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HELP! GAMING PC IN THE BUDGET OF $1700 PLEASE GIVE ME SPECS!

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February 7, 2012 4:19:44 AM

Hi guys, I'm sorry but I'm really a beginner at building computers and I hope you could help me out because I'm planning to build my gaming pc soon but I don't know the parts to buy to maximize my budget and performance for my pc I hope you could help me by giving specific parts of the rig Thank you very much :)  :hello:  :sweat:  :wahoo:  ;)  :bounce: 

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February 7, 2012 4:49:38 AM

Have you tried the search feature?
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February 7, 2012 5:13:12 AM

not yet sir I will try thanks!
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February 7, 2012 5:14:35 AM

I5 2500k with CM Hyper 212 cooler, AMD 7970 or GTX 590, Ripjaw 8gb ram 1600hz, Asus z68 motherboard, Samsung F3 HDD.

Those are some of the top components for gaming and ur system will play 99% of games maxed graphics @ 60fps. And graphics will be absolutely gorgeous!
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February 7, 2012 5:16:29 AM

Swolern said:
I5 2500k with CM Hyper 212 cooler, AMD 7970 or GTX 590, Ripjaw 8gb ram 1600hz, Asus z68 motherboard, Samsung F3 HDD.

Those are some of the top components for gaming and ur system will play 99% of games maxed graphics @ 60fps. And graphics will be absolutely gorgeous!




Thank you very much sir so an i72600k is not that advisable just for gaming? or is it worth the buck? thanks!
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February 7, 2012 5:22:59 AM

geanecarlo said:
Thank you very much sir so an i72600k is not that advisable just for gaming? or is it worth the buck? thanks!


No the i5 2500k and i7 2600k are equal with gaming performance. I7 has hyperthreading that no games use. I7 would be better if you do a lot of video editing. I have seen the i5 2500k actually overclock higher than the i7.

Your GPU is going to be the main factor of how much gaming performance you want. Here is list of different GPUs gaming performance. http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review...
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February 7, 2012 6:06:10 AM

Swolern said:
No the i5 2500k and i7 2600k are equal with gaming performance. I7 has hyperthreading that no games use. I7 would be better if you do a lot of video editing. I have seen the i5 2500k actually overclock higher than the i7.

Your GPU is going to be the main factor of how much gaming performance you want. Here is list of different GPUs gaming performance. http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review...




Another question I am considering of buying a Corsair H100 is that worth the buck?? or should I just use an air cooling? Thank you very much sir! you've been of great help!
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February 7, 2012 7:09:49 AM

geanecarlo said:
Another question I am considering of buying a Corsair H100 is that worth the buck?? or should I just use an air cooling? Thank you very much sir! you've been of great help!


No way dude, save ur money. Put the money saved on cooler & i7 to i5 and put it towards ur GPU for best gaming performance.

1. Water cooling is not recommended for beginners. One bad installment and water leaks on system & ur PC is toast.

2. Some great air-cooled CPU coolers are almost as good as water cooled. The Cooler Master hyper 212 I found on sale for $20 is the best for the money. It's all your ever need for the overclock limits on this Sandbridge Intel chip.
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February 7, 2012 7:40:20 PM

geanecarlo said:
Hi guys, I'm sorry but I'm really a beginner at building computers and I hope you could help me out because I'm planning to build my gaming pc soon but I don't know the parts to buy to maximize my budget and performance for my pc I hope you could help me by giving specific parts of the rig Thank you very much :)  :hello:  :sweat:  :wahoo:  ;)  :bounce: 


This is just a suggestion>



COST OF BUILT

MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH 1155 SOCKET 120.00
CPU: INTEL i5 2500K OVERCLOCKED AT 4.7 GHZ 195.00
MEMORY: 16GB PC3 12800 1600GHZ G-SKILL RIPJAWS X SERIES 60.00
PSU: OCZ MODXSTREAM 700 WATTS MODULAR 80+ CERTIFIED 70.00
PC CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 BLACK EDITION 140.00
HEATSINK/CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS 40.00
HDD: 1 TB WD Black EDITION 170.00
NZXT SENTRY 2 TOUCH SCREEN FAN CONTROLLER 22.00
MONITOR: ACER LED BACKLIT 23" HL230Biid 130.00
KEYBOARD/MOUSE: GEAR HEAD WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE 21.00
OS: WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM 100.00

TOTAL $898.00


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February 7, 2012 7:45:41 PM

geanecarlo said:
Hi guys, I'm sorry but I'm really a beginner at building computers and I hope you could help me out because I'm planning to build my gaming pc soon but I don't know the parts to buy to maximize my budget and performance for my pc I hope you could help me by giving specific parts of the rig Thank you very much :)  :hello:  :sweat:  :wahoo:  ;)  :bounce: 



eDITED:

DATE OF COMPLETION: DECEMBER 6, 2011


COST OF BUILT

MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH 1155 SOCKET 120.00
CPU: INTEL i5 2500K OVERCLOCKED AT 4.7 GHZ 195.00
MEMORY: 16GB PC3 12800 1600GHZ G-SKILL RIPJAWS X SERIES 60.00
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti 140.00
PSU: OCZ MODXSTREAM 700 WATTS MODULAR 80+ CERTIFIED 70.00
PC CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 BLACK EDITION 140.00
HEATSINK/CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS 40.00
HDD: 1 TB WD BLACK EDITION 170.00
NZXT SENTRY 2 TOUCH SCREEN FAN CONTROLLER 22.00
MONITOR: ACER LED BACKLIT 23" HL230Biid 130.00
KEYBOARD/MOUSE: GEAR HEAD WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE 21.00
OS: WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM 100.00

TOTAL $1208.00

I OVERCLOCKED IT TO 4.7 ghz VERY STABLE.
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February 8, 2012 8:08:56 AM

aqe040466 said:
eDITED:

COST OF BUILT

MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH 1155 SOCKET 120.00
CPU: INTEL i5 2500K OVERCLOCKED AT 4.7 GHZ 195.00
MEMORY: 16GB PC3 12800 1600GHZ G-SKILL RIPJAWS X SERIES 60.00
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti 140.00
PSU: OCZ MODXSTREAM 700 WATTS MODULAR 80+ CERTIFIED 70.00
PC CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 BLACK EDITION 140.00
HEATSINK/CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS 40.00
HDD: 1 TB WD BLACK EDITION 170.00
NZXT SENTRY 2 TOUCH SCREEN FAN CONTROLLER 22.00
MONITOR: ACER LED BACKLIT 23" HL230Biid 130.00
KEYBOARD/MOUSE: GEAR HEAD WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE 21.00
OS: WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM 100.00

TOTAL $1208.00

I OVERCLOCKED IT TO 4.7 ghz VERY STABLE.


Newbie the OP has a $1700 budget. Why would he settle for a 550ti??? That's even less gaming performance power than the 6850 and that's the lowest card on the list for BF3. BF3 ultra @ 1920x1080 would probably be running with framerate in teens, SLIDESHOW. http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review...

OP you could save money and buy a less expensive GPU but you will not be able to play the newest games at max graphical setting with a smooth framerate.

BTW save you i5 newbie and don't overclock it. Overclocking that high will shorten lifespan of your chip. Plus there is no need to overclock with a 550ti, the i5 2500k running at stock speeds will max the 550ti with no problems at all, ever, which means no gaming benefit from Oocing.

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