Need a New PC build (~1300$)

Approximate Purchase Date: April 14th (Somewhere around there)

Budget Range: 1100-1300$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording and uploading to youtube. Also Editing :wahoo: .
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( www.newegg.com, www.tigerdirect.com)

Country: (us)

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, but not now.

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: Need a win 7 OS

Looking forward to some great builds! And thanks for the help.
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  1. Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 - $104.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz 1.5V - $44.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST 7200RPM - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHz Edition - $359.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1,349.99 - $25.00 MIR = $1,324.99

    A little bit over budget but you do get the ability to overclock should you choose to do so, you get one of the best video cards on the market in it's class, and you get an SSD.
  2. So you would recommend to go with an i5 + better card then an i7 with a worse card?
  3. Core i5. The i7 doesn't have any real value for gaming.You would want a better graphics card anyways - to run games well.

    Gunit1111 has great computer reccomendations - I would listen to him.
  4. Chainzsaw said:
    Core i5. The i7 doesn't have any real value for gaming.You would want a better graphics card anyways - to run games well.

    Gunit1111 has great computer reccomendations - I would listen to him.


    Alright. Thanks!
  5. FearLegendary said:
    So you would recommend to go with an i5 + better card then an i7 with a worse card?


    Absolutely - you'll notice more difference in the GPU than you will in the CPU - CPUs have pretty much bottomed out for the most part - the 2500K is right now unbeaten in the gaming community.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    Absolutely - you'll notice more difference in the GPU than you will in the CPU - CPUs have pretty much bottomed out for the most part - the 2500K is right now unbeaten in the gaming community.


    Last question then I'll order and build away. Does the i5 do a good job with multitasking?
  7. Multitasking, I believe, is the RAM's job. 8GB is enough for games and multitasking. However, if you mean in function, any multi-core Processor will multitask many functions at a time.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 - $104.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz 1.5V - $44.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST 7200RPM - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHz Edition - $359.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1,349.99 - $25.00 MIR = $1,324.99

    A little bit over budget but you do get the ability to overclock should you choose to do so, you get one of the best video cards on the market in it's class, and you get an SSD.


    best answer!anyways if you want to save some more than-
    get 212+,samsung 500gb hdd.
  9. hellfire24 said:
    best answer!anyways if you want to save some more than-
    get 212+,samsung 500gb hdd.


    There's only a $5 difference between the 212 and the 212 Evo - and the Evo includes a better constructed fan w/LED.
  10. well that was a just a suggestion to save some bucks.
  11. Gunit the Graphics card you recommended to me isn't in stock in newegg and I can't find it on any other site/store :(. What other card would you recommend?
  12. What would you do with $5?
  13. FearLegendary said:
    Gunit the Graphics card you recommended to me isn't in stock in newegg and I can't find it on any other site/store :(. What other card would you recommend?


    I wouldn't recommend anything less than the 7870 right now - try this model instead - Power Color is just as good as Sapphire from what I hear:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131467

    Quote:
    What would you do with $5?


    Buy a good six pack of beer for when the build's done? :lol:
  14. Not everyone is old enough. :P
  15. azeem40 said:
    Not everyone is old enough. :P


    True. :lol:

    How about a can of Jolt Cola or Monster Energy so you can stay up all night playing games on your new build?
  16. I have work in the afternoon. :b
  17. What you guys think about this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2206542&sku=B69-0533 pair it up with a hd7970 ? It comes up to about 1200 dollars. I know the OP said he wanted intel but thought this be worth mentioning .
  18. The i3 will still outperform it. The only AMD Processor worth it for gaming is the FX4100, and even that the i3 overshadows.
  19. but he said he wants it for gaming, I would think the 7970 with that bundle it would kill any game out there. Plus i guess you can turn it into a 4 core at 4ghz.
  20. Even for nongaming, the i3 will have better core performance.
  21. huntsman said:
    What you guys think about this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2206542&sku=B69-0533 pair it up with a hd7970 ? It comes up to about 1200 dollars. I know the OP said he wanted intel but thought this be worth mentioning .


    Yeah but the problem is with those pre-built Tiger Direct kits is that they include a lot of garbage hardware in those builds - especially the PSU. That's one of the better ones they offer but you're still better off going with Intel.

