Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

PC noob please help with build $1200

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 19, 2013 12:15:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Perferably within a week.
Budget Range: No more than $1200 after everything is said and done.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>movies>internet
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I like newegg and amazon.
Location: Homestead Florida 33033
Parts Preferences: I just want high quality parts.
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: I have no idea what this is ;<
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: First of all thank you so much in advance to those who help me, this is a great forum and a great community. First time posting but I've read a few threads here and it seems a lot of people are just very knowledgeable and happy to help so thanks a lot. With that said I already have the monitor and graphics card: nvidia geforce gtx 660ti. I also have Corsair Vengeance 8gb of ram I'm just going to buy the parts and have best buy put it together at a discounted price since my wife works there. I know very little about pc's but I love gaming on them. I'm going to get windows and yea silent computers seem nice.

More about : noob build 1200

April 19, 2013 12:21:57 PM

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 ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $739.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 15:21 EDT-0400)

The case is personal opinion. If you like it take it.
Related resources

Best solution

April 19, 2013 12:26:16 PM
Share

-If you want to run 2 cards in the future (SLI OR CROSSFIRE), and overclock, then get 750 watts.
-SSD for operating system and programs.
-Black for other games/data/etc.
-Seasonic makes fanastic power supplies.

There's a 55$ savings buying the motherboard and processor from newegg together right now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.19 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $919.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 15:23 EDT-0400)
April 19, 2013 12:28:38 PM

You guys are amazing! Below budget is great but I have a question. Why not an i7? My wife who knows a little more then me but less then you guys seems to think that I should definitely get one. As always, thanks in advance for helping me out guys.
April 19, 2013 12:31:08 PM

LordMortalituum said:
You guys are amazing! Below budget is great but I have a question. Why not an i7? My wife who knows a little more then me but less then you guys seems to think that I should definitely get one. As always, thanks in advance for helping me out guys.


i7 has hyper-threading which is useless for gaming, but helps with encoding and rendering.
April 19, 2013 12:38:08 PM

edogawa thanks for the speedy replies. In your opinion or anyone else that would like to comment do you think this system will run higher end games like the witcher 2 on high quality reasonably well? Around what fps do you think? Also I already have the ram so if you could move that money to upgrade one of the other parts you mentioned would you?
April 19, 2013 1:22:03 PM

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.98

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $134.00

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99

Samsung 840 Pro Series 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Disk X2 $439.98

Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $69.99

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98 $17.98

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 $89.98

Total: $1070.98

Pick a case. I picked a PSU that will allow you to add more, like another graphics card etc. You could go windows 7 pro, add a HDD if you need more space. I put two 840 pros on there run them in raid 0 it will be faster than one 512 samsung 840 pro. You could get an i7 too, I know most people say it is a waste but I see it as much more future proof. Eventually quadcores and up will be cheaper and more used, so a quad core with hyperthreading will stay relevant longer...
April 19, 2013 1:28:43 PM

Dude don't get windows eight I tried it out for three months and I liked it, a lot! But windows 7 is smoother, and all around better, windows eight is made to be used by touchscreen tablets. I would not recommend windows 8 to someone who is more of a power user.
April 19, 2013 1:34:25 PM

LordMortalituum said:
edogawa thanks for the speedy replies. In your opinion or anyone else that would like to comment do you think this system will run higher end games like the witcher 2 on high quality reasonably well? Around what fps do you think? Also I already have the ram so if you could move that money to upgrade one of the other parts you mentioned would you?


This build will do well @ 1080P. With dual 840 pros in raid 0, it will be lightning fast. I would recommend if you want to an i7. Minus the ram at 60 bucks its only a 30 dollar upgrade and then get windows 7 pro. You will probably have to upgrade your gpu in two to three years to play all of the newest games at ultra or high. But this build is good.
April 19, 2013 1:48:20 PM

LordMortalituum said:
edogawa thanks for the speedy replies. In your opinion or anyone else that would like to comment do you think this system will run higher end games like the witcher 2 on high quality reasonably well? Around what fps do you think? Also I already have the ram so if you could move that money to upgrade one of the other parts you mentioned would you?


Everything is fine, save your money for a future GPU upgrade. :D  GPU is only thing that could be more powerful, and you can easily upgrade that yourself in future.

You can handle ant game at 1080p well as long as Anti-Aliasing isn't cranked up high.
April 19, 2013 6:35:29 PM

LordMortalituum said:
edogawa thanks for the speedy replies. In your opinion or anyone else that would like to comment do you think this system will run higher end games like the witcher 2 on high quality reasonably well? Around what fps do you think? Also I already have the ram so if you could move that money to upgrade one of the other parts you mentioned would you?


edogawa said:
LordMortalituum said:
edogawa thanks for the speedy replies. In your opinion or anyone else that would like to comment do you think this system will run higher end games like the witcher 2 on high quality reasonably well? Around what fps do you think? Also I already have the ram so if you could move that money to upgrade one of the other parts you mentioned would you?


Everything is fine, save your money for a future GPU upgrade. :D  GPU is only thing that could be more powerful, and you can easily upgrade that yourself in future.

You can handle ant game at 1080p well as long as Anti-Aliasing isn't cranked up high.

I bought everything that you suggested with the exception of the psu I opted for one with higher watts like you suggested. Same brand just higher watt. Thanks a ton bud.
April 19, 2013 7:40:36 PM

No problem. Enjoy. :D 
!