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November 11, 2013 2:58:42 PM

Hi Everyone, have been doing some research for my first build and wanted yall's thoughts.
approximate Purchase Date: Next two weeks.

Budget Range: 800-1000 would like to come in on the low side than high but can do the high side if need be.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing, School Research

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, or anything reliable.

Country: United States

Overclocking: Future Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
This Is what i have come up with so far.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $207.97
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $99.99
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $119.00
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99
GPU: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $235.98
PSU: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $39.98
Optcial Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) 84.98
Total: 966.85 http://pcpartpicker.com/user/john0156/saved/2Nnm

Thanks In Advance to all who offer input.

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a c 718 4 Gaming
November 11, 2013 3:04:38 PM

The CPU cooler is junk. Worse than the one that comes with the CPU.

Get 8gb RAM. Games use only 4gb max so more than 8gb is pointless and will do nothing.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 11, 2013 3:06:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1039.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 18:06 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
November 11, 2013 3:07:42 PM

Get Cooler Master 212 EVO instead, costs a little more but sound profile and performance are good.

I would get an XFX Pro 650W instead of the corsair CX. Roughly the same price as well.

Probably would spend a little bit more on the case. 302 for example is somewhat nicer than the One.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 11, 2013 5:17:12 PM

rvilkman said:
Get Cooler Master 212 EVO instead, costs a little more but sound profile and performance are good.

I would get an XFX Pro 650W instead of the corsair CX. Roughly the same price as well.

Probably would spend a little bit more on the case. 302 for example is somewhat nicer than the One.


This, SeaSonic makes the PSU for XFX.
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November 11, 2013 9:15:11 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1039.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 18:06 EST-0500)

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Thanks for help guys going to go with this more than likely just with windows 7 for the OS.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:07 AM

w8 is better overall, interface is same, performance better
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:09 AM

w8 is better overall, interface is same, performance better
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:09 AM

w8 is better overall, interface is same, performance better
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:10 AM

sry lols
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:11 AM

w8 is better overall, interface is same, performance better
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:12 AM

w8 is better overall, interface is same, performance better
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a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:06:14 AM

w8 is better overall, interface is same, performance better
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November 12, 2013 5:37:05 PM

So the Asus card is out of stock except for 360 on amazon, so was wondering if the gigabyte or sapphire vapr r9 280x cards are comparable to the Asus or should i look somewhere else. or the msi twin frozr.

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a c 718 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 5:41:16 PM

Yes, both of those are great options.
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November 12, 2013 6:35:17 PM

so i just found a asus R9280X-DC2T-3GD5-V2 for the same as the vapor x is this card the same as the none v2 asus just wth better cooling? thanks
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