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March 29, 2013 2:40:57 PM

Hey guys so... I'm new to all the building a pc thing and i dont know wich parts to choose or wich parts are the best for the price so please help me ^^ thx.

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow or next week.

Budget Range: $1000-$1500 ( Gonna have to ship the parts to Colombia so please dont make it rlly expensive :D )

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: No ( I will be using my 32 inch Tv )

Do you need to buy OS: No( I will be using windows 7 x64bit)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (but any other good website with cheap international shipping will do)

Location:Barranquilla/Colombia (South America)

Parts Preferences: Intel or Amd

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: I dont really know whats SLI or crossfire :/ (Sorry for my ignorance)

Case: Any case(the cheaper the better , i dont care how the case looks)

Additional Comments: The cheaper the website offers the international shipping the better also i wouldnt mind a really good fan since i dont want pc overheating , also no SSD since i dont really see a need for one and must be able to run games like crysis 3 in ultra settings(If not possible its alright), i really know nothing about building a pc so the more specific you can be the better, thx in advance.

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March 29, 2013 2:54:09 PM

CPU: I5 3570K $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: MSI Z77 G41 $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB $66 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: AMD Radeon 7970 2GB $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus $29 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair 650D $179 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1124 (prices are rounded, but this is probably a pretty close estimate!)

Sli is when you put two or more NVidia graphics cards into a computer.
CrossFire is the same thing but with AMD graphics cards.

Just ask if you want anything else answered.
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March 29, 2013 3:18:34 PM

L0lzer said:
CPU: I5 3570K $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: MSI Z77 G41 $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Sniper 8GB $66 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: AMD Radeon 7990 2GB $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus $29 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $945 + whatever case you choose.

Sli is when you put two or more NVidia graphics cards into a computer.
CrossFire is the same thing but with AMD graphics cards.

Just ask if you want anything else answered.


Hey thx for the help, do you think the build you provided me will be good enough to run(Best settings possible) next gen games( Talking about games that will come for the ps4), cuz if not i would be really thankful if you chose a better graphics card, also did you include storage?( 1 tb should be enought). Btw thx for answering my question.
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March 29, 2013 3:33:09 PM

Woops, I forgot storage! :X Unfortunately i'm kinda busy now and can't find more parts, but for storage you could go with a 240GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, put the OS and everything you use most on the SSD as should know, they are faster than HDDs. Yes, that setup should be able to run just about everything you throw at it. If you really want to you could get a second 7970. I checked and that card should run Crysis 3 on high settings, maybe ultra. The next step up is a 7990 but that card is 8-900 I think.

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March 29, 2013 3:36:23 PM

Hi there friend, i'm from Cali, Colombia so from now on my response i will be talking in spanish.

Hola, espero poder ser de ayuda para tu tarea, pues también lo he intentado. Newegg ofrece servicio internacional y puedes mandar las partes desde ahí o puedes hacer que envíen las partes a otro sitio de Estados Unidos y luego posteriormente hacer que una compañía te envíe la mercancía. Una de las opciones que conozco es Coordinadora USA que posteriormente te lo envía a Miami y ellos tienen casilleros para recibir tu mercancía que puedes registrar gratuitamente.
Respecto al PC, mi recomendación sería tener un máximo de unos $1200 USD porque mínimo se te van a ir unos 300 en el envío.
Respecto a tus preguntas, SLI significa Scalable Link Interface que como bien su nombre lo dice es una interface en escala por poder unir varias tarjetas gráficas, CrossFire X o CrossFire es su equivalente en tarjetas AMD. Si vas a utilizar tu PC únicamente para jugar y navegar en internet lo mejor sería utilizar un procesador Intel, pues procesan más instrucciones por ciclo que los procesadores AMD y para serte sincero sólo los juegos con los motores gráficos más modernos realmente toman ventaja de la arquitectura de AMD así que por el momento mientras los motores sigan siendo diversos es mejor Intel para cubrir buen rendimiento en todos los motores.
Respecto a la SSD, te recomiendo incluirla pues la velocidad de todo el PC cambia incluso así tengas un computador algo viejo pues la lectura y escritura general de los archivos se multiplica teóricamente por 5 respecto a un disco duro tradicional; esa es la razón por la que siempre la recomiendo.

