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palahammer

Gaming Build ~$1000

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looking for some helps and tips on upcoming build on Black Friday and Cybermonday. (US)

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28NsL (I already have Window 7 Home)

 

I'm planing on using this pc for mostly Starcraft II (I play a lot of fastest map :) and mass build an army).

maybe other games like BL2, D3, BF4, and Witcher 3 (when it comes out).

 

I'll be gaming on 1080p monitor

 

After few hours of research and looking over my old completed builds I came up with 4 builds: All them have the same CPU cooler, memory, storage, case, PSU, keyboard, mouse, and 5.25" card reader. The OS will be Window 7 Home but I already have it.

 

CPU cooler -Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO- Good reviews, cheap, and I think it will be a good start on OC.

Memory -G.Skill Sniper Series- Good reviews, CAS, price and it is 1866mhz (maybe I can get it to 2000mhz+ :D ).

Storage -Samsung 840EVO- Good reviews, price, and a good start for my 1st SSD (I have a Seagate Barracuda 2TB and 750GB HDD, so I'm too worry with running out of storage soon).

Case -NZXT Source 210- Good reviews, cheap, and it fit my desk pc holder.

PSU -Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze- Good reviews, price, it has good amount of Amp output through the rails.

Keyboard -G710+- Good reviews, Cherry MX brown, enough macro keys, back lit, a little expensive but it will probably last me quite awhile.

Mouse -G602- Good review, wireless, enough macro keys, 250hrs!!! battery life, and it feels pretty nice.

Extension -5.25" Rosewill card reader- it has 2 USB 3.0 with micro sd card, and 4 USB 2.0.

 

- FX-8350 build

 

  CPU  -FX-8350- 8 cores that would help with multi-task

 Motherb oard -Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0- Good reviews, good price, and the USB 3.0 header is on the front.

 

GPU -Sapphire 7950- nice black, and cheap.

-Build 1

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28WUx

 

GPU -Gigabyte 760- nice black, slightly better performance on some games I'm planing on playing but of course a little more expensive.

-Build 2

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28WVu

 

- i5 3570k build

 

CPU -i5 3570k- perform slightly better than the Fx-8350 on most game but slightly less on professional works (editing, Photoshop,ect...)

Motherboard -ASRock z77 Extreme4- good reviews, price, very nice black, and USB 3.0 header on the front.

 

GPU -Sapphire 7950- nice black, and cheap.

-Build 1

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28WWz

 

 

GPU -Gigabyte 760- nice black, slightly better performance on some games I'm planing on playing but of course a little more expensive.

-Build 2

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28WXe

 

 

 

-Thank you for your time

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The 7970 will probably be bottlenecked by the CPU, which happens to be the topic of the latest Techquickie video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9XuCz1FQEU

So up your CPU, or just settle with a 7870 instead.

 

Also, is that 120GB SDD alone really enough for you? Maybe grab this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

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Posted · Original PosterOP

O I'm sorry to add but I'm planing on upgrading the CPU to Fx-8350 around NewYear and build another one with that Fx-6300 for my brother.

 

And I have a Segate Baracuda 2T and another 750GB drive from current PC.

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Better: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29w6Z

I can't change the case because I have look at several cases and it is the only one I think it looks really cool and fit into my desk :mellow:

You need to quote a post or tag a member or else they won't get a notification you replied to them.


If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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I would like to say go with Intel because I'm an Intel fan, but I have to be totally honest.  I really would recommend AMD with a higher end Graphics card and AMD is better for this budget.  

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