$1000 Build Help

Well I said I wouldn't build a new computer but I guess I have no choice as HP doesn't make a big enough case for gaming. I know that there are a lot of threads about this but I want this one a certain way. My limit is $1000.

I need the case and everything except an OS. I have already purchased Windows 7 AND I already have a monitor to use (w2207.) I want the computer build to lean more to the graphics card and the parts that compliment it in gaming. I do want a decent amount of memory, but it's not a big deal if it's not a huge amount.

A few musts:

GTA IV at full settings w/ small graphics mods
Minecraft with high graphics mods
Latest Need for Speed games at full settings
Skyrim at full settings

I don't want it to be very loud, but some sound isn't going to hurt anything. I would prefer that it doesn't get so hot that I'll get afraid that it'll ruin. I must be able to overclock it, as well.

I also do not want any components that're going to give me trouble constantly, like some people post about.

Any help?
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  1. Hi, here's my suggestion :
    It has an i5-3570k+good value cooler-good motherboard for overclocking, the case is good for it's value, with a 7950, it will run any game at high settings.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $959.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Feel free to change anything if you want to.
    Like if you don't need a ssd, you can upgrade the card for a 7970 : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100351sr
  2. whats ur country of origin, and ur maximum budget and the apps u will use the most?
  3. USA and the rest is up there.
  4. Hi see my build :)
  5. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yj6b
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yj6b/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yj6b/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone PS05-B ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $923.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 18:56 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $1000.89
    Combo Discounts: -$13.00
    Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
    Shipping: $12.55
    Total: $950.44

    that should do it :)
  6. Only thing I'm kind of worried about is will it play gta iv? It's a crappy port lol
  7. Hi, an i5-3570k + 7950/7970 will run gta iv maxout @1080p with good amount of fps.
    Specially since you can overclock the i5.
  8. yes ut will run fine, i run at 1080p max on gtx 660ti at 55fps
  9. Which GPU has the most trouble over time? Like sounds, fan stoppage, etc.
  10. u wont see a big increase from gtx 660ti to 7950,

    also doesnt fit in ur budget, id have to get a smaller ssd or less good parts.

    up to u seafire.
  11. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/23.html

    not a big difference for the price i got u that 660 ti. ;)
  12. As in iceclock words : "a 7950 overclocks to levels of a 680 gtx or 7970".
    As for the 660 ti, it's good but it's a stock cooler one, the 7950 gigabyte is quieter :)
  13. 660 ti has better stability and driver support

    7950 has better OCing abilities and a bigger BUS
  14. They sure are but at its current point, i still have to say it sucks.

    7950 is a great card, it would be better if the drivers could make it more stable since the instability comes from the drivers support.
  15. bottom line 7950 overclocks better and has a bigger bus, but micro-stuttering and vsync thats sub-par makes me recommand the gtx 660ti for his budget.

    if u want to know more on adaptive vsync heres an article:

  16. Hi, there's no micro-stuttering with a 7950, that's rubbish.
    See the techreport new update, and there's gonna be more drivers updates soon :)
  17. rofl, there is, right. thats why i sold my radeon 7870 and got a nvidia instead no way for a 7950.


    theyre still suffering from microstuttering, amd are been lazy, they need to eliminate the micro-stutters and get adaptive vsync.
  18. Hi, didn't you check the latest techreport news ?
    You always recommended 7950 cards(today i counted three), it seems because i putted one, you're doing all that show.
    My last post in this thread, i gave my suggestions and without bias.
    @OP good luck with your future build.
  19. As i have said, drivers suck, 7950 is undoubtedly the stronger one vsing 660 Ti but the drivers are just holding it back.
  20. i recommand usually a 7950, but the gtx 660ti fits better in his budget :P
  21. Do I need a network adapter for it? I run 6 Meg wireless internet in my house.
  22. yes, what do u want me to recommand u one?
  23. Yes I would.
  24. Well considering that the router is right above my PC with no interference, it works great. Only reason I use it is because there is 3 gaming systems (2 PS3s and 1 xBox) in my house and I don't want to be bothered with running cables everywhere
  25. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320089

    would fit the bill nicely and quality is there. and price isnt too high.
  26. Iceclock, is the build that you suggested for me like yours? I'm not a big AMD fan but I'm not a Nvidia fanboy.
  27. yes its for u the build. :)

    my pc is similar

    i2500+grx 660ti. 16gigs of ram.
  28. Alright, I'm going with yours, iceclock. I've had better experiences with Nvidia than with AMD.
  29. both are good but nvidia is more stable atm. and has adaptive vsync i like alot.
  30. If your router has a LAN output then use it because its right above your pc as you said. I would reccommend this wireless http://m.newegg.com/Product?itemNumber=N82E16833180017,
  31. that looks of mediocre quality sorry.

    still sticking with my recommandation.
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