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April 22, 2013 8:48:44 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a parts list for a new gaming PC that i will be building in the next couple of weeks:

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks
Budget Range: max. 1200$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work, general browsing.

Overclocking: possibly

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future, not as likely

Additional Comments: Prefer intel cpu/nvidia gpu. Would also like some SSD
a c 271 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 9:01:58 PM

Need os, monitor, keyboard, mouse?
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April 22, 2013 9:06:22 PM

realchaos said:
Need os, monitor, keyboard, mouse?


An os yes. the other 2 no. can't remember the resolution of my screen, its pretty typical like 1920 x 1080 or something
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 9:09:58 PM

Where can you buy parts from? Or rather your preferred merchant(s).
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April 22, 2013 9:12:38 PM

ksham said:
Where can you buy parts from? Or rather your preferred merchant(s).


Online anywhere thats reputable would would work. There is a Fry's electronics near me in Duluth, Ga.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 9:17:31 PM

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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1169.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


This is a better card, that is, if you don't mind AMD. And only $10 more.
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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1179.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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April 22, 2013 9:23:00 PM

ksham said:
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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1169.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


This is a better card, that is, if you don't mind AMD. And only $10 more.
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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1179.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


sweet, thanks a lot :) . the 10 extra dollars is fine if its better, not brand loyal so its good.

Also quick question, are there any bundles that would have a discounted monitor?
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a c 271 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 10:44:03 PM

Ksham has a really nice build. Only one thing I would change. The ram has large heat-spreaders. Grab this cheaper and low profile ram: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2k4g3d16...
And the Newegg special bundle is actually -$55.
Will the monitor be part of the $1200 budget?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 11:08:36 PM

@realchaos: -$15 is a promo on the motherboard. Whether or not you choose to take the bundle, you still get the -$15 off on the motherboard. But if you choose to take the bundle, it'll be an extra save of $40.
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a c 271 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 11:14:54 PM

Oh thanks for clarifying that, since it says combo discount -$55, didn't know it would count rebates.
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April 23, 2013 10:07:06 AM

realchaos said:

Will the monitor be part of the $1200 budget?


It can be seprate, probably a 150 budget on that
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April 23, 2013 10:07:07 AM

realchaos said:

Will the monitor be part of the $1200 budget?


It can be seprate, probably a 150 budget on that
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