a few years ago, my friend helped me build my current PC. he did a great job,not im passing this PC down to my son and im looking to make a new one for a round 1000$. We both already have Nvidia GTX 460 's in out PC's (his was bought for a 4 year old stock hp computer) and im thinking ima keep them untill a bit later so we can spend a bit more on the upgrade on those particular pices.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: first couple weeks of march.
Budget Range: around 1000$ (its ok to go over a wee bit,but not too much. and ofcourse cheaper is good too =P )
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and watching movies (most of the time simultaneusly)
Are you buying a monitor: no
Parts to Upgrade: pretty much everything exept the GPU,unless there is something alot better that is cheap.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Intel,other than that anything reliable and compatible.
Parts Preferences: Mostly i want a better CPU i currently have an I5 dual core.
SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: I have a case already in mind, the Cooler master Lan Box, it might not be super ideal but it is more portable than any other cases ive found. So if you can include that.
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Other: i5-3570k + Asus p8z77-v lk ($319.99) Other: Kingston 2x4gb RAM ($39.99) Other: Hyper 212 evo ($29.99) Other: Asus dvd writer ($16.99) Other: PowerCooler 7870 XT ($229.99) Other: WD Cavier Blue 1tb ($67.99) Other: xfx psu 550w ($53.99) Other: OCZ Vertex 4 128gb SSD ($104.99) Other: CM HAF XB ($99.99) Total: $1053.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 02:14 EST-0500)
Everything but the os is from ncix.com which makes shipping handy, and a lot of the things are cheaper over there. Ncix has a sale on a lot of the items I put so it'll get more expensive after march 7th i believe. It's $50 over budget due to the SSD, you can ditch it to make it $950. The graphic card is better than yours, by a lot.