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October 11, 2012 1:16:28 AM

Like the tile says I am looking to build or buy a gaming pc. My price range is 1000-1300. Basically what is the best pc I could build in that price range. I am willing to buy pre built or build myself. I am also willing to buy off of any reliable site and if this helps here http://www.microcenter.com/ is the link to my local computer shop in Paterson, NJ. Like I said any help is greatly appreciated.

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October 11, 2012 1:56:27 AM

With your budget, you can build with a 3570K, a z77 motherboard, 8gb of ram, a ssd, cpu cooler...
Microcenter has the best deal on a 3570K for $190 if you walk in.

I could post some specifics, but you really should do your own homework and post a starting list.
That is the best way to learn.

I think I am getting lazy.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2012 3:00:12 AM

This is a complete build that is pretty beast. I included a pretty good monitor and a copy of Windows. If you get the processor from microcenter, and the rest on NewEgg and NCIX, it will come out to be about $1300 after rebates.
If you have any questions on anything, just ask.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ0s
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ0s/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ0s/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1321.87

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 11, 2012 3:35:09 AM

zared619 said:
This is a complete build that is pretty beast. I included a pretty good monitor and a copy of Windows. If you get the processor from microcenter, and the rest on NewEgg and NCIX, it will come out to be about $1300 after rebates.
If you have any questions on anything, just ask.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ0s
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ0s/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ0s/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1321.87

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That build looks SEXY.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2012 5:00:02 AM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
That build looks SEXY.

Just like your avatar, just better.
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October 11, 2012 5:32:48 AM

Although if your close to the microcenter you want to get the cpu/mobo combo and shave another $50 of the price.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2012 6:22:38 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Mid-Tower-Compute... $72.35 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R Mid-Tower Computer Case (CC-9011014-WW)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008RJZQSW/ref=s9_simh... $75.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_... $134.99 ($84.99 when bundled w/3570K cpu)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K... $179.99
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor

http://www.microcenter.com/product/373900/Hyper_212_EVO... $29.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler

http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules) $39.99
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit Two 4GB Memory Modules)

http://www.microcenter.com/product/392825/24x_DVD%C2%B1... $15.99
LG 24x DVDRW Burner - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-2-5-Inch-Solid-SD... $177.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-240G-G25

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $299.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI / HDMI / DP SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards GV-N66TOC-2GD

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $92.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,069.27
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October 11, 2012 3:21:51 PM

I was thinking of getting a 7950 or a 7970 would that be compatible with the other parts listed?
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