New Gaming Build $1700

Approximate Purchase Date: When I have all the parts together I'll purchase it then.

Budget Range: $0-$1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies and surfing

Parts Not Required: Don't need mouse,keyboard, screen

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but if you know better sites go ahead.

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel build. I was looking at the CM storm trooper case, I want a full tower. Also I was looking at the ASUS sabertooth z77 and a gtx670. A SSD for the OS would be good to.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1800

Additional Comments: Nope
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  1. Quote:
    Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel build. I was looking at the CM storm trooper case, I want a full tower. Also I was looking at the ASUS sabertooth z77 and a gtx670. A SSD for the OS would be good to.


    That board is kind of overkill - you most likely won't be needing all the features it offers.

    Try this build:

    Case: NZXT Phantom - $119.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $134.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $239.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
    RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $129.99
    HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $119.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1,463.81

    It's close to the build in my signature but with a different case, PSU, and GPU.
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9BFT

    heres a good build. the p280 will support xl-atx boards and has lots of room for other things. add this video card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638
    asus gtx 670 with directcu2 cooler top edition. (this means it is specially binned)

    or get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
    evga gtx 670 ftw (this card is basically a gtx 670 with a 680 reference cooler)
  3. I can see no reason to get a 2 tb hard drive. 1 tb is the max I could ever think of using. I would spend the saved money on the slightly more expensive I5-3750k because it is a newer generation, and although it is worse at overclocking, it does about 7% better than an I5-2500k at the same clock. Also, Ivy bridge was recently pushed to a 7 GHz overclock which is higher than you would ever need.
  4. I could squeeze this case to where it became tall skinny and narrow and call it a "full tower". Fact of the matter is that's probably the best CM case on the market atm. Cooler Master just released this case a few months ago and they gave it all the latest bells and whistles.

    I didn't throw in an optical drive in this build because I don't know if you want the usual $20 optical drive or blu-ray.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257 $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional online reviews

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107 $129.99
    SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975453 $349.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extreme4 <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $33.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600311820&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20670 $400 - $430
    GTX 670

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

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

    Total: $1,289.93 *not including shipping & rebates


    Either of these SSD's are top of the line and it's a coin toss to say which one to choose. Both are bargains atm.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239050 $229.99 - $199.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Upgrade Bundle Kit)

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249015 $239.99 - $199.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    Plextor M3 Series PX-256M3 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    *** Optional side fan for that CM case in this build.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=pd_sim_pc_2 $16.46 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP (Red) 200mm LED Megaflow
  5. So you don't think a sabertooth is worth the money?
  6. nope. its basically a p8z77-v PRO with a plastic shell
  7. and the pro is like a more expensive version of the gigabyte z77x-ud5h. only that the ud5 has more features than the PRO
  8. TheBigTroll said:
    and the pro is like a more expensive version of the gigabyte z77x-ud5h. only that the ud5 has more features than the PRO

    What more features does the Gigabyte has? I though ASUS was overall a better brand.
  9. the ud5h has dual gigabit lan and will perform a bit better (less than 3% more). its also 20 bucks cheaper than the asus. yes asus is a good brand, but not the most value
  10. TheBigTroll said:
    the ud5h has dual gigabit lan and will perform a bit better (less than 3% more). its also 20 bucks cheaper than the asus. yes asus is a good brand, but not the most value



    So the gigabyte z77 ud5h would be the best board for the money eh?
  11. DerpHerp said:
    So the gigabyte z77 ud5h would be the best board for the money eh?


    I think so - my last three boards have all been Gigabyte boards and they've all been pretty flawless. I have the UD3H and it's been great so far.
  12. since your budget is higher than 1500$, it is. otherwise the asrock extreme will fit mot people. the asrock extreme4 has most of the features that you need at a very low cost (135-145$)
  13. Here's two higher end boards that both combo with the 3570K to save a few dollars. In fact these boards combo with SSD's and h/d's also.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295 $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html <---- that Asrock board in a review done here on toms.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544 $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  14. Why_Me said:
    Here's two higher end boards that both combo with the 3570K to save a few dollars. In fact these boards combo with SSD's and h/d's also.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295 $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html <---- that Asrock board in a review done here on toms.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544 $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Which board do you think is a better deal? If im just going to be using it mostly for gaming what's the difference between the UD5H and the UD3H
  15. DerpHerp said:
    Which board do you think is a better deal? If im just going to be using it mostly for gaming what's the difference between the UD5H and the UD3H

    It's a flip of the coin between those two boards. Go for color scheme if anything. Both those boards have pretty much the same everything although the Asrock has a better (easier) bios interface to work with.
  16. both bioses are about the same. not that much different
  17. Why_Me said:
    I could squeeze this case to where it became tall skinny and narrow and call it a "full tower". Fact of the matter is that's probably the best CM case on the market atm. Cooler Master just released this case a few months ago and they gave it all the latest bells and whistles.

    I didn't throw in an optical drive in this build because I don't know if you want the usual $20 optical drive or blu-ray.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257 $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional online reviews

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107 $129.99
    SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.975453 $349.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extreme4 <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $33.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600311820&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20670 $400 - $430
    GTX 670

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

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

    Total: $1,289.93 *not including shipping & rebates


    Either of these SSD's are top of the line and it's a coin toss to say which one to choose. Both are bargains atm.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239050 $229.99 - $199.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Upgrade Bundle Kit)

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249015 $239.99 - $199.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    Plextor M3 Series PX-256M3 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    *** Optional side fan for that CM case in this build.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=pd_sim_pc_2 $16.46 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP (Red) 200mm LED Megaflow

    If I order this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045
    Do I need to order any extra cables? Someone in the reviews section was saying something about a SATA cable
  18. im sure the mobo has enough sata cables
  19. DerpHerp said:
    If I order this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045
    Do I need to order any extra cables? Someone in the reviews section was saying something about a SATA cable


    No - your motherboard comes with at least 3 - 4 cables, no need to order extra.

    And I wouldn't get any Sandforce based drive as they're far more prone to issues and errors than any Marvell / Indilinx drive is.
  20. g-unit1111 said:
    No - your motherboard comes with at least 3 - 4 cables, no need to order extra.

    And I wouldn't get any Sandforce based drive as they're far more prone to issues and errors than any Marvell / Indilinx drive is.


    What is sandforce?
  21. the ssd controller. its inside the ssd
  22. TheBigTroll said:
    the ssd controller. its inside the ssd


    Last question (hopefully) Im going to get one of these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134&Tpk=20-147-134
    The samsung one comes with a game and it's cheaper and 8gb more but I heard Kingston HyperX was a good reliable brand.
  23. g-unit1111 said:
    No - your motherboard comes with at least 3 - 4 cables, no need to order extra.

    And I wouldn't get any Sandforce based drive as they're far more prone to issues and errors than any Marvell / Indilinx drive is.



    Last question (hopefully) Im going to get one of these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820239049
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 20-147-134
    The samsung one comes with a game and it's cheaper and 8gb more but I heard Kingston HyperX was a good reliable brand.
  24. DerpHerp said:
    Last question (hopefully) Im going to get one of these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820239049
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 20-147-134
    The samsung one comes with a game and it's cheaper and 8gb more but I heard Kingston HyperX was a good reliable brand.

    Both are solid SSD's. Samsung makes their own controller, and Kington Hyper X SSD's use a toggle nand. Whatever one is on sale atm is pretty much what it comes down to.
  25. each one will have its own advantages and disadvantages. you cant go wrong with either one
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