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Is this a good build for $1000?

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January 20, 2013 9:35:55 PM

I'm trying to build a new PC for around $1000, including the monitor.

Part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xrN9

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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)


Budget Range: $1000 after shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter


Parts Preferences: CPU - Intel, GPU - AMD


Overclocking: No


Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

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Any suggestions, such as better parts for around the same price?

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January 20, 2013 11:27:22 PM

don't need a K series cpu (no overclocking as listed)
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January 20, 2013 11:28:52 PM

I think the power supply is perfect as is. Don't listen when people tell you to go cheap on the power supply. Seasonic is one of the best in the business. Great choice!

I assume you are using the stock cpu cooler and are using a mouse you have?
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January 20, 2013 11:30:56 PM

jnkweaver said:
I think the power supply is perfect as is. Don't listen when people tell you to go cheap on the power supply. Seasonic is one of the best in the business. Great choice!

I assume you are using the stock cpu cooler and are using a mouse you have?

The XFX is made by SeaSonic on the S12II platform which is the non-modular version of that SeaSonic PSU.
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January 20, 2013 11:32:31 PM

Since your not ocing the Z77 and 3570k is a dumb buy lol.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($292.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $974.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 20:31 EST-0500)

Lots better than a 7850.
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January 20, 2013 11:35:27 PM

As r-sky pointed out the K series is for overclocking. If you do not intend to overclock it isn't needed but I think you got this as a combo offer. A good cooler is the Hyper 212 EVO.
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January 20, 2013 11:37:49 PM

johnsonjohnson said:
The XFX is made by SeaSonic on the S12II platform which is the non-modular version of that SeaSonic PSU.


You are right. I wasn't looking at the XFX I was looking at the Rosewill Hive he listed 2nd.
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January 20, 2013 11:37:52 PM

Here's my suggestion, if you don't plan to oc, drop that cpu and mobo, get a better monitor and gpu, the rosewill that johnsonjohnson listed is fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $993.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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