First gaming computer, $900-1000 budget


May 30, 2011
Basically, I need a good gaming PC that'll play all the current games at a good (or at least adequate) setting and more.


Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $900-1,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor (using my TV for now), Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Using an Intel build right now

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: I'm pretty sure my TV supports 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: Nothing too loud

This is what I have so far. Hopefully it'll last me a good 3-4 years.

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
(Do I need one?)

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
(Or should I get an 8GB?)

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case