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Need to build gaming rig under 1000 dollars

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January 17, 2013 8:16:57 PM

I would like to build a gaming rig for under 1000 dollars. I would like to play BF3, Skyrim, Crysis 2, Far Cry 3, etc. on ultra. So can you guys just send me some parts for me to buy? Much Appreciated :) 
January 17, 2013 8:20:14 PM

A few questions first to help us out...

- Do you need a monitor/keyboard/mouse etc included in the price?
- Do you need the O/S included in the price? If so, which one? Windows 7/8...Home/Pro etc
- Do you plan to overclock?
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January 17, 2013 8:22:39 PM

No, I can get a keyboard, mouse, etc on my own


Actually, I might need Windows 7 home premium, as i hate windows 8


And no, overclocking will be unnecessary
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January 17, 2013 8:34:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y7G2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y7G2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y7G2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($190.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $955.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 17:34 EST-0500)
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January 17, 2013 8:38:24 PM

Or sacrifice the SSD and spend the money on a way better GPU for even more performance.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y7J5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y7J5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y7J5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $909.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 17:38 EST-0500)
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January 17, 2013 8:43:05 PM

Well here is my offering...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($340.41 @ eCost)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $972.44


Quite similar to the above build with a couple of differences

Pro's
- Better graphics card
- Larger HDD

Con's
- Cheaper/lower quality motherboard. I don't believe in spending too much when you aren't overclocking
- Costs over $60more


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January 17, 2013 8:43:15 PM

Thanx a lot mate ;)  u really helped me out and ill get to buying that stuff very soon thanks!
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January 17, 2013 8:49:33 PM

I'd get a 3470 instead of the 3570 - you save $10-15 and won't notice a performance difference.

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January 17, 2013 9:28:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1027.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 18:26 EST-0500)

went a bit over
added an SSD inside,
and put more Memory inside(Ram and HDD).
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