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Need advice on 1000$ build no more than 1k?

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March 16, 2013 1:58:39 PM

Here is all the parts and feedback will be helpful. I need something equivalent to what i have for around the same price. Thanks.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K74a

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March 16, 2013 2:24:19 PM

First, you don't need a 850W psu, second : you can find cheaper ram and a dual channel kit with 1600 mhz.
Third, that motherboard is way to expensive and you have a mid end card, when you could get a better card.
Fourth, the i5-3570k is a better cpu for gaming.
I suggest this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K7Yo

If you don't mind trading off that case for the corsair 200R(still a good one), get a ssd with it : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K7Zv
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March 16, 2013 2:25:02 PM

Parts List-
Case-COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Mid Tower Computer Case
CPU-AMD FX 8350
Motherboard-Asrock Extreme3
Ram-8 GB G. Skill Ripjaws 1866 Mhz
GPU-Saphire Radeon HD 7950
SSD-Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
HDD-Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue
DVD Drive-Asus DVD Drive
Power Supply-Corsair CX 600

(This comes too 1000$ without an OS, and shipping gonna cost alittle more so about 1200 but)

(Heres a build that will come up to 1000$ with shipping and taxes and Windows)

CPU-FX 6300
RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB)
GPU-Saphirre 7950
Motherboard-MSI 970A
HDD-Western Digital WD Blue 1 TB
Case-Antec Three Hundred
DVD Drive- Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
PSU-Corsair CX 600
SSD-OCZ Vertex 3 60 GB
Windows 7/8

(Leaves you with like 100$ for taxes and shipping)

(Might want to upgrade Power Supply) (Just type the items in at newegg.com!)
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March 16, 2013 2:27:36 PM

Much more bang for your buck:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $978.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 17:25 EDT-0400)

Cheapest 8gb dual-channel ram atm. Good value on the HDD, CPU is much better for gaming with the ability to overclock with that heatsink/fan added. Let us know what you will be using the PC for though, I'm assuming gaming. Power supply is plenty for your needs and a good value.
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March 16, 2013 2:39:51 PM

Here is what I'd consider:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.64 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1015.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 17:35 EDT-0400)

* Same CPU you selected.
* Mobo is plenty for 98% of peoples needs and is 990 FX chipset, which should give a good chance of getting the latest BIOS updates and a possibility of getting the latest AMD CPU's.
* GPU is one of the better ones to get for the $ and is much better than the 660 you selected.
* RAM is 1600 mHz speed w/CAS 9 timings and runs at stock voltage of 1.5v
* Case has front USB 3.0 ports and a decent case for the $. I'd also conisder the Corsair Carbide Series 200R for ~$50 after MIRc.
* PSU is one of the better ones you can get for the quality and performance.
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