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New build around 1000, help me out?

a few years ago, my friend helped me build my current PC. he did a great job,not im passing this PC down to my son and im looking to make a new one for a round 1000$. We both already have Nvidia GTX 460 's in out PC's (his was bought for a 4 year old stock hp computer) and im thinking ima keep them untill a bit later so we can spend a bit more on the upgrade on those particular pices.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: first couple weeks of march.

Budget Range: around 1000$ (its ok to go over a wee bit,but not too much. and ofcourse cheaper is good too =P )

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and watching movies (most of the time simultaneusly)

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: pretty much everything exept the GPU,unless there is something alot better that is cheap.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Intel,other than that anything reliable and compatible.

Location: Florida.

Parts Preferences: Mostly i want a better CPU i currently have an I5 dual core.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I have a case already in mind, the Cooler master Lan Box, it might not be super ideal but it is more portable than any other cases ive found. So if you can include that.
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    I included a new GPU the 7870XT, if you don't want it you can take it out
    The 7870XT is about the sam perfromance as SLI 460
    quad core i5 3570k with a gigabyte z77x d3h
    1tb hdd
    550w PSU

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    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 ($73.52 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1008.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 01:11 EST-0500)

  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: i5-3570k + Asus p8z77-v lk ($319.99)
    Other: Kingston 2x4gb RAM ($39.99)
    Other: Hyper 212 evo ($29.99)
    Other: Asus dvd writer ($16.99)
    Other: PowerCooler 7870 XT ($229.99)
    Other: WD Cavier Blue 1tb ($67.99)
    Other: xfx psu 550w ($53.99)
    Other: OCZ Vertex 4 128gb SSD ($104.99)
    Other: CM HAF XB ($99.99)
    Total: $1053.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 02:14 EST-0500)

    Everything but the os is from ncix.com which makes shipping handy, and a lot of the things are cheaper over there. Ncix has a sale on a lot of the items I put so it'll get more expensive after march 7th i believe. It's $50 over budget due to the SSD, you can ditch it to make it $950. The graphic card is better than yours, by a lot.
  3. Thanks for the help guys! =) much apreciated
  4. Best answer selected by HomelessEskimo.
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