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HELP: Looking for budget parts to complete my Gaming rig!

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April 17, 2013 11:38:02 AM

Just joined today and look at that... a question already!

First of all, I'm no "noob" when it comes to building PC's (love it). I am looking for some advice on what to put into my new rig.

I sold my old machine because i was in dire need of an upgrade.

i am looking to spend around $7/800.

Currently I have:

-GTX 650 ti BOOST

-ASUS p8z77-v PRO

-500 HDD

I was looking at 8gb of DDR3 ram at 1600mhz which is corsair vengeance?

My main concern is the CPU and case...

I know the general rule of thumb of spending the no less on your GPU then your CPU, but I was really hoping to find a cheaper CPU but if i have to spend more i will.

As for the case its more so that my MOBO has a large amount of USB slots already as well as the BIOS flash drive and WIFI go (which i have no idea what that is)

Sorry for the large post and Thanks for any advice!

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April 17, 2013 11:54:44 AM

Core i5 3570K. For those who know me and have me do their builds, you’ll know that it’s just about the best processor you can get for the money today. With plenty of performance, top notch overclocking capability and enough horsepower to run any game you throw at it, the choice is a no brainer.

Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

$35 cooler that will work magic. Seriously though, at this price, there’s no cooler out there can that beat this thing.


Memory – 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile 1.5v

I'm back to my usual memory configuration, and sticking to it! With excellent reliability, great performance, a low profile and an amazing price.

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April 17, 2013 12:12:14 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Core i5 3570K. For those who know me and have me do their builds, you’ll know that it’s just about the best processor you can get for the money today. With plenty of performance, top notch overclocking capability and enough horsepower to run any game you throw at it, the choice is a no brainer.

Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

$35 cooler that will work magic. Seriously though, at this price, there’s no cooler out there can that beat this thing.


Memory – 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile 1.5v

I'm back to my usual memory configuration, and sticking to it! With excellent reliability, great performance, a low profile and an amazing price.



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"http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2..." was the exact ram i was looking at, same voltage and such but not sure if it is considered low profile.
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April 17, 2013 12:24:59 PM

bigcyco1 said:
No i was talking about this http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2... the one your looking at is only good for watercooling builds it's not a good choice with air cooling because it will conflict with aftermaret cpu coolers.


perfect, thanks again for the information. Down the road is what i'm wondering about for the RAM and cooling, will that last noise and cooling wise?
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April 17, 2013 12:34:21 PM

I've had that ram and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler.
In my secondary pc for almost a year now. I'd say it's safe to say it will last and it's not noisy.
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April 17, 2013 1:30:11 PM

You don't need a motherboard that expensive for an $800 build. And if you're not planning to overclock a $90 H77 / Z75 motherboard will suffice. And with the money saved invest more in the GPU and get a 7870XT or a GTX 660TI.
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April 18, 2013 10:44:44 AM

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You don't need a motherboard that expensive for an $800 build. And if you're not planning to overclock a $90 H77 / Z75 motherboard will suffice. And with the money saved invest more in the GPU and get a 7870XT or a GTX 660TI.


They have already been purchased and i specifically did not want to cheap out on those components, a cpu or ram can be easily upgraded in my eyes. i do however have no clue on a cheap case or cooling for the cpu...
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April 18, 2013 10:50:53 AM

SFStylo said:
g-unit1111 said:
You don't need a motherboard that expensive for an $800 build. And if you're not planning to overclock a $90 H77 / Z75 motherboard will suffice. And with the money saved invest more in the GPU and get a 7870XT or a GTX 660TI.


They have already been purchased and i specifically did not want to cheap out on those components, a cpu or ram can be easily upgraded in my eyes. i do however have no clue on a cheap case or cooling for the cpu...


You won't cheap out on those components buying a $150 motherboard as opposed to a $200 motherboard. All boards in that range perform the same functions. It's better to pay less in that area and pay more for the GPU.
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April 18, 2013 11:38:01 AM



They have already been purchased and i specifically did not want to cheap out on those components, a cpu or ram can be easily upgraded in my eyes. i do however have no clue on a cheap case or cooling for the cpu...[/quotemsg]The Corsair Carbide Series 200R is one of those new budget oriented cases that comes in at a mere $59, but includes a ton of features to make it suitable for anyone looking to build a new PC, but is limited to a budget.

With support for up to 8 fans, dust filters for the PSU and intake, tool free design, and a clearance of up to 320mm for those extra long graphics cards, it’s a beast of a case that doesn’t carry a beast of a pricetag.

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April 18, 2013 12:16:00 PM

bigcyco1 said:


They have already been purchased and i specifically did not want to cheap out on those components, a cpu or ram can be easily upgraded in my eyes. i do however have no clue on a cheap case or cooling for the cpu...
The Corsair Carbide Series 200R is one of those new budget oriented cases that comes in at a mere $59, but includes a ton of features to make it suitable for anyone looking to build a new PC, but is limited to a budget.

With support for up to 8 fans, dust filters for the PSU and intake, tool free design, and a clearance of up to 320mm for those extra long graphics cards, it’s a beast of a case that doesn’t carry a beast of a pricetag.

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Damn, that's nice and available locally for me too! Thanks :)  Back to what you suggested about the air cooling, I was really hoping to go with water cooling for OCs in the future
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April 18, 2013 12:31:33 PM

You can do watercooling however it's quite costly what did you have in mind?
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