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thebrad121

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Hi, I am new to forums. But I have 1000$ to work with to build a gaming pc. Is this enough to build a top rate system?
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phillpower2

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:welcome: thebrad121

That is a reasonable budget but to help us make the best recommendations can you also tell us the following;
What will be the main use of the computer.
Do you have any present hardware or software that you can utilize in the build.
In which country will you be purchasing the components.

NB: If you do not have a full retail OS disk and product key that is not in use on another computer you will need to allow circa $100 for this, unless of course you will be installing a free OS such as Linux.
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The main use will be gaming. Everything else comes second. I will need a new OS, I have a old 32 bit xp but I would rather upgrade to something much better. So I am looking for a full new build on a gaming pc, with a 1000$ budget.
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Due to having to include the OS I have crept over by $5.34 but we can get below the $1000 budget with a couple of changes such as choosing a MB that is not SLi capable, if you never intended adding a second video card then that is fine but I must draw this option to your attention http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zEQr

I would have liked to include an SSD for your OS to speed up boot times but the budget would not allow it, again down to having to include the OS.

NB: Please note that in order to keep costs down I selected a PSU that is not provided with a power cord so you would need to reuse/recycle your present power cord, this is allegedly what Antec are trying to encourage BTW <_<
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iammykyl

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A couple of modified on Phillpower2s build, Still can't get it down enough to include a SSD.
> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zOpK.
> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zOKX
Mobo comparison, > http://www.newegg.co...6^13-157-296-TS

NB Many of the combo deals end soon.
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I also looked at the ASRock Z77 Pro4 MB iammykyl but ruled it out as it is not SLi capable <_<
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Gday thebrad121.
How is your selectional going. What do you think to the builds proposed? An update would be appreciated.
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