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Building Sub-$1000 Gaming PC - Will This Work?

I'm planning on building a gaming pc for myself soon. I have a budget of $1000, and was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. I've gone through a few guides and have made a list of parts I think are good, but decided to ask for a second opinion.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, but at the latest December

Budget Range: $800-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Basic Word Processing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Operating System

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I prefer Intel CPU's and nVidia graphics cards. I don't have an opinion on most other parts.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Here are the parts I've picked out:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

What do you think?
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  1. no overclocking but very cheap
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jOUt
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jL1S

    Bit closer to your top end price at $943, but includes overclockability, solid state drive for OS and some games.

    or this one if you really want Nvidia:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jP43
  3. Thanks for the suggestion! I just did a little more research based on what you gave me and got this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jOXS How would that work?

    Also, that's a pretty sweet rig. Thanks for the suggestions so far!
  4. That would work, although the i5-2500k is a Sandy bridge processor, so older technology. Same goes for the GeForce 560Ti. The GeForce 660 I selected on my second build stomps it pretty well for about $10 more.
  5. Also, for any "K" processor, which allows overclocking, you'll want an aftermarket CPU cooler if you decide to actually overclock it. Keep that in mind for your build.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1081367 $314.98 save: $25.00
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093 $69.99
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $30.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
  7. Okay, I've gone through the suggestions, and this is what I've come up with. How does this look? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jQHt
  8. biohazrd35 said:
    Okay, I've gone through the suggestions, and this is what I've come up with. How does this look? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jQHt

    I'm no math wizard but I'm pretty sure the combo with board and cpu I linked saves you $25.
  9. Yeah, it does. The part picker just doesn't show it. Thanks for showing me that deal! Does it all check out?
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    biohazrd35 said:
    Yeah, it does. The part picker just doesn't show it. Thanks for showing me that deal! Does it all check out?

    Ya it looks fine although I would go for a vid card with a non reference cooler like that Gigabyte card you had in your initial build. Clocked higher and runs cooler.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-Graphics-GV-N660OC-2GD/dp/B00942TK8I/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349818887&sr=1-2&keywords=gigabyte+gtx+660 $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N660OC-2GD
    Core Clock: 1033MHz (Base) 1098MHz (Boost) - Memory Clock: 6008MHz
  11. Sweet. I switched out the graphics card to the one you specified, and everything looks good to go. Thanks for all your help!

    Its gonna be nice to have a real computer again. My old comp died and I've been using a Raspberry Pi as my main computer for a couple of weeks now. Not exactly gaming performance.
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