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February 17, 2013 2:44:19 PM

Hi, I've been playing games on an old desktop PC for a while now, but the games are becoming too much for my PC to handle. I have some extra cash, and I would like to build a gaming PC for under $1000. I have been looking around at builds, and I am thinking about using the part list for the mid-range PC that was featured on build-gaming-computers.com. Is this a good starter build or should I look at some different components?


Here is the component list that was recommended on the site:

-Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 ($125)

-CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K ($220)

-RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (DDR3 1600Mhz) ($45)

-Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti (2GB) ($290)

-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB (7200 RPM, 32MB Cache) ($75)

-Optical Drive: Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)

-Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ($60)

-Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 Watt ($65)


This build costs about $900. It is under my budget, so should I purchase an SSD for the operating system or should I spend the money elsewhere?

P.S.- Thanks in advance to whomever responds to this post.

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February 17, 2013 3:45:35 PM

Thanks for the response. I'll probably skip the HDD and go for an SSD and add an extra hard drive later.
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February 17, 2013 5:10:39 PM

Solid build :) 
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