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June 24, 2013 5:57:05 AM

Hey guys,

So yeah I have finally decided to build my own PC gaming build after losing my laptop due to overheating lol.
I live in dubai, so I THINK ill have to ship everything from outside (unless I ask for the parts here and they are cheaper from outside with the shipping).
I am basically not a HARDCORE gamer, just an average gamer that plays WoW/Dota2 and willing to play some high graphics games when I get the upgrade!
Your experience will be of great help!
thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully this summer

Budget Range: Approx 1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:: Mostly gaming and maybe casually surfing etc. Want it to last atleast 2 years with high graphics (dont have to be the HIGHEST)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but the price isnt included in the 1300$, if you gus can tell me good monitors that can I can get with the build you offer me it would be great! (just dont include it in the 1300 price)


Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I want a completely new system!

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Nothing I particularly prefer since there is a great chance that i'll have to ship it

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. Unfortunately there arent great places to shop for parts here.

Parts Preferences:Well I dont think I prefer anything!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Dont think so, considering my budget

Your Monitor Resolution: Well I am certainly upgrading my monitor, the monitor I have now is quiet old. (1680x1050 running with 9400 GT)

Additional Comments: Im not looking for a really good computer, just one that will satisfy my simple needs. I will be upgrading ofcourse in the future hopefully but I just want something that can do good in the next 2 years!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated, my laptop burned after I rammed it with gaming 24/7 LOL.

Thanks guys! Really appreciated!<3

So I got a response a while ago from a kind user and he suggested this build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.88

Personally, I think 1TB for me is TOO much. So I think 500GB will be MORE than enough. You can notice that the price is under my budget so I was hoping someone could squeeze the last dollars into a better Video card perhaps? or give me a totally new build for my budget that can knock the suggested build in gaming!
Plus I dont need an OS, so you can give me a build without the OS price included!
Thanks guys, your experience is well appreciated.

If this affects the prices anyhow, I am buy 3 systems (maybe I can get discount or something).
June 24, 2013 6:03:29 AM

That looks like a pretty good build. The amount of money you would save by going for a smaller HDD wouldn't be enough to upgrade the graphics card, not that you need anything better for WOW/DOTA
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June 24, 2013 6:04:02 AM

Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Hey guys,

So yeah I have finally decided to build my own PC gaming build after losing my laptop due to overheating lol.
I live in dubai, so I THINK ill have to ship everything from outside (unless I ask for the parts here and they are cheaper from outside with the shipping).
I am basically not a HARDCORE gamer, just an average gamer that plays WoW/Dota2 and willing to play some high graphics games when I get the upgrade!
Your experience will be of great help!
thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully this summer

Budget Range: Approx 1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:: Mostly gaming and maybe casually surfing etc. Want it to last atleast 2 years with high graphics (dont have to be the HIGHEST)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but the price isnt included in the 1300$, if you gus can tell me good monitors that can I can get with the build you offer me it would be great! (just dont include it in the 1300 price)


Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I want a completely new system!

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Nothing I particularly prefer since there is a great chance that i'll have to ship it

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. Unfortunately there arent great places to shop for parts here.

Parts Preferences:Well I dont think I prefer anything!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Dont think so, considering my budget

Your Monitor Resolution: Well I am certainly upgrading my monitor, the monitor I have now is quiet old. (1680x1050 running with 9400 GT)

Additional Comments: Im not looking for a really good computer, just one that will satisfy my simple needs. I will be upgrading ofcourse in the future hopefully but I just want something that can do good in the next 2 years!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated, my laptop burned after I rammed it with gaming 24/7 LOL.

Thanks guys! Really appreciated!<3

So I got a response a while ago from a kind user and he suggested this build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.88

Personally, I think 1TB for me is TOO much. So I think 500GB will be MORE than enough. You can notice that the price is under my budget so I was hoping someone could squeeze the last dollars into a better Video card perhaps? or give me a totally new build for my budget that can knock the suggested build in gaming!
Plus I dont need an OS, so you can give me a build without the OS price included!
Thanks guys, your experience is well appreciated.

