Hello all, I'm looking to build a new PC under $1000. I'm looking for raw gaming performance, not beauty. I already have a copy of Windows 7, a 256gb Samsung 830, monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I'd like to skimp on the hard drive and put a cheap 7200rpm 500gb drive inside, as I'll use the SSD for most of my things. I'd like the most cost effective and powerful build you guys can think of. Thank you!
You have my curiosity, but the post above you has my attention. It's less expensive and packs a harder punch. I do like your 1Tb option though, yet I don't need that much space.
There's not that much difference in price between that Power Color 7970 and the 660TI - either card is a good choice for gaming. You could add that card to my build and still come in under $1100. You could also get the Gigabyte GTX 670 and it's the same price.