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New Gaming Build <$1800

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April 22, 2012 10:51:15 PM

Hey guys I'm trying to build a fairly future proof PC, great-decent for next 3-4 years and mainly for gaming and video editing.

I havn't put together a computer for a very long, about 12-13 years, so I'm unfamiliar with the new products these days. I've been sticking with a new laptop about every 2 years and decided its time for a good pc, especially with Diablo 3 coming out, which I have been dreaming about for a decade :) .

I have done some research on these forums and they have helped a lot, thank you! But I still need a little advice on the remaining parts and if all the components will work/fit together.

Parts not required: Keyboard, speakers, headset, mouse, monitors.

Country: US of A

Preferred vendors:, tiger direct, and fry electronics(with newegg price match).

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Overclocking: Maybe later

SLI: Yes but not now, ill upgrade/add video card, when im done with diablo 3, which could be 3-5 months lol.

What I need: Advice on parts selected. And a combo of Mobo, PSU, RAM, and an awesome case to put it all in.

So Far:

Case : Help!?
PSU : Help!?
MOBO : Help!?
RAM : Help!?

CPU : i5-3570k IB Link or i5-2500k SB Link 225.99/219.99

CPU-C : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Link 34.99

GC : EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 (if i can find in stock) Link or Sapphire Radeon 7970 (if i cant find 680) Link

SSD : Crucial M4 128GB Link 159.99

OD : Lite-On DVD Burner Link 16.99

HDD : Seagate 1 TB 7200rpm Link 99.99

OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Link 99.99

Additional info:

1. I want it to be done before May 12th. Ivy bridge will be released so I dont see any problems with waiting for it
2. I want the case to be a full tower and fit everything comfortably with great airflow. And LEDs Red/Blue.
3. Do I need to add any addition fans or cooling to the build?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Any questions for me, just let me know.

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April 22, 2012 10:58:19 PM

For case, I have the Carbide 500R by Corsair and installing all the components inside it is very simple. I highly recommend it. It is $125 atm for the black edition. For PSU, since you plan on SLI/CF later, get any unit from XFX or Seasonic, or PC Power and Cooling, or TX/HX/AX Corsair series. Here is what I recommend for PSU:

I recommend this MOBO:

For RAM, I have and it is great.

For $20 less, you can get a higher tier SSD, like
April 22, 2012 11:56:47 PM

Awesome thanks for the advice and quick response!

I think i am set on that motherboard, can't find many reviews on it, but a lot of people recommending gaming builds on here seem to love it.

Also I don't know how i feel about that tower, I was thinking full size tower, i dont want it to be cramped at all inside.

Ram, i see a lot of recommendations for the gskill ripjaw series RAM and the corsair Vengeance Ram, about the same price, would either those be fine?

Corsair Vengeance

G.Skill Ripjaws
April 23, 2012 12:01:26 AM

I have the 500R and there is plenty of room for the average gamer. Unless you need a lot of GPUs, you won't need a full tower.

They will be fine. I was just posting the RAM I use and have no problems with it.