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June 23, 2012 7:14:35 PM

hi guys, i want to build an ultimate pc rig for gaming for about under 1400$(1200 €)
so these, are the parts i've choosen so far, and i would apreciate alot your opinions about these specs!
i want to play, cod4,mw2,mw3,bfbadcompany2,battlefield3,blackops2,sniperelite2,crysis3 and other upcoming games(atention, i do own all these games...)
and i also want to record gameplays and walkthrow, quickscopes.... and edit everything with vegas, and adobe.....

so now that you know my requieres, these are the parts:

cpu: i53570k- 3rd generation ivy bridge(i want to game mostly so an i5 is plenty for me...)
-230€/250$

GPU: sapphire OC 3gb HD7970 dual-x, becouse this is a gaming pc, the gpu will be the most expensive part...
-500€/550$

MOBO: asus maximus v gene z77, im not shure about the mobo, but i need one for gaming, with a great onboard audio card, and good overclocking, i don't need much pci-e express slots becouse i don't want to upgrade with more than one card....
-180€/220$

CPU cooler: H80, im also not shure of this one, i think that for an i5, a regular cooler would be enought, but as i said, i don't want to upgrade much, and when i reach the time to overclock, i wana make sure i have low temperatures(lower than 40/50 under load)
-90€/100$

PSU-I'VE GOT NO IDEA, i wanna spend 60€/70$ on one, with like 600/700wats... give me some sugestions plz! :) 

RAM: vegeance 8gb from corsair, i just want 8gb of ram, im still considering hiperex ram(cheaper) needs to be under 50€/60$
-50€/60$

HDD: 500gb barracuda
70€/80$

SSD: OCZ 64gb petrol(still thinking)
45€/56$

dvd burner: just som cheap 20$ thing...

case: aerocool Xpredator black edition(great cooling for gpu, its fulltower, has 4x140mm side fans, 230mm on the front and up, and 140mm lower) i would like more suggestions on this part, couse this is my first build and i don't know much what will be the temperatures of the case, and what cares should I take with the cooling.
-130€/130$


sorry for any bad english, im portuguese, and 15.
some prices might be wrong, but the € are all correct acording to my local stores.

I want to keep the pc on budget, so i think that the cpu cooler, ram, case, PSU are the peaces that should be reduced, so tell me alternatives and help me, i would be very apreciateed!!!!!
thanks

-Henry

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a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2012 7:27:28 PM

Get the GTX 670. It is $120-150 cheaper and performs the same after an OC.
June 23, 2012 7:42:35 PM

I usually don't give Newegg user reviews much credence...BUT, the OCZ petrol SSDs have A LOT of bad reviews and seem to be prone to dying. You may want to look around for a different SSD?
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June 23, 2012 8:09:44 PM

Definitely go with the GTX 670 instead of the 7970, it is cheaper. The latest AMD Driver update did boost the AMD GPUs performance, but that won't last as NVIDIA will increase the performance of the 600 series more as time goes on and you will wind up with the better value.

As for your CPU, don't get the 3570k if you don't want to overclock. Get the 3470 or the i5 3550 as you will be paying more for an unlocked processor and won't be taking advantage of it. However, I do recommend you overclock as that can give you a boost in video editing especially rendering times. Trust me, I've done a fair bit of video editing and it will help.

Also, I would buy two HDD's. You will be using screen capture software like FRAPS or DXTORY (which i recommend more than FRAPS) and those require fast read/write speeds for your hard drives. I would get another 500 GB hard drive or else your FPS in-game (especially in BF3) will tank by 20 or 30 FPS and it will jump all over the place. Anyway, screen captured files take up massive amounts of space so you will want the extra space.

And it seems like you will be doing a fair bit of editing--i recommend also buying 16 GB of RAM as that helps with video editing too.

I know this is a little out of your budget range but i would downgrade that motherboard to something like the ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO, i got it at microcenter for 160$ and it is a great motherboard.

