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January 26, 2013 2:58:33 PM

I want to build another computer for the gaming room, for the wife and i or whoever wants to play. Already built one myself specs below. But im kind of stuck of just upgrading the pc from the specs below and tossing the leftovers into another pc i have a 6870 and a cheap 600watt powersupply already just hanging around. I figured i could toss 1000 into my current pc and throw the extras into another pc for wife friends to play together. Any input would be awesome thanks

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January 26, 2013 3:15:52 PM

Should i upgrade current pc or just build another 1 with 1000 budget either way i get two pc's i could dupliciate my current pc for a 1000 but i dont know if i just want to do that
January 26, 2013 7:09:53 PM

Hi. You should upgrade the components (if any) in your current PC and build the gaming room PC with the rest. There's no need to spend $1,000 for an exact duplicate of your current build. I hope the use of the word "cheap" refers to a quality PSU for a cheap price instead of cheap quality. If you use your current PC just for gaming, I recommend upgrading to the i5-3570K. Here's a sample build but feel free to make changes as you'd like.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: HD 6870
Other: 600W PSU
Total: $608.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 16:07 EST-0500)