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Budget Multimedia/gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 or 3 weeks max

Budget Range: around 800-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, 3d movies, gaming, photoshop basic editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: Mexico

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: not now

SLI or Crossfire: not now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 via hdmi

Additional Comments: My budget is low so i dont want to OC, because i hate noise, and cant afford a watercooling system now, so i want this pc as quiet as possible, and fast :D.


So here is my first idea.

CPU: Intel i5 2500k is the best one for the money? Is going to be my first time using an intel, since the old times.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 (219)

CPU FAN:
1. keep the original fan
2. Cooler master hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 29.99
3. Noctua NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018 95.99
4. CORSAIR H100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017 144.99

MOBO:
No idea, i just need the basic i guess, so a good cheaper one would be nice

RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460 59.99

Looks like a good ram for 10 more bucks than the average?

GPU: I want to watch 3d movies and play in 3d, my display is not a 3d nvidia display, but i am using nvidia 3d display at the moment for do it, that means if i wanna do that i need a nvidia card?

pretty much is the 560 ti vs 570 vs 7850


PSU: if can be modular better:

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 400W Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703034
69.99 but is only 400w

or a cheaper COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171039 69.99

HD: i need a hd only for the system, so maybe a 500gb sata


Thanks for looking.
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  1. Quote:
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k is the best one for the money? Is going to be my first time using an intel, since the old times.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 (219)

    If you're not going to OC, I would drop down to one of the non-K i5 CPUs. You could keep this and OC a bit in the future, but I don't think it'll help your movie watching any extra.

    Quote:

    The stock cooler would be plenty to keep it cool without an OC. Another option would be the 212+ with some quieter fans (though the fans that are on it are pretty quiet).

    Quote:
    MOBO:
    No idea, i just need the basic i guess, so a good cheaper one would be nice

    If you're not OCing you could go with an H67 board, but Z68 boards are cheap enough these days - the ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 can be had for around $130.

    Quote:
    RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460 59.99

    Get a 1600MHz kit; anything more won't give you any noticeable improvement.

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    GPU: I want to watch 3d movies and play in 3d, my display is not a 3d nvidia display, but i am using nvidia 3d display at the moment for do it, that means if i wanna do that i need a nvidia card?

    I'm confused as to what you mean here. What kind of setup are you running? What display do you have right now (model #)? 3D movies are ok (I had NVIDIA 3D Vision for a while)...

    Quote:
    pretty much is the 560 ti vs 570 vs 7850

    Depends. I don't believe AMD has a 3D solution right now so you'd have to go NVIDIA AFAIK. I personally think you'll need more than a 560Ti for 3D, but the last time I used it I had 2x460s.

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    PSU: if can be modular better:

    PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 400W Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703034
    69.99 but is only 400w

    or a cheaper COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171039 69.99

    Neither - you need to invest in a solid PSU, and 400W won't be enough for your GPU. Get a good Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX PSU. ~650W is about right.
  2. Ok so i changed the PSU to this one:
    I really want a modular one if u know anyone good at a good price

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 89.99

    GPU (i really want to play games in 3d) im using a sony 24 inch 3d display, not a oficial nvidia 3d vision, my 335m can do a decent 3d gaming at the moment.

    So i guess the 570x is the best option? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593 289.99 Looks expensive compared to the 7859 and is not even the OCed version :(

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 46.99

    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495 118.99
  3. Quote:
    I really want a modular one if u know anyone good at a good price

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 89.99

    It's hard to find a low-end modular PSU, and ones that are cheap. Lower power non-modular PSUs don't have that many extra cables, so there isn't much clutter.

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    GPU (i really want to play games in 3d) im using a sony 24 inch 3d display, not a oficial nvidia 3d vision, my 335m can do a decent 3d gaming at the moment.

    So i guess the 570x is the best option? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593 289.99 Looks expensive compared to the 7859 and is not even the OCed version :(

    Can you link me to the exact monitor you have? I just want to make sure I'm on the same page.

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 46.99

    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495 118.99

    These are pretty good choices for your money. Haven't had issues with my G.Skill RAM and Gigabyte mobo.
  4. Is a Sony 3d display http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16879261314

    The 570 gtx will go cheaper anytime soon?
  5. Best answer
    I'm not sure AMD has a comparable solution so you may need to stick with NVIDIA.

    NVIDIA's 3D Vision is pretty good, so if you're currently using that I would stick with it - I liked it myself, but didn't have the horsepower or the need for 3D gaming a few years back when I had it.

    The GTX 5XX series should drop in price, so keep an eye out for either a good deal on a 5XX card or snag the 6XX card that comes in at the current 570 price point - the 680 has shown great performance, and I'd pick up a 6XX card rather than a 5XX card (you can use all the performance you can get with 3D)
  6. Thanks for all the answers

    Yeah i think nvidia is my option, but a 680 is high for my budget, maybe they will release a 670 for the price of the 570 ?
  7. Best answer selected by ciberfog.
  8. It seems like the 670 will come in where the 570 used to be (around $350 USD) since the 680 is where the 580 was @ $500 USD.
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