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    Default The time has come to purchase a new gaming rig

    I am considering ibuypower.com. My brother, who actually knows alot about computers, recommends this site for a new gaming PC. What should I get that's under $1000?
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    Look at Maingear instead. www.maingear.com

    they sell much higher quality assembled rigs and do better testing to make sure everything works perfectly.

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    Yeah, but it's out of my price range. I'm trying to fit it within my budget of $1000 or less.
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    ah, fair enough. I hear they are "decent" but I wouldn't say any person that has good knowledge of building PCs would encourage anyone to buy products from them. They have had a track record of shipping out PCs with DOA parts in them which is pathetic.

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    oh heeelll to the nooooooo. pcpartpicker.com and build. in my honest opinion any premade system is an absolute waste.

    *EDIT: gamer-oriented system
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    Alright I think I got this down more or less.

    Build or buy, the processor you want is an Intel i5 2500k. 3.3gHZ with that turbo boost thing is great, and it overclocks like a monster. Almost no reason to get the i7. An ATI 6870 should ultra pretty much any game in conjunction with the i5.

    This is a good build
    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant


    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.14 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $885.92
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-03-08 21:08 EST-0500)

    Alternatively, if you want to get something good on a limited budget, here's something else, AMD based
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    CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.14 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $788.05
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-03-08 21:13 EST-0500)

    The 3.8/4.2 is great for the 100 you're dropping, but depending on what you're coming from it may or may not be an upgrade. the 400r is a fantastic case, which i included in both builds. The AMD build is just about one hundred bucks cheaper, so yeah.

    If you REALLY don't want to build, then ibuypower is a good site. Good selection (they used to have more cases though) and good pricing and deal opportunities.
    yo.

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