~1000 Gaming Build

Hi all.

Approximate Purchase Date: July-August 2012

Budget Range: <1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Country:

Parts Preferences:Prefer Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


*Have a tentative build on pcpartbuilder, going to have you all take a look-see at it and see where I can either improve or substitute for cheaper or more efficient. Since this is my first build, hard to see if there will be any bottlenecks in performance. Gracias, Amigos!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9s5f

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR%2DB10%2D212P%2DG1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1068

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61065&vpn=GA%2DZ68A%2DD3H%2DB3&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1068

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory**Thinking about trimming down to 8GB
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59575&vpn=CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B&manufacture=Corsair

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11200-01-20G/dp/B007JCNOZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338830152&sr=8-1

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case *Debating between this and the HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Thanks!
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  1. The Hyper 212 EVO is the same price, but better.
  2. I would get a z77 series MoBo to match IB.

    I would get WD Caviar Blue. Black's right now are pretty pricey but will not really show a significant performance difference.

    If you want 16 Gb, I would get 8 x 2 Gb. That way, you have free slots for upgrades in the future.
  3. You mean 2x8GB. :P
  4. Awesome. I will sub that in.
  5. azeem40 said:
    You mean 2x8GB. :P


    Ahhh.. lol.. yeah that's what I meant.
  6. Would I lose a lot of performance keeping a z68 and switching down to the 2500k? Would be a bit cheaper as well going that route and dropping to the caviar blue.
  7. nope.. just minimal especially when you OC
  8. I was actually looking at the Samsung Spinpoint HDD, looks to be about 30$ cheaper, I could sub that in to bring it down a little more.
  9. Looks good. That is also a popular choice among some TH members.
  10. More tinkering and changing out some stuff, here is what I am at:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9tfQ

    :)

    Getting excited!
  11. Ashenheart said:
    Hi all.

    Approximate Purchase Date: July-August 2012

    Budget Range: <1000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

    Country:

    Parts Preferences:Prefer Intel

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    *Have a tentative build on pcpartbuilder, going to have you all take a look-see at it and see where I can either improve or substitute for cheaper or more efficient. Since this is my first build, hard to see if there will be any bottlenecks in performance. Gracias, Amigos!

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9s5f

    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR%2DB10%2D212P%2DG1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1068

    Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61065&vpn=GA%2DZ68A%2DD3H%2DB3&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1068

    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory**Thinking about trimming down to 8GB
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59575&vpn=CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B&manufacture=Corsair

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11200-01-20G/dp/B007JCNOZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338830152&sr=8-1

    Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case *Debating between this and the HAF 912
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

    Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Thanks!

    Drop the SSD (you can pick it up later on for cheaper), and go to 8GB of RAM. Move up to a $130 Z77 board for running dual cards...there's combo deals out there all the time to save money... board + cpu etc...

    Get a solid psu to run two of those cards...here's two examples.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

    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://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-660 <----- GTX 660 ($300 est.) due out in late July / early August.

    Now look for a case with front 3.0 USB ports and better cable management than the Scout. Like this one down below for example.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H0YS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $76.81 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

    http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html <----- another look at that case
  12. Hey all! Thanks for all the help/ideas! I have a lot of the parts ordered and I am excited to get started! I will let you know if I blow anything up!
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