New Gaming Build, $1000, need advice

Approximate Purchase Date-This month

Budget-$1000 After everything

Usage-Gaming, Internet, Movies

Not buying a monitor

OS-Windows 7, (I have a code, but not a disk..., does the recovery disk work or do I have to buy a real disk?)

Location-Orlando, Florida

Overclocking-Can someone explain what that is...

SLI or Crossfire-Again, please explain...

Resolution-1920x1080

I will be playing Steam games, and I want a case with a window
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $760.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 21:30 EST-0500)

    You will only need to spend this much. If you notice there is 2 storage drives there, An SSD should be your main boot drive since it's fast and the load times of games will definitely improve.

    You can download the Windows 7 Iso here which is legal because it doesn't give you a code or anything piracy related.
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/
  2. cutebeans said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $760.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 21:30 EST-0500)

    You will only need to spend this much. If you notice there is 2 storage drives there, An SSD should be your main boot drive since it's fast and the load times of games will definitely improve.

    You can download the Windows 7 Iso here which is legal because it doesn't give you a code or anything piracy related.
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/


    Umm, how would I download Windows 7 onto a computer with no browser. Do I put it on a flash drive or DVD and select it from the motherboard?
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