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Gaming pc for around 1000-1200 with and 7970 graphics card.

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April 21, 2013 4:22:33 PM

Id like to build a pc for around 1000-1200 dollars that perform nicely in all games. i would like to have the amd 7970 that way it will be a little while before i would need to upgrade and i would be able to play all games. the 1000-1200 is just the rig itself. the 1000-1200 does not include the monitor and keyboard and mouse. i will be doing a ton of yard work all summer to save up for this. i am not at all rich i have to save up for all this myself so i would like for it not to go above 1200. just for the rig. but i would like for there to be the 7970. i will also need a wireless adapter for it to be connected to the internet. if you could list all the components i would need to make this pc (Including case, gpu, processor, power unit...etc) thank you so much(: It helps. im only 15 so im not super pc techy so i would appreciate someone making these list for me(:
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April 21, 2013 4:53:15 PM

Make a new thread when you are within a week or two of buying it.
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April 21, 2013 5:00:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: middle to end of summer.

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Surfing the web, maybe movies.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes but the 1200 or 1000 is not including the monitor. the 1000-1200 is just the pc.



Parts to Upgrade: Im building the whole thing.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. i would like windows 8.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Pinson Alabama. The United States of America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to be quite. I would be playing Battlefield 3, League of legends. Skyrim. minecraft. just all types of games.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Cause my desk top right now has 1 gb ram. 160 gb harddrive. a nvidia geforce 6150se... This thing has trouble running minecraft......

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.
I would like to have a amd 7970 so i can have good performance and wont need to uprage for a little while,
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April 21, 2013 5:16:57 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate SV35.5 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($402.38 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($21.76 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1163.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-21 20:16 EDT-0400)

There you go. Keep in mind you will need a better CPU cooler to OC. But I was pushing the budget a bit so that and an SSD can be bought later.
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April 21, 2013 5:32:56 PM

joshypooh257 said:
This is what someone on yahoo answers gave me. i looked at reviews and the AMD cpu works better than the i5 also. would this build be good? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Genoe/saved/1v37


That one has a way overkill powersupply. The I5 is MUCH faster than the AMD FX-4300. The graphcis card he chose has worse cooling and components and also is voltage locked. The toshiba drive is crappy and unreliable. Also added a good CPU cooler option.

Although I agree with his choice of Windows 7 instead of 8.

I saw I forgot the case. Adding the same one he chose the Corsair 200R.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ScS8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ScS8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ScS8/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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate SV35.5 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($402.38 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($21.76 @ 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 ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1243.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-21 20:32 EDT-0400)
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April 21, 2013 5:45:50 PM

Novuake's build will be $40 more because the microcenter deal is instore buy only.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($173.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($402.38 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 850W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1123.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-21 20:44 EDT-0400)

If you want to spend a little more, either go for a better case or get an SSD.

I would really like to balance out this build and get a 7950 with a 750W PSU and grab an SSD with the extra bit of money
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April 21, 2013 5:47:41 PM

That AMD is a good option too. But I still prefer an Intel based system.
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April 21, 2013 5:55:23 PM

Novuake said:
That AMD is a good option too. But I still prefer an Intel based system.


Either way is a good option. I would prefer AMD for the budget because it makes the budget around the same as a locked i5 based computer while leaving upgrades available.

Besides, you are not going to lose a whole lot of FPS in most games vs Intel base.
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April 21, 2013 5:58:03 PM

boulbox said:
Novuake said:
That AMD is a good option too. But I still prefer an Intel based system.


Either way is a good option. I would prefer AMD for the budget because it makes the budget around the same as a locked i5 based computer while leaving upgrades available.

Besides, you are not going to lose a whole lot of FPS in most games vs Intel base.


Nope, not anymore, might have an insane power bill though. hehehe
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April 21, 2013 6:01:21 PM

Novuake said:
boulbox said:
Novuake said:
That AMD is a good option too. But I still prefer an Intel based system.


Either way is a good option. I would prefer AMD for the budget because it makes the budget around the same as a locked i5 based computer while leaving upgrades available.

Besides, you are not going to lose a whole lot of FPS in most games vs Intel base.


Nope, not anymore, might have an insane power bill though. hehehe


The bill is not that high. It is $2-3 more than intel per year
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April 21, 2013 6:01:56 PM

Whats so bad about windows 8 guys? my friend has windows 8 on his gaming pc and it looks pretty cool and i liked messing around with it. whats wrong with it
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April 21, 2013 6:37:17 PM

joshypooh257 said:
Whats so bad about windows 8 guys? my friend has windows 8 on his gaming pc and it looks pretty cool and i liked messing around with it. whats wrong with it
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Win8 is a little buggy and the UI looks like crap. Easy to get around it though.
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