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January 4, 2013 7:17:23 PM

Looking to build a 1k gaming computer within 2 weeks.
Don't really want to go over but i can stretch the prices for an extra hundred or two.
Location is Southern California.
I'm thinking of either buying my parts from newegg, amazon or microcenter, unless someone refers me to another good website.
I need everything but peripherals and a monitor. i might buy a monitor later, but if there is a good monitor up for sale just list it for me.
Don't care about brands, whatever is best.
Not gonna overclock, sli or crossfire now, maybe later in the future.

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January 4, 2013 7:58:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $902.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:02 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 8:08:35 PM

AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $902.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:02 EST-0500)


Wow. That was quick. Thanks for the list.
I was reading other posts and they wrote that they would use ssd cards for the os. I've never used one but they seem pretty interesting. Should I get one if I want to improve os loading performance?
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January 4, 2013 8:10:29 PM

Don't get the unlocked CPU if you're not overclocking. You can also buy a similar H77 mobo instead as well. By extension, you can probably go up a bit in the GPU department.
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January 4, 2013 8:20:40 PM

Taeran said:
Don't get the unlocked CPU if you're not overclocking. You can also buy a similar H77 mobo instead as well. By extension, you can probably go up a bit in the GPU department.

I was thinking of overclocking this build later in the future. What GPU are you considering over the 670?
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January 4, 2013 8:22:26 PM

Nvm then, go with his build. I was just pointing out that if you didn't want to overclock at all you could cut the parts that allow overclocking to save a bit and invest it somewhere else.
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