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March 25, 2012 7:09:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Like 2-3 months(i know its a long time)

Budget Range: $1500-$1750 with monitor and mouse and keyboard

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet surfing

Parts Not Required: i need everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: What ever has the best deals

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: im new to building so not for a while

SLI or Crossfire: probably not but maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like the graphics card to be as high-end as possible even if i have to sacrifice in another region

More about : gaming build

March 25, 2012 8:06:26 PM

Go with the new nvidea Gtx 680. It is the newest graphics card and the best for gaming. ($500)
I5 3750k (Ivy bridge not released yet.)
Rosewill Challenger ($54)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8 gigs of kingston ram
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Gigabyte z68 mobo ($94)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
560 watt psu ($69)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 25, 2012 8:08:55 PM

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Go with the new nvidea Gtx 680. It is the newest graphics card and the best for gaming. ($500)
I5 3750k (Ivy bridge not released yet.)
Rosewill Challenger ($54)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153
8 gigs of kingston ram
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0360526
Gigabyte z68 mobo ($94)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0375352
560 watt psu ($69)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817553009


That PSU is way underpowered for a 680 and it's so hard to recommend hardware that isn't out yet - the 3750K won't offer that much of a substantial increase in performance over what the 2500K offers.

On a $1700 budget you can get a 680 or 7970/7950 and not sacrifice anything.

Try this for a $1700 build:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black - $139.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design - $159.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,635.89

I don't include peripherals as that's entirely personal preference but I wouldn't recommend spending $100 on a keyboard and $90 on a mouse when you can put that money into getting the best GPU and PSU you can - those are the most important parts of any build and I don't recommend skimping or compromising in those areas if you can help it.
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March 25, 2012 9:33:54 PM

Thanks, to both of you guys this will really help me limit my options
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March 25, 2012 9:57:33 PM

g-unit1111 said:
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Go with the new nvidea Gtx 680. It is the newest graphics card and the best for gaming. ($500)
I5 3750k (Ivy bridge not released yet.)
Rosewill Challenger ($54)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153
8 gigs of kingston ram
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0360526
Gigabyte z68 mobo ($94)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0375352
560 watt psu ($69)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817553009


That PSU is way underpowered for a 680 and it's so hard to recommend hardware that isn't out yet - the 3750K won't offer that much of a substantial increase in performance over what the 2500K offers.

On a $1700 budget you can get a 680 or 7970/7950 and not sacrifice anything.

Try this for a $1700 build:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black - $139.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design - $159.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,635.89

I don't include peripherals as that's entirely personal preference but I wouldn't recommend spending $100 on a keyboard and $90 on a mouse when you can put that money into getting the best GPU and PSU you can - those are the most important parts of any build and I don't recommend skimping or compromising in those areas if you can help it.



How about this:

AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1639.90
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March 26, 2012 12:38:54 AM

The I5-3750k may not be much faster than the I5-2500k, but it will be faster and at the same price so I see no argument against it. Also the I5-3750k will use less power so it will save you on the power supply. I also would not get a separate cooler until you want to overclock because until then there is no need for one. The other two suggested power supplies would be better and I agree that an ssd is worth it, but the ram in both of these sets is much more expensive than it needs to be because 1600 MHz ram is not noticeably better than 1333 MHz ram.
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March 26, 2012 2:16:56 AM



Absolutely not - Hitachi HDs have a far higher fail rate than anything from WD or Seagate, you don't want to trust your data to a drive that's likely to fail on you.

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The I5-3750k may not be much faster than the I5-2500k, but it will be faster and at the same price so I see no argument against it. Also the I5-3750k will use less power so it will save you on the power supply. I also would not get a separate cooler until you want to overclock because until then there is no need for one. The other two suggested power supplies would be better and I agree that an ssd is worth it, but the ram in both of these sets is much more expensive than it needs to be because 1600 MHz ram is not noticeably better than 1333 MHz ram.


That's certainly true on most counts but I'm not recommending any new hardware until it's out and we see some actual numbers and how it compares to what's out now. I agree about the cooler and RAM choices - I certainly won't recommend RAM above 1600 as you won't notice any difference in speed, and having the wrong RAM has the potential to be build-frying.

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How about this:


That's much better than the initial build. I really like Azza cases - I'm heavily considering using the Hurricane for my next full build but that's *WAYS* off. :lol: 
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March 26, 2012 2:21:17 AM

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