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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 14, 2013 4:55:07 PM

Hello everyone, I need a little help choosing between a couple things. Mainly with the GPU, Case, and Operating System. It would also be helpful if you could provide your opinion for this build. It's mainly going to be used for gaming and sometimes video editing.
Budget is ~$1000

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge $220
GPU: GeForce GTX 660 $230
PSU:CORSAIR CX500 500W $60
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $135
Operation System: Windows 8 $100
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) $63
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB $80
DVD Burner: ASUS DVD Burner $20
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower $130

Total Cost: ~$1060

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March 14, 2013 5:22:14 PM

Looks like a solid build. I would add a CPU cooler. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the budget cooler of choice running just under $30.

You will find just as many people saying stay with Windows 7 as those that say Windows 8 is fine. I have never tried 8 so I don't feel competent to comment.