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Please review my parts list for first build! Sub 1000 dollar audio/game PC

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April 25, 2013 3:38:00 PM

All thoughts are welcomed and encouraged. This is my first build and has been a lot of fun thus far!

Approximate Purchase Date: The next three weeks, I already have the mobo and RAM.

Budget Range: 800-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: audio production/engineering, gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter ( I live within 10 minutes of one) and Newegg.com for bargain prices.

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences:
Processor: i7-3770k
Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard drive: WD Blue series 1TB 6Gb/s
RAM:Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: MSI GEFORCE GTX 650 TI 1GB
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 plus
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Overclocking: Yes, just not right now. Baby steps ha!

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe at some point

Monitor Resolution: I'll be using my LCD HD 1080P tv for now, but can purchase a monitor later.

Additional Comments: I want to build a system that is upgradeable for some time. I maxed out the processor to take advantage of hyper-threading as it becomes more common and because it will help with rendering and Cubase 7. I'm not sure if the WD Blue is the best option but some folks have said there is little to no difference in speeds that is actually noticeable.
April 26, 2013 12:11:36 AM

Got everything right... and people were right regarding HDD speeds... not much of a difference nowadays.

But I have a question...

Are you a gamer? (because that card may not cut 60 fps at Full HD)
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April 26, 2013 3:04:16 PM

I'm not a hardcore gamer, but as funds become available I will probably upgrade. I gravitate more to the strategy genres like civ 5, Fallen Enchantress and the like. The craziest I'll probably get on the system is something like Skyrim. I'm actually thinking about the gtx 660 now, as newegg has it for 174 after mail in rebate.

Thoughts?
April 26, 2013 3:26:57 PM

Wow cool
very good deal , i'd choose between the msi, galaxy, asus
November 12, 2013 8:43:19 AM

i suggest to use this build :

gpu :msi amd r9 280x oc edition at around 300$

cpu :amd fx 8320 8 cores 130$

psu :corsair 650watts 70$

motherboard :asus m5a97 evo

ram :8gb gskill rijaws x series 1866mhz 70-80$

case :roswill redbone 35$

cpu cooler :cooler master hyper 212 evo

ssd (optional) : san disk 120gb 60-70$

hard drive: caviar (blue,black or green) black is the best and suggest to use if you don't want to buy an ssd




November 12, 2013 8:49:52 AM

by the way the msi r9 280x is a real beast in evrything it is a tiny bit better than the gtx 770 that is 100$ more so it is a great deal
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