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NEED ADVICE FOR New Gaming PC Build - $1000 Budget

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March 17, 2013 4:31:24 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Koc0

Hey guys this is a new build i am working on its my first pc gaming build ever, so far i have the case and power supply is on its way, just wanted to know if everything here is good so far or if theres anything wrong or if theres any improvements that i can make that will still fit the budget , thanks!
March 17, 2013 4:37:32 PM

Why the GTX580? Why not GTX670 or even better HD7970?
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March 17, 2013 4:41:38 PM

csf60 beat me to it. Why in god's name would you spend so much money on an inferior card. I would definately go for the 7970.
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March 17, 2013 4:48:48 PM

vatbrew said:
csf60 beat me to it. Why in god's name would you spend so much money on an inferior card. I would definately go for the 7970.


well i was a little scared that those would take too much wattage and my psu wouldnt be powerful enough to handle, and i know it says here that its 400 dollars but ive found them on ebay for around 200 , i was initially going for a video card for around 150 but i figured if 50-80 dollars more could get me a much better gpu, why not? thanks for the reply
im really new at this im just researching alot so i dont make any mistakes
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March 17, 2013 4:54:16 PM

I suspect that your video card is going to be wasted on that monitor.

PC hardware has gotten a lot more powerful lately and gaming software largely has not kept up. I can pretty much play any console port on max settings with a sub-$200 card right now (assuming the port isn't trash). The exception is people who use multiple monitors or larger monitors with resolutions above and beyond a 1920x1080. They need all the GPU power they can get.

What I see missing is a solid state drive. Just get one. It might not help games run at a higher resolution or faster FPS, but the performance during loads (especially during a boot up) can't be understated. I simply cannot go back to a traditional hard drive, even though I have a keep one as a secondary drive to store larger media in.

So, I'd purchase a more sensible GPU option and go for a SSD.

Alternative, I'd also prefer a larger monitor, though you are getting a good deal on that one.

The rest of your system looks solid to me.

EDIT: Also, I am not seeing a Windows license. Don't forget to include this in your budget if you don't already have one from a previous computer.
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March 17, 2013 5:05:08 PM

Greatatlantic said:
I suspect that your video card is going to be wasted on that monitor.

PC hardware has gotten a lot more powerful lately and gaming software largely has not kept up. I can pretty much play any console port on max settings with a sub-$200 card right now (assuming the port isn't trash). The exception is people who use multiple monitors or larger monitors with resolutions above and beyond a 1920x1080. They need all the GPU power they can get.

What I see missing is a solid state drive. Just get one. It might not help games run at a higher resolution or faster FPS, but the performance during loads (especially during a boot up) can't be understated. I simply cannot go back to a traditional hard drive, even though I have a keep one as a secondary drive to store larger media in.

So, I'd purchase a more sensible GPU option and go for a SSD.

Alternative, I'd also prefer a larger monitor, though you are getting a good deal on that one.

The rest of your system looks solid to me.

EDIT: Also, I am not seeing a Windows license. Don't forget to include this in your budget if you don't already have one from a previous computer.


Wow thanks for the input, if its not much to ask , could you please reccomend me some GPU's that will keep me around this budget? same as for the SSD? thanks!
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March 17, 2013 5:13:57 PM

andyisvenom said:
Greatatlantic said:
I suspect that your video card is going to be wasted on that monitor.

PC hardware has gotten a lot more powerful lately and gaming software largely has not kept up. I can pretty much play any console port on max settings with a sub-$200 card right now (assuming the port isn't trash). The exception is people who use multiple monitors or larger monitors with resolutions above and beyond a 1920x1080. They need all the GPU power they can get.

What I see missing is a solid state drive. Just get one. It might not help games run at a higher resolution or faster FPS, but the performance during loads (especially during a boot up) can't be understated. I simply cannot go back to a traditional hard drive, even though I have a keep one as a secondary drive to store larger media in.

So, I'd purchase a more sensible GPU option and go for a SSD.

Alternative, I'd also prefer a larger monitor, though you are getting a good deal on that one.

The rest of your system looks solid to me.

EDIT: Also, I am not seeing a Windows license. Don't forget to include this in your budget if you don't already have one from a previous computer.


Wow thanks for the input, if its not much to ask , could you please reccomend me some GPU's that will keep me around this budget? same as for the SSD? thanks!


IF you don't mind a little bit slower boot time why not get a better GPU that really puzzles me, when you can get better performance in games WHY would you get an SSD. Even at 1080p most sub 200$ or even 300$ GPUs cannot max games.

