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January 7, 2013 10:01:07 PM

Im helping my friend build a gaming rig and the budget is 1000$. Is there anything better for the money?


1000 dollar budget

1. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $170
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

2. HIS H795F3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 300$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 100$

4. G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 50$

5. Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 64$

6. AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7. RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8. CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

9. MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 7, 2013 10:34:39 PM

Ok new list

1000 dollar budget

1. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $170 microcenter in Cambridge.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

2. HIS H795F3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 300$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 100$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR 50$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5. Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6. AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7. XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8. CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 7, 2013 10:47:06 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.25 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $991.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 19:46 EST-0500)

I included an SSD and a 1tb HDD.

Changed to a more popular/ better airflow/ cheaper case.
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