$1200+ Everything. Need Expertise

Approximate Purchase Date: Before end of June

Budget Range: Between ($1200)

System Usage: Mostly Gaming and Movies

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon and NCIX

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No clue , The Best Brand

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Want a quiet and cooling PC.

Hi guys, my budget is between $1200 lower the better ^_^. I just pick all the parts that i wanted on pcpartpicker here

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/93qw and have no clue if they are compatible are not >_< and went overboard on my budget.

That why im here, seeking an expert on this. Please recommend some parts with lower cost without losing the performance.

Here my list if the link dont work:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99
Heatinks: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $33.99
MB: ASRock ] Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $134.99
Rams: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $109.99
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $399.99
or
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 3GB $399.99
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99
or
Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $119.99
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W $89.99
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $129.99
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $47.99
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse $79.24
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More about 1200 everything expertise
  1. Get a better PSU like the XFX 550W.
  2. Agree with azeem, get a better psu. i prefer corsair and seasonic myself. A good tx series corsair would suit this build well. Also, consider low profile ram kits. the ram you selected will likely have clearance issues with those tall heat sinks.
  3. get the p280 case. it has more expansion capabilities and is more quiet. if you dont really care, get the 1100 from antec. it uses the same basic shell as p280 but with more cooling and no silencing foam
  4. azeem40 said:
    Get a better PSU like the XFX 550W.


    Isn't 550w to low? im scare it might lose it power after years of usage.
  5. kelthic said:
    Agree with azeem, get a better psu. i prefer corsair and seasonic myself. A good tx series corsair would suit this build well. Also, consider low profile ram kits. the ram you selected will likely have clearance issues with those tall heat sinks.


    Ok i will pick CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W seen i cant find a 600Watt one. Are you saying that my ram will not fix because of the heatsink? hmmm..
  6. No, it's not low. It won't matter.
  7. power supplies nowadays dont lose that much power overtime unless you use it all the time at 90% load
  8. Ok Thank, i will go with the xfx 550w because it lower in price.
    Still need a Expert advice on lower my budget and is this compartible?
  9. It is compatible. To lower budget, get an i5-3450.
  10. Yeah I would suggest a Corsair PSU

    And Personally I would get a Asus motherboard.
  11. To bring this into budget, I'd drop the awesome keyboard and mouse for now.

    Use this combo to save another $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ [...] 944624

    Drop the SSD for now.

    Search for combo deals with the Computer Case, PSU and RAM.

    Don't forget to get an OS.
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.939071 $151.98 save: $8.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html <----- another look at that case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.913999 $154.98 save: $15.00
    OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
    ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <----- another look at that board along with the latest bios

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637I53450/dp/B007SZ0ECE/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338055945&sr=1-15 $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338056741&sr=1-1 $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600311820&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20670 $400 - $420
    GTX 670 2GB Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor-Black/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0 $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

    Total: $1,191.91 *not including shipping and rebates


    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $38.05 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4-Keyboard/dp/B002ZV51DI/ref=dp_cp_ob_vg_title_0 $47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
  13. moornix said:
    To bring this into budget, I'd drop the awesome keyboard and mouse for now.

    Use this combo to save another $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ [...] 944624

    Drop the SSD for now.

    Search for combo deals with the Computer Case, PSU and RAM.

    Don't forget to get an OS.


    I agree with this - you don't need the SSD or the expensive peripherals on a $1200 build. You can always get the expensive peripherals later, put that money in the hardware now.

    On a $1200 build here's what I would suggest:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $99.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Power Color Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
    Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $119.99

    Total: $1,203.91 - $20.00MIR = $1,183.91
  14. The only time I suggest peripherals is if you don't have a mouse or keyboard when you're buying the computer parts, or after you buy them and raise some more $.
  15. Get an H77 MOBO since you're not OCing. Get the Antec NEO 520W for $50. You don't need 650W for a 7850 unless you're going to CF it, which you're not.
  16. the asus vs228h is cheaper at newegg. use the promo code CEMCNEGN43 to get 20 bucks off
  17. azeem40 said:
    Get an H77 MOBO since you're not OCing. Get the Antec NEO 520W for $50. You don't need 650W for a 7850 unless you're going to CF it, which you're not.


    What MB board are good Biostar or Asus? or should i go pick a combo with the i5-3550 with it?

    The Antec neo 520w is $60
  18. TheBigTroll said:
    the asus vs228h is cheaper at newegg. use the promo code CEMCNEGN43 to get 20 bucks off


    when i insert the code it say "Sorry, the promo code CEMCNEGN43 you've entered is invalid." is the code expired?
  19. dzdragonzd said:
    What MB board are good Biostar or Asus? or should i go pick a combo with the i5-3550 with it?

    The Antec neo 520w is $60

    Why are you getting a Z77 board for a locked cpu? That B75 board I linked or a H77 board will do just fine.
  20. oh wait.. its a canadian deal i think
  21. It is a canadian deal. :/
  22. no it should be good. if you ever run out of cable ties, just get them at the local dollar store though you shouldnt need to
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