Best PC system under 1K

hey guys, I'm looking into a 1 grand build... here are the specs:
PSU: 650 watt thermaltake extreme
case: Antec VSK (i think it's VSK) - 2000
CPU: AMD A10 APU (I think it's a 5800K or something like that)
GPU: sapphire 3GB 7950 OC (only 300 bucks!)
CPU cooler: Noctua Air cooling.
LG optical drive (DVD)
ASRock FM2 motherboard (can't get the exact number for it, the site's blocked at my school :fou: ) but I think it's a fm2a75 pro4.
description: 4 DDR3 slots, and supports dual crossfire, and 7.1 ch sound so it's semi-future-proof, and it's only 85 bucks, so yeah.
8 GB kingston hyperx 1866 DDR3 ram: 50 bucks
120GB Kingston hyperx SSD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
so guys, is this a good build? it's mainly for gaming and the occasional video editing, maybe twice a month or so, so a 10 second difference in rendering won't kill me :D
thanks guys!
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  1. You haven't actually provided much usable information, but here's a better build making some general assumptions:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.22 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $999.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 20:41 EST-0500)

    8GB of RAM comes free with the motherboard.
  2. There is no logic in getting an APU with a dedicated video card.
    An APU is designed for more budget oriented systems, for it contains a CPU and GPU on the same die.
  3. ckholt83 said:
    You haven't actually provided much usable information, but here's a better build making some general assumptions:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.22 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $999.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 20:41 EST-0500)

    8GB of RAM comes free with the motherboard.


    this a nice build. I recommend it :)
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