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New Gaming Pc around 1000 dollars would really like some help

I am open to all suggestions.

I would like to order everything from newegg


My budget is around 1000 dollars.


I already have a barrcuda 2 tb hard drive and a monitor. I will need everything else to make a complete computer including an os.


Thank you for your time.
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  1. If you could fill out this form, it will give us the info needed to best help you.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This week


    Budget Range: 1000 total


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming-New gta, crysis 3, and newer games coming out, also video editing and browsing


    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Parts to Upgrade: Everything besides hard drive


    Do you need to buy OS: Yes


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


    Location: Portland oregon USA


    Parts Preferences: I like AMD but Intel is fine whichever is better


    Overclocking: Maybe


    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    Additional Comments: I would like to run upcoming games on the best settings


    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I bought an over price desktop at bestbuy
  3. Best answer
    This will do fairly well I think, and even has some room left in the budget if you want to get a gaming mouse, a better case or a game.
    If you want the reasoning behind any of the part choices, dont hesitate to ask.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($80.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $917.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 06:46 EST-0500)
  4. Is the amd 6300 better than the 6100. Also would it be better to spend a little more for an intel?

    And that graphics card looks b.a.
  5. Yes, it would be better to spend more for intel, but not necessarily. You did say you liked AMD more and going the intel route would put you over your budget if only the cpu/mobo were changed (no reason to change anything else anyways). Then again, you wouldn't be too far over your budget.

    And yea, the 6300 is better than the 6100. You could also try another route by going with the AMD FX-8350 instead and not change anything else. That would put you right under your budget I believe. Then just overclock the cpu to get similar performance to the intel core i5-3570k.
  6. I don't know how to overclock or anything like that but how much of a disadvantage is it to have lets say the 8350 over and i5 or i7
  7. Also I noticed you put an ssd in there would I still be able to put in my 2tb hard drive combined with that. Sorry for the newbie questions

    And I forgot to mention I use 2 moniters with dvi's it looks like there is only 1 dvi slot and hdmi.
  8. manofchalk said:
    This will do fairly well I think, and even has some room left in the budget if you want to get a gaming mouse, a better case or a game.
    If you want the reasoning behind any of the part choices, dont hesitate to ask.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($80.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $917.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 06:46 EST-0500)

    +1 to this for an AMD build.
  9. Best answer selected by MeepDaCreep.
  10. Going with that build, thanks man!
  11. I have a quick question. If I get stuff on partpicker do I have to individually by from each website or does that site send them out
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