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Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

My R.A. wants to build a gaming rig for under $1000 and it has been a while since I've recommended a list of parts so I was wondering if you could help me out. He'd like the parts to be of decent quality, but nothing that goes over $1000.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What games does this person want to play, and will they be using any productivity software?
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When he replies, let me take this one Mguire, its been a minute since ive done a build
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Sure thing, but I'll make micro-fixes if needed lol.
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i wouldnt expect anything less
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$1016 BUT there is $40 in MIR (and a $75 coupon for games if youre into Hawken, World of Tanks, and PlanetSide 2)

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK Solid State Drive - Newegg.com

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX - Newegg.com

EVGA SSC 02G-P4-3653-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply - Newegg.com

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 - Newegg.com

Newegg.com - ASUS Z77-A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K - Newegg.com

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - Newegg.com
A seagate HDD will be cheaper than a WD HDD in most cases, and I'd go with a lower CPU but a better GPU. A GTX 650 Ti won't be that good in 1080p. IF it's not very necessary to go modular, a Corsair TX650 will be sufficient : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020
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