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Need help on choosing parts for first time build. Help, please

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May 30, 2013 7:53:05 PM

Well, i am going to be building my computer for the very first time. My total budget is $800 and this excludes the peripherals, os, and graphics card. This build will be used for gaming and is supposed to be as future resistant as possible. You can include haswell inthere as i will need to upgtade in the future, hopefully in 3 years or so. I will order the parts on or near august 9. If you can include an ssd in there even more bonus points. Thanks for the help everyone.
May 30, 2013 7:58:20 PM

What graphic card do you have right now? Thus I suggest waiting till August to plan for a build. Intel haswell, AMD hd8000, nvidia gtx700 series are going to hit the stores soon.
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May 30, 2013 8:01:57 PM

Sigh... I do not want to say the name of the graphics card, but if you are able to guess it, congrats. Any help on the build, though? I dont need a partspicker list if haswell will be in there.
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May 30, 2013 8:17:39 PM

Well you gave me no clue, but I guess it must be a strong one, hd7970 or greater. Top-notch haswell CPU for gaming, the 4670k ( because the hyper-threading on i7s is quite useless in games ), will cost around 230$, with a decent Z87 board for OC and SLI/CF around 150$. 8gb ram for about 60$. Average cooler like hyper 212 evo for about 30$. Samsung 840 pro 128gb and a 1TB HDD will cost about 200$. 80$ for a 750w PSU and 50$ for your case of choice seems like a fair deal. That's 800$ in total. Deals aren't counted, of course, there might be some deals available when you buy the parts. No one can precede it.
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May 30, 2013 8:19:40 PM

This motherboard wont support Intel's Haswell socket, sadly.
You'll need a Z87 motherboard for the 4th Gen i5's. :|

PC case is up to your personal preference and I'm not sure if you're going to overclock though. The 850w PSU will be more than enough to juice up your future upgrades. You can always drop to around 600-700 if you'd like.
And yes you could also wait for the Haswell and GTX 7xx series to come out if you're willing to spend that much cash. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 850W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $756.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 23:25 EDT-0400) - Added a cooler
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May 31, 2013 4:24:27 AM

You are right. It is a strong one. It's not 7970 though. It's better. Both of the part lists are good. I am just not sure which one is better seeing as they have almost the same parts. I am going to buy when it looks like there are deals available. I am thinking of getting the bitfenix Shinobi Germany Edition or the Fractal Define R4. I will not overclock right away, but when my pc does start to sttuter in a few years, i will be overclocking it then. Yeah. I was thinking of going for a 650w but with my graphics card, it is just not enough (hint hint). Well, i already am waiting for the Haswell ones to come out. Same with the 7xx.
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May 31, 2013 4:31:27 AM

The thing is, i am going to hound the better rig's each part for perfection. By the way, this is a little late but i don't include monitors in peripherals. So i still need a monitor in there. And do you think that the one fan that comes with the bitfenix is enough to cool the whole thing (120mm)?
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May 31, 2013 4:37:40 AM

spyguy001 said:
The thing is, i am going to hound the better rig's each part for perfection. By the way, this is a little late but i don't include monitors in peripherals. So i still need a monitor in there. And do you think that the one fan that comes with the bitfenix is enough to cool the whole thing (120mm)?


1 fan is obviously not enough for heavy gaming, you'd want a few more.

As for monitor: will it be included in your 800$ or not?

It's still far from August, however. Many things can change.
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May 31, 2013 5:23:28 AM

Yes, so you would need to include those fans in the $800. And the monitor too, in the $800. Well, i am counting on the costs to change till august as i think that will be the one determining my purchases.
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