$1100 Build (HELP)

Hey guys, I have a spending limit of $1100

Any suggestions for my gaming computer? Or a partpicker

Only preffered parts
i5 3570k
Corsair 400r
Radeon 7870 or 7950 or 7970 Which ever gets me to my limit (Or less)

Thanks
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  1. Do you need an OS or monitor?
  2. Here's a build similar to mine just swaped out my graphics card for a 7950

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m5lK
    revised it I put the case you want. It's slightly over but if you drop the ssd or OS you can get it under budget. :D
  3. Actually if you aren't planning to overclock the cpu you can also drop the heatsink
  4. Well assuming you don't need an OS or monitor, here's a slight variation of a build I just put together for another thread with your part preferences in mind:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1049.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  5. ckholt83 said:
    Well assuming you don't need an OS or monitor, here's a slight variation of a build I just put together for another thread with your part preferences in mind:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($413.78 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1049.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    I'm debating on a monitor, I have a really old one which I have no clue what the resolution is, and I was on bestbuy and found a 20" monitor with 1600x900 for $100. Not sure if that's good or not? I'll only be playing games such as minecraft, WoW, DayZ (Arma 2) etc
  6. I'd say to keep your current monitor for the time being if it's at least usable and focus on getting good internals for now, and then plan on getting a nicer unit sometime down the road. A 20" at 1600x900 isn't exactly a killer deal.
  7. ckholt83 said:
    I'd say to keep your current monitor for the time being if it's at least usable and focus on getting good internals for now, and then plan on getting a nicer unit sometime down the road. A 20" at 1600x900 isn't exactly a killer deal.


    I was also at walmart and saw a 21" at I think it was 1920x1080, for $129. Good deal?
  8. Not especially.

    You can get an Acer or HP 23" for about the same amount:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umvg6aab01

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hp-monitor-a6b85a8aba
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