First time builder ~$1600 gaming pc

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: ~$1600

System Usage: I will mostly be gaming and rendering videos

Parts Not Required: OS(I have Windows 7 64), keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I would like to have the NZXT Phantom(white) for the case.
Also to cool the CPU I want to use the corsair h100


Here are the parts i was considering. How does it look? Are there anythings you would change?

cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067
hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587
p/s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017
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  1. You pay big premiums for a Caviar Black HDD. Drop that down to Caviar Green and get a 128GB Crucial M4 or 120GB Mushkin Deluxe Chronos SSD.

    I highly recommend the Radeon 7950. It performs better than the GTX 580 and uses less power. Save yourself $60.

    Drop down the PSU to 750W. Get the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK 750W for $100. The GTX 570 is very power hungry.

    Depending on the video editing, you may or may not need the i7-2600k. If the video editing is just a hobby, drop down to the i5-2400 and use the $ saved on a GTX 680. Otherwise, get the GTX 7950 and an i7-2600 (not the K version since you don't plan to OC).
  2. cammycam said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: this week

    Budget Range: ~$1600

    System Usage: I will mostly be gaming and rendering videos

    Parts Not Required: OS(I have Windows 7 64), keyboard, mouse, speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

    Overclocking: No.

    SLI or Crossfire: No.

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: I would like to have the NZXT Phantom(white) for the case.
    Also to cool the CPU I want to use the corsair h100


    Here are the parts i was considering. How does it look? Are there anythings you would change?

    cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067
    hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
    gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587
    p/s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
    cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017


    You filled out "No" on SLI/Crossfire, yet you have a $175 850w psu up there and a $190 board meant for dual vid cards. That and you chose "No" on the over clocking part of the form yet you have a $100 hybrid water cooler. So what is it?
  3. Save some on your psu and your cooler and get a GTX680 - why GTX580 - wait for new nvidia cards if GTX680 is too much.
    -Bruce
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