$1600 Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: This month.

Budget Range: $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, minor photoshop.

Parts Not Required: Monitor,Mouse,Keyboard,OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like to run all newer games on ultra with at least 40fps.
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  1. Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $109.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950 - $149.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77XP-UD3H - $169.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $147.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $19.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX680 - $499.99

    Total: $1,509.91
  2. IB CPUs come out April 29th, so here is what I'd suggest (note: I do not consider MIR part of budget):
    i5-3570k ~$225
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gen3 $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    GTX 680 ~$520
    Out of stock atm, but should restock in a few days or so

    XFX 650W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&Tpk=xfx%20650w

    Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB RAM $47
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    Corsair Carbide 500R $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009

    ASUS 24x DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Hyper 212 EVO $35
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    This should last about 2-3 years and give awesome fps for newer games.

    g-unit1111 said:
    Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $109.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950 - $149.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77XP-UD3H - $169.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $147.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $19.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX680 - $499.99

    Total: $1,509.91

    You used newegg.ca. He is buying from the U.S. :P
  3. azeem40 said:
    IB CPUs come out April 29th, so here is what I'd suggest (note: I do not consider MIR part of budget):
    i5-3570k ~$225
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gen3 $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    GTX 680 ~$520
    Out of stock atm, but should restock in a few days or so

    XFX 650W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014&Tpk=xfx%20650w

    Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB RAM $47
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    Corsair Carbide 500R $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009

    ASUS 24x DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Hyper 212 EVO $35
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    This should last about 2-3 years and give awesome fps for newer games.


    You used newegg.ca. He is buying from the U.S. :P


    Duh, it's late and I copied that from another thread. I'll correct it later. :lol:
  4. He doesn't need a 950W PSU. He said he is not going to CF/SLI. No offense, but I'd say my build has a more reasonable component selection, more powerful CPU, better Motherboard, etc.
  5. azeem40 said:
    He doesn't need a 950W PSU. He said he is not going to CF/SLI. No offense, but I'd say my build has a more reasonable component selection, more powerful CPU, better Motherboard, etc.


    I don't take IB into account until there's actual CPUs on the market. I could put a Z77 motherboard in there as well.
  6. Well, people have been proven wrong before. :P
  7. Ivy Bridge cpu's are due out April 29th.


    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/9 <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks



    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock-guide/ <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks




    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1334124405&sr=1-6 $84.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    This XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's.

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1334124787&sr=1-4 $74.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296 $119.99
    ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Processors-Launch-March-23-2012 $225
    Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $34.29 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    Add this fan down below to that CM 212 EVO cpu h/s for a "push - pull" effect to help bring the cpu temps down even more.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/dp/B0030DL37I/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1333218396&sr=1-5 $11.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM High Air Flow Silent Case Fan R4-BMBS-20PK-R0

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546 $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1334100651&sr=1-8 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236 $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121626 $499.99
    ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    or....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768 $499.99
    EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total: $1,321.21 *not including shipping and rebates


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226 $238.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-9011012-WW/dp/B005E983JW/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1332866663&sr=1-3 $116.16 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_sim_pc_5 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Pro4 <----- a better look at that board

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Fatal1ty%20Z77%20Performance&cat=Specifications <----- This board should be hitting newegg any day now and it's one worth taking a look at imo.
  8. Quote:
    Well, people have been proven wrong before. :P


    True and I will definitely admit when I'm wrong. :lol:

    Try this:

    Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $109.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $149.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $169.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99 (sub in i5-3770K when available)
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $79.99
    HD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green - $119.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1,544.91
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