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February 9, 2012 1:05:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: 750-800$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,hdd
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com, amazon.com
Country: usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: it doesn't matter just want the best performance
Overclocking: no i don't know how to do it so i rather not mess with it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later when i save up more money

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: pc is mainly for new mmos coming out this year also games like the witcher 2 want to play on max settings if possible.

looking for help if im missing any parts or if i can get a better parts i don't really know namebrands or anything so help me out bros.

Heres what i was going for.



http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 6:14:42 AM

The links are not good.
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 6:29:04 AM

MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $805.92 without rebates. 765.92$ witn mail in rebates.
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February 9, 2012 6:47:54 AM

woops fixed it i think
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 6:51:27 AM

Your Biostar mobo don't support Crossfire or SLI. But is a good build.
February 9, 2012 7:00:59 AM

ah ok thanks do i need anything else like an ssd or extra fans or a different case ?
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 7:17:27 AM

Change the case with that what i recommended you , it have 3 fans preinstaled you don't need to buy fans. Or this case Tom’s Hardware Recommended Buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want to keep you case buy 2 x 120mm fans and put 1 in front and 1 on top.
If you don't need to speed up your OS or other softwares then you don;t need an SSD. If you want an SSD buy an 64 GB for OS and other software http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 9, 2012 7:30:51 AM

thanks man appreciate it
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 7:44:26 AM

Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $23.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) - $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $796.92

This is a better gaming machine if you already have an OS and don't need a hdd
February 9, 2012 1:18:02 PM

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

I would get this memory for two reasons:

- As per Sandy-bridge memory controller architecture you won't receive any real improvements using a memory faster than DDR3 1333mhz, unless you looking at synthetic memory benchmarks, AFAIK only Sandybridge-E, AMD FX line and AMD llano line would have real improvements.
This would save about 10 bucks

- This memory do not have heatsinks, and believe, this is good since if someday you want to put a big cooler in your non-OC CPU (not to OC it, but to keep temps lower yet and make less noise) the memory heatsinks wouldn't hit the cooler.
February 9, 2012 1:25:57 PM

EzioAs said:
Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $23.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) - $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $796.92

This is a better gaming machine if you already have an OS and don't need a hdd


If he is going to go the i5-2400 route, he shouldnt need the coolermaster as he won't be overclocking it much if any.
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 1:31:36 PM

Pezcore27 said:
If he is going to go the i5-2400 route, he shouldnt need the coolermaster as he won't be overclocking it much if any.


Don't think that a stock clock cpu doesn't generate heat. Once you start to run heavily threaded apps such as games or video editing, cpu temps can go above 80degree. An aftermarket cooler is quite necessary. The hyper 212 plus is the best price to performance cooler out there at only $30
February 9, 2012 1:42:02 PM

EzioAs said:
Don't think that a stock clock cpu doesn't generate heat. Once you start to run heavily threaded apps such as games or video editing, cpu temps can go above 80degree. An aftermarket cooler is quite necessary. The hyper 212 plus is the best price to performance cooler out there at only $30

I agree it is far more beneficial, but since in the OP he doesn't include an OS, I was trying to find a way to cut costs a little to fit one in.
February 9, 2012 1:46:42 PM

sosofm said:
MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $805.92 without rebates. 765.92$ witn mail in rebates.


I like this build, however since no overclocking is involved, Id drop to an Core i5-2400 and upgrade the mobo to Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 1:47:46 PM

Pezcore27 said:
I agree it is far more beneficial, but since in the OP he doesn't include an OS, I was trying to find a way to cut costs a little to fit one in.


you can install a copy of windows 7 and buy the key online and register it later.
a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2012 1:55:00 PM

I personally won't go for OCZ psu as they've had many problems according to people who owned them and the same goes for Asrock boards. With this kind of budget, you probably can't max out the witcher 2, but high settings is possible
February 10, 2012 12:54:59 AM

how much would it cost for a pc to max out the witcher 2? i can probably go to 900-1000$
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 6:36:50 AM

viperjose said:
how much would it cost for a pc to max out the witcher 2? i can probably go to 900-1000$


you can pick the radeon 7950 for $450 and drop the gtx560 ti from the build i posted, it's still below $1000. You can max out everything at 1920x1080 but you'll probably have to disable ubersampling as it can highly impact framerate. or you can go for the gtx570 for around $350
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