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Hello, I would like to build my own PC. I have a budget of $1000.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing
Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon only

Location: California

Parts Preferences: nvidia/intel

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, probably in the future.


Furthermore, i would like it if i could include a gtx 670 in the build if that is possible. Thank you.
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  1. It goes a bit above 1000$, but with os, the 670 gtx and from those two places :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1034.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Get the card in newegg, with the rebate it's 360$.
  2. I like django's build. But I would go for this 670
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133452&Tpk=gtx%20670%20pny
    It is the only high end nvidia card that I feel happy suggesting to someone.
  3. Thank You, but i would like the option of being able to overclock and sli in the future, and i dont think that build would be able to do it. I think i can stretch my budget to about $1100 if that helps. Thanks.
  4. Best answer
    It can be overclocked, but the motherboard doesn't support SLI, if you need it :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1099.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Like above, get the 670 in newegg, it has a good modular psu with capacity for two 670 GTX and a motherboard that supports SLI.
  5. Thank you, and also, will i be able to get SLI in that case.
  6. superstrike said:
    Thank you, and also, will i be able to get SLI in that case.

    On his second build yes. ;)
  7. superstrike said:
    Thank you, and also, will i be able to get SLI in that case.


    Of course, that's why i listed the asus board, it supports SLI, with two pcie 3.0 running at 8x/8x.
    And the psu will do for two 670 gtx, it got a recommended buy in guru 3d.
  8. Thank You very much.
  9. Best answer selected by superstrike.
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