Build me the best PC for around 1,000 dollars

What the title says, I am looking for a better PC and I thought I would ask the pros. Listing the parts would be great! Thanks!
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  1. Is it going to be a gaming specific computer?
  2. GMPoisoN said:
    Is it going to be a gaming specific computer?


    Yep.
  3. I'm currently doing something but I could do this for you in a few hours, could you be flexible at all with this price or are you dead set on 1k?
  4. GMPoisoN said:
    I'm currently doing something but I could do this for you in a few hours, could you be flexible at all with this price or are you dead set on 1k?


    I can be flexible to an extent; nothing more than 1,500 if you can help it. Thank you very much!
  5. GMPoisoN said:
    I'm currently doing something but I could do this for you in a few hours, could you be flexible at all with this price or are you dead set on 1k?


    It would also be great if these parts are on Newegg.
  6. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K------------------------------------------------------------------------$189.99
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

    Reasoning: Great processor for gaming, built by a reliable company! Also, if you go with Microcenter, you get a $40 off Mobo/CPU bundle!

    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition--------------------------------------------------$399.99

    Reasoning: Can run almost any game you throw at it on maxed out settings with smooth FPS! You also receive Crysis 3 & Bioshock Infinite for free!

    Memory (RAM): Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 1600mHz DDR3 RAM----------------------------$51.99
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C

    Reasoning: No need for more than 8 GB RAM for gaming, and Corsair is a great brand!

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO----------------------------------------------------$32.99
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI

    Reasoning: Great cooler, unless you're doing any serious overclock, it will do just fine!

    Storage: Western Digital Green TB 3.5" 7200RPM 1.5 TB HDD-------------------------------$84.99
    http://www.amazon.com/Green-1-5-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B004VFJ8J4

    Reasoning: Plenty of space for gaming and WD makes a great product!

    Power Supply: Corsair TX650M-------------------------------------------------------------------$89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031

    Reasoning: Good, reliable company, and 650 Watts is plenty!!

    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65-------------------------------------------------------------------$159.99
    http://microcenter.com/product/401766/Z77A-GD65_Socket_LGA_1155_ATX_Motherboard

    Reasoning: Good Motherboard with a clean BIOS, great for overclocking. Also, if you go with Microcenter, you get a $40 off Mobo/CPU bundle!

    Case: CM Storm Stryker----------------------------------------------------------------------------$169.99
    http://microcenter.com/product/402314/Storm_Stryker_Gaming_Full_Tower_Computer_Case_with_Carrying_Handle_-_Black-White

    Reasoning: Very nice case. Plenty of room for airflow and all of your components. Great cable management, window on the side, plenty of places for additional fans. Worth the money imo!

    Optical Drive: Any cheap optical drive will do!

    Reasoning: I'm using an external one because all of my drive bays are used up, but you can buy any cheap one to throw in your case for $10-$20.

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)------------------$99.99

    Reasoning: Memory limit of 16 GB, but you don't need that much or any more than 8 GB for gaming.

    Total cost = $1,279.91

    Now you can always make this cheaper by downgrading the case, maybe grab a 7870 or 7950 GPU, maybe get 2 gigs less of ram, but this is a very solid gaming rig IMO, and you can also add lots of fans because it is such a nice case!

    If you have any questions feel free to ask, and make sure to tell me if I missed anything!
  7. The case is alittle expensive but I will +1 the above build.
  8. smeezekitty said:
    The case is alittle expensive but I will +1 the above build.


    Yeah it is on the tad expensive side, it's the one I use, it's beautiful :)
  9. GMPoisoN said:
    smeezekitty said:
    The case is alittle expensive but I will +1 the above build.


    Yeah it is on the tad expensive side, it's the one I use, it's beautiful :)


    Thank you so much! I think I will go with a different case and a 7950. But other than that, it looks great!
  10. Any time!
  11. Just for comparison, this would be a crazy build for OC on FX8350...

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PhFI
  12. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($263.65 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($418.13 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Fortress 650W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1402.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-08 12:29 EDT-0400)

    Freebies:Far Cry 3,SimCity,Bioshock Infinite,Crysis 3((-)$205 @ Amazon)

    Total: ~$1200

    Around the same price if you get everything from Newegg,just get a different gpu.Maybe a GTX 650 Ti boost sli or a different ghz edition 7970
  13. GMPoisoN said:
    Any time!


    I assume everything is compatible?
  14. Eberlium said:
    GMPoisoN said:
    Any time!


    I assume everything is compatible?


    Of course, many of the part are from my personal build. Very nice components.
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