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May 30, 2012 1:59:39 AM

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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May 30, 2012 2:12:07 AM

Get a better PSU like the XFX 550W.
May 30, 2012 2:20:57 AM

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.
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May 30, 2012 2:25:57 AM

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
May 30, 2012 2:38:30 AM

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.
May 30, 2012 2:46:33 AM

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..
May 30, 2012 2:49:51 AM

No, it's not low. It won't matter.
May 30, 2012 3:00:23 AM

power supplies nowadays dont lose that much power overtime unless you use it all the time at 90% load
May 30, 2012 3:18:00 AM

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?
May 30, 2012 3:21:33 AM

It is compatible. To lower budget, get an i5-3450.
May 30, 2012 4:04:17 AM

Yeah I would suggest a Corsair PSU

And Personally I would get a Asus motherboard.
May 30, 2012 5:55:19 AM

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.

May 30, 2012 7:51:46 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $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-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $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-BX80637... $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=N82E168... $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-B... $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=E... $400 - $420
GTX 670 2GB Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $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-Prec... $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... $47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard
May 30, 2012 8:50:16 PM

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
May 30, 2012 8:52:53 PM

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 $.
May 31, 2012 1:28:13 AM

Thank guys, Here my update build with the combo's you suggested http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9bfx and i spend less money on the video card. What you guys think? i will buy the rest of the item from Amazon and NCIX. Can it be lower?
Total came to $1279.89

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 & HD: Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard & Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM $209.98
PSU & RAMs: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX650 650W & CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $184.98
GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 2GB $269.99
Case: Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $119.99
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $139.99
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $47.99
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wired Laser Mouse $79.24
May 31, 2012 1:31:22 AM

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.
May 31, 2012 2:00:47 AM

the asus vs228h is cheaper at newegg. use the promo code CEMCNEGN43 to get 20 bucks off
May 31, 2012 2:07:13 AM

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
May 31, 2012 2:12:19 AM

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?
May 31, 2012 2:21:33 AM

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.
May 31, 2012 3:06:26 AM

oh wait.. its a canadian deal i think
May 31, 2012 3:26:01 AM

It is a canadian deal. :/ 
May 31, 2012 4:06:09 AM
May 31, 2012 10:46:32 AM

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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