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$1600 Gaming Build

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April 11, 2012 4:19:01 AM

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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April 11, 2012 5:36:07 AM

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
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April 11, 2012 5:36:56 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB RAM $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Carbide 500R $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24x DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hyper 212 EVO $35
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

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 
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April 11, 2012 5:47:48 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB RAM $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Carbide 500R $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24x DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hyper 212 EVO $35
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

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: 
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April 11, 2012 5:52:15 AM

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.
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April 11, 2012 6:08:54 AM

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.
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April 11, 2012 6:10:07 AM

Well, people have been proven wrong before. :p 
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April 11, 2012 6:24:35 AM

Ivy Bridge cpu's are due out April 29th.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks



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




http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Com... $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/B004R... $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=N82E168... $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-Proce... $225
Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $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-... $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=N82E168... $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-Intern... $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-Intern... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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-... $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-Buil... $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%20... <----- This board should be hitting newegg any day now and it's one worth taking a look at imo.
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April 11, 2012 4:35:46 PM

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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