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November 11, 2012 2:59:28 AM

Looking for someone to pick this apart, i was aiming for a gaming rig under $1000. Any suggestions are welcome, thanks
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/yvn

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November 11, 2012 4:02:42 AM

You can do so much better with 1000$

How are you doing so terrible at this with 1000$ (No offense, you are here to learn, or to just use us for our information then leave forever because you got what you wanted, EITHER WAY.)

With 1000$, Slap an Intel i5 3570k, along with a 7950, drop the PSU, you don't need 750W for that Computer, another thing is, you stuck to an NZXT Phantom, (I think they are hideous) while they may be appealing to some, its just a quick take of your money, go with anything coolermaster that is above 40$, screw the Xigmatek, get a cooler master Hyper 212 EVO or Plus, there is really no difference between the two.

Show me what you come up with when you make some of those edits.
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November 11, 2012 4:30:43 AM

Could be done better. A lot better.

CPU: Let's be honest, because truthfully, Bulldozer CPU's are next to just plain bad. For gaming, they hardly compare to an i3. If you want to stick with AMD, I'd recommend the FX-6300 as it uses a slightly better architecture than it's predecessor. But if you want better performance, I'd grab the Intel Core i5 3470 and drop the CPU cooler., or get a Intel Core i5 3570k and a COM Hyper 212 EVO

Mobo: I personally would go with with the ASRock 990FX Extreme3 because it's fully black, but the ASUS motherboard has 3 more SATA ports.

RAM: Again, just out of preference I would recommend the Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1600 Just as it looks nicer. No difference under the hood.

SSD: It would be better that you get the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB As it is newer, faster, and reliable.

VGA PowerColor isn't a bad brand, but it isn't very reputable and it doesn't have the best cooling solution. Since your budget is $1000, I would advise you pick up the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition As Sapphire is a great brand and looks sexy :kaola:  But any good brand (Asus, Sapphire, EVGA, MSI, XFX, Gigabyte) and good brands also.

PSU Good brand, WAAAY to much watts. 500w will do you fine. CORSAIR Builder Series CX500
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November 11, 2012 4:36:13 AM

Pure gaming goodness? And you want a single card? I'm just going to jump on the "You could do so much better" bandwagon, and say that you could do so much better. So I can sit at the cool table too.

If you're going to overclock, I'd recommend this build.

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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1057.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 01:34 EST-0500)

If not, I'd recommend this build, which includes a SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1074.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 01:37 EST-0500)
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November 11, 2012 5:08:31 AM

bloodmage7 said:
For your 1000$ budget, head over to the following link:-
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overcloc...

It has all the things you want. It is and couple of months old post but still is helpful. You may see slightly lower prices now.

Happy Gaming! :) 


The GTX 670 listed in that guide is the rough equivalent of a Radeon 7870. I'm pretty sure 2 7950's in crossfire will outperform a GTX 670...
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