The last computer I built was my own gaming rig back in 2004 so I understand how easy it is to build but I've fallen behind on the product info. After doing a quick build on Newegg and going strictly off reviews I've compiled a build for my younger brother. He intends on using it strictly for gaming with light browsing on the side.
I've read a few other build threads and taken advice from there but would like your opinion on how to lower the price without sacrificing too much gaming power. I didn't want to cheap out on the gpu, cpu, MB, or power supply so I feel sorta stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Budget is $1300 or lower and he doesn't need a monitor/KB/or mouse.
So today is ordering day, and after a week of reading info and research I have changed some things around. I have already ordered the case and PS. $99 LIAN LI CASE $109 SEASONIC 850W GOLD RATED PS
Here is what I have chosen for the remainder of the build
SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
MSI R7970 Lightning Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Additional $15 in mail in rebates = $1030.93
Total build will be around $1250
This post was edited on 1/23 at 7:34 am