Also, your PSU should be at least 650 watts. 750 would be safer.

Your cooler is decent however i don't trust closed-loop liquid coolers; if you don't overclock i would go for the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO as it's a good value and much better than the stock intel cooler. If you DO overclock i would get the Noctua NH-D14.

Once again, adding some money on but it's worth it if you can stretch your wallet a bit.
June 23, 2012 8:11:35 PM

i would also get a different SSD. phensen is right about the SSD.. i've heard bad things about its reliability.
June 24, 2012 2:50:55 PM

phensen said:
I usually don't give Newegg user reviews much credence...BUT, the OCZ petrol SSDs have A LOT of bad reviews and seem to be prone to dying. You may want to look around for a different SSD?


should i get a m4crucial? i saw some good reviews on those, but they are more expensive then ocz petrol, the ocz's are less than a dollar per gig.....
well i ll reconsider your option!
thanks
June 24, 2012 2:59:30 PM

paradoxeternal said:
Definitely go with the GTX 670 instead of the 7970, it is cheaper. The latest AMD Driver update did boost the AMD GPUs performance, but that won't last as NVIDIA will increase the performance of the 600 series more as time goes on and you will wind up with the better value.

As for your CPU, don't get the 3570k if you don't want to overclock. Get the 3470 or the i5 3550 as you will be paying more for an unlocked processor and won't be taking advantage of it. However, I do recommend you overclock as that can give you a boost in video editing especially rendering times. Trust me, I've done a fair bit of video editing and it will help.

Also, I would buy two HDD's. You will be using screen capture software like FRAPS or DXTORY (which i recommend more than FRAPS) and those require fast read/write speeds for your hard drives. I would get another 500 GB hard drive or else your FPS in-game (especially in BF3) will tank by 20 or 30 FPS and it will jump all over the place. Anyway, screen captured files take up massive amounts of space so you will want the extra space.

And it seems like you will be doing a fair bit of editing--i recommend also buying 16 GB of RAM as that helps with video editing too.

I know this is a little out of your budget range but i would downgrade that motherboard to something like the ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO, i got it at microcenter for 160$ and it is a great motherboard.

Also, your PSU should be at least 650 watts. 750 would be safer.

Your cooler is decent however i don't trust closed-loop liquid coolers; if you don't overclock i would go for the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO as it's a good value and much better than the stock intel cooler. If you DO overclock i would get the Noctua NH-D14.

Once again, adding some money on but it's worth it if you can stretch your wallet a bit.


thanks, for that, u really helped me, but i think ill stay with the 8gigs of ram, just for now...
about the extra HDD, i had already thought of that! but the budget gets preatty bad...
i also have seen he noctua cpu cooler, but i wasn't shure it was better than the h80.
about the gpu, i think ill go for an 7950 for 400€/450$ is there a better nvidea card for this price? i've seen some 580's, but they all get beated up by the 7950 from sapphire!(925mhz clock/~5000mhzmemory)

i apreciate all your help so far, its really helping me!!!
thanks
a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2012 4:35:38 PM

Yes, a GTX 670 is better value than both the 7950 and the 580.
June 24, 2012 5:00:20 PM

You own Crysis 3 0_0???
Also go for the GTX 670, its better and cheaper than the 7970...
a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2012 5:47:55 PM

It's not better than the 7970. It is better price/performance, but not better..
June 24, 2012 8:10:54 PM

themegadinesen said:
You own Crysis 3 0_0???
Also go for the GTX 670, its better and cheaper than the 7970...


