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$1000 Movie/Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: June 24 (my birthday!)

Budget Range: 750-1000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing Internet, Downloading/Streaming Movies, Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and I have one internal disk hard drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: prefer Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe - haven't tried it since my roommate fried my comp overclocking it in college

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: My current computer (which is about 5 years old) freezes up with multiple websites open especially when streaming (like Netflix). Also, I cannot play any more 1st person shooters like I would like to. I am restricted to the original Starcraft!!!

You can find my public wishlist on Newegg at the following link:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=21447747

I am concerned that I might be going overboard on perhaps the CPU, GPU, and PSU but I am so tired of a slow unresponsive computer that cannot play high def movies or graphic intensive games! Do you think I am overcompensating???
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  1. jbrisle said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: June 24 (my birthday!)

    Budget Range: 750-1000 After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing Internet, Downloading/Streaming Movies, Gaming

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and I have one internal disk hard drive

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: prefer Intel CPU

    Overclocking: Maybe - haven't tried it since my roommate fried my comp overclocking it in college

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: My current computer (which is about 5 years old) freezes up with multiple websites open especially when streaming (like Netflix). Also, I cannot play any more 1st person shooters like I would like to. I am restricted to the original Starcraft!!!

    You can find my public wishlist on Newegg at the following link:
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=21447747

    I am concerned that I might be going overboard on perhaps the CPU, GPU, and PSU but I am so tired of a slow unresponsive computer that cannot play high def movies or graphic intensive games! Do you think I am overcompensating???


    Sorry, this is my first post so I'm not sure if the wish list link is working, please see the detailed components below:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core ($239.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($109.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355

    GPU: PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ($249.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131464

    PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($149.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    SSD: ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM ($109.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211588

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($46.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($59.99 on Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
  2. Best answer
    BIOSTAR has gotten a lot better in its quality, so everything looks good!
  3. azeem40 said:
    BIOSTAR has gotten a lot better in its quality, so everything looks good!


    Thanks Azeem! I haven't built a computer since 2003 and even then I had A LOT of help so I'm not great at identifying the best parts for a good value. I was looking at the ASRock Extreme4. Do you think it is worth it to spend the extra $ on that?
  4. It's worth it but BIOSTAR is decent if you decide to go asrock here a good deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910431 $364.98 save: $10.00

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K you need a aftermarket cooler for overclocking so get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  5. The only thing different is that the ASRock MOBO has more SATA ports.
  6. ASRock was formerly known as Pegatron an independent company. Pegatron was bought by Asus. ASRock still operates independently under Asus. So even though everyone thinks of them as Asus budget boards or lower end, they really are not. They do have a more careful quality assurance than BIOSTAR.But,as azeem40 said only thing different is that the ASRock MOBO has more SATA ports.Also.the ASROCK is better at overclocking imo but your cpu matters much more when it comes to overclocking and none are the same
  7. Actually, both OC the same.
  8. Best answer selected by jbrisle.
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