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$1,000 PC New Build

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October 11, 2012 2:08:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Tomorrow or Sometime early this week.

Budget Range: $1,000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Videos, and surfing the internet.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, GPU, Case, PSU, HDD, Ram, Optical Drive.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Milford, MI, United States of America

Parts Preferences: Would like to run an intel cpu.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: I would like to get 1900x1080 or 1900x1200

Additional Comments: I'm mostly going to be playing games like Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, and Skyrim.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm upgrading because my mobo on my last pc died.

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October 11, 2012 2:35:18 AM

did you buy those parts already? or are you just planning on including them? Im not quite sure what your looking for here...

This is a list of parts that's i've gathered together. That i'm looking at buying, i just need to make sure that they'll work together. I'll also take any suggestions or advice to improve the build.
October 11, 2012 2:48:49 AM

I would definitely overclock in the future. I would like a gaming pc cabable of playing games such as GW2 and Diablo 3 on max settings without any lag issues. Of course i'm trying to spend under $1,100 if at all possible.
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October 11, 2012 2:59:39 AM

cool thanks. this was really helpful. Most likely when I go to Microcenter tomorrow. I'll have someone there help me put a good list together too, just in case.
October 11, 2012 6:43:43 AM

550w is barely enough for one 7950 let alone two id definitely get a higher wattage cpu maybe 700w like verdenshersker said
October 11, 2012 9:34:55 AM

jrgong's build looks awesome, however i am also going to suggest a better PSU
October 11, 2012 10:33:32 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

These items are a better choice. Now just decide on a GPU and OS. Remember that buying CPU and mobo from Microcenter has a very nice discount! $190 for 3570k and $50 off any mobo!

Too bad you have to pay for an OS or a GTX 670 or HD7970 would fit your budget more easily.