New Gaming Build, $1000, need advice


Jul 31, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date-This month

Budget-$1000 After everything

Usage-Gaming, Internet, Movies

Not buying a monitor

OS-Windows 7, (I have a code, but not a disk..., does the recovery disk work or do I have to buy a real disk?)

Location-Orlando, Florida

Overclocking-Can someone explain what that is...

SLI or Crossfire-Again, please explain...


I will be playing Steam games, and I want a case with a window


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $760.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 21:30 EST-0500)

You will only need to spend this much. If you notice there is 2 storage drives there, An SSD should be your main boot drive since it's fast and the load times of games will definitely improve.

You can download the Windows 7 Iso here which is legal because it doesn't give you a code or anything piracy related.


Jul 31, 2012

Umm, how would I download Windows 7 onto a computer with no browser. Do I put it on a flash drive or DVD and select it from the motherboard?