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1000 gaming budget please help

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July 16, 2012 5:16:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ceP8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ceP8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ceP8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.04 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($144.98 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1039.64
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

My budget is 1000 dollars for computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. How did I do with choosing the best parts. I want to be able to play games like BF3, skyrim, wow, and diablo 3 on ultra settings. Will the 7850 be enough for me?

The computer itself is 825. The monitor/keyboard/mouse pushes the final price to 1000 dollars. I am willing to change anything on my list. Please provide any suggestions/improvements to lower cost/ improve my system. Also be sure to check if all my parts are compatible and that I have covered all the things I need to build a gaming rig. Thank you.

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July 16, 2012 5:37:48 AM

Looks good except for the power supply - go for a Corsair TX 650 for the same price range. You should also consider going with the Z77 and i5-3570K instead to use PCI Gen 3. Otherwise everything else looks good.
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July 16, 2012 6:39:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfzy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfzy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfzy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1048.60
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Here is my updated list of components. I decided to get the 21.5 asus monitor because its thinner and its still big. Please comment on the motherboard that I have chosen as I am not entirely sure if its the right one. Also please provide any suggestions to lower the cost of my build. For instance, is there a better keyboard/mouse at a lower cost than the ones I have chosen?
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July 16, 2012 7:08:21 AM

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July 16, 2012 8:42:54 AM

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July 16, 2012 9:48:02 AM

still need help
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July 16, 2012 3:47:22 PM

bskim said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfzy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfzy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfzy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($71.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1048.60
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Here is my updated list of components. I decided to get the 21.5 asus monitor because its thinner and its still big. Please comment on the motherboard that I have chosen as I am not entirely sure if its the right one. Also please provide any suggestions to lower the cost of my build. For instance, is there a better keyboard/mouse at a lower cost than the ones I have chosen?


That all looks pretty good to me! I can't think of a cheaper keyboard / mouse combo without sacrificing quality.
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