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Hello,
This is my soon to be build, what would you change? On a $1000 budget.
CPU- intel i5-3570k
CPU Cooler- Coolermaster 212 EVO
Mobo- asrock z77 extreme4 or the Asus Maximus V gene
Memory- Corsair Vengeance 8gb
GPU- EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2gb OC
PSU- Corsair CX-600 watt
HDD- Seagate Barracuda 2tb
SSD- Sundisk Extreme SSD
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  1. It's for gaming by the way
  2. I would suggest a larger power supply in case you wish to expand or overclock your build
  3. Looks pretty good. I agree with @Dapake on the PSU.

    Also, have you selected a case? Seems to be missing from the list. (kind of an important component)
  4. No I haven't, what case would you recommend under $100
  5. Best answer
    Mapsx15 said:
    Hello,
    This is my soon to be build, what would you change? On a $1000 budget.
    CPU- intel i5-3570k
    CPU Cooler- Coolermaster 212 EVO
    Mobo- asrock z77 extreme4 or the Asus Maximus V gene
    Memory- Corsair Vengeance 8gb
    GPU- EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2gb OC
    PSU- Corsair CX-600 watt
    HDD- Seagate Barracuda 2tb
    SSD- Sundisk Extreme SSD

    My take on it. The 3570K is geared for over clocking and you don't get much gain in over clocking these Ivy Bridge cpu's in regards to gaming. Your looking at an paying $40 more for a 3570K than the 3470 and then add another $30 for the cpu cooler. As far as the dual vid card option goes, more times than naught people don't ever get around to adding a second card for the fact that by the time they need that second card something newer and better is out on the market by then. That psu down below is modular and makes for a cleaner build (less cable clutter in the case).


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-200R-Compact-CC-9011023-WW/dp/B009GXZ8MM/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356934468&sr=1-9 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case CC-9011023-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Modular-Bronze-ATX12V-CX600M/dp/B00ALYOPSS/ref=sr_1_34?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356934701&sr=1-34 $76.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600M

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314 $74.99
    ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3470-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B0087EVHVW/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356835226&sr=1-6 $179.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53470

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356935770&sr=1-2 $22.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-sata_6_0_gb-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TD250BW/dp/B009NHAEXE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356935016&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+250gb+ssd $178.46 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Electronics Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB sata_6_0_gb 2.5-Inch MZ-7TD250BW


    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-660OC2G $219.99
    GIGABYTE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - GV-N660OC-2GD
    Core Clock: 1033 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1098 MHz


    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Graphics-GV-N66TOC-2GD/dp/B008UG2W20/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356935169&sr=1-4&keywords=gtx+660+ti $299.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $279.99
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI / HDMI / DP SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards GV-N66TOC-2GD
    Core Clock: 1032MHz
    Boost Clock: 1111MHz


    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7950-TWIN-FROZR-3GD5/dp/B007NG3WR2/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356935428&sr=1-2&keywords=7950 $313.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $298.99
    MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5/OC


    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_2?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1356935569&sr=1-2 $92.65 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-System-Builder-DVD-64-Bit/dp/B0094NY3R0/ref=sr_1_1?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1356935569&sr=1-1 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 8 System Builder DVD 64-Bit


    Add a start menu button to Windows 8 with either of these down below....

    http://windows8startbutton.com/

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/


    If he wants to over clock switch out up above with these....


    http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z75-CrossFireX-Motherboard-PRO3/dp/B007P709YI/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356936440&sr=1-1&keywords=asrock+z75 $84.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASRock LGA1155/Intel Z75/DDR3/Quad CrossFireX /CrossFireX/SATA3/USB3.0/A/GBE/ATX Motherboard Z75 PRO3

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=pd_sim_pc_1 $219.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_sim_pc_2 $29.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)


    And if he wants the option to add a second card later on in order to run dual video cards then this ....

    http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-CrossFireX-Motherboard-Z77-EXTREME4/dp/B007KTY4A6/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356936545&sr=1-1&keywords=Intel $134.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASRock LGA1155 DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 Quad CrossFireX and Quad SLI A GbE ATX Motherboard Z77 EXTREME4

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Bronze-Certified-Supply/dp/B008RJZQSW/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1356936609&sr=1-10 $84.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
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