Las siguientes ya son las recomendaciones de Newegg de partes y luego tu te logueas y calculas en cuanto te sale el envío.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1280.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-29 18:46 EDT-0400)

Espero mis sugerencias te ayuden.
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March 29, 2013 3:42:47 PM

Looks good
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March 29, 2013 3:53:53 PM

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Si vas a utilizar tu PC únicamente para jugar y navegar en internet lo mejor sería utilizar un procesador Intel, pues procesan más instrucciones por ciclo que los procesadores AMD y para serte sincero sólo los juegos con los motores gráficos más modernos realmente toman ventaja de la arquitectura de AMD así que por el momento mientras los motores sigan siendo diversos es mejor Intel para cubrir buen rendimiento en todos los motores.


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If you use your PC only for surfing the internet play and it would be best to use an Intel processor, then process more instructions per cycle than AMD processors and to be honest the only games with modern graphics engines really take advantage of the architecture AMD so for the moment while the engines are still various Intel is better to cover good performance in all engines.


I do not agree here. It's actually the opposite. For gaming the Intel CPUs far outpace and outperform their AMD counterparts. There's no benchmark that says that the AMD CPUs are faster for gaming - Crysis, maybe, but there's very few games that eat resources the way Crysis 3 does.

$1K or over there's no reason to go with AMD except for the GPU, it's definitely better to go with Intel:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1282.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-29 18:52 EDT-0400)

However I know Newegg doesn't always work in most cases even for South America. If you post what store you plan to buy from locally that will help to suggest a system. What's available from Newegg and what's available where you live may not always match.
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March 29, 2013 4:12:19 PM

Hey guys thx for all the help, sadly newegg does not support international shipping... is there any other good website that supports international shipping ?

and whats better " Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card" or "Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card"?
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March 29, 2013 4:22:38 PM

Hd 7970 is the way to go
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March 30, 2013 8:04:10 AM

g-unit1111 said:
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I do not agree here. It's actually the opposite. For gaming the Intel CPUs far outpace and outperform their AMD counterparts. There's no benchmark that says that the AMD CPUs are faster for gaming - Crysis, maybe, but there's very few games that eat resources the way Crysis 3 does.
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Mr, this is proof, and here it is.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
AMD on Windows 8 actually improves the minimum frame rates and it's not lagged behind in most games, except for Skyrim, but we all know thats because the faste IPC on Intel counterparts, exept for that i'm actually considering an AMD platform for gaming.

On the graphics card depends on your needs and how much do you like each company, for graphics design the CUDA cores on Nvidia should work great for you, but instead for OpenGL usage Radeon can be a better solution.
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March 30, 2013 12:49:08 PM

senupe said:
g-unit1111 said:
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I do not agree here. It's actually the opposite. For gaming the Intel CPUs far outpace and outperform their AMD counterparts. There's no benchmark that says that the AMD CPUs are faster for gaming - Crysis, maybe, but there's very few games that eat resources the way Crysis 3 does.
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Mr, this is proof, and here it is.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
AMD on Windows 8 actually improves the minimum frame rates and it's not lagged behind in most games, except for Skyrim, but we all know thats because the faste IPC on Intel counterparts, exept for that i'm actually considering an AMD platform for gaming.

On the graphics card depends on your needs and how much do you like each company, for graphics design the CUDA cores on Nvidia should work great for you, but instead for OpenGL usage Radeon can be a better solution.
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I take things said on Youtube with massive grains of salt. Unless the creator of the video actually has something to back up their claims, a good 90% of those videos are done by fanboys with no fact checking. I definitely agree that a Radeon is an excellent choice for GPU, I buy them a lot for my own rigs.

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Hey guys thx for all the help, sadly newegg does not support international shipping... is there any other good website that supports international shipping ?

and whats better " Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card" or "Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card"?


It's always better to buy locally than internationally. The reason being is that not all stores carry all parts (this happens a lot in India), and what's available here in the US won't always match up. Plus a lot of countries - especially in the EU and Asia - will charge some rather hefty import taxes in addition to the customs fees that you will get charged with importing components. If you post a local store that you're buying from in your country that will help to suggest parts. There's a thread that I link to (in my signature) for parts stores world wide. Unfortunately I don't know of too many that ship to South America.

Both GPU choices are very excellent cards, you can't go wrong either way.
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