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1k budget gaming build.

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July 17, 2012 2:11:53 AM

Building me a new pc to game with. Mostly D3 and LoL right now but want to future proof it.
I have 1k to build with maybe a tad more.
What parts do you guys suggest. I have people telling me i7 with a 570, but some say get an i5 and a 670.

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July 17, 2012 2:15:12 AM

Depends whether you need an OS and/or monitor
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July 17, 2012 2:15:21 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon as possible

Budget Range: $1000-1100 w/ shipping (before OS)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No, have a LG Q to use for a bit



Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - salt lake city, utah

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Neither but sli if i had to

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080\

I dont need anything but the tower. I have an ips and all other required items.
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July 17, 2012 2:33:23 AM

Personally I would get something like this. Not all the parts are from newegg but the prices should be similar. I did also put the potential for overclocking there just because it's a nice option if you ever want to change your mind, but if you don't want to OC and would like to save the cash for another part or something then you can drop the K version of the cpu, get an H77 mobo, drop the PSU down to 500W, and get rid of the aftermarket cooler, but that's if you don't want to OC in the future :p 


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ckaC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ckaC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ckaC/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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.99 @ B&H)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $946.77(after rebates, about 1000$ before)

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July 17, 2012 3:08:10 AM

I love that build! Just one thing, I haven't really liked radeon cards since i last tried one in 2004. It was just garbage compared to an equally priced nvidia. Have they made huge improvements? IS that card mentioned better than a 570gtx?
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July 17, 2012 3:15:39 AM

I also used to love Nvidia cards, but the ATI 7800 series in particular are simply amazing. The 7870 trumps the 570 in almost all cases and even gives the 580 a run for it's money. It also uses less power and is slightly cooler. You can check out full review from Tom's Hardware right here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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