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June 18, 2012 12:10:54 AM

Hey guys. I am wondering which build is the best? I need some help choosing one. It is going to be used gaming and surfing the internet (Youtube, forums, etc). Here are the current builds I am deciding between.

Build 1:

CPU: Intel i5-3570K
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
GPU: GeForce GTX 680
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W
SSD: Intel 520 Series Internal SSD (240GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive (1TB)
Optical Drive: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Monitor: ASUS Black 27" LCD Monitor (1920x1080)
Monitor 2: ASUS Black 27" LCD Monitor (1920x1080)
Keyboard: RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse

Total: ~$2550 (Before Shipping + Handling, Tax, and Mail-In Rebates)




Build 2:

Case: NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $87.99
RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $129.99
HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

Total: $1497.89



Build 3:

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)
SanDisk Extreme SSD 240GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-240G-G25
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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
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: $1,516.44 *not including shipping & rebates

GTX 670's

or...

ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - GTX670-DC2-2GD5[/spoiler]



Build 4:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/agQL



Can you please help me pick the best one? I don't know what the best one is as I am really new to this sort of stuff. Thanks guys.

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June 18, 2012 1:49:10 AM

No one knows? I really need help as I'm purchasing a comp next week.
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June 18, 2012 2:46:49 AM

We cant see the spoilers can you list them for me I will help you choose the one for you
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June 18, 2012 2:54:33 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
We cant see the spoilers can you list them for me I will help you choose the one for you


Oh sorry I changed it.
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June 18, 2012 2:56:14 AM

You just press the spoiler box to see what's inside...

The first one, but I find the price kinda high for what you have. Can you post the prices for each part like you did with the second build?

Suggest going with 700watts just for safety.
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June 18, 2012 3:02:09 AM

The first one is the best...but that's because of the screens and the 680.

What games do you want to play? Do you want 27" monitors?
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June 18, 2012 3:04:02 AM

670 and 680 are better than the 7970...
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June 18, 2012 4:00:48 AM

inanition02 said:
The first one is the best...but that's because of the screens and the 680.

What games do you want to play? Do you want 27" monitors?


Well I'm playing hundreds of different games, ranging from Crysis 2, LoL, WoW, SC II, CoD, BF3, etc.

Also, I love big monitors. I hate looking at small ones as it gets really frustrating. I wish I could get a 30" but they are in the thousands so instead I settled with this monitor. Also, one monitor will be for gaming on my Xbox and one for my PC but sometimes I might want to use one for web browsing and one for PC gaming.
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June 18, 2012 4:24:58 AM

I changed the PSU. Here is my current build so far:

CPU: Intel i5-3570K
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
GPU: GeForce GTX 680
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (750W)
SSD: Intel 520 Series Internal SSD (240GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive (1TB)
Optical Drive: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Monitor: ASUS Black 27" LCD Monitor (1920x1080)
Monitor 2: ASUS Black 27" LCD Monitor (1920x1080)
Keyboard: RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse

Total: ~$2550 (Before Shipping + Handling, Tax, and Mail-In Rebates)
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