Looking to build a computer for around $1000, Need suggestions!!

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#1 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RKYh 995$ :D

Did you just put that together quick? If so, thank you
#2 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
WEll, After seeing the price of the Computers today, they are not bad, but I would like to get the most bang for my buck here.. I dont game alot, but want all quality parts in there, So am looking for suggestions , or even a complete build list.. $1000 is a nice round #, $700-$1300 is fine.. Looking for at least 8 Gb RAM, ( more than likely 16 ) , 2GB Video, descent 5.1 audio, HD is not so Important as I have a few TB drives, So maybe a 1 TB 7200 for internal..?? Motherboard, and all other things Im gonna leave to you guys , as I basically know nothing about building computers ;) I think what confused me is that some components, are not compatible with certain Motherboards eetc.. So If you guys could throw a few options my way , that would be great... Also , how much is liquid cooling, lighting etc? And where are some good sites to look for when ordering, Thanks again
#3 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RKYh 995$ :D
#4 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
Just for comparison, this is what I was looking at , But just upgrading the GPU and adding cooling.. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_II/
#5 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -
[QUOTE="duey307"]Just for comparison, this is what I was looking at , But just upgrading the GPU and adding cooling.. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_II/

Don't get that,it's crap
#6 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="duey307"]Just for comparison, this is what I was looking at , But just upgrading the GPU and adding cooling.. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_II/

Don't get that,it's crap

Really? Also what is the differency in the memory 4x4, 8x2 etc. Is having 2 better for certain things, and visa versa?
#7 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
also for the drive , could I use 2 of these so I could watch and Burn Blu Rays? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40 And what would you suggest for a sound card, and 16 GB of RAM
#8 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -
Yes. Don't really need a sound card,unless you got some fancy speakers
#9 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Yes. Don't really need a sound card,unless you got some fancy speakers

I do :) Home theater is pretty big for me, No Idea why, but Im a dork.. ;) Also wont I need a wireless card?
#10 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2589 posts) -

Yes. Don't really need a sound card,unless you got some fancy speakersMonsieurX

I can tell the difference between my creative audigy card and mobo sound in these 10 watt dell speakers i use. Just saying

#11 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23610 posts) -
[QUOTE="duey307"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RKYh 995$ :D

Did you just put that together quick? If so, thank you

yeah that's a good build
#12 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Yes. Don't really need a sound card,unless you got some fancy speakers_SKatEDiRt_

I can tell the difference between my creative audigy card and mobo sound in these 10 watt dell speakers i use. Just saying

And it is because of the card? or because of the software with different equaliser settings.

#13 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
Also I read that Nvidia Chipsets work better with intel, and AMD works better with Radeon... Is this still true, or have things changed?
#14 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"][QUOTE="duey307"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RKYh 995$ :D

Did you just put that together quick? If so, thank you

yeah that's a good build

So this build , posted above, but I would like 16 GB of RAM and a wireless card...
#15 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
I just wasn't sure on the RAM as there are options of 16x1, 8x2, 4x4 etc
#16 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -
Why 16gb?
#17 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
Why 16gb?MonsieurX
Just to have plenty for gaming, photoshop, editing etc.. Always doing multiple things, and to me is worth just future proofing a bit and going with 16 right off the bat
#18 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -
Also I read that Nvidia Chipsets work better with intel, and AMD works better with Radeon... Is this still true, or have things changed?duey307
Not true.
#19 Posted by soolkiki (1770 posts) -

I'm Intel+AMD and I run fine. Listen to monsieurX. He knows what he's talking about.

#20 Posted by MonsieurX (30474 posts) -

I'm Intel+AMD and I run fine. Listen to monsieurX. He knows what he's talking about.

soolkiki
I'm da boss.
#21 Posted by soolkiki (1770 posts) -

[QUOTE="soolkiki"]

I'm Intel+AMD and I run fine. Listen to monsieurX. He knows what he's talking about.

MonsieurX

I'm da boss.

I think that you actually helped me with my build a few months ago when I was checking on compatibility. Computer hasn't keeled over yet :P

#22 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
[QUOTE="soolkiki"]

I'm Intel+AMD and I run fine. Listen to monsieurX. He knows what he's talking about.

MonsieurX
I'm da boss.

Thanks man ;) I heard that the Z77 MOBO you linked me requires a Bios Update or something cuz it will crash windows? Hibernation issue or something.. I really didnt understand it
#23 Posted by Krigen89 (3907 posts) -
Just built myself something for 875 CAN$ Gigabyte Sniper.M3 Intel i5-3570k 8gb Corsair low-profile RAM Corsair 750W modular power supply (wanted 600W, this was on special at same price) EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Only thing I didn't buy was the tower itself as I had an old ATX one lying around. Will eventually change it for a small tower/micro-ATX that looks better. With a tower it should put you around your 1000$ depending on what you choose. Very happy with it so far.
#24 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2589 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Yes. Don't really need a sound card,unless you got some fancy speakersdramaybaz

I can tell the difference between my creative audigy card and mobo sound in these 10 watt dell speakers i use. Just saying

And it is because of the card? or because of the software with different equaliser settings.

