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    Barebone NUC's , worth getting?

    nucs are nice as HTPC's or home work pc's that do not demand much horsepower for instance, most people dont like the "smart tv" operating system and instead build a computer to hook up to their tv, that or they want a smart tv, but dont want to pay for a whole new tv just for the custom os. this is great because nucs are small and can fit out of the way allowing them to use it as a smart tv and a pc at the same time. if you are a small time worker and need a pc to do spreadsheets and emails...etc... this pc is smaller than anything you can buy and will run extremely well, it is great for the little things that small home workers/business owners need. if you are a dorm studnet, you do not usually have enough space so a nuc is better for clutter control, it works great for video watching, importing and exporting media, and to be used as a research pc, also since it doesnt have terribly high end hardware, it allows for less distractions when you are supposed to be learning (though med settings minecraft could probably be run off of it lol) nucs are all around good little pc's that are nice for a variety of people not needing a desktop, but needing something like a desktop. ANOTHER great option is something like the intel computestick or similar, they have even less clutter, are smaller so they can be portable in some cases (like if you have one but no monitor, you can use it at the library, or take it to the library to use instead of their crappy computers) nucs and computesticks are also great for internet of things, they work extraordinarily well for that, you can hook one up to a small touchscreen monitor, and flash a new operating system on it/install or make apps that could allow you to do things like control your house, it isnt uncommon, and it has waaaay more than enough horsepower
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    Sub-1k gaming system?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b8TWsY or the same thing with the case i originally chose http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FR8csY
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    GPU Upgrade. The right choice?

    yeah, a 970 is in your best interest, something like zotac's AMP card, it has 3 fans and a beefy VRM cooler, gigabytes g1 gaming card with their amazing processors since they bin some, or evga's with their simplistic look and decent cooler. out of the 3 there, the evga is the hottest and loudest, but the shortest, also it is the only one here w/o a backplate (msi's comes with a backplate and has similar performance) the gigabyte one is the coolest gpu wise, quietest, and longest, the cooler is longer than the card which can cause compatibility issues the zotac one is the second longest, has the coolest vrm, and is quite quiet. also its backplate is gray, but a thermal conductive paint is a simple solution to that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500372&cm_re=zotac_970-_-14-500-372-_-Product http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125684&cm_re=gigabyte_970-_-14-125-684-_-Product http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487088&cm_re=evga_970-_-14-487-088-_-Product
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    Mid range Comp

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4vkZmG http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t4vGFT either will do depending on your parents work, the top one is great for if your parents want to get into some sort of gaming/if they need extra gpu horsepower for some reason. the bottom one is the EXACT same one, but no gpu, this would save money if it is only going to be used for what you mentioned, it might even bee a bit overpowered for that as well, but it will be snappy.
  5. other than getting an h-series board or getting the "k" equivalent of your processor i dont see anything wrong. you may have also gotten the z board for a future i7?
  6. getting a 960 is a great upgrade from the 7800 series, it even beats out 7970's by at least 5fps in most games. it is clocked faster, more power efficient, and runs cooler and quieter than all of amd's cards right now. my personal recommendations are the g1 gaming 960 from gigabyte ($200usd) and the DCU2 card from asus (not the strix, and it is $200USD)
  7. uhhh.... arctic cooling has an aftermarket cooler you can buy with three fans, or get something like corsairs AIO bracket for gpu's, or nzxt's g10, they are great watercooling options (you will need to purchase a compatible radiator with them