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$700-800 Gaming Rig Advice On Parts

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May 31, 2012 9:42:28 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month/Now

Budget Range: 700-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, Windows 7 OS Ultimate

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Need some help here

Additional Comments: I am looking for advice on a couple more parts for my new build. I haven't purchased a new system since 2004 so anything is going to seem tons better compared to where I am coming from. I have already purchased a few items that I will list below. I want the system to run current games without trouble, but not necessarily on max settings. I also would like to know if all the parts are compatible.

So here is what I have so far:

Chassis: Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,two-toned interior coating,come with Three Fans,Support up to 7 Fans, w/ Window Side Panel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40, picked this for the price, cooling, and USB 3.0 front ports.

Harddrive: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K 2.5" SATA III SSD (SH103S3/120G) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120 before rebate, $90 after

PSU: Antec Neo Eco 620C 620W Power Supply (ATX12V)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55 before rebate, $35 after

Mobo: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$109 before rebate, $100 after, picked this because it is Z77 and the ability to overclock in the future

So my total so far after rebate is 265.





Here is what I need help on.

GPU: Looking at Radeon 6850 or GeForce GTX 560. Both would be around the same price after rebate, $135-150. Any other suggestions in this range?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=ENnIKKU9...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=BFXbVqVp...

CPU: I am pretty much set on the Intel Core i5 3570k for overclocking purposes if I choose to do that later on. Best price online I have seen is $210. Any different suggestions?

RAM: No idea here. 8 gigs minimum, around $50 or so

Monitor: I just need something basic. I stream video from my network to my TV so this monitor doesn't have to do anything but gaming and internet. My current monitor's highest resolution is 1024x768 I believe. Around $100

Aftermarket Cooler: Do I only need it if I overclock? How much overclocking can I get away with on the stock intel cooler? The Coolermaster 212 Evo seems to be the one of choice. $34

So overall, with my estimates, that totals the machine at $810. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
May 31, 2012 12:01:52 PM

1: get some mushkin blackline ram. it is low profile and will fit under the hyper 212evo
2: i wouldnt trust biostar for a mothrboard. get something like a asrock extreme4 or a gigabyte z77x-ud3h
3: you will get 200 mhz off the stock cooler. you will get to around 4.2-4.4gz off the evo

for a gpu, they are around the same. if you dont mind the brands, just get a 6870. its the best bang for the buck right now or a 6950. 6870 is slightly under a 560ti and the 6950 is a bit above the 560ti
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May 31, 2012 12:30:31 PM

TheBigTroll said:
1: get some mushkin blackline ram. it is low profile and will fit under the hyper 212evo
2: i wouldnt trust biostar for a mothrboard. get something like a asrock extreme4 or a gigabyte z77x-ud3h
3: you will get 200 mhz off the stock cooler. you will get to around 4.2-4.4gz off the evo

for a gpu, they are around the same. if you dont mind the brands, just get a 6870. its the best bang for the buck right now or a 6950. 6870 is slightly under a 560ti and the 6950 is a bit above the 560ti

+1

Your choice is between the HD 6870 and the GTX 560 - they're dead even, so it depends on what games you play.
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May 31, 2012 1:14:35 PM

It would be IMO a good move to hold off on that SSD and put the money on a better GPU.

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May 31, 2012 1:50:08 PM

^+1

But I disagree with the thing about BioStar. It has solid reviews for that board. But as for regards to the parts, would, as stated, try and drop the SSD.

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
For just some part ideas. The 7850 is a superb card. After a user overclock that is super easy to 1GHZ. It is better/equal to the GTX 580. Cheaper, lower power consumption and nicer temps too.

Plus the 7850 can Crossfire after overclocks using only a 650w.

Also, instead of the motherboard I recommend in my build guide utilize this combo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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May 31, 2012 2:07:50 PM


Anything with an HD7850 -- even an i3 or PhII quad.

The only thing that would give me pause to the HD7850 ... the XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB for $200 after rebate.

That's some bang-for-buck, right there.

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June 1, 2012 5:39:26 AM

Thanks for all of the advice everyone. Anybody have any input on a good cheap monitor?
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June 1, 2012 10:59:23 AM

acer has acouple. or asus ve228h
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