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Looking to build my first computer

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February 24, 2013 6:41:19 PM

I'm going to build my new computer and am looking for help deciding what parts to use.
I am going to be using it for gaming and some work with video stuff. Trying to keep the price below $1000.

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February 24, 2013 6:51:32 PM

If its not intense video editing, this

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $961.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 15:51 EST-0500)
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February 24, 2013 6:53:49 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $961.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 15:53 EST-0500)
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