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How does this build look for a new gaming computer? 1700$ budget

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June 16, 2012 12:20:44 AM

Any thoughts or advice would be great looking to buy it at the end of the month.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/addn
June 16, 2012 12:22:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77GA70K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($198.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($203.24 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Raidmax 730W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($173.90 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Other:
Total: $1541.56
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 16, 2012 12:22:56 AM

Buying all of it from newegg though not any of the other listed sites.
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June 16, 2012 11:59:43 AM

If you willing to spend 1700 you might as well go I7, man i wish i had that much to drop on a pc. It would be insane
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June 16, 2012 12:23:40 PM

I was thinking about it but I read a lot about the difference about the i5 and the i7 and the i7 can run 8 threads and the 5 can only run 4 so the i7 would be good for rendering videos and such and all I'm gonna be doing is gaming, listening to music and probably streaming some gameplay on twitch.
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June 16, 2012 2:06:55 PM

Have you looked at the guidelines in the sticky posts of this section? It would be useful to know what you'll use the computer for, resolution, etc. As it is, some comments (I'm no expert, but there are some clear imbalances here)



If you buy the chip at Microcenter, you can get a Z68 mobo for $50 off, if you buy it in store. Again, following the guidelines would tell us. This strikes me as an expensive motherboard, why did you choose it?
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Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)

Is this low profile?



I would go for a 128 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD.

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Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($203.24 @ NCIX US)


It seems to me that in a gaming computer you would be better off shaving $60 from here, $60 (at least) from the mobo, and adding $120 to the Video Card.

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Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Raidmax 730W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)


This is definitely the weakest part of your build. Why spend $1700 and choose a crappy PSU? Do NOT buy that, get a solid PSU. For instance, XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply ($119.99 @NCIX, that link is to Newegg for reviews)

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Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) ($173.90 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Other:
Total: $1541.56
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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That operating system is total overkill. Look at the comparison between versions here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/co... I doubt you need more than Home Premium.
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June 16, 2012 10:41:58 PM

That was the insight i needed since it was the first computer i built and wasent sure of the right things to buy. Im going to upgrade the PSU like you said to that one you linked. Also i chose that Motherboard because it came with 20$ off with the CPU but i could allways change that to a different motherboard. I built this comp mainly off of reviews and what seemed good.
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June 17, 2012 4:35:55 PM

Here a build suggestion at a lower cost, with a better GPU. Have a look:

CPU & Optical Drive: $226- i5-2500K & Samsung

Motherboard & HDD: $190- Asrock Z77 Extreme4 & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB(Great motherboard that supports SLI/Crossfire. Also if you don't plan to SLI in future look at this Mobo/HDD combo. Save $40)

PSU & RAM: $150- Corsair Enthusiast tx750 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB LP(750 Watt is overkill but incase you decide to add another GTX 670 in future , it's a good bet. Also if you are sure you will not add another GPU switch to this PSU/RAM combo. Save $45)

SSD: $95- OCZ Agility 120GB(120 GB SSD is more than enough to store apps, games, and have windows installed)

Cooler: $30- CM Hyper 212+

GPU: $400- EVGA GTX 670(Awesome card for gaming)

Case: $80- CM Storm Enforcer(Or anything you like)

Monitor: $140 -Acer 23" FullHD LED

OS: $69- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit(Windows Ultimate has features which you will normally use, like bitlocker, etc. It's best to get Home Premium, has everything you will need)

Total(Excluding Rebates, promos): 1380 USD

Rebates, promos: ~$50

Keyboard your choice
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June 17, 2012 6:26:50 PM

Look for a case with those front 3.0 USB ports. No need for 16GB of RAM for your intended uses. Put your money to where it counts.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING 15% off code PCPJun15OFF & free shipping, ends 6/30
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

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... $16.99 & 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/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $98.43 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EKJ8UI/ref=ox_sc_a... $122.02 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-120G-G25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $1,350.77 *not including shipping & rebates

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June 18, 2012 12:22:02 AM

Why_Me said:
Look for a case with those front 3.0 USB ports. No need for 16GB of RAM for your intended uses. Put your money to where it counts.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case


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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING 15% off code PCPJun15OFF & free shipping, ends 6/30
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 4 BX80637I53450

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... $16.99 & 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/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $98.43 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EKJ8UI/ref=ox_sc_a... $122.02 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-120G-G25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $1,350.77 *not including shipping & rebates




i might just go with your whole entire build you just posted, i looked at everything and it looks good im just not sure why the price is so much different from my build. but by the looks of it you have a lot more insight then i do. and i thank you for your post as well and appreciate it a lot.
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June 18, 2012 1:41:32 AM

trevor2591 said:
i might just go with your whole entire build you just posted, i looked at everything and it looks good im just not sure why the price is so much different from my build. but by the looks of it you have a lot more insight then i do. and i thank you for your post as well and appreciate it a lot.

Have fun with that build. You might want to look into a gaming headset if you don't have one already.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CA-9011111-WW-Vengeance-A... $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CA-9011111-WW Vengeance 1300 Analog Gaming Headset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card
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July 10, 2013 9:33:31 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($257.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1728.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-10 12:33 EDT-0400)
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