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$1000 Gaming Pc build, need help please

I am building a new gaming pc from scratch and i would like help and input on how to build it.


Budget Range: Around $ 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, then web surfing and movies

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.tigerdirect.ca ( outlet Near where i live )

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel Core

Overclocking: if it could, that would be nice

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: dont have a monitor for it yet

Additional Comments: I have tried to put together a Pc build to the best of my knowledge
here is a list of the parts ive put together

i would like your advise, to see if parts wont go together, or if there is a better build i could use, all help would be appreciated


ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68 Express, 2200MHz-DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] =A455-3505


Intel Core i5-3570K BX806237i53570K Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3.40GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] =I69-3570K


EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0(x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] =E145-0550


Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] u=C13-5720


Apevia X-Cruiser2 Metal Mid-Tower Case - Black, Side Window, No PSU
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] =A107-1130


Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] ULT-LSP750


Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive - 24x, SATA, Black, OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] 1030%20OEM


OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] =O261-6380


Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] SD-1000AS7
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  1. Best answer
    1.) What kind of gaming will you be doing?
    2.) For gaming, the 550Ti is weak. A 6850 or 6870 will be much better.
    3.) With an IB CPU, I recommend the Z77 motherboards.
    4.) The PSU is mediocre. Never skimp on the PSU. Get one from Corsair, Seasonic, etc. Last thing you want is for your $1K computer to go up in smoke.
    5.) All your links are broken.
    6.) Don't get an Apevia case. Get a better one.
  2. Well since you are going with ivy bridge I would go with a z77 motherboard because updating a motherboard is a pain in the ass, also if you are going to be gaming you need to have a better graphics card and for the last thing is that 750w is way too much and you need a better brand of power supply also. Here are a couple of my suggested changes.

    motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    graphics card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121623

    power supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    Also, since you might want to crossfire in the future that power supply should be perfect for crossfire 7850's.
  3. I play most every game, from indie to FPS's and rpg's, but i guess i mostly play RPGs

    also thanks for the advice on what not works, any advice for replaced parts is appreciated
  4. Oh yes and get a better case that one is crappy and not for the looks just for airflow and everything
  5. Yes, don't skimp on the case. You get bad airflow, sharp corners, faulty front panel USB ports, etc.
  6. what would be a good case to buy?
  7. here is a good case in your budget that is also great for airflow.

    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  8. What features do you want? USB 3.0, lots of bays, fans, etc. Also, what's your budget on the case?
  9. I am still new to this, so im not sure, and i only have around 100$ budget
  10. which case is the best out of the two suggested above
  11. With all of the changes we suggested you should have a pretty fast gaming computer, you should be able to play all the games you want on max settings. Are all of the components in your budget? or do you need us to bring down the price a little bit?
  12. Quote:
    Overclocking: if it could, that would be nice


    pssst you need a cpu cooler. you do have plenty of good help already . . .
  13. A Cooler Master HYper 212+ will do the job.
  14. With your guys help, i have put together this new build


    MotherBoard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550

    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    Case
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Video Card
    ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    PSU
    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    SSD
    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    DVD
    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Hard Drive
    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


    does it look good, anything to change and do i need any thing else?
  15. $1023.91 is the end price, free shipping
  16. Great build! Enjoy it.
  17. Thank you very much everyone who helped!
  18. Chose a best answer. Who helped you the most?
  19. do you think i will need a cooling unit for this?
  20. Will you overclock? It can definitely overclock. However, you do need a CPU cooler. A CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is $30(Canadian), but overclocking isn't a neccesity.


    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641&CatId=798
  21. Best answer selected by BadAssTurtle.
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