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January 5, 2013 11:58:43 AM

Case: AEROCOOL STRIKE-X GT BLACK-RED
Mobo; Asrock Z77 Extreme4
CPU; intel Core i5-3570K 1155 BOX
GPU; MSI AMD RADEON R7870-2GD5T OC 2GB DDR5
RAM; 2xCORSAIR DDR3 8GB 1600
HardDrive; WD. HD WD20EARX 2TB 3.5 SATA3 64MB CAVIAR GREEN
PSU; CORSAIR GAMING SERIES GS 700W 80 PLUS B
Optical drive; LG DVD GH 22NS70 SATA OEM


How is it ? any advice guys can help here, my goal is to build an ultimate gaming pc by keeping it under $1000, the total here is about $950 but i can pay some extra cash for a better GPU :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 12:05:22 PM

You could do better than that. You only need 8GB RAM for gaming. The psu is also overkill. I recommend Seasonic S12II 620 instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Save a couple bucks on those and you could probably get a Radeon HD7950 as well. For $1k, you could probably get an SSD as well
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a b 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 12:18:34 PM

+1 to EzioAs

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-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 09:16 EST-0500)

Don't know if you plan to overclock but I put it in the build. If not, you can save with the non-K 3570, drop the cooler and get an H77 motherboard. Left the case off the budget so your looking at around ~$1050 with your case.
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January 5, 2013 9:26:13 PM

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