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April 19, 2013 6:43:33 PM

Well title pretty much says it all but I'm looking to build a gaming rig for $1000 and needed some help picking out the rest of the pieces.

What I had in mind so far,

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro3: LGA 1155, Intel Z77 Express
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile

I live in the US and usually order my pieces from Newegg.
I still need an optical drive, ssd (if possible just for OS and a few games), hdd (I can use my old one if needed), case, psu.

I'm completely open to any options including changing what I've picked but I rather have intel as well as nvidia. If I can get better performance out an Amd GPU for the price of the 670 then I'm more than welcome to give AMD a try for the first time.

Thanks for the help ahead of time.
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April 19, 2013 6:47:55 PM

Are you overclocking? Do you need a monitor/os/keyboard/mouse?
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April 19, 2013 6:57:52 PM

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Are you overclocking? Do you need a monitor/os/keyboard/mouse?


Possibly not but would be nice to have the option just incase I plan 2. Don't need a monitor/os/keyboard/mouse.
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April 19, 2013 7:58:25 PM

Mobo: If you're going to overclock,change the mobo to an ASRock Z77 Extreme4,it overclocks better.

RAM:Try the Corsair Vengeance series,they're usually cheaper.

DVD Drive:Any drive from Sony,Lite-on,Samsung,Asus will be enough.Get the cheapest one.

HDD:Try the Seagate Barracuda.

SSD:If you need performance: Samsung 840 Pro
If you want peace of mind:Crucial m4
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April 19, 2013 8:51:42 PM

If you have a microcenter near you, you should really go there and check out the i5 3570k+asrock extreme 4 for around $290 if not, i would make this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1098.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 23:50 EDT-0400)

$100 over. if you can't get that extra $100, take out the SSD or lower the GPU to a 660 ti
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April 19, 2013 10:29:14 PM

boulbox said:
If you have a microcenter near you, you should really go there and check out the i5 3570k+asrock extreme 4 for around $290 if not, i would make this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1098.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 23:50 EDT-0400)

$100 over. if you can't get that extra $100, take out the SSD or lower the GPU to a 660 ti


Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and switched out something's and put this together

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RPt1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RPt1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RPt1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
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 ($133.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1085.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-20 01:24 EDT-0400)

How does it look? Still open to any changes that would be best.
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April 19, 2013 10:30:56 PM

A very solid build. I like it.
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April 19, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Looks good, would personally grab the Sandisk ultra instead because it uses MLC nand which is better than the TLC(TLC dies faster but you can use it for a good amount of time still)
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April 19, 2013 10:40:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($275.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $959.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-20 01:38 EDT-0400)
-cheaper motherboard, but just as good
-Cheaper psu, plenty of watts for upgrades, semi-modular as well
-The 7950 will provide great bang/buck. It's a really good, and cheap, 7950 that can compete wit the gtx670.
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April 19, 2013 10:54:10 PM

realchaos said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($275.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $959.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-20 01:38 EDT-0400)
-cheaper motherboard, but just as good
-Cheaper psu, plenty of watts for upgrades, semi-modular as well
-The 7950 will provide great bang/buck. It's a really good, and cheap, 7950 that can compete wit the gtx670.


If I choose to stick with the 670 will that PSU be enough?
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April 19, 2013 11:03:34 PM

CX series is "OK" for now. It is one of the brands i trust but the PSU itself, i don't really like at all. I usually have them for lower end budget builds with the 400-500W being around $30 but i suggest getting a better PSU if you want to SLI the 670
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April 20, 2013 7:34:11 AM

Actually, if you're planning to just run a single gtx670 (and don't plan to SLI) grab the 500w version instead. It'll be cheaper and still have headroom for overclocking since nvidia cards don't take up as much watts as amd cards.
CX isn't a great psu, I know. I never recommended them before, but then the xfx psu was raising in price while the cx stayed cheap. Even though the quality isn't that great, you can't ask for much from the price.
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April 20, 2013 8:06:59 AM

$20 cheaper than the 670 build but about 10% faster.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.30 @ Newegg)
Total: $1057.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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April 20, 2013 3:00:31 PM

Can someone suggest RAM in the same price range just as good or even better seems the RAM is out of stock.
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