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My first build (around 1000 dollars)

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January 14, 2012 8:16:08 PM


So I'm relatively new to this stuff and just put together a decent gaming computer. I plan on buying it in a week and I feel like im overspending on things or maybe I just dont have the right stuff.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

can you give it a look and let me know if I can improve something on a performance/price basis?

thanks

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January 14, 2012 8:47:36 PM

i5 2500K + Patriot 8GB DDR3 1600 $241
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $122
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 650w $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Diamond 7970 3GB $550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Nova 2 60GB $85 ($10 MIR)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2-5-Inch-Solid-Drives-CSS...
Corsair 400R + Seagate 500GB $165 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asus DVD Drive $19
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-24x8x16x-48x3...
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $27
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...
Total: $1284 before rebates

Just a suggestion, I know it's above your budget and I don't include keyboard/speakers/mouse. But spending just a little more it's way more worth it. Mainly because you get that 7970.
7970 vs 570
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=518
It's so much better but I did have to cut back on other things, but overall I think this build would be better.
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January 14, 2012 9:24:13 PM

I'll look that over. thanks for taking the time to help
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January 14, 2012 10:16:44 PM

thats too expensive. I know 7970 is obviously better, but its not in my budget. I'm only using one monitor. im sure 570 will suffice
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