Budget Build $1000

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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  1. The GTX570 is very outdated by my standards due to the VRAM.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.
  2. 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 ;)
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Good power supply.
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