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Need Advice on Building a $1000 PC

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May 12, 2012 5:09:30 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Can wait for a month or two

Budget Range: Around $1000 after rebates but can go up to $1200 for the right reasons

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: MSI, Intel for CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: relatively quiet and efficient. I would want a system that could last me for a few years before upgrading. Should be able to handle most/all games with high resolution.



Parts I have looked at and contemplating on buying:


G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9...

Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=61065&vpn=GA-Z68A-D3H...

Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I535...

MSI Radeon HD 7870 OC Twin Frozr III 1050MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69586

MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr III 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2x MINI-DP PCI-E Video Card
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70852

I'm looking at getting either the Radeon HD 7870 or the Radeon HD 7850. I am not sure whether I would need the 7870 or if I can survive just using the 7850 and reduce the cost by $100. I also heard that the Twin Frozr was very helpful in keeping it cool/quiet. So if I plan to do a lot of gaming would it be worth it to get the 7870 or would the 7850 suffice?

Also I am unsure on compatibility. Would all those parts work together with the suggested motherboard?

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May 13, 2012 12:31:07 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/88W1
here is a good recommended list. since you do not need the OS, you can replace it with a crucial 64 or 128 gb SSD or a 7870 or even a 670gtx
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