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January 28, 2013 6:20:43 PM

I have already purchased an antec 1200 case and already have a monitor. I'm a fan of Kingston products as well as Nvidia, but I am open to other brands if you believe their considerably better. I would like to spend around 1,000$ give or take 200-300$ if the more expensive part is truly worth it. I will use the computer mainly for gaming but will use for a small amount schoolwork.
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January 28, 2013 6:28:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.29 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($383.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $999.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 15:26 EST-0500)

If you want AMD get the 7970. The 670 is great and is almost as good as the 680 (not worth the extra money you spend for the 680). I threw kingston in there since its your preffered brand, its only $5 more than the other brands so who cares lol. Also the antec neo eco is made by SeaSonic, so your getting a very good quality 620w psu for $30 (its on sale).
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January 28, 2013 6:32:32 PM

Do you need a operating system?
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January 28, 2013 6:35:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($217.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $941.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 15:35 EST-0500)
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January 28, 2013 6:38:28 PM

32 bit operating system with 8gb of ram. I am not even gonna say anything.
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January 28, 2013 6:42:26 PM

I would stick with Blake's build. For like $50 bucks more you have a GTX 670 which is way better than that 7870.
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January 28, 2013 6:44:37 PM

Didn't realize i clicked the 32 bit one...Obviously go for the 64 bit at the same price....
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January 29, 2013 12:05:32 PM

Best answer selected by jwright4288.
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