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June 27, 2013 10:24:36 PM

Hello, could anyone help me with this first-time build?(Quite new to building a pc; don't know too much, so please help)
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: $800-$1100 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,surfing the web, home,school
Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade:

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: the best deal on the hardware

Location: Chino Hills, CA USA
Parts Preferences: not really, just best value

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe(probably not)

Your Monitor Resolution: don't know really :/ 
Additional Comments: prefer if it were quiet :) 

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Just want a decent gaming computer

I would also prefer it if there was an amd radeon hd GPU, like the 7970 ghz editioin- URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and finally, I am not leaning towards any brand/manufacturer, as long as it is the best value :) 

Thanks for reading this!

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June 27, 2013 10:36:00 PM

So, you need a monitor in this build?
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June 27, 2013 10:39:26 PM

envy14tpe said:
So, you need a monitor in this build?

nope, I don't need a monitor
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June 27, 2013 10:42:50 PM

This list doesn't include the CPU + mobo. You can get the 3570k + Extreme 4 = $285
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
It's located in Tustin.

So the total price is 285 + 697 = $982

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 01:42 EDT-0400)
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June 27, 2013 10:47:36 PM

envy14tpe said:
This list doesn't include the CPU + mobo. You can get the 3570k + Extreme 4 = $285
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
It's located in Tustin.

So the total price is 285 + 697 = $982

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 01:42 EDT-0400)

Thanks for the list, however, could you tell me where the amd fx-8350 stands on the CPU hierarchy?
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June 27, 2013 11:03:03 PM

gliser132 said:
envy14tpe said:
This list doesn't include the CPU + mobo. You can get the 3570k + Extreme 4 = $285
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
It's located in Tustin.

So the total price is 285 + 697 = $982

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 01:42 EDT-0400)

Thanks for the list, however, could you tell me where the amd fx-8350 stands on the CPU hierarchy?


I think it is near a low i5. Tomshardware put it on the level with i3...but I don't think it's that low. When you use multiple GPUs then the 8350 fairs much worse.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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June 28, 2013 10:41:34 AM

envy14tpe said:
gliser132 said:
envy14tpe said:
This list doesn't include the CPU + mobo. You can get the 3570k + Extreme 4 = $285
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
It's located in Tustin.

So the total price is 285 + 697 = $982

PCPartPicker part list /




Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 01:42 EDT-0400)

Thanks for the list, however, could you tell me where the amd fx-8350 stands on the CPU hierarchy?


I think it is near a low i5. Tomshardware put it on the level with i3...but I don't think it's that low. When you use multiple GPUs then the 8350 fairs much worse.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Hey, do you think I should get the MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS from newegg? it has a promotion for a free 8 gb of ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2013 5:00:14 AM

gliser132 said:
envy14tpe said:
gliser132 said:
envy14tpe said:
This list doesn't include the CPU + mobo. You can get the 3570k + Extreme 4 = $285
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
It's located in Tustin.

So the total price is 285 + 697 = $982

PCPartPicker part list /




Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 01:42 EDT-0400)

Thanks for the list, however, could you tell me where the amd fx-8350 stands on the CPU hierarchy?


I think it is near a low i5. Tomshardware put it on the level with i3...but I don't think it's that low. When you use multiple GPUs then the 8350 fairs much worse.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Hey, do you think I should get the MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS from newegg? it has a promotion for a free 8 gb of ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, cuz that RAM is good and it's free. Get the mobo!
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June 29, 2013 11:20:26 AM

envy14tpe said:
gliser132 said:
envy14tpe said:
gliser132 said:
envy14tpe said:
This list doesn't include the CPU + mobo. You can get the 3570k + Extreme 4 = $285
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
It's located in Tustin.

So the total price is 285 + 697 = $982


Thanks for all of the help! I hope to build this within 2 weeks xD

PCPartPicker part list /




Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $697.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 01:42 EDT-0400)

Thanks for the list, however, could you tell me where the amd fx-8350 stands on the CPU hierarchy?


I think it is near a low i5. Tomshardware put it on the level with i3...but I don't think it's that low. When you use multiple GPUs then the 8350 fairs much worse.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Hey, do you think I should get the MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS from newegg? it has a promotion for a free 8 gb of ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, cuz that RAM is good and it's free. Get the mobo!


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November 2, 2013 8:40:26 AM

Heres and option with R9 280x that is a HD7970 re-brand but with new tecnologies.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN8200ND 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($23.50 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i700 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $979.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 11:37 EDT-0400)
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