Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question
Solved

new gaming computer but need help picking parts ($1000-1100)

Tags:
  • Gaming
  • Computers
  • Build
  • Intel
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
May 24, 2013 11:28:42 PM

Well not sure if this is the right section, but i need help building a gaming pc but have some questions too:
An ATI gpu works with intel processors right? are there any restrictions to things like these like the so called "intel" or "AMD" builds?

should i wait for the haswell series processors that are coming in around 2 weeks? will the price and power output be worth it ( i dont plan to overclock)

what is the best gpu for this price range right now?

what kind of motherboard, Psu, and cooling system should i be buying with this type of build?
and if you have any other parts that you think are better than others that you want to include, all thoughts are appreciated, thanks!
(I prefer amazon, newegg, or pcpartpicker ) and dont need an OS

More about : gaming computer picking parts 1000 1100

Best solution

a c 233 4 Gaming
a b å Intel
May 24, 2013 11:42:13 PM

apr960604 said:
An ATI gpu works with intel processors right? are there any restrictions to things like these like the so called "intel" or "AMD" builds?

Correct. AMD GPUs work with Intel CPUs and vice-versa. I am not aware of any restrictions other than bottlenecks.


apr960604 said:
should i wait for the haswell series processors that are coming in around 2 weeks? will the price and power output be worth it ( i dont plan to overclock)

I can't answer that. It is not currently released so I don't have any concrete proof of price to performance rating.


apr960604 said:
what is the best gpu for this price range right now?

You should be able to get a Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz.


apr960604 said:
what kind of motherboard, Psu, and cooling system should i be buying with this type of build?

Motherboard is dependent on the CPU, or vice-versa if you want to pick the CPU first. Power supply is dependent on what graphics card you run. As for cooling, you want a good case with decent airflow. There is no concrete answer to any of those questions. There are many different combination of parts that will vary the answers to that question.


apr960604 said:
and if you have any other parts that you think are better than others that you want to include, all thoughts are appreciated, thanks!

Well... you haven't listed any, so we can't really suggest OTHER parts. ;)  And PCPartPicker is not a retailer.


If I may just add NCIX to the list. It's a great retailer and also offers free shipping.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($185.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($443.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1087.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Share
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2013 11:56:02 PM

According to me if u can wait for haswell then wait for haswell and for GPU wait for new gtx 700 series more GPUs launch. Because price will be drop when they come.
Otherwise check this.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($61.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($388.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.66 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)

SSD: Samsung 840 pro 128gb ($129.99@ Amazon)
This SSD is fastest.
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 233 4 Gaming
a b å Intel
May 25, 2013 12:02:18 AM

@princejeet: a bit expensive on some of the parts considering that OP says "i dont plan to overclock"
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2013 12:05:47 AM

as ksham said already. there are no restrictions to use amd gpu with intel. plus there was a recent thread about AMD processors favoring Nvidia gpu's. So both ends are safe to go.

for a $1000 gaming build, i'd get something like at least gtx670 or hd7950 (which will be the quarter or one-third of your budget alone) depending on how deeply you want to invest on graphics.

even if you dont plan to overclock soon, you'll end up craving for it after a year or two if you dont want to replace your parts. its very easy to do some slight overclocking and for instance 3570k's easily hit 4.0GHz already with some cheap air coolers. so, even if you dont plan it for now, you can spend few more bucks to get an appropriate mobo to support it.

about haswell, as you may have heard already its like 10-13% performance increase compared to its predecessor. there are lots of rumors about the pricing. I dont really believe in them. But for close future, I expect it will be more expensive than its similar predecessor. (lets say for today, 3770k is like $300, i dont think 4770k will be less than 400$, its just my guess though)

but i believe even if you decide to stick to IvyBridge, wait for Haswell to come out, it should drop the prices a bit for Ivy Bridge (dont expect miracles though :)  )

so here is a basic setup i recommend to system builders for $1100, you can work on it as you may need it... it should give you a general idea about what to do...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($210.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1138.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-25 03:04 EDT-0400)

good luck.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2013 12:19:26 AM

ksham said:
@princejeet: a bit expensive on some of the parts considering that OP says "i dont plan to overclock"


Well u can choose mobo
Gigabyte z77 d3h ($124.99@ newegg)
Now ur budget will be just 50$ over.
If u don't want to oc in future u can replace CPU cooler to CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Now ur budget is totally fit.
m
0
l