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Need help building a sub 1000$ gaming machine

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January 3, 2013 8:47:04 PM

hey! i'm kinda new to building and i don't know much about it, all i know is that i want an intel machine to run games such as World of warcraft, Farcry 3 , and skyrim on max video settings on a 1650 x 1080 monitor, my budget is 1000$ ( + / - ) ,

Approximate Purchase Date: in the next few weeks, not in a rush

Budget Range: 1000$ TOTAL.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 ( 32 or 64 bits ? )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: prefer neweggs, but pretty much anything will satisfy me if the price is good haha

Location: i'm in canada / quebec

Parts Preferences: Intel.

Overclocking: i don't know anything about overclocking , so probably not

SLI or Crossfire: i don't know anything about crossfiring haha

Your Monitor Resolution: 1650x1080

Additional Comments: love cases like Coolermaster HAF 932 ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ) big fans and LEDs, i play world of warcraft / farcry 3 / skyrim.

actualy i have an AMD 2.30ghz dual core with a radeon hd 4800 and 2gb of ram , gaming with video setting on anything higher than minimum is a pain in the ass
well, i think that's all! hope you guys can help me :p  thanks!
January 3, 2013 9:01:58 PM

Since you're not gonna oc the cpu, and your monitor resolution is bellow 1080p a 660ti is more than enough, i recommend the following :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($247.75 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.38 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $818.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You can change the gpu for a lower one like the 660 non ti, still more than enough for your resolution : http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/asus-video-card-gtx660d...
And add a ssd : http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/crucial-internal-hard-d...
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January 3, 2013 9:57:07 PM

ok! and does this cpu comes with the stock cooler? should i buy a good cpu cooler right away or the stock one should be good enough?
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January 3, 2013 9:59:38 PM

The stock cooler is enough for that cpu.
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January 3, 2013 10:01:34 PM

ok thanks a lot mate!
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January 3, 2013 11:44:51 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.34 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.38 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1013.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 20:44 EST-0500)
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