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Build me the best PC for around 1,000 dollars

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April 7, 2013 6:17:39 PM

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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April 7, 2013 6:27:07 PM

Is it going to be a gaming specific computer?
April 7, 2013 6:34:08 PM

GMPoisoN said:
Is it going to be a gaming specific computer?


Yep.
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April 7, 2013 6:35:35 PM

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?
April 7, 2013 6:37:45 PM

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!
April 7, 2013 7:15:40 PM

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.
April 7, 2013 7:54:27 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K------------------------------------------------------------------------$189.99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

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-PC3-12800-1600m...

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-2...

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/B...

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=N82E168...

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

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65-------------------------------------------------------------------$159.99
http://microcenter.com/product/401766/Z77A-GD65_Socket_...

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_Gam...

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!
April 7, 2013 8:16:39 PM

The case is alittle expensive but I will +1 the above build.
April 7, 2013 9:29:08 PM

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 :) 
April 8, 2013 5:46:08 AM

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!
April 8, 2013 7:55:46 AM

Any time!
April 8, 2013 9:29:42 AM

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
April 8, 2013 12:48:55 PM

GMPoisoN said:
Any time!


I assume everything is compatible?
April 8, 2013 8:54:36 PM

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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