Im assuming the card. i have no software installed other than drivers. onboard sound is tinny and always has been to me. 

#25 Posted by kraken2109 (13075 posts) -

[QUOTE="dramaybaz"]

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

I can tell the difference between my creative audigy card and mobo sound in these 10 watt dell speakers i use. Just saying

_SKatEDiRt_

And it is because of the card? or because of the software with different equaliser settings.

Im assuming the card. i have no software installed other than drivers. onboard sound is tinny and always has been to me. 

Sounds like EQ settings to me.
#26 Posted by duey307 (12 posts) -
[QUOTE="duey307"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="soolkiki"] I'm da boss.

Thanks man ;) I heard that the Z77 MOBO you linked me requires a Bios Update or something cuz it will crash windows? Hibernation issue or something.. I really didnt understand it

Thanks everyone!!.. Just wanted to bump this quote to see if I could get an answer to this quoted question.. I was told that win8 will crash when hibernating, as was told the MOBO was not as good as most of the reviews and ppl in here say it is.... Why I asked WHY, this is what he said

Overclocking options sucked and ASRock offered no explanation as to when they will resolve the BIOS issue with Windows 8 causing it not to hibernate properly. EVGA still has not resolved it but I have confirmation from them there engineers are working on it. That and that particular ASRock Motherboard is considered a low to midtier Motherboard, the Extreme 9/11 series are your high end ASRock motherboards, but still not as good as ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/Maximus Extreme or EVGA Z77 FTW Motherboards. The EVGA offered so many more options compared to the board you have selected if you can get it at the price I did. Not to mention if by chance something happens to the primary BIOS you have 2 others you can switch to as backups.

#27 Posted by homeboylizard (1289 posts) -
[QUOTE="Krigen89"]Just built myself something for 875 CAN$ Gigabyte Sniper.M3 Intel i5-3570k 8gb Corsair low-profile RAM Corsair 750W modular power supply (wanted 600W, this was on special at same price) EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Only thing I didn't buy was the tower itself as I had an old ATX one lying around. Will eventually change it for a small tower/micro-ATX that looks better. With a tower it should put you around your 1000$ depending on what you choose. Very happy with it so far.

The 7950 is way better than the GTX 660. And no point in getting a 30$ more expensive MOBO...the Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 or 6 is just fine.
#28 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2589 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="dramaybaz"] And it is because of the card? or because of the software with different equaliser settings.

kraken2109

Im assuming the card. i have no software installed other than drivers. onboard sound is tinny and always has been to me. 

Sounds like EQ settings to me.

Its not lol trust me. ask anyone that knows anything about audio, onboard sound is garbage

#29 Posted by kraken2109 (13075 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

Im assuming the card. i have no software installed other than drivers. onboard sound is tinny and always has been to me. 

_SKatEDiRt_

Sounds like EQ settings to me.

Its not lol trust me. ask anyone that knows anything about audio, onboard sound is garbage

So are Dell speakers. I know onboard is poor.
#30 Posted by Krigen89 (3907 posts) -

[QUOTE="Krigen89"]Just built myself something for 875 CAN$ Gigabyte Sniper.M3 Intel i5-3570k 8gb Corsair low-profile RAM Corsair 750W modular power supply (wanted 600W, this was on special at same price) EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked Only thing I didn't buy was the tower itself as I had an old ATX one lying around. Will eventually change it for a small tower/micro-ATX that looks better. With a tower it should put you around your 1000$ depending on what you choose. Very happy with it so far.homeboylizard
The 7950 is way better than the GTX 660. And no point in getting a 30$ more expensive MOBO...the Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 or 6 is just fine.

I've always been an AMD/ATI guy before (skipped PC gaming for a few years, budget issues) and always had these little nagging issues... decided to go Nvidia this time. That, and I wanted PhysX support. Also, I know the motherboard was slightly overpriced, but I wanted the higher-end sound chip and in my experience/everything I've read and heard: Gigabyte >> Asrock.

EDIT and the 7950 is much more expensive than the 660 SC, here in Canada anyways

#31 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2589 posts) -

[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"]

[QUOTE="kraken2109"] Sounds like EQ settings to me.kraken2109

Its not lol trust me. ask anyone that knows anything about audio, onboard sound is garbage

So are Dell speakers. I know onboard is poor.

True that haha. i mostly use beats solos that I got for christmas.  the dells are only for when i have people over.

#32 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Nothing wrong here, you paid premium price to get that performance early.