Build me a PC! $1000
So, I've tasked you with taking $1,000 of my not so hard earned money and build me a PC!
I've been using a laptop and feel it's time to see if I can get a decent enough machine worth the time and energy in selling the laptop and building a desktop.
- I'm okay with building my own. Even if it is my first. It's not rocket science.
- Aside from playing WoW (Settings - Comfortably Good, High would be nice but not necessary), it'll be used for mundane activities such as watching videos, surfing the web and messaging.
- I have an SSD (256 m4) and an external. For now, I think you can exclude an internal HD from the cost. I barely use either up.
- No need for an OS
- Need a monitor, mouse and keyboard. No speakers.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by theoffice; 2012-11-24 at 05:50 AM.
Last edited by CheezusCrust; 2012-11-24 at 02:03 PM.
How's this setup? Don't really require the fancy keyboard and found a cheaper IPS panel with decent reviews.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.97 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 12:04 EST-0500)