$1000 gaming pc


May 19, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this week to next week.

Budget Range: ($1000 USD) Before Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet surfing, light video editing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything- It's a new build.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes Windows 7 Pro

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Tigerdirect

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Parts Preferences: Prefer AMD GPU

Overclocking: No (saves money)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 but would like the ability to go 1080p in the future
Additional Comments: I would like this computer to last 3-4 years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a new computer for gaming and everyday use.

Could you look over the parts I have selected and make sure they are all compatible and that I can fully utilize all my parts? If there is anything cheaper I could be using don't hesitate to tell me.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qt38

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Total: $963.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 18:04 EST-0500)


May 19, 2012
Thanks for the feedback. Any specific reasons for changing the case. Also if I wanted to go crossfire in the future would that power supply do it for me. If not that's alright it's not the most important thing.