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Sabin1269

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Really I would like to spend at most $1000 for a gaming machine. I'm not looking for the fastest super gaming rig, just something that I can play WoW and diablo 3 on max graphics with little to no lag. My first build will be listed below and I will reply with my second one right after. I would prefer the second build due to budget but I'm posting the first for anyone to give me honest opinions and advice. I both could be combined to make one good machine for the cost, even better but I also need to incorporate a monitor and keyboard mouse setup with it as well.




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Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
Model #:Twelve Hundred V3
Item #:N82E16811129100
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$167.99 -$33.00 Instant $134.99


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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:G1.Sniper M3
Item #:N82E16813128551
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$179.99 -$10.00 Instant $169.99


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GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:GV-R797OC-3GD
Item #:N82E16814125413
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$439.99 $439.99


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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Model #:HCG-900
Item #:N82E16817371050
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$159.99 -$40.00 Instant $119.99


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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Model #:BX80637I53570K
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$229.99 $229.99


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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820145347
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$78.99 $78.99


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Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
Model #:CT064M4SSD2CCA
Item #:N82E16820148447
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$99.99 -$5.00 Instant $94.99


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Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$149.99 -$40.00 Instant $109.99


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ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Audio Card
Model #:Xonar DS
Item #:N82E16829132013
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$54.99 -$13.00 Instant $41.99
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Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price


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RAIDMAX AEOLUS ATX-818WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:ATX-818WB
Item #:N82E16811156252
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate
Note (Add)
$89.99 -$15.00 Instant $74.99


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NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller
Model #:Sentry-2
Item #:N82E16811992005
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$28.99 -$4.00 Instant $24.99


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ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z77 Extreme6
Item #:N82E16813157295
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$179.99 -$10.00 Instant $169.99


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EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:02G-P4-2662-KR
Item #:N82E16814130826
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$229.99 $229.99


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Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...
Model #:RX750-S-B
Item #:N82E16817182067
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$129.99 -$40.00 Instant $89.99


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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Model #:BX80637I53570K
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$229.99 $229.99


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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$39.99 $39.99


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Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Model #:WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN
Item #:N82E16822136830
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$269.99 -$86.00 Instant $183.99


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ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Model #:CNPS9500 AT
Item #:N82E16835118003
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$51.99 -$5.00 Instant $46.99


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Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan
Model #:RFA-120-BL
Item #:N82E16835200049
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$7.99 $7.99
Subtotal: $1,098.90
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:welcome: Sabin1269

I have added some notes to your two list of parts;

Really I would like to spend at most $1000 for a gaming machine. I'm not looking for the fastest super gaming rig, just something that I can play WoW and diablo 3 on max graphics with little to no lag. My first build will be listed below and I will reply with my second one right after. I would prefer the second build due to budget but I'm posting the first for anyone to give me honest opinions and advice. I both could be combined to make one good machine for the cost, even better but I also need to incorporate a monitor and keyboard mouse setup with it as well.

Update

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
Model #:Twelve Hundred V3
Item #:N82E16811129100
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$167.99 -$33.00 Instant $134.99
Great case.

Update

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:G1.Sniper M3
Item #:N82E16813128551
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$179.99 -$10.00 Instant $169.99
Good MB but it is a micro ATX and these can be tight for space with larger add on video cards.
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GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:GV-R797OC-3GD
Item #:N82E16814125413
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$439.99 $439.99
Massive overkill for both your intended use and your budget.

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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Model #:HCG-900
Item #:N82E16817371050
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$159.99 -$40.00 Instant $119.99
Again overkill for both your intended use and your budget.

Update

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Model #:BX80637I53570K
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$229.99 $229.99
Best bang for buck CPU at the moment.

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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820145347
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$78.99 $78.99
You will not need more than 8GB of Ram for your intended use, 4GB if you only have a 32-bit OS.

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Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
Model #:CT064M4SSD2CCA
Item #:N82E16820148447
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$99.99 -$5.00 Instant $94.99
Storage capacity is too small, a 120 or 128GB SSD will ensure that you have enough storage space for your OS and other favourite programs + the many years of updates in the years to come.

Update

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$149.99 -$40.00 Instant $109.99
Good HDD but expensive.

Update

ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Audio Card
Model #:Xonar DS
Item #:N82E16829132013
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$54.99 -$13.00 Instant $41.99
You do not need this, most modern MBs have very good integrated audio chips and you would need to spend a lot of money to get better.


