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Trying to build a gaming pc under $1000

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June 27, 2012 12:18:13 PM

Im trying to build a gaming pc and i have read many reviews about seagate and WD begin wierd.
can someone help me?
my plan:
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

is this an okay build? or should i change my list?

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June 27, 2012 12:19:12 PM

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
June 27, 2012 1:41:09 PM

Its a good build...
Which GPU r u planning on??
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June 27, 2012 1:56:00 PM

Yea, I mean looks good to me, will run anything you want effectively. What GPU are you going to be getting? Make sure thats where your putting the bulk of the budget into CPU+GPU.
June 28, 2012 3:00:04 AM

planning on getting a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5
June 28, 2012 4:09:11 AM

560 Ti is nice, ive had one for a few months now, ive had no problems. I run BF3 on all high settings with no issues... i just want something more powerful

I r regret not getting the GTX 480 as it performs better and was cheaper
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June 28, 2012 5:10:23 AM

nekulturny said:
Why not get a 7850? They're better than the 560 TI and not much more expensive.

$224 after Mail in rebate

7850s also have massive overclocking potential, its not unheard of for them to be OC'd as much as 40 percent.

^ + 1 much better GPU for the money @ 1920X1080 1200
June 28, 2012 5:50:36 AM

guess ill be tweaking my list a little XD
thx for the advices guys
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June 28, 2012 6:20:11 AM

This build is 991.92 ( under your 1 K ) IMO it will be a grate gaming rig








This is a single GPU setup ( can OC the CPU ) only 750 GB HDD !!! You can add 20 bucks to the build and get a 1TB

Or if its pushing your to tight get this build and replace the GTX 670 for the 7850 and save 150 bucks and add your 1 TB HDD

Hope this helps GL with your build M8
June 28, 2012 1:00:11 PM

how much wattage does 670 take? im surprised to see only a 550W psu, i knew they were good on power but cot dam
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June 28, 2012 3:20:34 PM

myothernamewasbanned said:
how much wattage does 670 take? im surprised to see only a 550W psu, i knew they were good on power but cot dam

Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.