Pre-order :)  60$ for a game that will only come out in 2013 XD some say its stupid....
June 24, 2012 8:20:47 PM

azeem40 said:
Yes, a GTX 670 is better value than both the 7950 and the 580.


i've been seeing some prices on my local store, and.... well, here, a HD7970 costs 410€, an hd7950 sapphire OC costs 380€ and the chepest gtx 670, is from gigabyte with a 3 fan cooler and it cost 460€ http://www.niposom.pt/index.php?page=shop.product_detai...

should i take the 400€ hd7970 deal (limited time deal) or the over 400€ gtx 670?
i would apreciate some benchmark screenshots if u could find me....
thanks !
a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2012 8:30:23 PM

If those are the prices, then yes, get the 7970.
June 24, 2012 11:09:04 PM

azeem40 said:
If those are the prices, then yes, get the 7970.


the normal price is 480 but in this site they allways make this offer of giving the 7970 for 419€!!!
this is the radeon version original from amd, is not an after market version thow...
this is the link: http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/11731165/art/amd/radeon-h...
a b 4 Gaming
June 25, 2012 12:02:13 AM

Still a better deal; go for it!
June 26, 2012 5:32:14 PM

pimentel said:
Pre-order :)  60$ for a game that will only come out in 2013 XD some say its stupid....


If you like the game, pre-order it...
I myself pre-ordered AC3 when it got announced. :p 
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2012 5:58:46 PM

The 7950 has around the performance of a GTX 670, but a bit less, so OCing that 7950 should be a better deal.
June 26, 2012 6:13:49 PM

I am also from EU and the prices here are astonishing high/low on computer components. I also got myself a saphire, it was a very cheap deal I got.

Your system looks good, just go with Corsair 700W, you can find it at good price in EU.
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2012 6:15:47 PM

There is no such thing as a Corsair 700W. One 7950 will only need an XFX 550W.
June 26, 2012 6:29:01 PM

700w(80plus certified) is overkill for a single 22nm card...
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2012 6:31:46 PM

^ +1, which is why I recommended a 550W PSU.
June 30, 2012 5:17:25 PM

paradoxeternal said:
Definitely go with the GTX 670 instead of the 7970, it is cheaper. The latest AMD Driver update did boost the AMD GPUs performance, but that won't last as NVIDIA will increase the performance of the 600 series more as time goes on and you will wind up with the better value.

As for your CPU, don't get the 3570k if you don't want to overclock. Get the 3470 or the i5 3550 as you will be paying more for an unlocked processor and won't be taking advantage of it. However, I do recommend you overclock as that can give you a boost in video editing especially rendering times. Trust me, I've done a fair bit of video editing and it will help.

Also, I would buy two HDD's. You will be using screen capture software like FRAPS or DXTORY (which i recommend more than FRAPS) and those require fast read/write speeds for your hard drives. I would get another 500 GB hard drive or else your FPS in-game (especially in BF3) will tank by 20 or 30 FPS and it will jump all over the place. Anyway, screen captured files take up massive amounts of space so you will want the extra space.

And it seems like you will be doing a fair bit of editing--i recommend also buying 16 GB of RAM as that helps with video editing too.

I know this is a little out of your budget range but i would downgrade that motherboard to something like the ASUS P8Z77 V-PRO, i got it at microcenter for 160$ and it is a great motherboard.

Also, your PSU should be at least 650 watts. 750 would be safer.

Your cooler is decent however i don't trust closed-loop liquid coolers; if you don't overclock i would go for the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO as it's a good value and much better than the stock intel cooler. If you DO overclock i would get the Noctua NH-D14.

Once again, adding some money on but it's worth it if you can stretch your wallet a bit.


hey again, so i've got almost all the parts done, but the case still doens't fit me.... i want something cheap, but with great ventilation to take the hot air away from the case.... at least 5 or 6 fans... help me if you can
a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2012 6:27:33 PM

You don't need 5-6 fans to have great airflow in a case. The Corsair Carbide 500R is a great choice as it has the most airflow of any Corsair case on the market.
June 30, 2012 7:02:12 PM

azeem40 said:
You don't need 5-6 fans to have great airflow in a case. The Corsair Carbide 500R is a great choice as it has the most airflow of any Corsair case on the market.

well, that case has more than 8 fnas XDXD and its very expensive... i need one less than 100$
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