New Gaming Build under $1000

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas
Budget Range: Under $1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: School,Gaming,Web Browsing,
Listening to music, and Watching you tube videos, Watching movies and TV shows.
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon and Mircoenter (I live somewhat
near one) Suggestions are welcome.
Country: U.S
Parts Preferences: I am not sure other than Intel cpus are much better at gaming than Amd.
Overclocking: Maybe I have never done it before.
SLI or Crossfire: I am not sure what the differences is.
Monitor Resolution: 1400x900 (I am using my TV as my monitor)

Additional comments: I only play non shooter RPGS the exceptions being ME and Fallout.

I have a list of some parts I might buy but suggestions are always welcome.

Pcpartpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ra0O

Thank you for taking your time to read this post.
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  1. bloodwings said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas
    Budget Range: Under $1000
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: School,Gaming,Web Browsing,
    Listening to music, and Watching you tube videos, Watching movies and TV shows.
    Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, Speakers
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon and Mircoenter (I live somewhat
    near one) Suggestions are welcome.
    Country: U.S
    Parts Preferences: I am not sure other than Intel cpus are much better at gaming than Amd.
    Overclocking: Maybe I have never done it before.
    SLI or Crossfire: I am not sure what the differences is.
    Monitor Resolution: 1400x900 (I am using my TV as my monitor)

    Additional comments: I only play non shooter RPGS the exceptions being ME and Fallout.

    I have a list of some parts I might buy but suggestions are always welcome.

    Pcpartpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ra0O

    Thank you for taking your time to read this post.


    Go here :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/timarp000/saved/#savedbuild_219104

    Its under $1000 and will be good enough for know. and do you need a monitor?
    If you have any doubts, dont hesitate to ask...

    You dont need SLI now. (SLI is for Nvidia cards but Crossfire is for AMD cards)
    You also dont need to Overclock your CPU. If you want to you will need to buy a CPU Cooler and the 'K' version of the Intel i5 3570
  2. I am not sure if I need a monitor since I am using my TV but more than that I have limited desk space right now. My desk is used for studying, watching TV, playing my PS3 and was for using my laptop ( My laptop died a few weeks ago). I normally I have to rotate them out each time I want to use another one. Which bring me to my next question will the case you picked out be good or bad for someone with limited desk space? I am using a older full tower desktop and its okay when it comes to have much space it uses but I normally have to stand up slowly and move side ways in order to get out of my chair and move away from my desk.

    I am sorry I forgot mention the limited desk space part in my post

    Thank you for commenting on my post.
  3. bloodwings said:
    I am not sure if I need a monitor since I am using my TV but more than that I have limited desk space right now. My desk is used for studying, watching TV, playing my PS3 and was for using my laptop ( My laptop died a few weeks ago). I normally I have to rotate them out each time I want to use another one. Which bring me to my next question will the case you picked out be good or bad for someone with limited desk space? I am using a older full tower desktop and its okay when it comes to have much space it uses but I normally have to stand up slowly and move side ways in order to get out of my chair and move away from my desk.

    I am sorry I forgot mention the limited desk space part in my post

    Thank you for commenting on my post.

    The Corsair 300r is a Mid-Tower Case so it is smaller than your full-tower. Ill give you the Dimensions:

    Height: 17.7''
    Width: 8.3'' (front panel)
    Depth: 19.1'' (side panel)

    You can check the measurements and see if it can fit.
  4. If you purchase this cpu down below at Microcenter (walk in only special) you get half off the motherboard.


    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor $169.99
    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/387627/Z77_Pro3_1155_ATX_Intel_Motherboard $94.99
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/399981/Builder_Series_CX500_500_Watt_ATX_12V_Power_Supply $59.99
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/383857/Three_Hundred_Two_ATX_Mid_Tower_Gaming_Computer_Case $57.99
    Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Sport_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules) $36.99
    Crucial
    Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/399843/GV-N660OC-2GD_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_660_OC_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card $229.99
    Gigabyte GV-N660OC-2GD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
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