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November 22, 2012 1:18:37 AM

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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November 22, 2012 2:06:10 AM

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.
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November 22, 2012 2:20:53 AM

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
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November 22, 2012 2:28:06 AM

XFX550? WHY? The Antec 650w is better. 660 sucks more than the 7870.

The 7870 is even better than the 660ti.
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November 22, 2012 2:37:23 AM

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
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November 22, 2012 2:40:51 AM

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.

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November 22, 2012 2:47:48 AM

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.
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November 22, 2012 4:13:58 AM

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?
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November 22, 2012 4:15:45 AM

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)
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