Is this a good $1000 gaming build?

Hi, i just made this today, and i've put a lot of thought and research in each of the parts. All parts will be bought off Newegg.


COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics Card:

ASUS GTX650TI-O-1GD5 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Power Supply:

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Hard Drive:

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Overall cost:

$1,015.92 with the monitor and shipping price.

4 Answers

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Yeah you ignored the OS. i might replace the Seagatecontinual for a WDcontinual. that is basically me although; I dislike Seagate. Maxxtor is a branch of Seagate now. anyhow, that could be a rather stable setup. shop your new CPU cooler. manufacturing unit heatsinks artwork, yet are not too stable while you would be overclocking. you ought to use any OS, although i might propose Vista in case you decide directly to apply DX10. Vista isn't a foul OS, you basically ought to run some classes as administrator (there's a checkbox on application properties) to get it to no longer lag. 2gb of RAM is high quality, 3gb could be nicer (be sure which you do get a similar type and same specifications. Do 2x1gb and 2x512mb). in case you propose on going above 4gb RAM, get a 64bit OS like Vista x64 or XP professional x64. For some reason although, i'm thinking you could actually get that fee down. i do no longer understand what to alter to do it although. It basically seems extreme to me. have you ever priced out a distinctive type of RAM, or is that the main inexpensive?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It's a good build, but you might wanna consider getting another card like gtx 660 or gtx 670 which are far more superior. If you are on a tight budget, don't worry, the card will do it's best with i5 and coming to the RAM, install one stick in the 1st slot and 2nd stick in the 3rd slot as alternatives to get advantage or double data rate.

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    Ch. Pawan

  • 8 years ago

    i like it but maybe an x79 motherboard and a gtx660 ti would do you better? otherwise its pretty good.

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