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1000$ Gaming PC build, help appreciated.

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October 9, 2012 12:21:19 AM

I know the forums are filled with questions like these so I will try to keep it short...

Approximate Purchase Date: Maybe three or so weeks.

Budget Range: 900-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, the rest.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (in build)

Don't need mouse or keyboard.


Here's what I have so far:

CPU Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.55

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $114.99

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.49

Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $65.98
+ Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.79

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card $219.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.69

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $64.99

Optical Drive: HP 1270i DVD/CD Writer $29.99

Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor $162.68

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $96.99

Is this a good gaming PC?
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October 9, 2012 4:18:00 AM

I would drop the cpu cooler, switch to an i5 3330 or an i5 3570k.
I would get this motherboard to have the option of sli/cfx in the future.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would get this 7850 instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or I would get the 660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want to sli in the future it might be smart to get a 650w psu, but the 600 would work.
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