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January 3, 2013 7:13:10 AM

1000$ budget


is there anything i can cheap out on except for the CPU, GPU, RAM.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 220$

power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE 110$

video card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 330$

cpu cooler: Stock Intel

case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior 99$

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 41$

motherboard: GA-Z77X-D3H (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) 134 (119)$ (i still want it to have 5.1 audio though)

disk space: Need help with this too

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vCOn

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January 3, 2013 7:57:56 AM

first off, you can cut the power supply down a bit, although i wouldnt go any lower than an 85$ power supply, but that will still save 25$. the next thing, unless you are going to be doing some VERY hardcore gaming, meaning full resolution 3+ monitors, there really isnt reason to go with a 3GB graphics card. you can easily get the same performance and resolution with a HIS Radeon HD 7850 Silence H785F2G2M Video Card - 2GB GDDR5. its in the same league as the 7950, just 110$ less. that will give you enough to buy a good hard drive and a better CPU cooler for your price range.
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January 3, 2013 6:56:44 PM

vahn0100 said:
first off, you can cut the power supply down a bit, although i wouldnt go any lower than an 85$ power supply, but that will still save 25$. the next thing, unless you are going to be doing some VERY hardcore gaming, meaning full resolution 3+ monitors, there really isnt reason to go with a 3GB graphics card. you can easily get the same performance and resolution with a HIS Radeon HD 7850 Silence H785F2G2M Video Card - 2GB GDDR5. its in the same league as the 7950, just 110$ less. that will give you enough to buy a good hard drive and a better CPU cooler for your price range.


First off, i do not need a 3GB video card, your right about that, but as far as i know that's all that the 7950 comes in (i am going to be playing Battlefield 3 a at max settings 1080p with 8x Anti-Aliasing at HOPEFULLY 60 FPS), also i am going to do some heavy Over Clocking on my Video Card. Even the 7950 can't do max settings on 3 monitors at 60 FPS anyway. The 7850 has Half as many shaders so its not even CLOSE to the 7950 performance wise. Also i decided on a hard drive

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS...

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive OEM 75$

Its had some good reviews compared to other hard drives.
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January 3, 2013 7:43:52 PM

vahn0100 said:
first off, you can cut the power supply down a bit, although i wouldnt go any lower than an 85$ power supply, but that will still save 25$. the next thing, unless you are going to be doing some VERY hardcore gaming, meaning full resolution 3+ monitors, there really isnt reason to go with a 3GB graphics card. you can easily get the same performance and resolution with a HIS Radeon HD 7850 Silence H785F2G2M Video Card - 2GB GDDR5. its in the same league as the 7950, just 110$ less. that will give you enough to buy a good hard drive and a better CPU cooler for your price range.


Also i am changing the case to a Rosewill Redbone due to it being cheap and still good airflow.

And im changing the Sapphire 7950 to a Sapphire Vapor-X 7950 because it has better temps from the benchmarks i have seen.
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