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