First Build - $1000 gaming pc

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  1. I would get this case instead

    LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Along with this high quality PSU from Corsair

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    And this motherboard (around same specs with your Gigabyte choice, but I prefer it for it's higher quality components)

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    A Mushkin Silverline Kit because everyone loves black and silver skin :sol:

    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

    Intel SSD for caching

    Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CT040G3B5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    A better and more reliable HDD

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    6870 offers better temperatures and perfomance for the same price

    XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    And a serious heatsink for O/C

    Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
  2. He just said he already purchased part!!! Read the whole post man.
  3. My suggestions would be,

    -cable management=good airflow
    -download drivers from the websites not from the installation disks they give you
    -take your time :)
  4. Should of asked for advice first, then purchased..imo
  5. Xfactor56 said:

    Iv'e always wondered why some peeps post their build on here "after they have purchased said parts".

    That build isn't a good build from a gaming stand point for the fact you should have ditched that SSD and stepped up to a 560ti along with a 750w psu, and CM 212+ h/s. You could have picked up that SSD later on down the road and for cheaper. Now what you have is a build that boots up really fast so that you can get into the game that much quicker and get lower FPS. It's like getting to the battle front first with a semi auto when most peeps are using fully automatic weapons. In other words you shorted yourself in the area it's going to hurt you most...the gpu.
  6. i know right. Its kinda a redundant asking for suggestions but already purchased parts. I for one always try to see others opinions and comments before making a decision on what components to buy.
  7. you all got the guy disappointed before he could even use his rig
  8. @Why_me
    actually i'd take semi-auto before full, cause when u start shooting that thing on auto 90% of ur bulltets will go anywhere but targets (i.e. zombies), semi is more precise

    But I agree with whole buying and then asking what's up
  9. I completely agree that I should have pitched the idea before the purchase. I was familiar with the reviews and articles on tom's, and I had read some posts about specific parts of computers on the forums, but I didn't realize they had a new build forum until after I purchased.
    Parts are returnable, so I can still take advantage of advice from well educated contributors :)
  10. just swap the GPU for a 560ti and the PSU to Antec High Current Game 750W
    Case : Cooler Master Haf 912 advanced
  11. What brand do you suggest for 560 ti? Looks like Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS may be the best options?

    Also, I was interested in the HAF 912, but I wanted an eSATA connection on the front of the case for an external hard drive. The Challenger seemed well reviewed...
  12. the HAF 912 does have an Esata port on the front and USB3 as well, MSI twin frozer 2 seems to be good, or you can get the overclocked version from any brand.... they all seem to be good
  13. My first choice for a PSU would be a Corsair, but I can get the Antec I listed at no cost to me. It seemed to be a decent PSU, but if you suggest that it isn't, I would rather not ruin my computer with a substandard psu.
    Another question is Mich suggests an HX650, but why_me and ily both suggest a 750W. Does this build need a 750W?
  14. i'll speak for myself... i recommend a 750W PSU for your future needs, a 650W or Even good 600W will handle your system but if you want to be on a safe side just grab the 750W in case you hook up more fans, more PCI cards, got a second card for SLi or CF / upgraded the GPU after a year or 2...........
    and another thing... get the HX 650 instead of that Antec, Antec is superb only in some special categories .....
  15. Great, thanks for the input.
  16. If I was going to do a build today for under a $1,000 that included Windows 7 it would look something like this down below. Come xmas time I would pick up a few more fans and a 120/128GB SATA 3 SSD all for under $200. $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) $124.99 $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKA32, ends 9/15
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $147.98 FREE SHIPPING 10% off w/ promo code EMCKAKA24, ends 9/15
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B $304.98 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code EMCKAJG23,ends 9/14
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $29.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $71.48
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $244.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total: $984.40 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes
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