What is the best Gaming PC I can build with 1200 dollars?

What is the best Gaming PC I can build with 1200 dollars?

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    8 years ago
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    i5 3570k $240

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    biostar z77 $100

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $47

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    GeForce GTX 570 $275

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    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III $125

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    WD ble 1 TB $100

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    sony 24 x dvd burner $18

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    corsair tx 650 $90

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    thermaltake v3 $50

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    cm 212 hyper evo $30

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    windows 7 64 bit premium $100

    that comes in under 1200 dollars u can upgrade the case to ur liking as that is always a personal thing-every1 has diff tastes

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Just finished putting together a list for myself a couple weeks ago that I'm gonna be buying:

    Desktop Computer ~$1100

    Case – Cooler Master HAF ATX mid tower case ~$100

    RAM – Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x 4GB) 1600 ~$90

    Motherboard – ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ~$200

    Processor – i5 2500k ~$230

    Power Supply – Corsair TX650 V2 ~$100

    Video Card – Radeon HD 7850 ~$260

    Hard Drive – Western Digital Caviar Green 750GB ~$90

    Prices depend on where you get the hardware, and my estimates didn't include shipping or taxes. I also planned on overclocking the processor, if you don't there's no point in getting the K edition. And if you want third gen instead of 2nd for the processor go with the i5 3750. I personally am sticking with 2nd gen for now because the improvements for 3rd gen aren't overwhelming and 2nd gen runs cooler.

    Source(s): I work in IT and have priced and built quite a few computers.
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The following builds are with the consideration of not needing an OS (data transfer your old system) and allows room for a chassis. The parts are reference-only and you should shop around for the best prices. Try to maintain similar performance factors, which are explained next to each part.

    Recommended: (newegg.com)

    N82E16817139016 Black cabling, 80Plus Gold, low EMI noise

    N82E16822148840 64MB cash, 7200RPM, 1TB, well rated

    N82E16814130595 or N82E16814150605

    N82E16819106010 6-threads/cores, turbo, high OC potential

    N82E16813138341 Well balanced, reliable, well rated

    N82E16835181017 Extends lifespan of CPU

    N82E16820231497 1600MHz, 4x4GB kit

    Yes this is an AMD build. Yes it's using bulldozer. Yes lots of people bash on bulldozer, but unfairly. It works, and well enough for the price. Just be sure to download the Win7 hotfix for it too. It's trivial though, a minor improvement in low-end tasking management. Inspite of the above, this build will work and do everything you want it to with a focus on gaming.

    Alternate recommendation:

    N82E16819115229 8-threads, 4-cores (Hyper-Threading)

    N82E16813138346 well balanced, reliable, well rated

    N82E16817104099 Silent, 80Plus Gold, low price-per-watt

    N82E16835203006 Extends lifespan of CPU

    N82E16822148840 Same HDD as above

    N82E16814130595 or N82E16814150605

    N82E16820231497 Same RAM as above

    This is an LGA2011 build leaning more toward video editing. 2011 offers quad-channel memory effectively doubling data-transfer rates in the RAM. In short, each of the 4 sticks of RAM gets it's own 64-bit channel while dual-channel would pair them on the same channel. You can also BIOS update this build and go for an Ivy-Bridge down the line and resell the 3820 later. Huge upgrade potential in this build. Don't expect to do the same with the AMD build, Vishera(Piledriver) will likely have it's own socket. Also, don't OC the 3820, it's not unlocked.

    Ultimately, you have to personally weigh the balance you want and need. Reason I've been recommending any form of LCS (liquid-cooling system) is because they help keep temps down and thus extend the lifespan of your CPU. They also help prevent heat-spikes in the CPU when they are under full-load while doing video encoding. Reason I've recommended these PSUs is because of two things: Gold rating, and plenty of power. Now the AX750 has a couple perks. First, it has all-black cabling, so no colored wires and thus more aesthetically pleasing if you care about that. Second, it has an extremely low EMI noise which can slowly damage components or add an EMI whine to your videos when using a USB mic when doing video encoding, or to your speakers/headphones if they are USB. The FSP Group PSU has a noise rating within acceptable limits though, but I'ld still avoid USB audio devices. Key point about the builds I'ld like to make: Watch those damn Intel processors, make sure you know whether they are Hyper-Threaded or not, and google "Hyper Threading Wiki" for what it is and does. In short, it turns each core on a CPU into two logical cores, but with a slight flaw. The wiki will tell you what that is in detail. In general though, quad with HT is more for video encoding, and without HT is more for gaming. Turbo on any CPU will up-clock single cores if they are under full-load up to their turbo clock, but no more than the internal heat-threashold. Great for having a CPU good for both gaming and multi-tasking. 16GB of RAM will get you far in any video encoding too, the more the better but it's a great start.

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  • 8 years ago

    I had Dell build a a decent rig for about a grand. 1TB hard drive, core i7, 8 GB ram, nVidia GT430. It gets the job done. I know there is better, but this is good enough.

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