Stick to a better gpu over an SSD if you do not mind wait times, after all this is a gaming oriented PC.
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March 17, 2013 5:21:10 PM

burritobob said:
andyisvenom said:
Greatatlantic said:
I suspect that your video card is going to be wasted on that monitor.

PC hardware has gotten a lot more powerful lately and gaming software largely has not kept up. I can pretty much play any console port on max settings with a sub-$200 card right now (assuming the port isn't trash). The exception is people who use multiple monitors or larger monitors with resolutions above and beyond a 1920x1080. They need all the GPU power they can get.

What I see missing is a solid state drive. Just get one. It might not help games run at a higher resolution or faster FPS, but the performance during loads (especially during a boot up) can't be understated. I simply cannot go back to a traditional hard drive, even though I have a keep one as a secondary drive to store larger media in.

So, I'd purchase a more sensible GPU option and go for a SSD.

Alternative, I'd also prefer a larger monitor, though you are getting a good deal on that one.

The rest of your system looks solid to me.

EDIT: Also, I am not seeing a Windows license. Don't forget to include this in your budget if you don't already have one from a previous computer.


Wow thanks for the input, if its not much to ask , could you please reccomend me some GPU's that will keep me around this budget? same as for the SSD? thanks!


IF you don't mind a little bit slower boot time why not get a better GPU that really puzzles me, when you can get better performance in games WHY would you get an SSD. Even at 1080p most sub 200$ or even 300$ GPUs cannot max games.

Stick to a better gpu over an SSD if you do not mind wait times, after all this is a gaming oriented PC.


to be honest i really dont mind a slower boot time, that really dosent concerrn me , i dont mind at all, what i mostly care about is the best performance for games i can get with this budget build, i plan on playing games like bf3 and assassins creed , and crysis, im not sure if this budget will be able to max any of those, but id like to get the best bang for the buck, could you reccomend me some GPU's ? thanks
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March 17, 2013 5:21:43 PM

andyisvenom said:
Greatatlantic said:
I suspect that your video card is going to be wasted on that monitor.

PC hardware has gotten a lot more powerful lately and gaming software largely has not kept up. I can pretty much play any console port on max settings with a sub-$200 card right now (assuming the port isn't trash). The exception is people who use multiple monitors or larger monitors with resolutions above and beyond a 1920x1080. They need all the GPU power they can get.

What I see missing is a solid state drive. Just get one. It might not help games run at a higher resolution or faster FPS, but the performance during loads (especially during a boot up) can't be understated. I simply cannot go back to a traditional hard drive, even though I have a keep one as a secondary drive to store larger media in.

So, I'd purchase a more sensible GPU option and go for a SSD.

Alternative, I'd also prefer a larger monitor, though you are getting a good deal on that one.

The rest of your system looks solid to me.

EDIT: Also, I am not seeing a Windows license. Don't forget to include this in your budget if you don't already have one from a previous computer.


Wow thanks for the input, if its not much to ask , could you please reccomend me some GPU's that will keep me around this budget? same as for the SSD? thanks!


I just rely on Tom's Hardware's recommendations, because you pretty much have to bench mark a GPU to know its performance, meaning you can't tell how it will perform just by looking at the specs. Luckily, they do this great article periodically that compares recommends cards for a given budget. It updates monthly. They do a similar segment for SSDs, though it updates less often.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

I suspect a Radeon 7850 (1 GB) will more than satisfy your gaming needs, or even a GTX 650ti.

The wrinkle is the next generation of consoles will cause an uptick in performance demands, but I when it comes to future proofing a video card - don't. The market evolves to quickly so its usually better to pocket your money and just plan on getting a new card in the future when your current card isn't performing as well as it used to.

Picking a "best" SSD can be difficult, especially if your like me and spoiled by large hard drive storage capacity. So, I'd recommend you get the one with the most storage that you can with your remaining budget.
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March 17, 2013 5:25:15 PM

andyisvenom said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Koc0

Hey guys this is a new build i am working on its my first pc gaming build ever, so far i have the case and power supply is on its way, just wanted to know if everything here is good so far or if theres anything wrong or if theres any improvements that i can make that will still fit the budget , thanks!


If you're worried about power, why don't you spend $40 on a 600w psu. Also, a gtx 580? those old big cards were power hogs. And go with a 7950; even with two or three monitors, you'll get good framerates on high, not to mention one monitor.
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