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New $1000 build

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid Feb. 2013


Budget Range: $1000 (After MIR and Shipping)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Web, Blender Rendering, Recording Using Fraps, Basic Programs


Are you buying a monitor: Yes!!


Parts to Upgrade: Every part except RAM


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg


Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Flat Black Mobo (If available)


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future


Your Monitor Resolution: What ever res. is best for the GPU


Additional Comments: Nice Appearance, Modular PSU (if it fits in the price range), Upgradeable (X-Fire), and last for 5+ years


Why Are You Upgrading: Running games, Shared computer is always busy, My laptop is cheap.
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    1. I'm not into MSI boards. I suggest getting Asrock/Asus, maybe a Asrock z77 Extreme 4.
    2. If your gonna OC, you'll definitely need a cooler, a hyper 212 EVO will do. But if you don't plan to OC yet, then buy it whenever you plan to OC.
    3. I think you still have room in your budget to upgrade your gpu, maybe to a 7950. I would suggest getting sapphire/asus. But personally I have a HIS 7950 boost, runs very cool, max 59c. So its really your brand preference. But Sapphire are one of the best amd brands so I suggest a sapphire 7950...
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