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Hey OCN i have been saving some money and i finally want to spend it on a brand new computer. I have $1000 to spend on a new computer and now i have the question on what parts will i need. What i plan on doing with the computer is that i want to play games on it and just for general use. I would also like to get a SSD, but also i would not like to have to upgrade so much. I am also willing to spend more than a $1000 if it is necessary. Thank you very much for the help.
post #2 of 33
Hi,

Does your $1000 budget include the need for an OS/monitor/peripherals, or is it strictly for the tower?
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post #3 of 33
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Hi,

Does your $1000 budget include the need for an OS/monitor/peripherals, or is it strictly for the tower?
Hello.
Oh shoot i forgot to mention that. well it is pretty much just the tower. I got the OS/monitor/peripherals. It is purely for the tower.
thanks i completely forgot to mention that
post #4 of 33
Here's a quick build I came up with.

$90 Cooler Master Storm Scout

$95 Corsair Enthusiast 650TX

$380 ASUS P8P67 Pro + Intel i5-2500K combo

$70 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance Memory

$65 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HD

$30 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

Up to $730 at this point and still need an SSD and GPU. Depending on how much performance you need and how much more you're willing to spend, here's a couple recommendations:

$122 Crucial C300 64GB SSD
or if you want something a bit bigger
$231 Crucial C300 128GB SSD


For GPUs, really depends on how much performance you want. I find that Tom's Hardware's article, Best Graphic Cards for the Money, July 2011 to be a good place to start.

Edit: Can also get a decent Gigabyte board + 2500K combo for the same price if you prefer them as a brand.
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post #5 of 33
For gaming and general purpose, a 2500K would be a good choice, if your willing to go another $100.00, then a 2600K (4 core 8 threads). Asus is making some real good motherboards, and now that they are out, I would recommend a z68 board.
For memory, I don't think you can go wrong with G.Skill DDR3-1600.
Plus since your building it now, and you plan on keeping this system for a while, then I'd recommend 8Gb's of memory (2x4Gb)
Intel SSD's are great.
WD Black, or a Spinpoint HD (1 or 2TB) for storage.
Video card wise, I would recommend EVGA, or MSI, GTX560 Ti

Edit:
As above says, a Corsair 650w would be good.
But personally I'd go for a Corsair 750 watt.
I like the cpu cooler stated above!

Edit #2
I didn't know you needed a case as well.
But I would really recommend a full tower case, simply for better air cooling. I do really like Cooler Master Cases!
Edited by Inteller - 7/20/11 at 8:54pm
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post #6 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller View Post
For gaming and general purpose, a 2500K would be a good choice, if your willing to go another $100.00, then a 2600K (4 core 8 threads). Asus is making some real good motherboards, and now that they are out, I would recommend a z68 board.
For memory, I don't think you can go wrong with G.Skill DDR3-1600.
Plus since your building it now, and you plan on keeping this system for a while, then I'd recommend 8Gb's of memory (2x4Gb)
Intel SSD's are great.
WD Black, or a Spinpoint HD (1 or 2TB) for storage.
Video card wise, I would recommend EVGA, or MSI, GTX560 Ti

Edit:
As above says, a Corsair 650w would be good.
But personally I'd go for a Corsair 750 watt.
I like the cpu cooler stated above!

Edit #2
I didn't know you needed a case as well.
But I would really recommend a full tower case, simply for better air cooling. I do really like Cooler Master Cases!
cool alright. well i am willing to drop another 100 if it really helps out.
post #7 of 33
For gaming and general use, I'd stick with the 2500K. You probably won't see much difference upgrading to a 2600K in games. I think the $100 difference would have a more noticeable gain when applied to a stronger GPU.
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Microsoft Sidewinder X3 XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse Pad Logitech G330 Circamaural Gaming Headset Case Fans : 1x120mm, 2x200mm CM Megaflows 
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MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Microsoft Sidewinder X3 XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse Pad Logitech G330 Circamaural Gaming Headset Case Fans : 1x120mm, 2x200mm CM Megaflows 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6-3400M Quad (1.4ghz, 2.3ghz turbo) Radeon HD 6520G 4GB DDR3 1333 320GB 5400RPM 
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post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by Cranapple View Post
For gaming and general use, I'd stick with the 2500K. You probably won't see much difference upgrading to a 2600K in games. I think the $100 difference would have a more noticeable gain when applied to a stronger GPU.
Oh alright sounds like a good idea.
post #9 of 33
Is this system going to last you a few years???

Do you ever imagine you might do something different with this new system???
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post #10 of 33
Also, Inteller's suggestion of a 750W PSU might be a good idea if you want some breathing room down the road for SLI. The 750W version of the TX series is only $25 more.
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Seagate 500GB LITE-ON DVD Burner CM Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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Samsung 27'' P2770H 2ms LCD 1080p I-Rocks KR-6820E-BK Seasonic M12II 620W Modular CM HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Microsoft Sidewinder X3 XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse Pad Logitech G330 Circamaural Gaming Headset Case Fans : 1x120mm, 2x200mm CM Megaflows 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6-3400M Quad (1.4ghz, 2.3ghz turbo) Radeon HD 6520G 4GB DDR3 1333 320GB 5400RPM 
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Phenom II X4 960T BE (3.62ghz @ 1.28v) GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ MSI Twin Frozr II HD6950 2GB OC Edition 8GB DDR3 1600 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 500GB LITE-ON DVD Burner CM Hyper TX3 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27'' P2770H 2ms LCD 1080p I-Rocks KR-6820E-BK Seasonic M12II 620W Modular CM HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Microsoft Sidewinder X3 XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse Pad Logitech G330 Circamaural Gaming Headset Case Fans : 1x120mm, 2x200mm CM Megaflows 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6-3400M Quad (1.4ghz, 2.3ghz turbo) Radeon HD 6520G 4GB DDR3 1333 320GB 5400RPM 
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