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February 28, 2013 3:09:00 PM

So I've had my current computer for over 3 years now, and I'm ready to get a new one. Unfortunately, my budget must be less than $1000. I've been doing some research into building my own but I worry I won't have the time to familiarize myself with enough guides and walkthroughs to actually do it (school full time plus a job kinda makes that hard). I would do it, but I did come across this site that seems to be really decently priced... http://www.gcworkshop.com

The site has great reviews, but very few. Anyone ever deal with them? Thoughts?

Anyways, I threw some things together on their site and was wondering if I could get some of the expert opinion that seems so abundant around here :) 

As a side note, one thing I DO do with my free time is game, and I really like it to look good (i.e. Guild Wars 2, Crysis 3, etc.)

What I came up with was this:
# APEX VORTEX3620 STEEL MID-TOWER ATX BLACK NO PS Bays:3/2/(5) USB 1 FAN 86643 * /QTY:1
# ANTEC EA-750 GREEN *** 750W ATX V2.3 80PLUS Metal PS 113212 * /QTY:1
# ASUS #M5A97 R2.0# AM2 AM3 SOCKET ATX DDR3 2133 {4/32} 2xPCIe16/2xPCIe1/2xPCI AMD 970 A&GBL&USB3 127686 * /QTY:1
# AM3 FX8350 8-Core 4.0GHz AMD AM2 AM3 125W Cache Retail W/ Heatsink Fan 129632 * /QTY:1
# CRUCIAL CT51264BA1339x2 8GB -2X4GB- DDR3 1333 Non-ECC 240-pin DIMM PC3 10600 88997x2 * /QTY:1
# SEAGATE ST500DM002 500GB **** 3.5-in Internal SATA2 6Gb/s 7200rpm 16MB BULK 115255 * /QTY:1
# SAMSUNG SH-224BB/BEBE Internal SATA DVD+/-RW BLACK 24X DVD Burner BUFFER W/O Software 128306 * /QTY:1
# TP-LINK TL-WN751ND NETCARD WIRELESS 802.11N/G/B PCI 150Mbps RETAIL 114725 * /QTY:1

# TOTAL: $670

You'll notice I have no graphics card because I will be ordering it separate, because that much I am comfortable with doing on my own and it won't take much time. I'm going to purchase the ATI Radeon HD7950 cheaper from Amazon or Newegg or something. That would bring me to about $1000.

So my questions really are- does that CPU look good? And the motherboard? If I know the least about one thing with computers, it's about motherboards. And would 750 watts be good for the 7950? And these parts would work with it?

Sorry if I kinda dumped a lot of vague questions and an overt amount of info. I just wanna make sure I do this right, and I've gotten good feedback on this site before.

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March 1, 2013 2:09:21 PM

Buy graphics right away (get hd7870/hd7860/hd7850). Looks good but I would take I5 3570/I5 3570k.
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March 2, 2013 7:55:40 PM

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get hd7870/hd7860/hd7850


I got excited when I saw that "hd7860" (seriously) because I thought I missed something in the price range between the 7850 and the 7870. I'm still pretty excited about getting an HD7860:

Philips Senseo Quadrante HD7860/60 Coffee Pod System

And it's even cheaper than the Radeon HD7850! Yum. :D 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Senseo-Quadrante-HD7860...
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March 4, 2013 11:03:41 AM

TinkerTailor said:
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get hd7870/hd7860/hd7850


I got excited when I saw that "hd7860" (seriously) because I thought I missed something in the price range between the 7850 and the 7870. I'm still pretty excited about getting an HD7860:

Philips Senseo Quadrante HD7860/60 Coffee Pod System

And it's even cheaper than the Radeon HD7850! Yum. :D 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Senseo-Quadrante-HD7860...

Sorry, I was a bit tired :) . But I would pick that coffee machine instead 7870 ;) .
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