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Old 05-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $1000 build a little help

hey guys i been out of the computer game for a while
i put together a list of parts
i need your help on PSU (modular)
a ssd drive to run windows
and 16gb memory for now but i will be upgrading to 32 when i get more cash

so far i have this selected
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @50C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED - Newegg.com
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K - Newegg.com

i will be reusing my haf 932 case
and my gtx 260 video card
i will upgrade the video card when i get more cash

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: $1000 build a little help

What's the purpose of the build?

If it's for gaming, you don't need 16 or 32GB of RAM, and you don't need a 3770k or expensive Z77 board either.

Something like an HX650 or M12 620 Seasonic (X Gold 650 too) is good for up to a GTX 690 or 670 SLI unoverclocked, so no need to go overboard on the PSU either.

As for the SSD, how much space do you want? A 120GB Corsair Neutron GTX is an excellent SSD, as is the Samsung 840pro, and Intel 520.

Edit: Also, since you want to wait for extras later, I suggest just waiting until you can get a 4670k setup because it will ultimately be faster than the 3770k core for core minus HT. Which is useless for gaming (assuming this is for gaming).
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