$1000 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: soon

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Video Editing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any but microcenter

Parts Preferences: not sure suggestions ?

Overclocking: If it fits the budget why not :D

SLI or Crossfire: never

Additional Comments: Please also list a gaming mouse and mousepad headset and souncard thanks

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

Thanks.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($30.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2250 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Logitech G300 Wired Optical Mouse ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $879.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 23:07 EST-0500)

    This the best one for the budget. The sound card, mouse and keyboard are one of the most popular ones that don't break the bank.
  2. I changed the GPU to a GTX 660 2gb by msi and the PSU to a XFX 550W and case to a Antec 302 mouse to a g400 i did not need a keyboard or a harddrive and a optical drive
  3. XFX550? WHY? The Antec 650w is better. 660 sucks more than the 7870.

    The 7870 is even better than the 660ti.
  4. Newer motherboards do not need sound card since it has gone up dramatically. If it is for gaming i recommend Steelseries Siberia V2, or Sennheiser pc360

    other than that i would go with this

    for Keyboard either get a cheap Keyboard or go for mechanical going for Sidewinder is pretty much the same as getting a cheap one that you can get one for cheaper.

    Mouse - i like heavy mouses but i think you can go for cheaper ones instead because you dont want to skimp out some other parts and going for a cheap mouse is fine until you can get a better one
    (recommend something like Logitech G9x though)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($113.98 @ Amazon)
    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 ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2250 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $868.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 23:36 EST-0500)

    also don't mind the PSU not being modular, the Case is big enough to store it all inside

    PS: buying mobo from Newegg gets you 8GB free ram
  5. Just saying, if you have a Fry's nearby, they price match with websites like newegg..
    Why the discrete sound card?
    Are you working in Adobe CS? I believe that CS takes advantage of CUDA by NVidia in some way..
    If you aren't gonna overclock, you might as well go with a H77 or B75 Mobo and an Intel Core i5-3470 or 3450. Similar performance but cheaper.
    The GTX660 and HD7870 are actually pretty comparable. Personally, I would sacrifice some efficiency and go with the HD7870, but either one is ok.
    Also, I would recommend an SSD as a boot drive. Tangible performance upgrade there.
  6. That's where you are wrong after the updated driver, 7870 is better than the 660 and it's even beating the 660ti at some benches and it's slightly faster.
  7. lucidrainbow said:
    Just saying, if you have a Fry's nearby, they price match with websites like newegg..
    Why the discrete sound card?
    Are you working in Adobe CS? I believe that CS takes advantage of CUDA by NVidia in some way..
    If you aren't gonna overclock, you might as well go with a H77 or B75 Mobo and an Intel Core i5-3470 or 3450. Similar performance but cheaper.
    The GTX660 and HD7870 are actually pretty comparable. Personally, I would sacrifice some efficiency and go with the HD7870, but either one is ok.
    Also, I would recommend an SSD as a boot drive. Tangible performance upgrade there.


    Do i really need an ssd if so how big 60 gb?
  8. kiickz1 said:
    Do i really need an ssd if so how big 60 gb?


    60GB is not that worth it try to opt for a 128GB. 60GB is to pricey(price/gb)
  9. Here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oKuC

    nVidia because i prefer them :D and cuda can be you to my advantage in video editing.
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