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Gaming PC Build $1000 budget

Hey Guys any help with this would be greatly appreciated, First time build im looking to
build a mid to high end Gaming pc with a budget of about 1000$, Games i would most likely
play, Starcraft 2 / WoW: Mists of Pandaria / League of Legends/ Path Of Exile and so on.

Budget Around $1000.00

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few months to come

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Editing,Music

Parts to Upgrade: Mind set on Coolermaster HAF 912 case/ Willing to change

Are you buying a monitor: Have one

Do you need to buy OS: Have Windows 7 home edition so im not to sure

Preferred Website(s): Newegg/Amazon

Location: Massachusetts, US

Overclocking:Most likely not new to building

SLI or Crossfire: Undecided

Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Additional Comments: Again help would be greatly appreciated im not trying to get all the flashy addons and what not
but just a cookie cutter mid to high range gaming build thanks again.
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FjUn
    this build will fulfill your needs... you can add in an SSD in the future if you wish to...
  2. Most of the games you have up there can run on mid range cards fairly easy and at your res, it just makes it that much easier. will make a build in a bit
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1025.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 23:03 EST-0500)

    left you the option to add inside a second card.

    If you have a friend that knows how to overclock, ask him to overclock your system(Ram, CPU and GPU) these ram are very overclockable and the AMD CPUs really love the high speeds/use it better than intel counterparts.
  4. Get a new monitor. Any monitor at 1280x1024 is going to be garbage and not worth using with a system this sweet. You have plenty of money to get the best possible CPU, a great motherboard, and a powerful graphics card and still get a 1080p IPS monitor (included below).

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkRU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkRU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkRU/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1001.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 23:07 EST-0500)
  5. jacobsta811 said:
    Get a new monitor. Any monitor at 1280x1024 is going to be garbage and not worth using with a system this sweet. You have plenty of money to get the best possible CPU, a great motherboard, and a powerful graphics card and still get a 1080p IPS monitor (included below).

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkRU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkRU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkRU/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1001.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 23:07 EST-0500)


    I wouldn't even consider going down the i5 3570k route unless he is going to SLI/CFX as that is where OCing the CPU actually helps in terms of performance.

    Also that the xigmatek Gaia is now crowned king for performace/price ratio because it is actually more silent than the evo(stock fans) and cheaper while giving around the same performance
  6. Why FX-8320 in your build then ? It isn't terribly competitive with intel processors at the same price point unless you overclock it. Better with the toms recommended i5-3350p and an H77 board if you aren't going to overclock. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-3.html
  7. jacobsta811 said:
    Why FX-8320 in your build then ? It isn't terribly competitive with intel processors at the same price point unless you overclock it. Better with the toms recommended i5-3350p and an H77 board if you aren't going to overclock. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-3.html


    i am just saying that it is an option to go this path and not all is true about that part of the AMD vs intel conflict.

    the newer models of AMD CPUs are pretty competitive against the intel counterparts(not really counterparts since it is a lot cheaper but i guess that is also a part of a marketing tool)

    here is a video of FX 8350 vs i5 3570k and it shows that the FX series is not so far behind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc

    just skip to 7:00 to see benchies
  8. boulbox said:
    i am just saying that it is an option to go this path and not all is true about that part of the AMD vs intel conflict.

    the newer models of AMD CPUs are pretty competitive against the intel counterparts(not really counterparts since it is a lot cheaper but i guess that is also a part of a marketing tool)

    here is a video of FX 8350 vs i5 3570k and it shows that the FX series is not so far behind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc

    just skip to 7:00 to see benchies

    FX 8350 is a good choice if he is willing to pay more for the electricity bill... :sweat:
  9. TimeLass said:
    FX 8350 is a good choice if he is willing to pay more for the electricity bill... :sweat:


    have you watched the video?

    you are pretty much paying $10 extra a year and after 3 years you will finally come to equal price to the i5 3570k
  10. Best answer selected by tyldug112.
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