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May 4, 2013 9:31:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: After Christmas when parts are on sale

Budget Range: $2000 After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: California, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: The OS and Monitor can be added to the budget

And Most Importantly, I'm using a MAC right now and I want to try out PC Gaming.

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May 4, 2013 9:48:45 PM

Brozz all I can give you is name of some good parts. The problem is a vendor can stop making them from today till your ready to buy.
CPU i5 3570 or it haswell replacement. If your near micro center there 180 right now. For cases there the r200 from corsair and from cool aster is the n300 and n500. There a link on toms hardware front page for the new n cases. Eight gigs of ddr3 1600 at 1.5v or less with speed of cl9 or less. Ssd would be a 840 pro or it replacement. Video card I would hold off as nvidia and amd dropping newer cards this year. Nvidia having a refresh in June.
Power supply use a corsair or seasonic modular unit.
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May 4, 2013 10:18:53 PM

By the time Christmas roll's around, there will be a new Intel CPU architecture and likely an AMD one as well, with somewhat of a chance of the new graphics card gen or at least price drops on the current. New parts will be released, and others will go out of production, random stuff like the Thailand floods could happen, a new technology could suddenly change everything (Toshiba's helium HDD's maybe).

Come back closer to when your purchasing, its too far in the future to give you advice that will still be useful by then.
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May 4, 2013 11:27:51 PM

manofchalk said:
By the time Christmas roll's around, there will be a new Intel CPU architecture and likely an AMD one as well, with somewhat of a chance of the new graphics card gen or at least price drops on the current. New parts will be released, and others will go out of production, random stuff like the Thailand floods could happen, a new technology could suddenly change everything (Toshiba's helium HDD's maybe).

Come back closer to when your purchasing, its too far in the future to give you advice that will still be useful by then.


Yeah I agree with this. The next generation of i3/i5/i7 are going to start trickling out in June and July, and then the Radeon 8XXX series will be out later this summer. So if you're going to purchase in December come back then.

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May 5, 2013 1:03:49 AM

Wait till a month out before your purchase date to start looking around due to all the changes that are about to be happening with the CPUs and GPUs
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May 5, 2013 1:58:13 AM

Yes better wait :) 



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($167.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($167.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($167.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $2108.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-05 04:57 EDT-0400)
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