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June 20, 2012 10:27:54 PM

Hello, im building a gaming rig, looking to order all my parts tonight. my goal is to keep it under 200 dollars. here is my current set up.

Let me know what you think and if there are any recommendations. I am new to building computers so any input is appreciated.

case:Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case

ssd:Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

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June 20, 2012 10:48:59 PM

tedmclean said:
Hello, im building a gaming rig, looking to order all my parts tonight. my goal is to keep it under 200 dollars. here is my current set up.

Let me know what you think and if there are any recommendations. I am new to building computers so any input is appreciated.

case:Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case

ssd:Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor



Also considering using

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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June 20, 2012 11:12:49 PM

tedmclean said:
Hello, im building a gaming rig, looking to order all my parts tonight. my goal is to keep it under 200 dollars. here is my current set up.

Let me know what you think and if there are any recommendations. I am new to building computers so any input is appreciated.

case:Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case

ssd:Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor




That motherboard is incompatible with that cpu.



For gaming I recommend:

i5 3570k

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard.

For gaming the sweet spot is 8gb


Corsair tx 750w v2 power supply.


The 8gb of vengeance 1600 ddr3 ram can be combo'ed in newegg with the motherboard for a sweet $25 savings.


You also need to look into the gtx 670, it is less than 5% slower than a 680 and over $100 cheaper than the 7970 you were looking at.



Hope I gave you some good things to think about.


Cheers!





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June 20, 2012 11:56:25 PM

Wow good thing i waited to order, thanks for the heads up on the motherboard and cpu issue.

is going down to an i5 really a good idea? money isnt much of a concern, i would rather buy something that is going to last longer and spend a bit more money now.

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June 21, 2012 12:02:18 AM

What do you mean by 200$? The cpu alone is much over 200.
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June 21, 2012 12:06:09 AM

chaoticly said:
What do you mean by 200$? The cpu alone is much over 200.

that was a typo, i meant 2000* sorry for the confusion
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June 21, 2012 12:09:27 AM

chaoticly said:
What do you mean by 200$? The cpu alone is much over 200.


Think someone forgot a zero, or something :p 

Edit - damit, to slow :p 
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June 21, 2012 12:11:56 AM

tedmclean said:
Wow good thing i waited to order, thanks for the heads up on the motherboard and cpu issue.

is going down to an i5 really a good idea? money isnt much of a concern, i would rather buy something that is going to last longer and spend a bit more money now.




For gaming they are basically the same, when clocked at the same speed.



Also, that $100 saving can be put to much better use, on a 256GB SSD for example.

Either a Crucial m4, or samsung 830.



Then 16 gb of ram now while it is cheap would be a good idea.


Also a 850w power supply would be a smart choice along with a gtx 670, so you could get another for sli in the future.



Super nice gaming for a long time to come.
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June 21, 2012 12:13:33 AM

tedmclean said:
that was a typo, i meant 2000* sorry for the confusion



Go for GTX 670 sli then!


Don't worry about it for a long time...
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