Need a new gaming PC build ( First time builder)

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 1 month from now

Budget Range: 1000-1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video recording, rendering, and some animations.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg amazon

Parts Preferences: gtx 770, 2tb hardrive, 16gb g.skills ripjaw ram, razar naga hex, gaming keyboard ( Please find one of these for me would be great if it's good fro gaming and silent.)

Overclocking: Not needed at this time

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Your Monitor Resolution: I would like at least a 720p monitor but a 1080p would be am lot better.

Additional Comments: It needs to be semi silent and have a side panel window so I can look into it. Would also, like some videos to help me with building a computer as this is my first build ever.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a crappy hp dv-7 laptop and it's alright for gaming but it constantly crashes on me and I want a new computer that won't have as many problems and I'm greatly in need of a upgrade.
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  1. Wait a few days for Haswell.
  2. This makes sense to me at this budget, but you can decide:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.76 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $996.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 19:02 EDT-0400)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.82 @ PCM)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: GTX 770 ($410.00)
    Total: $1330.19
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 19:09 EDT-0400)

    Here you go... Everything you requested.

    But listen to the last guy. Wait for Haswell... Oh and increase your budget.

    Here's 2 videos on how to build a computer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSNz6VVpWI8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_bs5G1yYU
  4. :D

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.66 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1223.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 20:02 EDT-0400)
  5. I edited X79 build by a bit, here it is.

    CPU: Waiting for haswell to be released if not going with i5 3570.
    Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 770 ($410.00)
    Total: $1300.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 19:09 EDT-0400)
  6. Supersean61 said:

    I edited X79 build by a bit, here it is. Also, if I may ask what is haswell?

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 770 ($410.00)
    Total: $1300.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 19:09 EDT-0400)


    Haswell is the successor to Ivy Bridge CPU's. It should be released next week, IIRC. It should offer 5-10% more performance for similar priced Ivy Bridge CPU's. It will require a new mobo, since it's socket 1150 and Ivy Bridge is socket 1155, so keep that in mind.
  7. lunyone said:
    Supersean61 said:

    I edited X79 build by a bit, here it is. Also, if I may ask what is haswell?

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: GTX 770 ($410.00)
    Total: $1300.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 19:09 EDT-0400)


    Haswell is the successor to Ivy Bridge CPU's. It should be released next week, IIRC. It should offer 5-10% more performance for similar priced Ivy Bridge CPU's. It will require a new mobo, since it's socket 1150 and Ivy Bridge is socket 1155, so keep that in mind.

    Yea I just searched it up lol. Also, what is the estimated price for it?
  8. Similar priced to what Ivy Bridge is at, maybe a bit more, but that will lower Ivy Bridge prices a bit too. Most people buying soon, unless buying AMD, will be waiting a week or so and see what the pricing and performance Haswell will give.
  9. It seems you need an all around build and i recommend going AMD build as it is much cheaper, great at video editing, and would balance out the performance compared to an intel build with a lower end GPU
  10. KK thanks for all the help guys.
  11. Supersean61 said:
    KK thanks for all the help guys.


    So what is your final build at this point?
  12. lunyone said:
    Supersean61 said:
    KK thanks for all the help guys.


    So what is your final build at this point?

    My final budget will be around 1350 now anyways I'll make a new thread since haswell has came out.
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