900$-1000$ Build (improve)

addversity

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Hi guys. I am "attempting" to build my own computer. My main desires are to play Halo Vista, COD games, first person shooters pretty much. Along with some MMO's like WoW and RIFT. Anyhow, here is a build I seen for my budget which is 1,000$. If there is any improvement that can be made I would appreciate feedback.

$900-1000

HDD - WD Caviar black 500GB - $63
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6822136795

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231253

PSU - Antec EarthWatts 650W - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371015

GPU - 6970 - $330
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814127554
(Alternatively you could get the GTX 570)

CPU - i5 2500k - $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115072

Motherboard- MSI P67A-GD53 - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813130572

Case - HAF 922 - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811119197
 

ervinelim

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Hello, most of the parts you listed are great!

You could get this Samsung spinpoint 1tb for less

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3
 

AdrianPerry

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Solid build, the only change id make would be as suggested above, grab a 1TB SpinPoint F3 for about $60.

The Antec PSU you listed as well is currently on sale at NewEgg for $70 :)

Might be worth picking up 8GB of ram as well (2x4GB sticks) 1600MHz CL9 if you can squeeze it into your budget.