Solved Need help with a new build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 5, 2012 7:21 AM in Systems Share Chilipepper June 4, 2012 3:07:01 AM Approximate Purchase Date: July 31st Budget Range: ~$1800 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming / autocad Parts Not Required: Mouse and Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.microcenter.com Country: USA! USA! USA! Parts Preferences: Leaning toward Intel Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Yes Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Quiet computer, sleek, no bling Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor Asus sabertooth z77 GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1280MB GDDR5 (x2 in crossfire) Starcraft, Max Payne 3, Battlefield and Diablo are the games i plan on playing. Since im a noob i have a lot of questions. Will i regret not getting the i7 over i5? Will the 560 ti keep me happy for years to come? How do i pick the right case? I am not into lights, i want something neat and sleek I apologize if my questions are unclear but any help or feedback is appreciated. I plan to buy everything here www.micocenter.com This new project has me feeling like this! More about : build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Merueth June 4, 2012 3:25:42 AM This is my take on it: Monitor: Samsung 27" $279.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz $189.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $89.99 (bundled with 3570k) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB $54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: Corsair 500r $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition $127.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD BURNER $17.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW Edition $419.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SSD: Crucial M4 256 GB $249.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU Cooler: COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO $29.99 (Up for Change, Don't know much about higher-end CPU coolers) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as OS: Windows 7 Home Premium $99.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $1662.89 | Report abuse Chilipepper June 4, 2012 3:33:40 AM Your help is really appreciated! I'll look into that GTX 670. Do you suggest crossfiring? Or will that card stand strong on its own? | Report abuse Merueth June 4, 2012 3:35:28 AM Chilipepper said:Your help is really appreciated! I'll look into that GTX 670. Do you suggest crossfiring? Or will that card stand strong on its own? The 670 should be able to handle anything at that resolution for the next year. You probably only need 2 670's (it's called SLI btw ) if you are going to use a triple monitor setup. | Report abuse Chilipepper July 5, 2012 7:21:17 AM Best answer selected by Chilipepper. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Need help with a new build> Related ressources: ForumNew Build w/ Many Problems Need Help ForumNew Build w/ Many Problems Need Help ForumNeed help with New Build ForumFirst New Build . I need your opinions and help ForumNew Build!Need Help ! ForumNeed help with new build , money is not a problem ForumNeed help with new water cooling build Forumneed help with this new intel build ForumNeed help on new PC build ! ForumNew Comp Build Need Help ForumNeed to build a new system ASAP, need help ! first build ForumNew build , need help with motherboard, also rate/modify Forum[ New build ] Won't boot past BIOS need help ForumNeed help with new build ForumNew Build Help just need some advice on the components ive picked. ForumNew build problems... need help ! ForumNew Budget Build~~NEED HELP ! THANKS! ForumNeed help for a new build ForumNEW GAMING P.C BUILD NEED HELP !!!!!!!1 ForumNeed Help Replacing an Inspiron 560 with a new build . More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !