|02-05-2012, 11:15 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Albany, NY
$1000 Budget Gaming Build
Hello guys. I've been lurking this board for some time now (about a year) and I believe that I am almost ready to purchase and build my first gaming computer. Games in mind that I'd like to play at max settings are Battlefield 3, StarCraft 2, Star Wars: TOR, and upcoming games like Diablo 3 and Phantasy Star Online 2. I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and a copy of Windows 7 and I don't need a sound card.
So, here is my list:
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MotherBoard: ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Graphics Card: HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
Memory: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
CD/DVD Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner
*The details for the Lite-On DVD burner says that the supporting operating systems are: Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Will it install fine if the OS I will be using is Windows 7?
As stated in the title, my budget is $1000 and the setup I researched gets me really close ($995). I can go another $50 more if I have to for better graphics, but would like to keep it at or below the $1000 mark.
|02-06-2012, 05:17 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit, MI
I would change the memory to this to take advantage of XMP
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
Go with the ATX board if you can swing it
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
The DVD burner is fine.
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