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May 29, 2012 1:33:18 AM


CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

Motherboard: (SLI/CrossFireX) ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 mATX w/ UEFI bios, XFast LAN, Charger, & USB Technology, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 1 PCI

Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Quad Channel Memory

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer

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May 29, 2012 1:47:10 AM

i think the 16 gb of ram is overkill unless you're going to be running 5 games at once
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May 29, 2012 3:45:58 AM

I have been looking for a good build for awhile now but don't know where to start. (the builds i did find the comments were all "why did you get X, Y is so much better" i'm going to play on a tv with a 16:9 resolution and i'm looking to play online games like diablo3 and lol but i also want to play rpgs like skyrim.

not needed equipment: monitor, keyboard, mouse.

resolution: all it says is 16:9

quality: i want to be able to play on normal graphics for at least a few years.

please recommend a good build in my price range thank you
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May 29, 2012 3:52:06 AM

That will be a great gaming rig
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May 29, 2012 3:55:36 AM

Go with an i7-3770K.
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May 29, 2012 3:58:29 AM

i was originally going to buy premade but (as you will all tell me) that is a bad idea thanks for the suggestions
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May 29, 2012 3:59:09 AM

Everything but the GPU is complete overkill for gaming. Go with a 3770K like muffin said and a good Z77 board, and possibly get another 670 for SLI. That'll get you by for a few years.
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May 29, 2012 2:52:18 PM

You might want to jump on over to the Systems > New Build section of the THG forums where they handle about a couple dozen of these requests per day.
And they are more in tune with current prices, sales and combo deals.

If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started
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May 29, 2012 4:12:13 PM

Agree with WR2 but check my sig below. That's around $1,500 and will run any modern and near future game on ultra (at your likely 1080p resolution). It's quiet and has plenty of room to expand, add cooling, add video card, ram etc down the road.

Good luck!
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May 29, 2012 9:21:48 PM

hi i found this build on the web and wanted a second opinion before my purchase.

purchase date: this week

budget: $1500 might squeeze some more money from my pockets for some more awesome

system usage from most to least: gaming, (this is big)the ability to run Microsoft office word/power point, being able to play a game while talking on Skype without my fps going to 5

parts not required: monitor, it's a tv Samsung syncmaster2770hd

preferred website for parts: any that will send the part i ordered in the state i ordered it in for a good price.

country: USA, state: Arkansas

part preference: i don't care

overclocking: ????????

sli crossfire: yes

screen resolution: again its a TV 1080p

additional comments: if you suggest a new part please confirm that it will fit with the other parts in my case. i don't want to get all this and find i bought a square peg for a round hole. wireless keyboard and mouse is a must and mouse must be able to withstand the power of a diablo 3 click fest.

to the parts!



Os: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

motherboard: ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V

processor: Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

case: NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel Chassis - Phantom White with Red Trim Computer Case CS-NT-PHAN-WNR White/Red

optical drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

graphics card: 2 ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7850-DC2-2GD5

power supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

hard drive: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EALX

solid state drive: Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

total (on amazon no shopping around yet) $1513


tell me what you think, thanks for your help!

edit- or should i get one gtx 680?-edit


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May 29, 2012 9:36:18 PM

Looks good and with two 7850's you should have great performance but I think that I would go with a 750w pau and not a 600w. The minimum power supply that is recomended for a single card is 500w so with two I would go with a 750w psu.
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May 29, 2012 10:05:44 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

Total $1417.19 including rebates (some promo codes on the site are expired)

It looks like a great build. You might be able to save a bit more by checking out techbargains.com.
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May 30, 2012 12:04:48 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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May 30, 2012 12:07:17 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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May 30, 2012 12:08:12 AM

This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
  • Looking for a second opinion on this $1500 gaming rig
  • Lookung for a good gaming pc build for aroud 1500-2000 max
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