New gaming/streaming pc ~$1500 + peripherials ~$500

Approximate Purchase Date: April 15-30

Budget Range: ~$1500 without taxes/shipping (I can spent a bit more but i prefer not to if possible)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,streaming

Parts Not Required: OS,mouse,keyboard,Optical drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: hard to say probably newegg,amazon if there're better options it will be great.

Country: Bulgaria

Parts Preferences: Intel,Nvidia
I don't know much about hardware but i set my eyes on a few parts so far:
1.Intel i5 3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

2.Intel i7 3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

3.GeForce GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782

If it matters i'll be using Windows 7 Professional

Oh and it will be great if i can get atleast 1TB HDD and an SSD.

other then that i don't care much about other parts.
Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: What i'm going to play/streams is mainly StarCraft II:Heart of the Swarm in High settings atleast(higher if budget can hadle it) streaming will be in 720/1080p if possible (upload speed 7Mbps international,40Mbps in my country).

Getting peripherials too but on a later date what i need is :
1.Keyboard(mechanical)
2.Headphones (they must have a good microphone)
3.2nd monitor (current one is 22" so i want a bigger one now if budget can handle it,i don't care about brand)
4.Web camera
Is a budget of $500 enough for this or should i save a bit more?

Excuse my terrible english and hopefully my thread is in the right section.

Thank you to everyone willing to help me out with me first build.
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  1. Where can you buy from?

    I would look into a 3570k minimally (FX8350 is also a good choice for streaming use)

    Get an asus p8z77 v lk or giugabyte z77x d3h witchever is cheaper

    For HDD get one with 64mb cache (since they have more cache and new platters) and SSD depends on pricing

    For cooler get at least an 212 EVO

    PSU, look into getting an Corsair/XFX/Seasonic/Antec HCG model
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.50 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1385.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:24 EDT-0400)
    I didn't include a web cam or head phones, but there's plenty left for that. Also, i put a 750w psu just in case of a sli in the future. If you don't want to though, a 550w will do.
  3. feeblepenguin said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.50 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1385.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:24 EDT-0400)
    I didn't include a web cam or head phones, but there's plenty left for that. Also, i put a 750w psu just in case of a sli in the future. If you don't want to though, a 550w will do.


    This is a great build!

    The only thing I would change on this is to get an i7 3770k because it will benefit ALOT when you are streaming. Also maybe a Asus z77 V board would go nicely with this but either works.
  4. I'm actually not sure if you'll see benefits from an i7 because you are streaming. It is within you budget to get one, however.
    500 seems like enough for peripherals.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LUPs
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LUPs/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LUPs/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($81.02 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1248.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:27 EDT-0400)

    I also would not go for an 8350 by AMD in this case if these benchmarks are correct:
    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=34781449#post34781449

    seems like Intel is better optimized for HOTS
  5. Your budget is a little high, but that works.

    The three things I left off are extremely personal, but here goes:

    1) For the mouse, my absolute recommendation is the Intellimouse explorer 3.0, but you won't be able to find it. The razor deathadder black is a decent substitute, but YOU HAVE TO TRY THE MOUSE IN STORE FIRST. I went through about six mice trying to find one I liked at all.

    2) As for a mechanical keyboard, it's hugely up to the buyer - but I absolutely love my Leopold with MX blacks. It's built extremely well.

    3) Headphones. For $20, TecNMotion makes a great pair of budget headphones. If you've got more to spend, go buy an Astro mixamp and some audiophile headphones. (Though I've got the mixamp and A40s, and couldn't be happier with them, and the mic is of good quality.)

    4) Take a look at the monitor I linked. Best one around - it's 120Hz, which means games are going to be fluid, and between that and the black equalization, when you play first person shooters, it's going to feel like you're cheating.

    5) As for the webcam... spend no more than $20 unless you're going to be using it in a business setting. Most of the expensive webcams are rip-offs anyways.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.32 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1559.19
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:34 EDT-0400)
  6. CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($103.79 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($418.13 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1420.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This has the highest streaming performance for streaming

    2nd monitor is a must for streaming btw.
  7. burritobob said:
    feeblepenguin said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.50 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1385.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:24 EDT-0400)
    I didn't include a web cam or head phones, but there's plenty left for that. Also, i put a 750w psu just in case of a sli in the future. If you don't want to though, a 550w will do.


    This is a great build!

    The only thing I would change on this is to get an i7 3770k because it will benefit ALOT when you are streaming. Also maybe a Asus z77 V board would go nicely with this but either works.


    burritobob said:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($103.79 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($418.13 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1420.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This has the highest streaming performance for streaming

    2nd monitor is a must for streaming btw.


    What if i decide to go with GeForce GTX 680 instead of the card you suggest,should i change anything else if I do change the Video card
    Also i don't need OS,I already have an original copy of Windows 7.

    Also anybody have experience with Thermaltake Meka G1 keyboard? is it worth the money?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162014
    About the headphones any brand that you would suggest?
    Again Thanks to everybody that is trying to help me out!
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.54 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Raidmax Blackstorm ATX-615WW ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Apevia 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer V243HAJbd 24.0" Monitor ($168.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Rosewill RK-8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($27.49 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($25.29 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1409.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 19:12 EDT-0400)
  9. 680 is only 5% faster than the 670 and slower than the 7970 at high res. The 7970 is better for streaming anyhow, and in general is about 10% more powerful.

    Any headphones will do, some logitech or razer (carcharias) will do nicely.

    Don't know much about the keyboard so I cannot help you there.
  10. Yeah the 680 is not worth it. The keyboard looks solid but if you wanted to, you could go with CM quickfire rapids w/ black switches that cost less than that.
  11. burritobob said:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($103.79 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($418.13 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1420.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This has the highest streaming performance for streaming

    2nd monitor is a must for streaming btw.



    So far i think i'm going towards the build you suggested even when i'm not the biggest fan of the card I'll have to believe its better then the one i was thinking about.I'll wait a bit more before I decide if I'll be buying this or something that someone else will suggest.


    Thanks a lot to everyone trying to help! I really appreciate it guys!
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