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October 30, 2012 12:36:18 AM

So folks, I'm here to get a sign off on the components for a budget build that will cost me $1000 or less and will still be able to give me considerable power whilst gaming and streaming. Without further ado, here is what I have listed for my computer parts.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel
GPU: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII
CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600
ODD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

Let me know what you think, if anything works well, something that I might not have considered, something that might not work, bottlenecks, etc. Current build pricing is at $965.

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October 30, 2012 12:45:29 AM

The GTX570 is very outdated by my standards due to the VRAM. Most games in the future will start to utilise more and more VRAM so I find 2GB to be the bare minimum. With that said, here's a parts list I made for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($312.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You could swap out the case for the HAF 912 if you wished, however, I would want at least a Radeon HD7950 for a beefy gaming rig today.
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October 30, 2012 12:55:59 AM

wabbit_season said:
So folks, I'm here to get a sign off on the components for a budget build that will cost me $1000 or less and will still be able to give me considerable power whilst gaming and streaming. Without further ado, here is what I have listed for my computer parts.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel
GPU: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII
CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600
ODD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

Let me know what you think, if anything works well, something that I might not have considered, something that might not work, bottlenecks, etc. Current build pricing is at $965.

It looks fine to me you might want to get a 7950 or 670 other then that it's fine ;) 
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October 30, 2012 4:29:30 AM

mocchan said:
The GTX570 is very outdated by my standards due to the VRAM. Most games in the future will start to utilise more and more VRAM so I find 2GB to be the bare minimum. With that said, here's a parts list I made for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($312.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You could swap out the case for the HAF 912 if you wished, however, I would want at least a Radeon HD7950 for a beefy gaming rig today.

This is a good build, +1.
Though I would get a Vengeance series or G.skill RAM.
I also don't see a power supply. Might wanna go for 750w for open option of Crossfire in the future.
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October 30, 2012 5:29:16 AM

excella1221 said:
This is a good build, +1.
Though I would get a Vengeance series or G.skill RAM.
I also don't see a power supply. Might wanna go for 750w for open option of Crossfire in the future.

:lol:  I don't know why PCPartPicker didn't enter the PSU I selected...I'll have to edit that list later. (Had the XFX Core 750w chosen).
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October 30, 2012 6:24:58 AM

Good power supply.
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