$1000 Gaming/Video Editing Build

Ok this is the build that I have made. I already have everything like monitor, keyboard etc. 

I am looking for the best bang for my money. I will be playing games like BF3/BF4, Metro 2033, Star Craft 2, Crysis 3. I will be overclocking and will probably get a second graphics card. Some things that I will require are a modular power supply, probably a quiet case. Budget is $1000 and will be getting the parts in a few weeks.


and this is why I don't like using PC part picker

if you are sereously going to edit for work I would consider going intel

PSU isn't moddular but that case has a TON of cable management options

Mobo probably wouldn't be as good as a 990FX for crossfire but do you really need that now that you have a 7970?

also in your original build your power supply would not have enough juice to support another 7870



Nice build there! +1 to his build!!! :D (Gotta luv the 7970, great choice for GPU)

instead of a stronger cpu, why not a stronger gpu?

mind telling me whats stronger than a 7970 under a 1000 budget?

Wow that is a lovely build for the price Giga.

Well done indeed Giga, the combos saved a lot of money. But I got some suggestions.

Cooler > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099    More trusted

Hardrive > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533    Black over blue any day for gaming and only $20 more

GPU > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605   Easy OC

or > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026    More expensive but worth 

SSD > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045   Stupid fast boot up time 

I would seriously consider a Nvidia GPU if you want to do any editing. I have the same CPU, and speaking from expirience, the CUDA GPU is really helpful in ediing. But if you use Adobe, I heard that they are working on supporting AMD cards soon.


I don't mind your layout much, but could you include text that details which parts your using? Plus, could you put your prices for these parts/combo's also? This would show the detail that you put together and also doesn't require clicking on each link. Maybe I'm just too picky, but I like to show the deails about the parts, so one can get a quick overview of the parts being laid out for perusal.

This is sorta like what I'm talking about:

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tg5u]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tg5u/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tg5u/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox]AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor[/url] ($174.15 @ Amazon)

[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20]Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard[/url] ($84.99 @ Amazon)

[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbsr]G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($60.30 @ Newegg)

[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7td120bw]Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($89.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($66.72 @ Amazon)

[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100351sr]Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card[/url] ($402.38 @ Newegg)

[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r]Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9]XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url] ($63.99 @ NCIX US)

[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04]Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($17.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Total:[/b] $1010.50

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black drive don't give much real world perfomance boost to warrent the price for budget builds, the Heatsink performs just as well or better than the 212, the dark knight II is just a gaia with ceramic coating and faster fan

SSD won't give as much performance in editng or games as a better CPU or GPU

ain't nobody got time for dat

I gennerally assume they are just going to add it to their cart in the end anyway

I usually give a summury at the end and that's about as far as I go

I got burnt out when these builds first started apearing, back now for a while