1st pc build

hello, i have been playing video games for a long time and have gotten into pc gamign a few years ago. when i got this laptop it was ok at running games but now it has gone to shit and can no longer handle tf2!!!!! im in a crisis and still need to save some money up to build it but im plannign ahead. i have a list of parts in a newegg wishlist but am not going to buy just from there. i am going to go aroudn and find the cheapest price. the budget for the pc itself is 1000 the peripherals i am trying to keep as low as possible but while staying with good quality parts and i think i have found my peripherals but i am open to suggestions. heres the list



You seem to have your priorities slightly askew, in games, the GPU determines 90% of performance. Also, reformat the HDD on that laptop, and install linux on it. You will see a significant performance increase.

army pig change that 500gb to 1tb you do realize they are the same price now right? :)

I didn't notice that. One wonders what goes on the minds of the people who set prices on PC components. I have a 750 watt PSU in my system that I only own because it was cheaper than the $500 watt at the time.


Hi, I changed some of the components over here, this is an acceptable budget build, featuring a lot of products. I used Newegg as you did.

To start off there is a 55 bucks discount on i5 3570k  + Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard. It's a wicked sick discount, both parts at only $299 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1270852

Get some 2x4gb ram, this one is great and goes with the motherboard color. Corsair vengeance blue 2x4gb Kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

A Cooler Master 212 Evo for your overclocking needs at $37 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

As for the graphics card, you can get better performance than a GTX 660 with this HD 7870 2gb ddr5 from Sapphire (great quality) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025

For the case, as you are in a budget I picked you this Corsair one, is great, practical, solid and cheap: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139018

Power the system with this PSU, it will be more than enough: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

For storage, Get your 2tb Barracuda from Seagate at $100. The SSD you picked, it isn't bad, but if you like OCZ, go for their newer drives, they changed a lot now, However I really like the Kingston SSD 3K series, get this 120gb one cheap http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045

So there you go, all this system for under 990 Dollars, you can add a cheap 16 bucks DVD drive too.

For the monitor, I can't make it fit without sacrificing much... I hope you can reach this one: Acer 23" IPS monitor, Is 1080p, IPS (great image!) and suitable for gaming, with low latency and low imput lag! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009483&Tpk=Acer%2023%22%20IPS&IsVirtualParent=1

Good Luck!

thanks but im going to keep the nvidia for the physx(just a personal preferance) and i wonder about the ram, i had a guy tell me that it was too tall for the heat sync i was using

go with forsakens specs op excellent specs I too have the Asus VLK motherboard and i5 3570k and the performance is killer in games at 1080p even with a Asus Radeon 7770 ghz card. :) 


but i thought thatr amd cards didntcome with physx and thats really beneficial for gaming so i kinda want it.