hey, i thought id compile a list of parts not exceeding $1000 for the sole purpose for members looking for a sub-$1000 build, this build is mainly for gaming and high end, its just a list of parts from newegg after doing some online window shopping. its only the tower and essential components, NOT including the monitor and OS. i hope people can benefit and get ideas from this and id also appreciate members contributing opinions,suggestions and better deals. After all we all want the best equipment for the least price. so here goes i hope you like it........oh this is an Intel build, ill post one with an AMD option, which is most likely to be slightly cheaper.
CPU : Intel Core i5 750 2.66ghz LGA1156 $200.00
Motherboard : AsRock P55 Extreme $140.00
RAM : G.Skill Ripjaw 2 x 2GB DDR3 1600 $94.00
Video Card : ATI Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB 128-bit Dx11 $180.00
Boot SSD : OC-Z Vertex 30GB solid state disk $100.00 (after $30.00 rebate)
Storage HD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 7200rpm $70.00
Optical drive : Samsung DVD-RW multi writer $31.00
Case & PSU : Antec 900 & Antec earthwatts 650W 80plus eff combo $160.00
Total : $975.00 (after $30.00 rebate)
there are other ways to make this cheaper, but why sacrifice quality for a few dollars, sure i could of chosen a caviar green, but based on my personal experience its not the kind of HD for high-end systems, i was disappointed with the caviar green.
if other members can add suggestions that would be great, this could be a "guide" if you will.