$1,000 Gaming PC Need Advice on Part Compatibility and Performance

I am a first time builder.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Fall 2012 Semester

Budget Range: $1,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video and Photo Editing, Everyday Computing

Parts Not Required: I have all versions of Windows 7 available to me

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Affordable and Reliable

Overclocking: Yes, if need be

SLI or Crossfire: I can only afford 1 GPU at the moment but I picked parts that will allow me to add another in the future if need be

Monitor Resolution:1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I want to be able to play Battlefield 3 on High/Ultra settings. Also I'd like this computer to not be too loud.

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  1. For BF3, that GPU is better than the 7850, so good choice!
    much quieter than the single fan solutions

    you will need a hard drive
  3. Is there any performance difference between my GPU with one fan and the fan you suggested? My case includes a few fans and I have included one after market fan for the CPU.

    Thanks for the heads-up about the hard drive. What do you think of this one: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive?

    HDD Link:
  4. Thank you for validating my GPU choice! I looked through a lot of reviews to find it.
  5. Best answer
    I am just pumping out recommendations for this hard drive today.
    Double the capacity, quadruple the cache size, same cost. Get this one.
  6. Thank you so much! I would never have found your 1TB HDD if you had not informed me. These kinds of tips are exactly what I was looking for when I registered for a Tomshardware account.
  7. I would also like to know if my power supply is sufficient with the components I have listed. The power supply I chose is 600W. Is that enough/too much for overclocking and supporting all the things I will plug into the computer?
  8. Your psu is fine

    The GTX 570 is a GTX 570 but the cooler is different . The 3 fan gigabyte cooler is a LOT quieter and just plain better at cooling too
  9. Best answer selected by patthecollegestudent.
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