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nashy08
05-24-2012, 12:01 AM
Hello everyone, I'm looking to build my first PC and I know next to nothing on what I should be looking for when it comes to parts. I would love to see some good gaming desktop builds in the $800-$1000 range if at all possible. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

hackerballs
05-24-2012, 09:45 AM
are you going to build it yourself? do you have monitor and mouse/keyboard/speakers? Should be able to build a gaming tower for $1000 easily that would good for you. Do you have a preference on what size tower you want? mid or full?

nashy08
05-24-2012, 09:52 AM
Nope, nothing. I just have a laptop and I'm looking to start from nothing. I'm open to all suggestions and have no real size limits. Just a $800-$1000 budget. $1000 would be fine. I'm not really putting in the cost of keyboard, monitor, mouse, etc. This budget is strictly for the case, cpu, ram, mb, etc. but if a good monitor or anything can be suggested, I wouldn't protest. :P

nashy08
05-24-2012, 01:27 PM
Oh and yes, I'll be building it myself with some help from my friend and IT guy where I work. Sad, I'm a computer science major but I haven't learned this part of it yet haha.

hackerballs
05-25-2012, 12:05 AM
case................http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213........$150
cpu.................http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501.........$350
MotherBoard..........http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546................$ 145
PSU.....................http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021..............$11 0
RAM..................http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233185................. .....$65
SSD.......................http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706..........$125
HDD......................http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533..........$120
Video card....................
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404.............$360

This equals $1425 at Newegg..but I gather something cheaper with good value...........now a value gaming PC

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
(GFC-02050) (sku: 45271)
Please note that Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit only supports up to 16GB $119.98
Hard Drives Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
$139.98
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box
$139.98
CPU Cooling Please Use The Heatsink Included With My CPU -NOT Available With OEM Processors
$0.98
Motherboard ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 880G DDR3 mATX 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI Video Audio LAN Motherboard
$91.98
DVD Writer ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
$24.98
DDR3 Memory (RAM) Corsair XMS CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
$53.03
Video Cards GeForce GTX 560 1GB PCI-E Dual DVI Mini HDMI
$204.96
Computer Case Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU
$89.98
Power Supply Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan
$69.98




YOUR TOTAL
in CANADIAN DOLLARS
$935.83

nashy08
05-25-2012, 01:05 AM
I can't seem to find the exact model of motherboard you've suggested. Would this work?

ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131657R

and also this for the RAM

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315

This is all I could find for the video card:

EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660

Is this the case? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

and finally I couldn't find a 600W Coolmaster Extreme PSU, but would this 550W be ok? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171038

With all this my total was only $783.91 USD.

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Mother Board - ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
DVD Writer - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
RAM - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Video Card - EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

nashy08
05-25-2012, 01:27 AM
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$17.99


COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119196
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99
$79.99


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Recover Your Data(expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
$149.99
$119.99


Open Box: ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131657R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy
-$38.00 Instant
$94.99
$56.99


EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130660
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$189.99


COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817171038
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$15.00 Instant
$64.99
$49.99


CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Item #: N82E16820145315
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$48.99


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$119.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99

Subtotal: $783.91

nashy08
05-25-2012, 02:27 AM
Or what about this motherboard?

ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733

nashy08
05-25-2012, 02:29 AM
Oh, also how about a modem? I don't know what to look for, I need something with ethernet capabilities.

hackerballs
05-27-2012, 12:40 PM
most of all that looks good...............you have a built in ethernet connetion built into the MB these days, not too worry

Stick with an AM3 MB and not the AM3+