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Old December 3, 2012, 10:45 AM
magiwizard magiwizard is offline
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I personally would go Asrock if you want a cheap mobo everything there looks fine if you decide to go with the package pick up a 7950 or 7970 and you're golden same thing i posted in another guy's thread if you want 1000-1200 gaming comp here's the list

CPU - i5 3570k is really good bang for the buck (if you have the extra money go i7 3770k)

Mobo - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (or UD3H if you want to save a bit) most z77 mobos will suite your needs just fine

Ram - G Skill ripjaws 4x4gb or 4x8gb

Video card - Radeon HD 7950 or 7970 whichever you feel like buying 7950 is more value oriented 7970 performs a bit better but costs more (might be able to fit two 7950s in your budget)

power supply - any decent 650w+ power suply (higher if you go with 2x 7950 route)

case - really up to you

Assuming you have the peripherals cost ends up being

i5 3570k (220~) + UD5H (200~) + 7950 or 7970 (300-400) + power suply (100) + case (100~) = 1000 give or take


If you want to overclock the 3570k usually does decently. If you pick up some used parts even better hope that helps cheers

Last edited by magiwizard; December 3, 2012 at 09:46 PM.
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