If this affects the prices anyhow, I am buy 3 systems (maybe I can get discount or something).


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1245.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:02 EDT-0400)

You'll notice I still included a 1TB drive. The price difference between 500gb and 1TB is very small, so you may as well get double the storage. You'll surprised how much space games take up. I also included a much better CPU cooler with low profile compatible RAM and a better SSD. The CPU is also the latest generation from Intel, so a good CPU cooler is needed because it runs very hot.
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June 24, 2013 6:26:29 AM

Hiii
Check this build my friend

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D7v

CPU

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
$199.99 Microcenter (Override)
CPU Cooler

Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
$49.00 Newegg
Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
$169.99 Newegg (Override)
Memory

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$69.99 Newegg
Storage

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
$129.99 Adorama

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
$76.99 Best Buy
Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
$404.98 SuperBiiz
Case

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
$54.99 Newegg
Power Supply

SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
$75.98 Newegg
Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
$16.99 Newegg
Total: $1248.89

I hope it helps.
Thank you.
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June 24, 2013 6:26:40 AM

sophiebeth100 said:
Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Hey guys,

So yeah I have finally decided to build my own PC gaming build after losing my laptop due to overheating lol.
I live in dubai, so I THINK ill have to ship everything from outside (unless I ask for the parts here and they are cheaper from outside with the shipping).
I am basically not a HARDCORE gamer, just an average gamer that plays WoW/Dota2 and willing to play some high graphics games when I get the upgrade!
Your experience will be of great help!
thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully this summer

Budget Range: Approx 1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:: Mostly gaming and maybe casually surfing etc. Want it to last atleast 2 years with high graphics (dont have to be the HIGHEST)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but the price isnt included in the 1300$, if you gus can tell me good monitors that can I can get with the build you offer me it would be great! (just dont include it in the 1300 price)


Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I want a completely new system!

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Nothing I particularly prefer since there is a great chance that i'll have to ship it

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. Unfortunately there arent great places to shop for parts here.

Parts Preferences:Well I dont think I prefer anything!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Dont think so, considering my budget

Your Monitor Resolution: Well I am certainly upgrading my monitor, the monitor I have now is quiet old. (1680x1050 running with 9400 GT)

Additional Comments: Im not looking for a really good computer, just one that will satisfy my simple needs. I will be upgrading ofcourse in the future hopefully but I just want something that can do good in the next 2 years!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated, my laptop burned after I rammed it with gaming 24/7 LOL.

Thanks guys! Really appreciated!<3

So I got a response a while ago from a kind user and he suggested this build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.88

Personally, I think 1TB for me is TOO much. So I think 500GB will be MORE than enough. You can notice that the price is under my budget so I was hoping someone could squeeze the last dollars into a better Video card perhaps? or give me a totally new build for my budget that can knock the suggested build in gaming!
Plus I dont need an OS, so you can give me a build without the OS price included!
Thanks guys, your experience is well appreciated.

If this affects the prices anyhow, I am buy 3 systems (maybe I can get discount or something).


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1245.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:02 EDT-0400)

You'll notice I still included a 1TB drive. The price difference between 500gb and 1TB is very small, so you may as well get double the storage. You'll surprised how much space games take up. I also included a much better CPU cooler with low profile compatible RAM and a better SSD. The CPU is also the latest generation from Intel, so a good CPU cooler is needed because it runs very hot.


