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$1000 Gaming Build

Hello,

I wanted to make a gaming PC. I see people with these awesome builds so I decided to make one myself.


Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $1000 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Can I use the Windows 8 beta?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com and newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900. Will be upgrading to a new monitor soon.

Additional Comments: I have been using Adobe Premier, is Sony Vegas better?
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  1. Went a little over but this will be a good build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1051.77
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:14 EDT-0400)
  2. id get a 7870 instead. the performance difference between a 7950 is not worth 80- 90 dollars

    here you go
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gtkj
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1030.20
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:35 EDT-0400)

    You get a 3770K here, and a video card that can definitely overclock to 7950 speeds. We can upgrade you to 16GB of RAM for your video editing for about 1055$ I think.
  4. bctande1 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1030.20
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:35 EDT-0400)

    You get a 3770K here, and a video card that can definitely overclock to 7950 speeds. We can upgrade you to 16GB of RAM for your video editing for about 1055$ I think.


    get him dual channel memory. running one stick kinda looks stupid in this system and single channel can be slow
  5. Best answer
    TheBigTroll said:
    get him dual channel memory. running one stick kinda looks stupid in this system and single channel can be slow


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1053.20
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:41 EDT-0400)

    Here, you can get 16GB of RAM, a smaller Non-Crossfire PSU, but still efficient and a 3770k. I'd say this is the perfect workstation/gaming build.
  6. How much more can a 7870 be overclocked. If it can be overclocked past a 7950 I will get one.
  7. Out of the box performance is what you'd expect with a reference clocked card, but when overclocked we see performance that sits between a stock clocked HD 7950 and HD 7970 for again a really good price. -- Tweak Town
  8. bctande1 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1053.20
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:41 EDT-0400)

    Here, you can get 16GB of RAM, a smaller Non-Crossfire PSU, but still efficient and a 3770k. I'd say this is the perfect workstation/gaming build.

    you dont need 16GB Ram for gaming 8gb is what you should get
  9. Shotbyparent said:
    How much more can a 7870 be overclocked. If it can be overclocked past a 7950 I will get one.


    the 7870 is pretty close to the 7950 at stock speed. you can easily oc past a 7950 but then you can always oc a 7950 so yeah. the 7950 is still not worth 80 dollars more

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550
  10. Okay Thanks.
  11. Best answer selected by Shotbyparent.
  12. id get a fractal core 3000 case instead since it is 39.99 but its your choice. both great cases
  13. Have fun with your build !
  14. Here ya go...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($286.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($66.79 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $985.49
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 19:29 EDT-0400)

    It adheres a little closer to your budget. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
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