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Building a gaming computer

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December 14, 2011 10:20:08 AM

I wanted to get a not to expensive gaming computer, so I decided to build one. These are the parts I intent to use:

-Intel core i5-2500k: $200
-GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3: $120
-Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 $35
-DDR3 Kingston 4GB/1600 Mhz HyperX Genesis CL9 x2: $45
-Radeon HD 6870: $155
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Sata 1TB 6GB/s $95
-ASUS DRW 24B3ST: $25
-OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply 600 watt: $70
-IN WIN BR665 Black SECC steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case $80

So it`s $825, which is probably going to be more because I want warranty. Now, is this a good computer build? And are there better pre-build computer for $800-$1000? I would like to know.
January 5, 2012 1:49:36 AM

You might want to maybe get either two gts 450's then put em' in SLI or two GTX 400's and put em' in SLI because the 6870 is a pretty weak card and it wouldn't stand up against next year's games. and it would only cost about $80 more.
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January 17, 2012 10:45:02 PM

most computers you build will be better than any store buaght pc unless you go outrage on stuff like alienware
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