Okay so I'm trying to build a gaming PC. I want it to be able to run top games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 because If it can max those than any other game should'nt be a problem.
I heard that this is the best place to come for help on a PC build, This is my first build but I do know all the parts I need. but I dont need a monitor, everything else I need. The cheapest build I made was $909.88 at newegg.com It had a i5-3570k, a GTX 650, but I want to see if I can get it any cheaper.
Recap: I need this build to be AS CHEAP AS POSSIABLE. Under $1000
I need the build to have.
-(Some people say I should use a sound card but if it doesnt matter dont add one)
Start with this cycle's $500 SBM build, but increase the CPU to an i5 (especially for BF3 multiplayer), and use a Z77 mobo so you can overclock the CPU if you ever want to. Get this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for only $20; it does as well as coolers up to twice the price.
Those three things will add another $250. You should then have enough left to increase the graphics card to a HD7870 or HD7950 and get a decent 550W PSU like XFX or another one built by Seasonic.
If you look at http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/do-it-yourself-buil... though, you may not need to increase the graphics card; if turning down one setting to less than Ultra saves you $200...well, the choice is yours. You did say "cheapest," so you could start with that $500 build and then only replace the CPU, with a locked i5-3470. Done.