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Old February 20, 2012, 06:45 PM
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I want to buy a new gaming PC but I need a good suggestion im only going to spend 1,200 USD what can I get for that kind of money?
I need everything, case, processor, ram, graphics card, motherboard ect ect..
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Old February 20, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Do you have any preferences...like amd or intel for cpu; amd or nvidia for gpu? Are you going to overclock at all, or run everything stock? Do you have a preference on which website you want to use?
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Old February 20, 2012, 07:09 PM
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I want to run Intel CPU and Nvidia graphics card, and for overclocking I have the CoolerMaster V8 for the CPU
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Old February 20, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Does your budget include things like mouse, keyboard and monitor or do you already have those? Do you have any preferences on case?
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Old February 20, 2012, 08:16 PM
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only the PC, no mouse no keyboard no monitor

need the case something like the coolermaster HAF 922 or a good mid tower case like the HAF 912 Advanced
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Old February 21, 2012, 03:10 PM
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1200 bucks will score you a super-sweet rig if you just need the tower + guts (no peripherals).

mobo: z68
cpu: i5 2500K
mem: 8 gig 1333 or 1600 (found a 1600 kit for 20 bucks last week @ mem express)
Video Card: GeForce 560 448 cores (it's a 580 with 2 blocks turned off!)
HDD: WD 2TB Caviar black
case: Corsair 400r carbide (cheap and effective)
PSU: AX 650

This is one of 100 kits you could make with 1200 bucks, all nvidia + intel at this time. You could probably squeeze in a ssd or use a hybrid drive.

The main things I would stress to get are the i5 2500K and the 560 448 cores as I think they are at the meeting point of price and performance for intel and nvidia parts.
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Old February 21, 2012, 04:29 PM
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I am guessing because you mentioned US$ you are likely going to be purchasing from US sites. I would only make a couple of different suggestions compared to what Masteroderous posted above:

The HAF 922 is available for a good price at newegg.com Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Nothing wrong with the Carbide 400R mentioned above, I am really partial to the HAF series myself.

Depending on your storage needs maybe go with a 1TB drive and get an ssd for faster boots.

I would also echo what Masteroderus said above, if you are only gaming then you really don't need more than a 2500K, you won't get any appreciable gains out of going to a 2600K/2700K cpu. If you are doing any encoding or rendering work then yes the extra cpu power will be worth the extra cost.
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Old February 23, 2012, 09:31 AM
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mobo:z68 are u guys kidding? you should give him a brand!
I reccommend highly and without a doubt the GIGABYTE Z68-XP-UD3P it has all the features you come to expect from a Z68 board,SLI and CFX support as well as PCIE 3.0 (that's GEN 3^^) using the upcoming Ivy Bridge Support (of course after flashing your BIOS otherwise it can damage the CPU that it can't recognize)
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Old February 23, 2012, 10:58 AM
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I forgot to mention something important, I dont need a Hard Drive I already have a 1TB HD and a 160Gb HD.
I was planning on going something like this:

Intel Core i7 2600K* sock1155 $314
Corsair 3 128GB SATA III SSD P3-128 $207.99
MSI GTX560 1GB 1GB DDR5 Twin Frozr II/OC $244.99
DDR3 8GB 1600MHz DUAL Corsair Vengeance CL9 DDR3 $64.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 SATA 6GB/S USB 3.0 SOCKET LGA 1155 $247
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MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) Motherboard - ATX, LGA1155 $184.99

im not really sure about the motherboard im gonna have to check on that later and the rest I probably going to put in on the case and memory and I still dont know about the power supply
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Old February 23, 2012, 11:14 AM
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This is what I would go with:

i7-3820 and X79 Sabertooth combo - Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! $630 or save $100 and go with a cheaper board like Extreme4
16 GB Sniper - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR $90

and add your video card and SSD from above. Also dont forget the PSU!
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