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$1500 gaming / web design PC

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January 15, 2012 8:49:33 AM

Hey guys, could you take a look over what I have and let me know what you think? I want to make sure I'm not missing anything and that one area isn't too powerful to reach its potential and others aren't weak and going to bottleneck the rest of it.

Approximate Purchase Date: any time now

Budget Range: ~$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web design (photoshop), web surfing, watching video

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (have a 27"), speakers, OS (using windows 7 home pro)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: intel processor, quality parts

Overclocking: Maybe, never tried, have no idea how, don't know if there's any reason i'd need to

SLI or Crossfire: at some point i may get a second card if i felt it would be worth it but I want to be able to play anything I want with this setup without SLI

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I want a powerful computer that can play starcraft 2 with max max settings in huge battles without affecting performance


parts ----------

processor
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
$320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
$130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance LGA 1155 Intel P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
graphics card
~$250-350 range, unsure which card would give enough power without spending more than I need to

hard drive

for windows, game installs, and photoshop
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
~$190 SSD * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for storage
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
$270 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
$100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2 (16GB)

power supply
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
$150 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case
Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel
$140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel
$100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 15, 2012 9:39:54 AM

Motherboard ...Asrock Fatality or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MEMORY buy this to have space for future upgrade if you need 2X8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and you have the option to upgrade to 32GB with another 2X8GB.
Case...buy the cheapest Antec Nine Hundred is a verry good case.
Video card ..570gtx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sapphire 6970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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January 15, 2012 2:39:03 PM

I like the mb you suggested and I did mean to pick the 8gb sticks of ram not the 4s. Aside from this, which area do you think would soonest bottleneck the system on high end games if I got the 570?
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January 15, 2012 2:40:58 PM

You will not have any bottleneck. That PC will fly.
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