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March 27, 2012 11:02:58 PM

Hey , I had built myself a pc before with the help of tomshardware. I cant think of any more reliable place to ask for advice.

Now I am building another pc for my friend. The main usage of the pc will be gaming on maximum settings at 1920x1080 resolution.

The budget is 1400$. This system includes monitor. It will be bought from a local store. I'll put links from newegg as a reference.

So , I have thought of a system like this :

Mobo : GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -149.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 dealt for 210$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP - 349.99 $
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram : Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 HyperX Plug n Play - dealt for 50$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 -99.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - 104 $
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2. - 105$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : No idea ! Can you reccomend me one with the following features :

1920x1080 resolution
5ms
between 22 and 23 inches.
no need built in speakers
full hd
wide screen
led backlight : yes -- I think this is nice to have this feature. If you think its unnecessary please inform me
maximum 190 $
I personally like asus - samsung and LG.

Notes :

He had already bought OS before so it will not be added to the list.

I'd like to once again state that the usage of this computer will be playing battlefield 3(single player) crysis 2 etc.. on max settings at 1920 x 1080p resolution.

He will not overclock at the moment but when the system reaches to its final days , to be able to use it longer he'll consider overclocking.
March 28, 2012 8:38:04 AM


I actually want to buy a cheaper PSU if possible - can you also recommend me a cheaper PSU , it'll be better.
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March 28, 2012 9:28:38 AM

DelroyMonjo said:
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
About $175
I have a 23.6" Asus monitor and love it.



that seems like a really nice monitor. I'd like to ask one thing - there is a part in all monitor descriptions. " 250cd/m2" . I also see some monitors which are " 300cd/m2". Could someone please explain what this so I can perfectly understand what I am actually buying.
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March 28, 2012 9:41:02 AM

It refers to brightness the higher the brighter i believe
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March 28, 2012 4:36:55 PM

I'll go for that monitor unless someone suggests something better

Also any comments on the rest of the build?
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March 28, 2012 10:44:44 PM

/ foreveralone :( 
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March 29, 2012 1:37:54 AM

have all that nice hardware then you get a sub par case :( 

get the nzxt switch 810, great opportunities for water cooling and fans.
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March 29, 2012 8:59:25 PM

terpsfan726 said:
have all that nice hardware then you get a sub par case :( 

get the nzxt switch 810, great opportunities for water cooling and fans.



well imo cooler master haf 922 is pretty awesome. dunno why u dont like it :p 

I am mostly concerned on monitor and psu is too expensive
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March 30, 2012 11:41:32 PM

sinthoras said:
I actually want to buy a cheaper PSU if possible - can you also recommend me a cheaper PSU , it'll be better.


A cheaper PSU will not be better under any circumstances - if you're going for maximum graphics, with the PSU you really do get what you pay for - and it's best not to skimp or compromise if you can possibly help it.
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March 31, 2012 10:59:23 PM

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