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Building new ~$1000 AIO PC.

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Anonymous
April 24, 2012 6:12:21 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ~1 Month, Whenever Ivy Bridge is for sale,

Budget Range: $1000 Before Rebates/Combos

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Everything, Gaming, Some Programming,

Parts Not Required: Got Windows 7, Asus 27 Inch Monitor (Going to buy), Logitech G700 and Razer Blackwidow Mechanical Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Corsair <3, Asrock/Asus <3

Overclocking: Not at the beginning of the build

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: I want a Small case mostly, Don't wanna make a huge tower, Small Midtowers, Powerful that can handle almost everything thrown at it.

What My Current Idea is:

$90 - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$80 - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$250 - PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$150 - Corsair HX750
$90 - Corsair XMS3 16GB DDR3 1333 RAM, [Gonna be running VM]
$109 - ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [I'm open for suggestions Ranging from $100-$120]
$~220 - New Ivy Bridge I5-3570k [When released]

Total: $999.93

Rebates: $50

Combos (If i do, I guess i'll save ~$50): $50

Total After: $900

How does it sound for an all in one able to run everything and be a small size but powerful?

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Anonymous
April 24, 2012 6:49:03 PM

Edit: Benched the 6950 and 7850, Going to get the 7850. Getting the 6950 looks stupid, my bad ^^
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April 24, 2012 7:30:38 PM

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Edit: Benched the 6950 and 7850, Going to get the 7850. Getting the 6950 looks stupid, my bad ^^


Not necessarily stupid - the 6950 is still a perfectly capable GPU and it produces some good numbers but the 7850 is far newer and based on newer technology than the 6950 is.

I'd cut down on some of the Corsair products - don't get me wrong - they make some amazing stuff like cases, Vengeance RAM, air CPU coolers, and PSUs, but then they make some stuff that just isn't good and has really questionable reliability like SSDs, XMS RAM, liquid coolers, and peripherals.

For <=$1K here's what I would suggest:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Seasonic M12 II 620W - $89.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 - $169.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
HD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $109.99
RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz - $46.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Power Color Radeon HD 7850 - $259.99

Total: $1,038.93

A little bit over budget but you don't compromise on anything - having a 60GB SSD (especially Sandforce crap) won't get you very far as a full Windows install takes 16GB and games can take anywhere from 8GB to 25GB and you're not left with much room for anything else.
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April 25, 2012 1:14:39 PM

g-unit1111 said:
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Edit: Benched the 6950 and 7850, Going to get the 7850. Getting the 6950 looks stupid, my bad ^^


Not necessarily stupid - the 6950 is still a perfectly capable GPU and it produces some good numbers but the 7850 is far newer and based on newer technology than the 6950 is.

I'd cut down on some of the Corsair products - don't get me wrong - they make some amazing stuff like cases, Vengeance RAM, air CPU coolers, and PSUs, but then they make some stuff that just isn't good and has really questionable reliability like SSDs, XMS RAM, liquid coolers, and peripherals.

For <=$1K here's what I would suggest:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Seasonic M12 II 620W - $89.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 - $169.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
HD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $109.99
RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz - $46.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Power Color Radeon HD 7850 - $259.99

Total: $1,038.93

A little bit over budget but you don't compromise on anything - having a 60GB SSD (especially Sandforce crap) won't get you very far as a full Windows install takes 16GB and games can take anywhere from 8GB to 25GB and you're not left with much room for anything else.


I Think i'm going to keep my 300R, As for RAM, I'll probably downgrade to 8GB RAM, And thx for input =)
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April 25, 2012 5:09:38 PM

Anonymous said:
I Think i'm going to keep my 300R, As for RAM, I'll probably downgrade to 8GB RAM, And thx for input =)


The 400R has more drive bays and front USB 3.0 if that makes a difference - worth the cost difference if you ask me.
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