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April 29, 2013 1:11:30 PM

For my birthday i am going to be building my first PC. I Would like to get advice on my specs because my budget is no more than $1300-$1450.This PC will be for high end gaming, as well as photo and video editing. I am starting up my YouTube channel and this is what the PC is for.
Here are my specs below:

Motherboard- Asus P8Z77-V LK $135
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Graphics Card - EVGA TX 670 FTW 2 2GB 256-bit $420 or the
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozer OC Boost Edition 384-bit $410 or the
Asus 7870 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit $260

CPU-i7 3770k $330 or the i5 3570k $220

Power Supply- corsair tx 750 $110

Memory- G skill ripjaws x series 16GB $125

Hard Drive- Seagate barracuda 1TB $75

Case- NZXT Phantom 410 $100

Monitor- Asus VH238H $170

now my main question is should i go with the 3570k instead of the 3770k in order to get the 670 or 7970 or should i go with the 3770k and just go with the 7870?

Also if i do the 3570k and go with one of the better graphics cards which one should i do? 7970 or the 670 ftw 2

Thank you for any good responses and it is much helpful!

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April 29, 2013 1:22:46 PM

For sure the 3570 and one of those higher end video cards 3770 is not needed for gaming.. You will get no end of runaround on which video card is better. 7970 ghz is the fastest but i love my 670 so just get the cheaper of the two at purchase time and you will be happy.

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April 29, 2013 1:34:22 PM

I would recommend getting this system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($175.93 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($155.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1432.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 16:33 EDT-0400)

With the minor alteration that you use this deal, and thereby save $65, pushing it down to your price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Edit: Huh. Misread your range as $1,200-1,350. With the option of going up to $1,450, you could consider adding a small SSD, should you want to.
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April 29, 2013 1:56:27 PM

TheProSeidon said:
For my birthday i am going to be building my first PC. I Would like to get advice on my specs because my budget is no more than $1300-$1450.This PC will be for high end gaming, as well as photo and video editing. I am starting up my YouTube channel and this is what the PC is for.
Here are my specs below:

Motherboard- Asus P8Z77-V LK $135
60

Graphics Card - EVGA TX 670 FTW 2 2GB 256-bit $420 or the
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozer OC Boost Edition 384-bit $410 or the
Asus 7870 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit $260

CPU-i7 3770k $330 or the i5 3570k $220

Power Supply- corsair tx 750 $110

Memory- G skill ripjaws x series 16GB $125

Hard Drive- Seagate barracuda 1TB $75

Case- NZXT Phantom 410 $100

Monitor- Asus VH238H $170

now my main question is should i go with the 3570k instead of the 3770k in order to get the 670 or 7970 or should i go with the 3770k and just go with the 7870?

Also if i do the 3570k and go with one of the better graphics cards which one should i do? 7970 or the 670 ftw 2

Thank you for any good responses and it is much helpful!



CPU: i5-3570K
GPU:Radeon HD7970
The Intel Core i5 -3570K actually beats the Core i7-3770K in gaming and given how those prices look, and what you could buy using that cash instead(HD7970), go with the i5&HD7970.

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April 29, 2013 2:44:43 PM

thently said:
For sure the 3570 and one of those higher end video cards 3770 is not needed for gaming.. You will get no end of runaround on which video card is better. 7970 ghz is the fastest but i love my 670 so just get the cheaper of the two at purchase time and you will be happy.

Thent

Ok thank you for the advice alot it really helped and i am getting it this summer so ill definitly go with the 3570k i think i will be going with the 7970 though because it has so much more memory. thank you
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April 29, 2013 2:46:46 PM

3ogdy said:
TheProSeidon said:
For my birthday i am going to be building my first PC. I Would like to get advice on my specs because my budget is no more than $1300-$1450.This PC will be for high end gaming, as well as photo and video editing. I am starting up my YouTube channel and this is what the PC is for.
Here are my specs below:

Motherboard- Asus P8Z77-V LK $135
60

Graphics Card - EVGA TX 670 FTW 2 2GB 256-bit $420 or the
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozer OC Boost Edition 384-bit $410 or the
Asus 7870 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit $260

CPU-i7 3770k $330 or the i5 3570k $220

Power Supply- corsair tx 750 $110

Memory- G skill ripjaws x series 16GB $125

Hard Drive- Seagate barracuda 1TB $75

Case- NZXT Phantom 410 $100

Monitor- Asus VH238H $170

now my main question is should i go with the 3570k instead of the 3770k in order to get the 670 or 7970 or should i go with the 3770k and just go with the 7870?

Also if i do the 3570k and go with one of the better graphics cards which one should i do? 7970 or the 670 ftw 2

Thank you for any good responses and it is much helpful!



CPU: i5-3570K
GPU:Radeon HD7970
The Intel Core i5 -3570K actually beats the Core i7-3770K in gaming and given how those prices look, and what you could buy using that cash instead(HD7970), go with the i5&HD7970.


ok will do then thank you so much ! hopefully the prices drop this summer so i can add a bit more and do yoy reccomentd liquid or air cooling for the cpu? also im going to go with the msi graphics card because i have heard alot of bad reviews with sapphire.
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April 29, 2013 7:24:11 PM

Jack Revenant said:
I would recommend getting this system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($175.93 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($155.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1432.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 16:33 EDT-0400)

With the minor alteration that you use this deal, and thereby save $65, pushing it down to your price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Edit: Huh. Misread your range as $1,200-1,350. With the option of going up to $1,450, you could consider adding a small SSD, should you want to.
thank you so much for your detailed response but last question is are you sure that 650 w is good enough i was thinking of the tx 750?


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April 29, 2013 8:16:01 PM

TheProSeidon said:
Jack Revenant said:
I would recommend getting this system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($175.93 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($155.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1432.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 16:33 EDT-0400)

With the minor alteration that you use this deal, and thereby save $65, pushing it down to your price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Edit: Huh. Misread your range as $1,200-1,350. With the option of going up to $1,450, you could consider adding a small SSD, should you want to.
thank you so much for your detailed response but last question is are you sure that 650 w is good enough i was thinking of the tx 750?


My absolute pleasure.
The 650 SHOULD be enough, but to be honest the only reason I didn't go for the 750 initially was because I thought that I was already over budget. If you'd feel more comfortable with it, I fully advocate it.
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