    Quote:
    The i3 will still outperform it. The only AMD Processor worth it for gaming is the FX4100, and even that the i3 overshadows.


    The Pentium G620 *outperforms* it. :lol:
  22. Well I decided not to get the SSD for now since im tight on cash, will this have a great impact on my build or not really? Thinking about getting it later though.
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    GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ... Item #: N82E16814125418VGA Standard Return Policy
    $359.99


    Shipping from NJ, USA





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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... Item #: N82E16819115072Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
    $219.99




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    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM Item #: N82E16827106289Standard Return Policy
    $17.99




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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Item #: N82E16832116986Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99




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    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Game BLIZZARD Item #: N82E16832127003Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    $49.99




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    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 Item #: N82E16820148544Memory Standard Return Policy
    $46.99




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    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822152181Standard Return Policy
    $84.99




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    Standard A133 Black USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse Item #: N82E16826281002Standard Return Policy
    $19.98
    ($9.99 ea)






    1

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813157271Standard Return Policy
    $121.99




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    ABBYY Finereader 9 Express - System Builder - OEM Item #: N82E16832745013Software Standard Return Policy
    $49.99




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    COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans Item #: N82E16811553002Standard Return Policy
    $89.99




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    COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC ... Item #: N82E16817553004Standard Return Policy
    $129.99


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    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820226236Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

    A recent build i just did for around 1350 minus the SC 2 brings it to 1300.
  24. BigPapa89 said:
    1

    GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ... Item #: N82E16814125418VGA Standard Return Policy
    $359.99


    Shipping from NJ, USA





    1

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... Item #: N82E16819115072Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy
    $219.99




    1

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM Item #: N82E16827106289Standard Return Policy
    $17.99




    1

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Item #: N82E16832116986Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99




    1

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Game BLIZZARD Item #: N82E16832127003Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    $49.99




    1

    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 Item #: N82E16820148544Memory Standard Return Policy
    $46.99




    1

    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822152181Standard Return Policy
    $84.99




    2

    Standard A133 Black USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse Item #: N82E16826281002Standard Return Policy
    $19.98
    ($9.99 ea)






    1

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813157271Standard Return Policy
    $121.99




    1

    ABBYY Finereader 9 Express - System Builder - OEM Item #: N82E16832745013Software Standard Return Policy
    $49.99




    1

    COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans Item #: N82E16811553002Standard Return Policy
    $89.99




    1

    COUGAR CMX 1000 COUGAR-1000CMX 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC ... Item #: N82E16817553004Standard Return Policy
    $129.99


    Shipping from TN, USA





    1

    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820226236Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

    A recent build i just did for around 1350 minus the SC 2 brings it to 1300.


    That PSU is major overkill on a 7870 and I'd use a mechanical HD instead of an SSD but otherwise that is a pretty solid build.
  25. g-unit1111 said:
    That PSU is major overkill on a 7870 and I'd use a mechanical HD instead of an SSD but otherwise that is a pretty solid build.

    Have a mechanical HDD and a SSD for boot and a few main programs, also just making sure im able to upgrade with no problems, PSU had good reviews and seemed like a solid PSU for a decent price. SSD also had solid reviews for a very decent price/performance ration.
  26. Just went to microcenter today looking for some parts for my build, just to see what they got, ended up buying this:

    i5 2500k - 180$(newegg 219.99 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072)

    z68 - 109$ (50$ off when you buy the processor) + 10$ rebate so really 99$ (newegg 159.99 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128498)

    8 Gb ddr3 1600 ballstix by crucial - 39$ (newegg: 46.99 + 2.99 tax http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148544)

    So, did I get a good deal? :P
  27. ^ I got the same thing :) oh wait I went with you haha
  28. FearLegendary said:
    Just went to microcenter today looking for some parts for my build, just to see what they got, ended up buying this:

    i5 2500k - 180$(newegg 219.99 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072)

    z68 - 109$ (50$ off when you buy the processor) + 10$ rebate so really 99$ (newegg 159.99 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128498)

    8 Gb ddr3 1600 ballstix by crucial - 39$ (newegg: 46.99 + 2.99 tax http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148544)

    So, did I get a good deal? :P


    :whistle: great deal!
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