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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.

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


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January 14, 2012 8:47:36 PM

i5 2500K + Patriot 8GB DDR3 1600 $241
Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $122
Antec 650w $75
Diamond 7970 3GB $550
Nova 2 60GB $85 ($10 MIR)
Corsair 400R + Seagate 500GB $165 ($10 MIR)
Asus DVD Drive $19
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $27
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
It's so much better but I did have to cut back on other things, but overall I think this build would be better.
January 14, 2012 9:24:13 PM

I'll look that over. thanks for taking the time to help
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