New $1k Build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: May 12, 2012 7:43 PM in Systems Share Crunchiie620 May 11, 2012 12:16:10 AM Hello there! I just want to see some of your opinions on my planned build as of now. This build will be mostly used for gaming, encoding, and some video processing. I also wanted to know if there could be some things that I can change to improve the overall build. So here's the build: Intel Core i5 3570k http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&... $240 CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64385&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2... $35 Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70263&vpn=GA-Z77X-UD3H&ma... $160 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1600MHZ 9-9-9-24) http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57078&vpn=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C... $55 Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69912&vpn=11200-00-20G&ma... $260 XFX 750W Pro Core Edition http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59617&vpn=P1750SNLB9&manu... $95 (Before Rebate) Zalman Z11 Plus http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69199&vpn=Z11%20Plus&manu... $70 ASUS DVD Drive http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bu... $18 WD Caviar Black 1TB http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manu... $100 Total Before Rebates: $1033 After Rebate: $1008 Thoughts? More about : build adgjlsfhk May 11, 2012 1:21:05 AM Looks great. One possible switch would be to go to a coolermaster HAF 912 case. It is an awesome case for $59. Other than that, order now. m 0 l boulbox May 11, 2012 1:43:21 AM if possible find a microcenter near you just go on their website and search for closes one near you if there is one near you/ driving distance get a i5 3570k over there. you would save quite a lot of money and with that extra money you can upgrade your 7850 to a 7870 change the ram to something with a smaller heat sink. i recommend g.skill ares/sniper series or ripjaws x m 0 l Related resources Build new PC 1k budget - Forum New Build Under 1k USD - Forum New MMO Build (FFXIV) - Prefer under $1k - Forum New PC Build $1k - Forum New 1k Gaming Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dish_moose May 11, 2012 2:15:05 AM Look for low profile ram - can be clearance issues with the cooler. http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60640&vpn=996995&manufact... -Bruce m 0 l Roxas2030 May 11, 2012 5:23:56 AM I'd also change the motherboard too, http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extreme4&... You have a processor that complies with PICe 3.0 You also have a GPU that complies with PCIe 3.0 Why not get a mobo that has PICe 3.0 spot Its cheaper and it has massive head room for upgrading. The perks this motherboard has is extraordinary I have it myself. You will not regret. Either than that your build is perfect . m 0 l Kamab May 11, 2012 5:41:50 AM I always feel like it's a shame to not put an SSD on a 1k$ + build. You could go with a i5-2500k, cheaper RAM, and hold out on a HDD as prices are supposed to drop even more over the next 6-12 months (Chances are you wouldn't need the HDD before than anyways). 120-128GB SSDs are on sale every week in the 99$-119$ range. Seems like a great build otherwise, just my opinion =D. m 0 l Crunchiie620 May 12, 2012 1:25:31 AM Roxas2030 said:I'd also change the motherboard too, http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extreme4&... You have a processor that complies with PICe 3.0 You also have a GPU that complies with PCIe 3.0 Why not get a mobo that has PICe 3.0 spot Its cheaper and it has massive head room for upgrading. The perks this motherboard has is extraordinary I have it myself. You will not regret. Either than that your build is perfect . The Z77-UD3H does have native PCIe 3.0 I don't know what your point is there. What are the advatages of the Extreme 4 over the z77-ud3h? m 0 l boulbox May 12, 2012 7:43:40 PM Crunchiie620 said:The Z77-UD3H does have native PCIe 3.0 I don't know what your point is there. What are the advatages of the Extreme 4 over the z77-ud3h? $10 cheaper and it will look better with these DIMs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... try not to go for your ram as the heatsink is pretty big only time i would go with your ram is maybe if i have a watercooling heatsink or using stock fans m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew gaming build - $1k max budget: final thoughts Forum NEW BUILD!!! Under 1k - Any help appreciated. 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