Gaming PC Build Recipe:
|Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K||Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Motherboard|
|Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB||RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit|
|Hard Drive: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue||Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt|
|Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case||Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive|
|Estimated Price: $ 949|
The Gaming PC Hardware:
The Intel Core i5-2500K is a fantastic Quad Core 3.3GHz, 95 Watt, 6 MB Intel Smart Cache CPU part of Intel’s second generation of CPU’s. This one in particular in unlocked to allow gamer and enthusiasts alike to overclock and grab the full potential of this processor.
The ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Motherboard has so much potential for a great gaming motherboard. With Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Dual Channel, non-ECC, unbuffered, Max Capacity Upto 32GB, Slots: 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots((Support ATI Quad/3-Way/CrossFireX and nVidia Quad SLI/SLI); 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots; 2x PCI Slots, SATA: 4x SATA2 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10; 3x SATA3 Ports(two Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10); 1x SATA3/eSATA3 Combo Port, Ports: 12x USB 2.0 Ports (6 rear, 6 by headers); 4x USB 3.0 Ports(2 rear, 2 by headers); 1x eSATA3 Port; 2x PS/2 Ports; 2x IEEE 1394 Ports (1 rear, 1 by header); 1x Coaxial SPDIF-Out; 1x Optical SPDIF-Out; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks, Audio: Integrated Realtek ALC892 7.1-Channel HD Audio CODEC, Supports THX TruStudio PRO & Premium Blu-ray audio, CPU: Socket 1155 Support 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3 processors, Supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology; Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPU; Supports Hyper-Threading Technology, CPU: Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPU; Supports Hyper-Threading Technology. Chipset: Intel P67 B3; LAN: Integrated Realtek RTL8111E PCI-Express x1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
The HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB is currently one of the top graphics cards which can give you top notch 1920×1200 resolution performance and a good 2560×1600 resolution performance in most games.
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit has some grate reviews as a memory supplier, and you cannot beat 8GB at the prices they are at now!
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue is a great harddrive under a quality brand. 1TB may be a ton of space for storing all of your games and software right now, and again if you run out of space you can always purchase another!
The Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt power supply has more than enough juice to power this entry level gaming PC, and Corsair has always been a great power supply company.
The Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case is a really solid case for storing all of your gaming hardware. Great reviews, and a good look.
The Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive is your basic DVD drive that will support all of your CD/DVD media and comes at a decent cost. Beyond this the only upgrade worth doing is a Blu-Ray drive.
Where to Purchase:
Check out the Other August 2011 Gaming Builds:
- Gaming PC Build of the Month (< $500 ): August 2011
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ($500-$1000 ): August 2011
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ($1000-$1500): August 2011