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November 17, 2012 3:34:20 AM

Hey everyone,

This is my first time building a computer and i'd like some help choosing a build for it. I'd like a computer that is extremely fast and can be used for gaming on decent to high settings. Stuff like BF3, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, etc. I like hd graphics so a good video card is a must as well. My budget is about $1000 but some more could be added if its really worth it. If it helps any, i live in the U.S. and next week is black friday so there will be a lot of deals on computer parts if i look around so you could name some alternative pieces that might be a bit more expensive normally. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks!

Rick

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November 17, 2012 4:45:31 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $965.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:44 EST-0500)

You might be able to get a 7970; Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, and Asus are the brands I'd pick.
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November 17, 2012 6:00:52 AM

^+1, but I think it'll be better overall if he went with a fullATX board.
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November 17, 2012 6:02:41 AM

Maybe, but the only major advantage IMO is SLI/CF support, which you need ~$120 for. Add-in cards are becoming pretty uncommon.
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November 17, 2012 3:05:11 PM

Best answer selected by rick123123.
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November 17, 2012 3:08:31 PM

Thanks for the help to the both of you! :D 
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