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Building PC for gaming

Aug 27, 2012 @ 14:29
hey all

i want to start building a desktop pretty soon to play newer games since the one i'm on isn't cutting it. i have around a $1000 budget so if anyone could help that'd be great
Aug 27, 2012 @ 18:33

huh pick out a case, to make things easier...

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Aug 28, 2012 @ 04:11
i can get you some really high end graphic cards for dealer prices.

pretty much the budget standard setup is an i5, a 128 GB SSD boot drive a 1 TB or 750GB 7200rpm+ hard drive, minimum of 8 GB of ram, a blu-ray drive, 750-850 watt power supply, and a motherboard that's 3.0 pci-e and usb 3.0 compliant. and I always recommend getting an after market cooler for the CPU. stock coolers just COOK anything and everything. i suggest either a really good push/pull fan set up with a GIANT heat sink, or an enclosed water cooling system. NEVER gimp out on CPU cooling it you're going to game with it.

and as for graphics cards. tell me what you want, and very high chance i can get it for you. lets just say if i can get a gtx 690 for 650-550 range and a HD 7970 for 280-300 I can almost get anything under the sun.
Aug 28, 2012 @ 05:18
haha sorry i have no idea i kinda just was wondering. is it worth it to pay the extra for an i7 or should i just stick to an i5 until i can get more money?
Aug 28, 2012 @ 14:44
go with an i7..

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Aug 28, 2012 @ 22:38
really depends, if you only want a gaming rig an ivy bridge i5 is more than enough. if you do a LOT of rendering, editing, producing THEN i would suggest an i7. that or/and planning on running multiple tasks/apps/exes/browers/recorders while still gaming in a multi display setup at the same time. a majority, if not all, games can't even utilize the hyper threads that make an i7 what it is.
Aug 29, 2012 @ 00:17
these are the current parts i've been looking at

-Intel Core i5 3450 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB
-Gigabyte Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 HDMI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
-8 gigs of patriot g2 ram
-AMD Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.0GHZ PCI-E 2 X DVI HDMI Display Port
-Seasonic M12II 750W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply PFC 80+ Bronze Modular 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan
Aug 31, 2012 @ 00:11
why settle for an older generation card? and at 1gb as well, plenty of games already eat 1 gb worth of vram and newer titles breach past 1.5gb. get a min of at least 1.5 gb just to be safe. 2+ GB to "futureproof" yourself. get the GTX 660ti, best bang for your buck card out there atm
Sep 03, 2012 @ 04:05

should be close to 900 dollars. Only thing missing is a case
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