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Gaming pc, budget 1500$

Approximate Purchase Date: (summer 2012 before school starts)

Budget Range: (500-1500)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (watching movies online,programming,photoshop,graphic design and 3Dsimulation, gaming.)

Parts Not Required: (none)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( newegg.com, ncix.com)

Country: (Canada)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (intel CPU)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1200)

Additional Comments: (a fulltower case,glass sidepanel,something that looks nice but doesnt sacrficie ventilation...)
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  1. If you're buying in summer, I'd wait to give you any suggestions. Ivy Bridge is coming out very soon, as well as the new GTX 6xx cards. So once those are out, maybe post again? Although if you want some suggestions now, I could certainly do that too :)
  2. oh awesome!!! but i would still like to get an idea of what ill need. so yes go ahead with the suggestions :D
  3. Best answer
    CM Storm Trooper
    WD Blue
    7750
    Rosewill 430w
    Corsair K60
    G9X
    Corsair 16GB
    ASUS P8Z68 PRO
    2600K
    CM Hyper 212 Evo
    Crucial M4
    Total: $1,332.89

    The case doesn't have a window but it has dust filters all around and it's pretty much the best case for under $200.
    I don't know jack about monitors :??:

    Also, Ivy Bridge and Keplar are coming out in summer time so you definitely want to wait for that.
  4. afgking said:
    oh awesome!!! but i would still like to get an idea of what ill need. so yes go ahead with the suggestions :D
    Alright give me a few minutes I'll search around on Newegg. I recently built a computer for basically the exact same uses as you, so this shouldn't be too hard :D
  5. e56imfg said:
    CM Storm Trooper
    WD Blue
    7750
    Rosewill 430w
    Corsair K60
    G9X
    Corsair 16GB
    ASUS P8Z68 PRO
    2600K
    CM Hyper 212 Evo
    Crucial M4
    Total: $1,332.89

    The case doesn't have a window but it has dust filters all around and it's pretty much the best case for under $200.
    I don't know jack about monitors :??:

    Also, Ivy Bridge and Keplar are coming out in summer time so you definitely want to wait for that.


    i like it!!! :D the case is sick...thanks for suggestions!
  6. afgking said:
    i like it!!! :D the case is sick...thanks for suggestions!

    Thanks! Here is a webiste that does my monitor reviews, maybe choose one that you like :)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recommended-psus
  7. Alright this is what I came up with:

    CPU: i7-2700k
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095

    Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

    RAM: G. Skill Sniper 8GB 1600MHz
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

    Case & PSU Combo: Corsair TX750 v2 750w & Corsair 600T (White Edition)
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.819828

    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200rpm
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    SSD: Muskin Enhanced Chronos 120GB
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    The 2700k was only $10 more than the 2600k so I thought why not. I have the Extreme3 Gen3 and I love it; it's the best board in that price range. I only went with 8GB as you can always upgrade and 16GB is even overkill for me! I went with 750w as it was a great price and gives you a lot of headroom. I chose the 500 gig drive as it's cheaper and you can always add another, but hopefully HDD prices are back to normal by summer!? Also the 2GB card will be better for the 3D stuff. You can use the ssd as a boot drive and to load programs. The Hyper 212 is a good cooler; you'll have a lot of OCing potential. The total price comes out to $1277.91 after rebates and shipping. That leaves you about $225 for a peripherals and an O/S...
  8. 16GB is good for him because he does a lot of editing and RAM is CHEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAP :pt1cable:

    I have no interest in a Samsung by Seagate since many many people (including me) have experienced dead HDDs in a few months.

    The 2600K is basically identical to the 2700K when OCed.
  9. e56imfg said:
    16GB is good for him because he does a lot of editing and RAM is CHEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAP :pt1cable:

    I have no interest in a Samsung by Seagate since many many people (including me) have experienced dead HDDs in a few months.

    The 2600K is basically identical to the 2700K when OCed.
    So do I. 16 gigs is kind overkill and 8GB will be fine. I only on occasion use more than 8GB of RAM. He can save $50 and upgrade later.

    Dead HDDs happen all the time; it's when there are way too many dead drives that it becomes a problem. This one has gotten great reviews; only 6% on Newegg have rated it a 1 star and 80% have given it 5 stars. That's extremely good for HDDs and my Seagate hard drive has been fine so far so I'd say go for it. Some Seagate drives are badddd so you need to watch out for those, however.

    And originally I thought the same thing about the 2700k as you do. It's actually a bit better; it wasn't worth the $50 when I bought my 2600k, but for $10 more I'd go for it. You can get to higher clock speeds at lower voltages. But he's probably going to get Ivy Bridge so this isn't that big of a deal.
  10. thanks for the suggestions guys, this site/forume is great!! will post back when the market is updated with new hardware...:D
  11. Best answer selected by afgking.
  12. Another Option For Ya

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 (REV 3.0) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.06 @ Pcczone)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($557.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1460.84
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