard, monitor or an os or anything
    for some reason on the poermalink it lost the video card. for the Video card get an EVGA 660 TI 2GB
  4. And here;s what you need to buy if you don't need an OS.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD55 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($92.91 @ CompUSA)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1008.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  5. I do not need a keyboard/moniter/OS included in the 1k price.

    Was thinking about getting the i5-3570k i believe it is, only 30$ more?
  6. Get 16GB of ram if your going for a $1000 build :P It will futureproof it, and its not that expensive, I`m using it on my $700 build, LOL
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