I completely agree with this build, however since there is still space in the budget I would go with a 780 versus a 770, which is only ~$200 more expensive, and will play games on highest-high at least for another two years
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June 24, 2013 6:28:24 AM

sophiebeth100 said:
Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Hey guys,

So yeah I have finally decided to build my own PC gaming build after losing my laptop due to overheating lol.
I live in dubai, so I THINK ill have to ship everything from outside (unless I ask for the parts here and they are cheaper from outside with the shipping).
I am basically not a HARDCORE gamer, just an average gamer that plays WoW/Dota2 and willing to play some high graphics games when I get the upgrade!
Your experience will be of great help!
thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully this summer

Budget Range: Approx 1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:: Mostly gaming and maybe casually surfing etc. Want it to last atleast 2 years with high graphics (dont have to be the HIGHEST)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but the price isnt included in the 1300$, if you gus can tell me good monitors that can I can get with the build you offer me it would be great! (just dont include it in the 1300 price)


Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I want a completely new system!

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Nothing I particularly prefer since there is a great chance that i'll have to ship it

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. Unfortunately there arent great places to shop for parts here.

Parts Preferences:Well I dont think I prefer anything!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Dont think so, considering my budget

Your Monitor Resolution: Well I am certainly upgrading my monitor, the monitor I have now is quiet old. (1680x1050 running with 9400 GT)

Additional Comments: Im not looking for a really good computer, just one that will satisfy my simple needs. I will be upgrading ofcourse in the future hopefully but I just want something that can do good in the next 2 years!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated, my laptop burned after I rammed it with gaming 24/7 LOL.

Thanks guys! Really appreciated!<3

So I got a response a while ago from a kind user and he suggested this build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.88

Personally, I think 1TB for me is TOO much. So I think 500GB will be MORE than enough. You can notice that the price is under my budget so I was hoping someone could squeeze the last dollars into a better Video card perhaps? or give me a totally new build for my budget that can knock the suggested build in gaming!
Plus I dont need an OS, so you can give me a build without the OS price included!
Thanks guys, your experience is well appreciated.

If this affects the prices anyhow, I am buy 3 systems (maybe I can get discount or something).


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1245.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:02 EDT-0400)

You'll notice I still included a 1TB drive. The price difference between 500gb and 1TB is very small, so you may as well get double the storage. You'll surprised how much space games take up. I also included a much better CPU cooler with low profile compatible RAM and a better SSD. The CPU is also the latest generation from Intel, so a good CPU cooler is needed because it runs very hot.


+1 - If we're going by the OP then he only has $50 left, so cannot afford a 780 but can a 770 superclocked.
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June 26, 2013 5:03:28 PM

Thanks alot guys! I think ill be going with this as a final build!
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1245.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:02 EDT-0400)

If anyone has any improvement that he is willing to add or any comments please feel free!

Just a last question; Is this mobo compatible with crossfire (if needed)
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June 26, 2013 5:08:05 PM

sophiebeth100 said:
Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Hey guys,

So yeah I have finally decided to build my own PC gaming build after losing my laptop due to overheating lol.
I live in dubai, so I THINK ill have to ship everything from outside (unless I ask for the parts here and they are cheaper from outside with the shipping).
I am basically not a HARDCORE gamer, just an average gamer that plays WoW/Dota2 and willing to play some high graphics games when I get the upgrade!
Your experience will be of great help!
thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully this summer

Budget Range: Approx 1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:: Mostly gaming and maybe casually surfing etc. Want it to last atleast 2 years with high graphics (dont have to be the HIGHEST)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but the price isnt included in the 1300$, if you gus can tell me good monitors that can I can get with the build you offer me it would be great! (just dont include it in the 1300 price)


Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I want a completely new system!

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Nothing I particularly prefer since there is a great chance that i'll have to ship it

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. Unfortunately there arent great places to shop for parts here.

Parts Preferences:Well I dont think I prefer anything!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Dont think so, considering my budget

Your Monitor Resolution: Well I am certainly upgrading my monitor, the monitor I have now is quiet old. (1680x1050 running with 9400 GT)

Additional Comments: Im not looking for a really good computer, just one that will satisfy my simple needs. I will be upgrading ofcourse in the future hopefully but I just want something that can do good in the next 2 years!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated, my laptop burned after I rammed it with gaming 24/7 LOL.

