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December 13, 2012 5:58:51 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skMK

First time using that site. So I want a $1000 PC. Gaming one. That price is $400 over what I want. Anyone can save me $400? :) 

I kind of focused on a PC that would play BF3, thats what i am aiming for.

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December 13, 2012 6:20:29 PM

Right off the bat the sound card isn't needed and you can drop the SSD (Intel SSDs are not good), and for the same price the Radeon 7870 is a better video card. You also can't pair a 2500K with a Z77 board as you lose PCI 3.0. And if you're not overclocking you could definitely shave some money off there.

Maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $901.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 15:20 EST-0500)

Saved almost $500 there, then you can add monitor and whatever else you want.
December 13, 2012 6:53:44 PM

g-unit build is solid.I would recommend a 7950 or GTX 670 though.
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December 13, 2012 7:14:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.60 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $983.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
December 13, 2012 7:20:09 PM

bigcyco1 said:
g-unit build is solid.I would recommend a 7950 or GTX 670 though.


A 7950 wouldn't make that much of a dent in the budget - the 670 would though and the OP was about saving money.
December 13, 2012 7:46:48 PM

g-unit1111 said:
A 7950 wouldn't make that much of a dent in the budget - the 670 would though and the OP was about saving money.
I know i am about spending that money though :lol:  jk.
December 13, 2012 8:08:46 PM

bigcyco1 said:
I know i am about spending that money though :lol:  jk.


So am I but then again we're not the ones buying the rig. :lol: 
December 13, 2012 8:13:04 PM

g-unit1111 said:
So am I but then again we're not the ones buying the rig. :lol: 
True that. ;) 
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