Re: I am trying to buy/build a gaming desktop for $1100/$1200.
Depends honestly on budget, copenteincy, yha i suck spelling, and location.
For 1100-1200 building is perfect, or even paying a minor building sur-charge is worth it.
So, as Trotter asked, do you have an old system to steal from?
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig