Completely New Computer (need a build)

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stefono62
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I need advice on a great gaming computer build for a budget of 800-1000$. I really do not know what to look for in a good gaming computer so i could use some help.

DDR 3 8gigs of RAM wanted
1TB hard drive

no preferences other than those things

stefono62
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not even a little help >>?
could someone just tell me what a good mother board for gaming is? I could probably build one by myself if I had that...

david179057
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amd or intel?

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I'd go with an Intel i5 build, base everything around that. I wish I had more time to list all the parts for folks, but I don't. I will say this... Think EVGA, Asus or Gigabyte for your motherboard, Crucial for memory, WD for HDD and go from there.

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menzie91
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I'm thinking if you are talking about spending a fair chunk of money on a gaming pc you probably need to go and do some research online. The different choices and combinations of parts out there are huge. There are a lot of videos on youtube and techsites about this sort of stuff so best start there.

People will be able to answer specific questions though once you have an idea what you want to go for.

Good luck and have fun with it!

david179057
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i would get

intel i5 2500k $200
MSI Z68A-GD80 $230 i saw one @ 190 on newegg
asus gtx 560 direct cu ii $200
WD Caviar Black 1 TB - 600 MBps - 7200 rpm $130 }run in ssd cashing if you want :)
OCZ Vertex 3 Series 60 gb $100 }
Samsung Blu-Ray B123L/BSBP $60
any $50-$70 psu
any $60-$80 case
dont for get to get windows

Asus P8P67 Deluxe : i7 2600k : Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 1600
Asus GTX 560 Direct Cu II OC : Corsair H100
Kingston Hyper X 3K 120 GB : WD Caviar Black 1 TB : Windows 7 Home Premium
OCZ ZT 750W PSU : CM 690 II

stefono62
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thank you to everyone who inputted advice and suggestions. I found all of the suggestions very helpful in actually starting the build.

This is the build I came up with after looking around on newegg for a while.

ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

$114 for the motherboard

Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

$180

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$130 for the HD

MSI R5670-MD1GD3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

$70 for the Video card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

$40 for the RAM

Rosewill TU-155 II 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply

$70 for the Case and 500W power supply

Microsoft Windows 7 Home

$100

Grand Total: ~$720

Input or changes?

david179057
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for that price i can get a wb black at amazon newegg blow the prices up for hdds

david179057
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and get a ssd for a boot drive

stefono62
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what is a ssd >>?

david179057
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its a super fast drive that uses chips instead of a spining disk also more pricey

and if you get a z68 (chipset) you can use it as a cashe and make the hdd FASTER

and get and if you only using a hdd get the caviar black :)

stefono62
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thanks for the suggestion but to keep the cost down I don't think I can get much more extra stuff that isn't needed.

So I have once again editted my build. So any suggestions from anyone?

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
I5 processor $180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131711
Motherboard $115

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Intellipower-3-5-Inch-Internal/dp/B0053YKMGA/ref=sr_1_36?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1326933437&sr=1-36
1 TB Hard Drive $105

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130661
Graphics Card $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339002
750W Power Supply $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426
DDR 3 RAM 8 GIGS $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
Windows 7 $100

~$810 not including shipping

and I was thinking I could just use one of the cases I have and one of the DVD drives I have.

david179057
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get the caviar black it basicly the best hdd

and get this http://www.frys.com/product/6640004
i got this :) love it

david179057
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also order from amazon free shiping

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