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February 11, 2014 7:05:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week (before Friday)

Budget Range: $1,800 (including all components, monitor, keyboard, etc)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, music, video, web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Complete Build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, preferably Windows 8.1

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg / MicroCenter (I'd like to by it all locally at MicroCenter)

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Parts Preferences: No major preference: EVGA, ASUS, MSI, Corsair, BitFenix (all manufacturers I've had good experience with in the past)

Overclocking: Light overclocking, yes

SLI or Crossfire: Not in the immediate future; the option to upgrade would not affect my decision at all

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I just recently built myself a new computer, now working on building my girlfriend one. She's prefer a smaller case (Mini-ITX) but a Mid-Tower would be okay. A side panel would be preferable. She wants the theme of the computer to be red and black, so sticking with those colors is pretty much a must.

Additionally, I'd like a case that's going to be easy to build in. A case where I can easily manage the cables and make everything look clean and sleek as possible.
a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
a b C Monitor
February 11, 2014 7:24:53 PM

This is an amazing build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1800.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 22:24 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2014 7:29:43 PM

Andrew Buck said:
This is an amazing build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1800.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 22:24 EST-0500)


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February 11, 2014 8:24:42 PM

Andrew Buck said:
This is an amazing build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1800.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 22:24 EST-0500)


Any reason why you would choose to go with that processor vs the current gen?
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a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
a b C Monitor
February 11, 2014 8:32:20 PM

mjmiller814 said:
Andrew Buck said:
This is an amazing build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1800.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 22:24 EST-0500)


Any reason why you would choose to go with that processor vs the current gen?


You could go the current-gen route, and it would look like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1800.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 23:28 EST-0500)

But I mean the last-gen LGA1155 route is a pretty good choice, too. Keep in mind I always stick with my "client's" set price, so I had do slightly bring down the motherboard price. Nothing bad, really, and I should have given you that option in the first place.
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