Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

First PC build.

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 8, 2012 1:03:01 AM


Budget Range: Around $1200 +or- $100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, editing videos and netflix.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon. If you can recommend other sites that would be nice.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: GTX 560ti or a 570, with the chance to upgrade to a 670 at some point in the future.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Additional Comments: This is my very first PC build, should I build my PC or just use a website like ibuypower? Secondly, if I were to build it, could anyone point me out to some helpful tutorials? Oh, and by the way I've only ever used Macs before this would be my first real experience with Windows software. Any tips of PC building would be appreciated.

More about : build

June 8, 2012 1:04:28 AM

I built my own and I would reccomewnd it it is much cheaper and much more satisfyingi would get an intel proccessor but I need to know your price range.
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 1:05:46 AM

Oh right, completely forgot the price range! I was think around $1200 give or take a $100 including OS (windows 7) but not monitor, mouse or KB.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 8, 2012 10:51:13 AM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H0YS/ref=s9_simh... $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX8063... $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=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/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $21.48 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,073.24 *not including rebates
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 9:11:59 PM

Why_Me said:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H0YS/ref=s9_simh... $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $20.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX8063... $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=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/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR... $21.48 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,073.24 *not including rebates



Hmm... Why Radeon over Nvidia?
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 9:16:52 PM

jackw428 said:
Hmm... Why Radeon over Nvidia?

Because the 7850 out performs the 560 ti more times than naught. That and it uses less juice. 650w for dual 7850's, 750w for dual 560 ti's. But if you can use the on die Intel HD 4000 graphics that comes with that chip until this card down below is released then I would do it. The GTX 660 is due out in July/August and will retail for $300. That's in your budget and a 650w psu will push two of those cards in SLI.

http://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-66... $300
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 9:25:03 PM

Looking it over, the bluray disc drive hardly seems necessary...
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 9:36:35 PM

jackw428 said:
Oh ok. Here's a build that my friend suggested, what do you think? pcpartpicker.com/p/9ISQ

Nope...and here's why.

The 2600K will help a little bit in regards to editing vids, but it won't help in gaming and it's $300. The last thing you want is a mATX board if you want to leave the option open for a second card. mATX boards like that one in his build have horrible slot spacing for the fact the board is a micro ATX and not an ATX.

You can push dual 570's in SLI with a 750w psu but it pushes that psu to it's limit which means it's going to run hot thus shortening the life span of the psu. The 570 is a power hog and it's dated. Look to the future with PCI-E 3.0. And your only going to get PCI 3.0 and native 3.0 USB with Ivy Bridge and a new generation card as in a AMD 7xxx or Nvidia 6xx card.

Now the CM HAF 912 is a decent case but it's dated. No front 3.0 USB ports and no filters. It's a budget case. Again look to the future. Your about to sock $1,200 bones into a new build and the last thing you want to do is purchase yesterdays' tech. That build is outdated.

That GTX 660 I posted up above will run on par with the AMD 7870. The 7870 is a $350 card than out performs the GTX 580 more times than naught. If you buy before the end of next month wait to purchase the vid card. Use the Intel HD 4000 graphics to surf the net, check emails, edit video's, etc.. and some light gaming. But if you rush in and buy a card before that 660 is released next month or early August at the latest your going to be kicking yourself for not waiting.
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 9:47:30 PM

Why_Me said:
Because the 7850 out performs the 560 ti more times than naught. That and it uses less juice. 650w for dual 7850's, 750w for dual 560 ti's. But if you can use the on die Intel HD 4000 graphics that comes with that chip until this card down below is released then I would do it. The GTX 660 is due out in July/August and will retail for $300. That's in your budget and a 650w psu will push two of those cards in SLI.

http://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-66... $300
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660


He is right it is not radeon over nvidia it isa a card vs card basis
m
0
l
June 8, 2012 9:55:18 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
I would not go with a 700watt psu though unless you plan on going with multiple graphics cards..go with a 500watt and you will be fine.

Read the OP at the top of the post where the OP filled in the standard format on here for a new build. Yes the OP wants the option to add another card later on.
m
0
l
June 9, 2012 6:33:41 PM

Why_Me said:
Read the OP at the top of the post where the OP filled in the standard format on here for a new build. Yes the OP wants the option to add another card later on.


Sorry what? :heink: 
m
0
l
June 9, 2012 6:48:24 PM

He says yes to CF/SLI mate.
m
0
l
June 9, 2012 6:53:35 PM

azeem40 said:
He says yes to CF/SLI mate.


I put the other one on there because it has higher fps and it is a 7970 graphics card which is arguable the best card out there.
m
0
l
June 9, 2012 6:55:23 PM

Higher fps and overpriced is more like it. The GTX 670 is a better deal.
m
0
l
June 9, 2012 8:18:26 PM

It looks like I'll be waiting for the 660.
m
0
l
!