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help me build a 900-1000$ gaming rig.

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my friend asked me yesterday about desktop gaming pc, so i asked him if he wants to build it by himself or buy a pc thats already built.
he doesnt know anything that much in pc but i told him building a pc is very easy. i sent him a step by step video on how to build pc from youtube. he was scared that the pc might blow up. that was the first in my mind too, when i was trying to get into pc. anyways here are the parts that i picked for him..

i5-3570k
7870 or 7950?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 1tb WDblue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 8gb g.skill ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 asus dvd-cd drive

dont know if he needs cpu cooler, he will not overclock it..

any recommendation on PSU and MOBO?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546 GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 ASRock Z77 Extreme4

or you can help me pick from fry, because i dont wanna him to receive a DOA mobo
http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&query_string=1155+motherboard&submit.x=15&submit.y=20&cat=0


and psu atleast 550-600watts ty ocn
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post #2 of 50
I love my new 7870 XT(Tahiti LE)
Once overclocked, it gets the same scores as a 7950 for about $60 less.
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Do you live near a microcenter?
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ Amazon.com)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.05 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $943.74
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09)

Here's a much better build for the money. If you live by a Micro Center you can save a much larger chunk of money on CPU + Mobo combo and perhaps add in a small SSD with those savings.

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Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 6/9/13 at 8:45pm
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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post #6 of 50
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14OWT

Has some pretty good parts, probably best for the money, and will last him a while

Edit:Just realized has no SSD, but...
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ Amazon.com)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.05 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $943.74
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09)

Here's a much better build for the money. If you live by a Micro Center you can save a much larger chunk of money on CPU + Mobo combo and perhaps add in a small SSD with those savings.

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tnx guys

i like this build tnx, im not sure if he lives near micro center, i hope he does.
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i5 4670k azrock z87 extreme 4 MSI 7950 windforce (Xfire) Corsair DDR3 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
hyperX 120gb  wd black 600gb WD green 1.5tb zalman 9900 max 
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windows 7 ultimate(x64) Vizio 32" corsair  corsait 750watts 
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thermaltake chaser mk-1 logitech G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4670k azrock z87 extreme 4 MSI 7950 windforce (Xfire) Corsair DDR3 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
hyperX 120gb  wd black 600gb WD green 1.5tb zalman 9900 max 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 ultimate(x64) Vizio 32" corsair  corsait 750watts 
CaseMouse
thermaltake chaser mk-1 logitech G500 
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post #8 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ Amazon.com)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.05 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $943.74
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-09)

Here's a much better build for the money. If you live by a Micro Center you can save a much larger chunk of money on CPU + Mobo combo and perhaps add in a small SSD with those savings.

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This is a solid build. I, personally, would go with the Corsair 200R, I just put my PC in that case and it was a great case to build in and keeps my rig as cool as my HAF 912 did (both with the same fan set up for the most part), also a little bit less than the NZXT case. I would then use that extra money to get some fans for the case as well as some good high static pressure fans for the 212 EVO, then you will be set and your rig will be cool.

Corsair 200R
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
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SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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post #9 of 50
Honestly, I believe you should at least attempt to fit a 7950 into that as it will give you a lasting build
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Honestly, I believe you should at least attempt to fit a 7950 into that as it will give you a lasting build

An overclocked 7870 can come pretty close to a 7950 for like $60 less
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