Hey everyone, first post here. Was lurking for a while and decided to get some advice on a build I plan on buying this week / next (purchased most of it already and it's shipping now)
The goal was to get the best gaming PC for under 1000$ (not including mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers)
These are what I purchased already....
37$ for 8gig - [h=1]Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (about to get another 8gig for 15$!)
95$ (w/ rebate) -
1 x XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Corsair Force 3 CSSD-F120GB3-BK 120 GB Internal Solid State Drive - 2.5" - SATA/600
Both for 219$ =
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ and
Coolit Systems Eco CPU Water Cooling System AUTO-REGULATED & Maintenance Free LGA1366/1156/1155/AM3
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card PLUS Batman: Arkam City (promotion)
I already own a 500gig Western Digital Caviar Blue HD I plan to use, and I also have a DVD / CD player-writer. Originally I was going to get a Blu Ray, but I'll hold off.
Only things I didn't purchase yet was a Case, and Motherboard. I'm looking at these though....maybe the prices will drop soon! Either way I'm hovering around 950$ right now.
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
[h=1]Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis with Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support and Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z (Black)[/h]Amazon.com: Thermaltake Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis with Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support and Tool-Less Installation VM20001W2Z (Black): Electronics
I'm open to suggestions! Even though I purchased everything other than the case and motherboard the return polices would (possibly) allow me to take other considerations!
Let me know what you guys think
Looking for a dual monitor set up by the way! So if anyone has some suggestions on what to buy for a great price, thanks! Planning on hooking my TV and consoles up to it as well.