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November 14, 2012 8:43:31 AM

can anyone tell me what would be the hardware for a build for $1,000?

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November 14, 2012 8:44:32 AM

...the BEST hardware for a build for $1,000?
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November 14, 2012 8:49:11 AM

Well you gotta fill this form out!
Then we can make THE BEST system FOR YOU!
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

You haven't even specified the purpose of the machine. Could spec out an amazing editing rig and you'l be left disappointed at its gaming performance. Gotta give a bit of info before we can advise you on this stuff.
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November 14, 2012 8:57:39 AM

manofchalk said:
Well you gotta fill this form out!
Then we can make THE BEST system FOR YOU!
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

You haven't even specified the purpose of the machine. Could spec out an amazing editing rig and you'l be left disappointed at its gaming performance. Gotta give a bit of info before we can advise you on this stuff.


Okay sir,

heres what i have:

PSU Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W
CPU AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz
Mobo ASUS M5A99x EVO
Cooler Xigmatek Gaia
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
RAM 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Optical Drive Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal
OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Hard Drive Western Digital 500 GB

sir, still debating on AMD and if i should get the i5 ivy bridge instead of that. also the mobo and the gpu, i just dont know what to choose.

is this suffice enough, sir?
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November 14, 2012 9:01:16 AM

For gaming, much room for improvement. The GPU you have picked is fairly weak compared to its AMD equivalent and the Ivy i5's (and the newer AMD Piledriver chips) are much better alternatives to the 8150. PSU is fairly overkill as well, could easily get away with a 550W.

Fill out the form I linked to, that will best allow me to give you advice.
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November 14, 2012 9:23:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 11/15/2012 (japan time)

Budget Range: $1,000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.com, newegg.com

Country: USA, Armed Forces Pacific

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD or Intel i5 CPU & Asus mobo with a 32" LCD and mid/slim tower case

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: computer needs to be quiet. I do have the build here as mentioned from the previous message. really I just dont know what to choose. And I will purchase tomorrow.

PSU Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W
CPU AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz
Mobo ASUS M5A99x EVO
Cooler Xigmatek Gaia
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
RAM 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Optical Drive Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal
OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Hard Drive Western Digital 500 GB

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November 14, 2012 11:35:12 AM

Not giving a lot of time for us to nut this thing out are you. Its all good though.
Here's what I suggest.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k. $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz Cl9 1.5v. $38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Sapphire HD7850. $200 ($15 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Core 550W. $70 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 830 128GB. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: This is largely personal preference, so heres a couple of options. Pick the one you like the look of.

Coolermaster HAF-XM. $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is the one I would go for.

Corsair 400R. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Eleven Hundred + Two blue LED fans. $117
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I advise the two fans as the case doesn't have any front intake fans at stock, blue because it fits with the case IMO.

NZXT Phantom, Various colours. $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Total before rebates (HAF-XM Case): $1005
Total After rebates (HAF-XM Case): $980

This build should perform a lot better than the system you specced out, and allows for easy upgradability. Even Crossfire/SLI if you swap out the PSU for a stronger 750W unit. CPU and GPU can overclock and both can do so fairly well.
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November 14, 2012 1:18:21 PM

Castillo3381 said:
Okay sir,

heres what i have:

PSU Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W
CPU AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz
Mobo ASUS M5A99x EVO
Cooler Xigmatek Gaia
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
RAM 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Optical Drive Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal
OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Hard Drive Western Digital 500 GB

sir, still debating on AMD and if i should get the i5 ivy bridge instead of that. also the mobo and the gpu, i just dont know what to choose.

is this suffice enough, sir?



You say you "have" these items. Does that mean they are already in your possession?
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November 14, 2012 6:08:26 PM

no sir. it was just on paper. sorry
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November 24, 2012 12:58:54 AM

Best answer selected by Castillo3381.
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