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RAIDMAX AEOLUS ATX-818WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:ATX-818WB
Item #:N82E16811156252
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate
Note (Add)
$89.99 -$15.00 Instant $74.99

Update

NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller
Model #:Sentry-2
Item #:N82E16811992005
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$28.99 -$4.00 Instant $24.99

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ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z77 Extreme6
Item #:N82E16813157295
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$179.99 -$10.00 Instant $169.99
You can get an equally as good MB for less.

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EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:02G-P4-2662-KR
Item #:N82E16814130826
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$229.99 $229.99
Nice card but the GTX 570 is better.
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Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...
Model #:RX750-S-B
Item #:N82E16817182067
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$129.99 -$40.00 Instant $89.99
Not a fan of the brand and would choose an Antec or Corsair for around the same price.
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Model #:BX80637I53570K
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$229.99 $229.99
As above
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$39.99 $39.99
Good choice of brand.
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Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Model #:WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN
Item #:N82E16822136830
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$269.99 -$86.00 Instant $183.99
Same as the 1TB HDD above.
Update

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Model #:CNPS9500 AT
Item #:N82E16835118003
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
Note (Add)
$51.99 -$5.00 Instant $46.99
A very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty, Intel are clear on this, see below;

damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;


Full article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm

Update

Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan
Model #:RFA-120-BL
Item #:N82E16835200049
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$7.99 $7.99
Subtotal: $1,098.90


From your OP;

I also need to incorporate a monitor and keyboard mouse setup with it as well.

Your first list of parts is way over your $1000 budget and your second list costs $1,098.90 yet neither contain a monitor, keyboard or a mouse, this will take around $250 -$300 from your $1000 budget, there is also no OS such as Windows 7, what will you be installing.

For future reference, do not double post as it will appear to others that you are receiving assistance and your topic may get overlooked, if you need to add additional information use the edit tab - bottom right hand corner of the page as that is what the feature is for.
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Sorry about the double post, I just didn't want my first one to be a novel. I was liking around the idea of a heat sink for the CPU but wasn't sure if I would need it or not since I'm not over clocking and I feel the case has sufficient airflow and enough fans to keep it cool. I know my first initial build was well over budget, I just included it for reference of some other parts I was considering and to et any input from others experience or knowledge on better components for the money or if I could downgrade anything to save some money. I have Windows 7 home premium already that's why I didn't include it and after I finalize parts I will budget for a monitor separately if needed. Again not a $300 monitor but maybe something in the $150 range.
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Let us know what you think http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lb9y

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.
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I purchased the full copy through my college for a considerable discount, but it hasn't even been opened just sitting in my desk. Really my questions are, what components would anyone choose given the ones I listed and what changes to brands or components in general could be made to get an effective machine o play the games I listed on high or max graphics.
I've heard that seasonic makes a good psu, never had any experience with them so I don't know buy I did however see a 550W or 600w antec for about the same money as the rosewill.
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Seasonic are considered by many people to be the best PSU provider.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lb9y
Did you have a look!

The build will do everything that you require.
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When I get home tonight I'm going to make a new build with some of the old components and research a few different mobos that are comparable to the asrock. I think I will however go with the 1TB WD Hdd instead o the 2TB and look for a seasonic psu. Also going to keep the 8gb ram but will look into the 570 video card. I assumed the high the number the better quality it would be.
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This is the closest I could get to $1000 it a little over but should include everything. 8gb of gelL veloce ram is included with the mobo.



Update

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
Model #:Twelve Hundred V3
Item #:N82E16811129100
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$167.99 -$33.00 Instant $134.99


Update

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z77 Extreme4
Item #:N82E16813157293
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$134.99 -$20.00 Instant $114.99


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EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ...
Model #:012-P3-1573-KR
Item #:N82E16814130620
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$299.99 -$26.00 Instant $273.99


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SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:M12II 620 Bronze
Item #:N82E16817151095
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$124.99 -$35.00 Instant $89.99


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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Model #:BX80637I53570K
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$229.99 $229.99


Update

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$149.99 -$40.00 Instant $109.99


Update

Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100 (RIKB-11003)
Model #:RIKB-11003
Item #:N82E16823201048
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$29.99 $29.99


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ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
Model #:VE247H
Item #:N82E16824236112
Return Policy:Monitor Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$219.99 -$40.00 Instant $179.99


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GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black 5+1 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Dual Lens Gaming Mouse
Model #:GM-M6800
Item #:N82E16826146009
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$17.99 -$1.00 Instant $16.99
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