Hi Everyone, have been doing some research for my first build and wanted yall's thoughts.
approximate Purchase Date: Next two weeks.
Budget Range: 800-1000 would like to come in on the low side than high but can do the high side if need be.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing, School Research
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, or anything reliable.
Country: United States
Overclocking: Future Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
This Is what i have come up with so far.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $207.97
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $99.99
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $119.00
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99
GPU: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $235.98
PSU: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $39.98
Optcial Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) 84.98
Total: 966.85 http://pcpartpicker.com/user/john0156/saved/2Nnm
So the Asus card is out of stock except for 360 on amazon, so was wondering if the gigabyte or sapphire vapr r9 280x cards are comparable to the Asus or should i look somewhere else. or the msi twin frozr.