Under $1000 Gaming Build


Nov 15, 2009
Building a Computer for a friend, he wants to be able to run the newer games coming out but doesn't really care to have all the Eye candy in-game, as long as the game runs. Probably going to use Newegg's Preferred Account to buy the parts.


Approximate Purchase Date: Next Couple Weeks

Budget Range: Under $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS, Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Mostly for the preferred account.

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel and Nvidia.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: In the future when the build starts to get dated

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: None Yet

Add a case to this build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730392 $148.98 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $124.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.717978 $448.98 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696141 $67.48 $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total: $790.43 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3 <----- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <---- PCI-E 3.0

Thanks for the heads up. I fubared. I was doing two builds at the same time. But ya, that card and cpu combo is the best deal out there atm for a 560ti.
Yeah, I guess that's actually a solid deal. I saw the $248 or whatever you posted and first thought, "Well I guess I'm gonna buy a combo I don't need!" Then when I saw the actual price, I was too disappointed to realize that it's still a good value.