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1st Build $1000 budget opinions

CostlierZero1
  • 72 months ago

Here is what I currently have in mind:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $111.62 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $216.60 @ Newegg
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $37.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Genius SP-S110 1W 2ch Speakers $10.49 @ Mwave
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $992.56

I plan on using this computer for gaming, schoolwork and browsing, with no plans of video editing/rendering or 3D modeling.

What do you think?

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Save some money and get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $226.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $66.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $216.60 @ Newegg
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $37.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Genius SP-S110 1W 2ch Speakers $10.49 @ Mwave
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $982.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 22:02 EDT-0400

If ur not overclocking, then Xeon's are the way to go. This puppy is a spec fpr spec an I7 3770 minus the integrated graphics, (hence the graphics card) and a locked multiplier, (so no overclocking). This chip will outperform I5's in most task except for maybe intense single threaded operations, but with more games and software being made for multi core, u got yourself an 4 core hyperthreaded beast that'll have a brighter future then any current I5. U need an I5 overclocked to about 4.2ghz to compete with this xeon turbo boosted to 3.7gzh.

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