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First build, advice and recommendations welcomed.

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April 14, 2012 4:19:18 AM

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Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Around $1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: N/A

Monitor Resolution: Current monitor is 1600x900

Additional Comments: The aim is to have a build that can run games at smooth frames, I am not concerned with having graphic settings set to ultra-max on everything in every single game.

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EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GSKILL ripjaw 8gb ddr3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLERMASTER silent pro 1000w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Phantom White steel ATX full tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 14, 2012 4:29:31 AM

fapmaster said:
EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560mb
GSKILL ripjaw 8gb ddr3
i5-2500k
COOLERMASTER silent pro 1000w
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 intel Z68
NZXT Phantom White steel ATX full tower

It is my first build, gaming is the intent, I am looking to keep the cost around $1300, any advice is welcomed.


First the Cooler Master Silent Pro is never a good choice as they slap a lot of fake labels and certifications on them. If you're going for a PSU in that range I'd suggest the same one I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're going for the 570, I'd suggest the much newer Radeon 7870 - I just got one and it's a great GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then get a Z77 motherboard as it's more future proof and will allow for Ivy and beyond CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Phantom is an excellent choice for case. I didn't see a storage or cooling solution - do you plan to purchase those? Or do you already have them?
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April 15, 2012 9:46:40 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Around $1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: N/A

Monitor Resolution: Current monitor is 1600x900

Additional Comments: The aim is to have a build that can run games at smooth frames, I am not concerned with having graphic settings set to ultra-max on everything in every single game.

-----------

EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GSKILL ripjaw 8gb ddr3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLERMASTER silent pro 1000w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Phantom White steel ATX full tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 15, 2012 10:26:54 PM

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Additional Comments: The aim is to have a build that can run games at smooth frames, I am not concerned with having graphic settings set to ultra-max on everything in every single game.


Again I'll say get a 7870 and avoid the Cooler Master Silent Pro series. I just got a 7870 and it maxed out the Windows Experience Index.
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April 16, 2012 2:43:30 AM

fapmaster said:
Thanks for the input so far G-unit.
What do you think about this power supply? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also do you have any performance issues with your AMD card? And do you run it on crossfire?


I haven't had a chance to really test the limits of it yet but so far it's been great - I've been able to play Skyrim on Ultra High 1080p without issue.

That Corsair is a good choice definitely, I'd also be inclined to suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 16, 2012 12:21:28 PM

g-unit1111 said:
First the Cooler Master Silent Pro is never a good choice as they slap a lot of fake labels and certifications on them. If you're going for a PSU in that range I'd suggest the same one I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i don't know about *non gold certified* version but my brother has got a silent pro gold 1kw psu and it's working great.i am not a fan of CM power supplies but i find silent pro gold an exception.

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If you're going for the 570, I'd suggest the much newer Radeon 7870 - I just got one and it's a great GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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And then get a Z77 motherboard as it's more future proof and will allow for Ivy and beyond CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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The Phantom is an excellent choice for case. I didn't see a storage or cooling solution

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