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October 8, 2012 2:17:03 AM


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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October 8, 2012 2:50:42 AM

you could probably make it 16gb if you want to pay the extra $30-40, hope this helps
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October 8, 2012 3:25:59 AM

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
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October 8, 2012 3:40:50 AM

And here;s what you need to buy if you don't need an OS.

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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.)
October 9, 2012 2:00:33 AM

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?