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February 28, 2013 2:33:28 PM

I am looking to build a new gaming system for under $1000 with monitor. I already have a case but I will need everything else. I am not picky on AMD vs. Intel or AMD vs. Nvidia just want the best price to performance machine I can get.

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February 28, 2013 2:47:23 PM

What size case do you have.
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February 28, 2013 2:56:54 PM

If you have a decent case with standard atx motherboard support, this will do :

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.57 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP 2311x 23.0" Monitor ($126.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $985.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You can get cheaper parts in ncix us(you'll get free shipping with 100$ or more in the cart, it's a reliable website)
The ram : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
Cooler : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64385&promoid=1324
HDD : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1324
PSU : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
Also the cpu+mobo combo : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72062&promoid=1324 (the asus LK is also a good motherboard)
Edit get the MSI twinfrozr 7950 : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70088&promoid=1393


A note keep in mind OP, those cards are rather long, make sure that your case have space for it, with supports for ~11-12" cards.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2013 3:03:08 PM

@ djangoringo

I recommend suggesting a PSU that is actually compatible with the build ;) 

Also, OP asked for a monitor.
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February 28, 2013 3:07:16 PM

As long as it's a decent mid tower case it will fit any atx psu, but the most important part is to make sure it fits the cooler and the cards.
Included the monitor, didn't see that, my bad.
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February 28, 2013 3:11:33 PM

The problem with that PSU is that it's not compatible with that graphics card. It doesn't have enough PCIe connectors. I don't have a good feeling about it's power delivery either, but I think that's just me being overly paranoid.
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February 28, 2013 3:13:26 PM

Oh, it was the 530W that i had in mind, i noticed it listed the 430W one, it was a mistake, the psu intended was the 530W one, though, i listed that one for price estimate, but i recommend the xfx 550 core edition in ncix us and other stuff there too.
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February 28, 2013 3:16:11 PM

Okay, the 530W model should be fine and the XFX 550W should be great. I'll bring up Rosewill's Tachyon 80+ Platinum as a better alternative to the XFX 550W model at current pricing thanks to Newegg's combo deal with it and the i5 CPUs bringing it's price down to about $75.

Otherwise, I think that your choices are good, although I'd argue the Gigabyte WindForce X3 7950 over that Sapphire model.
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February 28, 2013 4:29:48 PM

I have a mid tower ATX storm scout case
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2013 4:42:47 PM

myndhack said:
I have a mid tower ATX storm scout case


That case fits any atx psu and the cm hyper 212 evo, but for gfx cards only up to 10.6", so i don't recommend getting the 7950 or the 7970, since it's more than that.
You can see it here : http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/scout/faq.php

These 7950 will fit :
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70088&promoid=1393
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^ both are about the same price as the sapphire, the sapphire is more than 10.5/10.6".

I recommend the msi twinfrozer of those two.
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