Help with my custom build! $1000 budget.

PCRUSEN

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Hey guys I'm building a custom PC and I want to keep it somewhere around a thousand. This is my first build, but I know how to build it, im just not too familiar with quality as far as the parts go. I want something I can play games like Far Cry 3, BF3, Crysis, etc. on at a good frame rate, but not on max settings. Also I'm a really big multi tasker and like to run programs like After Effects, Photoshop, and Cinema 4D while doing other things on one screen. So I want a graphics card where I'm able to run things on two screens and have no problems at all. Basically I want a computer that's fast but around my price range. I have a list of parts I've been going over. Tell me what you think of them and give me some ideas on what I need to change or if you have a build you want me to look at around my price range!

Here they are:

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107&cm_mmc=SNC-YouTube-_-na-_-na-_-na

MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233246

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Total: $958
 

burntpizza

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Switch out the 660 TI for HD 7950.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Same price, way better performance


BF3

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page4.html

Crysis 2, look a the second chart. The first is at 720p

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page5.html

Skyrim

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page9.html

Far Cry 3

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/far_cry_3_graphics_performance_review_benchmark,6.html


Only one Radeon hd 7950 performs weird is FC3, but that problem is going to be fixed with catalyst update, even then it is equivalent to 660ti. As for the rest, HD 7950=GTX 670 and 680 on skyrim.

I believe there is a patch to turn your HD 7950 into boost edition. But, you can also OC it and adjust your voltage to whatever you want. Also, HD 7950 overclocks really well.

EDIT: That HD 7950 is a boost edition so you don't have to worry about changing anything.
 

g-unit1111

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That all looks good to me, I can't really find any faults with this build.
 

PCRUSEN

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I really like the Antec 1100 and it still fits my budget!
 

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