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$1100 Build (HELP)

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October 31, 2012 11:21:06 PM

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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October 31, 2012 11:28:36 PM

Do you need an OS or monitor?
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October 31, 2012 11:30:16 PM

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 
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October 31, 2012 11:33:26 PM

Actually if you aren't planning to overclock the cpu you can also drop the heatsink
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October 31, 2012 11:33:48 PM

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.)
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October 31, 2012 11:43:43 PM

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
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October 31, 2012 11:52:50 PM

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.
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November 1, 2012 11:00:49 PM

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?
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