$1000 Gaming Computer Help Please

JayPea

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Approximate Purchase Date: May 4th

Budget Range: $1000, can be a little over but the target is 1k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Minor video editing.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS, Powersupply(antec EW 650).

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Overclocking: Maybe, a little but not a lot.

SLI or Crossfire: No, but want to leave it an option for the future maybe.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (getting a new monitor later in the year that will be atleast 1080.)

Additional Comments: I was leaning towards an ivy bridge since i don't plan on doing a lot of over clocking. Also I can reuse my hard drive however it is only a 3Gb/s and I didn't know if i should upgrade or not. This will be my 3rd time building a computer.
 

JayPea

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Here is what I've come up with so far:

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Core i5-3750K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

This roughly costs $910 so i have some room to play with. Would it be worth getting a 6Gb/s hard drive instead of keeping my current 3Gb/s? I could also upgrade to a 7950 but is it worth the extra money over the 7870? Or am I completely wrong about everything lol.
 

azeem40

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All great choices! SATA III (6GB/s) is only useful on SSDs. They can actually utilize that speed. The 7950 is worth the $30. You get better OC headroom and better performance.
 

JayPea

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Awesome, thanks for the response, I'll switch to a GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414 ) . My next question is would I benefit from moving up to 16 gigs of rams instead of 8?
 

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Thanks for the help i appreciate it. My current, soon to be retrired, computer is an old E6750 with an 8800 in it so i imagine i will notice a huge difference. I can't wait :)
 

JayPea

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Yea I am going to re use it since unless and will look into getting an ssd later this year. If for some reason i can't get a hold of the 3750k how much of a of a difference would I notice if i went with a 2500k instead.
 

JayPea

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What about future proofing. I have had this bad luck of building a new computer right before new tech comes and it renders my build outdated rather fast.
 

JayPea

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I figured as much. I debated on waiting but I don't think i can last another year with this. I fi can get a solid 2-3 years on this I'll be happy. Thanks again Azeem for your help.
 

azeem40

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You will be able to use it for 2 yrs atleast. what I mean was that it wont be upgradeable within the lga 1155 socket.
 

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