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This might not be the right spot for this thread so any moderator please feel free to move this.

Im looking to build a new rig and I have a few questions.

I know Im going with an I7 3770K other than that Im open to any suggestions, as far as a budget goes Im looking to spend around $1000. I have a case and HDD's and Optics, just looking for a good MB and GPU ( that wont bottelneck with the CPU and whatever MB I choose) to put together. OC'ing is a must on both CPU and GPU, I just really need to know what MB and GPU combo to throw at the i7



EDIT: and some good RAM ( around 8 gigs, unless you recommend more )

EDIT 2: gaming at 1080p ( I know but its good enough for my eyes )
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If this is for gaming, no point in an i7. It gets the same FPS as a i5. Is there way to fit in a 7970 in there? Imo, that's pretty much the best price/performance you can get. Not to mention 7970 OCs like a beast,

For the motherboard, I would recommend the Asrock Z77 Pro3 if you really don't need many features, and don't care about looks. It's a pretty good overclocker for a low price.
Edited by samuelspark - 3/5/13 at 4:42pm
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here a suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($439.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $813.41
Promo Discounts: -$19.49
Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
Shipping: $2.14
Total: $751.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 19:58 EST-0500)
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This is my suggestion. Case is based on preference but I wanted to give you more performance and end up under your budget so I picked something on the cheeper end. It's a good case though. You'll need a cpu cooler if you plan to overclock. 660 ti is a good budget card and for almost all computer users, including gamers, it will get the job done. I know some of what I picked is just personal preference and you can swap out those parts for what you prefer but I just want to give you an idea of what you would get with your budget and getting an i7. You could save a lot of money by going for an i5 and spend that money on other parts if that is something you would be willing to do. Also with however much money is left in your budget after you pick your other parts I would suggest going after a good quality SSD.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($290.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $932.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Edited by packerbackermk - 3/5/13 at 7:55pm
post #5 of 6
You don't need an i7 for gaming. I will suggest an i5 just so you can get a better video card since that is what you will need to be more intensive.
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Awesome guys I really appreciate the help and suggestions
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