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Best computer around 800-1000 dollars

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October 20, 2012 5:14:05 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: unknown

Budget Range:1000 dollars at max including tax (7%)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video converting, rendering, web browsing, schoolwork



Parts to Upgrade: everything except for a dvd drive

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: i feel comfortable with newegg but if i can grab a better deal at a different site i will take it

Location: new jersey

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 but i do have a 1080 p 26 inch tv that i will probably be using with this new build as it is not being used at this moment

Additional Comments: i want it to run very low in temperature as my room gets very hot in the summer so it is hard to cool a pc in that temperature

And Most Importantly: well right now i am running a core 2 duo at 2.13 ghz i have 533 mhz ram and a radeon hd6450, you do the math

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kSB6 these are the parts that i am currently looking at, is there anything i can do to make this rig better for about the same price?
October 21, 2012 9:53:24 AM

Also, I suggest you drop the Ripjaws and get the Ares/Sniper instead.
The Ripjaws' tall heat spreaders will give you a hard time installing the CPU cooler.

I also suggest spending a few more cash to get a 7870. The performance difference is quite relative.

In any case, your build is quite great. Good job!
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October 21, 2012 10:08:15 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $911.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

As usual: case is personal choice; change it if you want.

Get mobo from Newegg and they give you 8GB free RAM.
October 21, 2012 3:39:40 PM



i am going to stick with the antec three hundred two case, and the ssd was alreayd in mind for a later upgrade
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