New gaming rig on a 1,700 budget...help

I have around 1700 to throw at a new gaming rig. I need to have a mobo and cpu that i can stick with for 3 yrs. but able to upgrade graphics cards and other parts as needed. Also a monitor is needed as well and for that im looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16824236153
Im up for any and all suggestions, looking to purchase in the next week.
Games that will be played, BF3, WoW, Diablo (if it ever releases), and CoD.
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  2. You can accomplish this for far less than 1700, unless you just feel like building something outrageous just to say you built it.
  3. Rockdpm said:
    Are you looking to Spend the Extra for Intel, or would you like all AMD?.


    Im sorry but he has a $1700 budget...Intel definitely...

    On the other note please fill out this to get better feedback... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  4. Rockdpm said:
    Are you looking to Spend the Extra for Intel, or would you like all AMD?.


    Intel unless swayed differently.
  5. Are you going to overclock? Are you wanting this as a gaming rig?

    This can save some extra cash that would be used towards a better GPU(s) etc.
  6. MOBO :ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    CPU : I5 2500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
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    HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
    GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102962
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Modular
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    CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
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    DVD-RW : LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
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    CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
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    MONITOR : ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight
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    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    TOTAL : $1,679.88 and 1645$ after MIR.
    If you raise the budget with 60$ you can change the 7950 with 7970 video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399
  7. sarinaide said:
    Are you going to overclock? Are you wanting this as a gaming rig?

    This can save some extra cash that would be used towards a better GPU(s) etc.


    I don't have any experience overclocking...I would be willing to learn if it would mean getting more longevity out of my system.
  8. sosofm said:
    MOBO :ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    CPU : I5 2500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
    SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
    GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102962
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029
    CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    DVD-RW : LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    MONITOR : ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    TOTAL : $1,679.88 and 1645$ after MIR.
    If you raise the budget with 60$ you can change the 7950 with 7970 video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399



    Its been a while since I've researched parts but as for hard Drives is there any real advantage for going w SSD?
    And also would be willing to raise budget for the Video Card.
    I like the suggestions, ty
  9. Eastwood7 said:
    I don't have any experience overclocking...I would be willing to learn if it would mean getting more longevity out of my system.


    Longevity in the sense that you can squeeze more blood from the proverbial stone, yes. But its rather ironic that we say longevity gives you more life yet it can also have th opposite effect of shortening the lifespan of any componant. Essentially Overclocking is like daddy's old sports car hobby, its histrionic and should be reserved for the odd moment to impress friends or strictly reserved for a secondary bench mark machine rather than a expensive "hoopla" rig.
  10. sarinaide said:
    Longevity in the sense that you can squeeze more blood from the proverbial stone, yes. But its rather ironic that we say longevity gives you more life yet it can also have th opposite effect of shortening the lifespan of any componant. Essentially Overclocking is like daddy's old sports car hobby, its histrionic and should be reserved for the odd moment to impress friends or strictly reserved for a secondary bench mark machine rather than a expensive "hoopla" rig.


    True, so I guess from that standpoint the answer would be no to Overclocking.
  11. There are pro's and cons to not having a OC capable chip;

    Pros:

    Chips integrity will last longer
    Price (overclocking requires better motherboards, PSU's, Cooling and requisite CPU)
    No void warrenties because you made your shiny new toys go kaboom (it happens ;) )

    CONS:

    You miss out all the joy of doing your own overclocks, and most here will say it is fun, and somewhat liberating, ask dad why he builds sports cars and tunes them, the exact same reason we overclock.

    So here it is, you can roughly save $ 150 odd by not overclocking and put that elsewhere, or you can learn said art and have the option to overclock when needed.
  12. sarinaide said:
    There are pro's and cons to not having a OC capable chip;

    Pros:

    Chips integrity will last longer
    Price (overclocking requires better motherboards, PSU's, Cooling and requisite CPU)
    No void warrenties because you made your shiny new toys go kaboom (it happens ;) )

    CONS:

    You miss out all the joy of doing your own overclocks, and most here will say it is fun, and somewhat liberating, ask dad why he builds sports cars and tunes them, the exact same reason we overclock.

    So here it is, you can roughly save $ 150 odd by not overclocking and put that elsewhere, or you can learn said art and have the option to overclock when needed.


    Any websites that you would refer for Overclocking in general or is it all specific to the hardware and brand?
  13. I am not sure on sites in general but on this site there is a OC section and guide.

    I will post a list on specs later today.
  14. sarinaide said:
    I am not sure on sites in general but on this site there is a OC section and guide.

    I will post a list on specs later today.


    cool thx
  15. To overclock an 2500k is verry easy. Go in BIOS and raise the cpu multiplier to a higher frequency ( example 42 multiplier = 4.2Ghz ) , save and quit and the overclock is done. In 10 seconds is all done.
  16. sosofm said:
    To overclock an 2500k is verry easy. Go in BIOS and raise the cpu multiplier to a higher frequency ( example 42 multiplier = 4.2Ghz ) , save and quit and the overclock is done. In 10 seconds is all done.


    Wow cool Ill definently look into overclocking more seriously, Ill adjust my list to incorporate this for sure.
    Ill come back with a list later today taking in considerations of this and previous suggestions.
    Thx
  17. Delirious788 said:
    Im sorry but he has a $1700 budget...Intel definitely...

    On the other note please fill out this to get better feedback... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice


    Hey man, if he wants Sunshine and rainbows to run his computer. I wouldn't care. Hes buying, its his money. He has a right of choice and opinion. You can't tell someone what they are going to buy, you can only make suggestions and post opinions
  18. +1 Rockdpm good pointed.
  19. sarinaide said:



    Do you think it would be worth it to upgrade cpu to

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

    and cut back on maybe GPU?
  20. eh not really, The i5 will do all you need it to. But you can get the i7 and get a kepler card coming out in 2 months, maybe just get somthing to get by for a month or 2
  21. Unless you are going to do something which utilises the 2600/2700's HT then it is rather like a $100 waste of cash.
  22. If you do 3D graphic, video rendering , CAD or use softwares with high CPU demanding buy 2600k if the PC is just for gaming and usual PC use ( surfing internet , listen music ) then buy 2500k.
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