Thanks guys! Really appreciated!<3

So I got a response a while ago from a kind user and he suggested this build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.88

Personally, I think 1TB for me is TOO much. So I think 500GB will be MORE than enough. You can notice that the price is under my budget so I was hoping someone could squeeze the last dollars into a better Video card perhaps? or give me a totally new build for my budget that can knock the suggested build in gaming!
Plus I dont need an OS, so you can give me a build without the OS price included!
Thanks guys, your experience is well appreciated.

If this affects the prices anyhow, I am buy 3 systems (maybe I can get discount or something).


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1245.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:02 EDT-0400)

You'll notice I still included a 1TB drive. The price difference between 500gb and 1TB is very small, so you may as well get double the storage. You'll surprised how much space games take up. I also included a much better CPU cooler with low profile compatible RAM and a better SSD. The CPU is also the latest generation from Intel, so a good CPU cooler is needed because it runs very hot.


Thanks for the good build bro, just a last question. Is it compatible with crossfire? Anyways, ive decided to use your build as ive seen its really well rounded! thanks guys <3
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June 26, 2013 10:25:25 PM

Moustafa_Elsawy said:
sophiebeth100 said:
Moustafa_Elsawy said:
Hey guys,

So yeah I have finally decided to build my own PC gaming build after losing my laptop due to overheating lol.
I live in dubai, so I THINK ill have to ship everything from outside (unless I ask for the parts here and they are cheaper from outside with the shipping).
I am basically not a HARDCORE gamer, just an average gamer that plays WoW/Dota2 and willing to play some high graphics games when I get the upgrade!
Your experience will be of great help!
thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully this summer

Budget Range: Approx 1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:: Mostly gaming and maybe casually surfing etc. Want it to last atleast 2 years with high graphics (dont have to be the HIGHEST)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but the price isnt included in the 1300$, if you gus can tell me good monitors that can I can get with the build you offer me it would be great! (just dont include it in the 1300 price)


Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I want a completely new system!

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Nothing I particularly prefer since there is a great chance that i'll have to ship it

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. Unfortunately there arent great places to shop for parts here.

Parts Preferences:Well I dont think I prefer anything!

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Dont think so, considering my budget

Your Monitor Resolution: Well I am certainly upgrading my monitor, the monitor I have now is quiet old. (1680x1050 running with 9400 GT)

Additional Comments: Im not looking for a really good computer, just one that will satisfy my simple needs. I will be upgrading ofcourse in the future hopefully but I just want something that can do good in the next 2 years!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As stated, my laptop burned after I rammed it with gaming 24/7 LOL.

Thanks guys! Really appreciated!<3

So I got a response a while ago from a kind user and he suggested this build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1057.88

Personally, I think 1TB for me is TOO much. So I think 500GB will be MORE than enough. You can notice that the price is under my budget so I was hoping someone could squeeze the last dollars into a better Video card perhaps? or give me a totally new build for my budget that can knock the suggested build in gaming!
Plus I dont need an OS, so you can give me a build without the OS price included!
Thanks guys, your experience is well appreciated.

If this affects the prices anyhow, I am buy 3 systems (maybe I can get discount or something).


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1245.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:02 EDT-0400)

You'll notice I still included a 1TB drive. The price difference between 500gb and 1TB is very small, so you may as well get double the storage. You'll surprised how much space games take up. I also included a much better CPU cooler with low profile compatible RAM and a better SSD. The CPU is also the latest generation from Intel, so a good CPU cooler is needed because it runs very hot.


Thanks for the good build bro, just a last question. Is it compatible with crossfire? Anyways, ive decided to use your build as ive seen its really well rounded! thanks guys <3


No worries :)  And yes it is, two-way will run at 8x, 8x and three-way will run at 8x, 4x, 4x.
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