Hi, I'm doing a gaming pc build for <$1000 and this is my first time doing it so I'm quite nervous as I don't want to mess anything up or miss some parts. So I'm here to get critique on my build and recommendation for parts.
Graphics card- SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version $165 or EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX670 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Graphics Card $230
Mobo-ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $140
Ram-G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $50
You should go with a z77 mobo if you are using a 3570k, this way you can overclock. I would also recommend a couple other changes like the hdd, graphics card and cheaper ram. Look at this build, this is what I built for my friend and he loves it. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vnWx
I just used the same case that you had in your original post. Cases are for your choosing. Look for one that has the USB 3.0 header for the front ports. And the CPU from Microcenter might only be store pick-up only but you do get a combo deal with CPU and the RAM I chose from Newegg. CPU is ~$209 at Newegg.
Thanks it has worked well for my friend. And I would stay away from ebay for electronics like this. And I just choose that case because it works go with what ever you think looks the best. Good luck with your pc.
every time i look on ebay the cards are always selling at and even more then retail. even when i search for 'completed listings' the cards are consistently sold for more then the prices on newegg and amazon. i can not figure it out. with newegg you are guaranteed to get a new card, 30 day returns and no bs scams. for me to buy something on ebay it better be a lot cheaper before i would consider it.
At this point it would be a waste of money but if you are looking to upgrade in the future it could be a good idea but a custom loop is just overkill if you wanted to go with something like an H80 it could be a good investment.
depends which one is easier to maintain and setup, relative to the efficiency of the system and how much it can cool...I really don't know much about them I just heard they were pretty good at cooling just a B**** to maintain.