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June 24, 2012 7:54:56 PM

So i am trying to make my first good gaming computer where i can render video too. I want a computer where i can play the top games that are out and be able to record them on max settting without lag at all, for good video quality, i have around 1500-1700 budget, and i already have some pieces in mind, but i don't know if i should change some, for better gaming quality! I also don't know which graphic card to go with so far i have this and if i can get any tips on what i should change to make it better id be awesome!!

I don't know much about computers, so i don't know what's best, and i think im mostly conserned about the graphic card, where i think getting a 680 or 670 would be better than 2 7850's since i can add one later on if its not enough, or something. Please any advice would be appreciated since i need something really good for best video quality while recording with fraps which lowers your FPS BY A LOT.

Right now i have a laptop with a 570M and 12 gigs of ram, and tbh i need something way better than this, because with fraps on i can barely record anything without dropping from 30 fps, so i record at 15-20 fps and the videos look like ***, and it's not even the highest graphics.... It's on the lowest.

i7 3770k
Asrock z77 Extreme 4
Radeon 7850 x 2
G-Skill 16 Gb (8 Gb x 2 preferred)
XFX Core Edition Pro 650W
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Corsair 500R
Windows Pro 64 Bit

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a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2012 7:58:52 PM

Great!
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June 24, 2012 8:01:02 PM

azeem40 said:
Great!

lol what? O_O
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a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2012 8:02:07 PM

I said it's a great build. :p 
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June 24, 2012 10:05:47 PM

azeem40 said:
I said it's a great build. :p 

so i've made some changes and i'm stuck between some pieces as you can see the or, since this is going to be my first comp made, and i'm going to be wasting a good amount of money i just want it to end up good, and not something thats kinda iffy and i'm like damn for just another 100 or 200 i coulda gotten something 2x better you know? SO heres the new list.

Windows Pro 64 Bit
2tb Western Digital Caviar Black
Crucial M4 64GB SSD
ROG Crosshair V formula
Gtx 670/680 or 7970 some reviews saids it better O_O but it's cheaper than 680?
G-Skill or mushkin 16 Gb (8 Gb x 2)
XFX Core Edition Pro 750W or OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular or ENERMAX NAXN 750W
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or Antec Khuler 920
Corsair 500R or NZXT Phantom
i7 3770k or FX 8150 (Overclock)

I also don't want to overclock anything myself since i am so unexperienced unless, i can buy it from new eggs already OC and all i have to do is just set it up! XD So on everything i put an or please tell me what you think i should get
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a b 4 Gaming
June 25, 2012 12:13:02 AM

AMD is better for rendering. Also, I was very inexperienced when it came to OCing, but I read some guides and then I OCed my CPU to 4.5 GHz on stock voltage with temps in the low 60s under 100% load.
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June 25, 2012 12:15:58 AM

azeem40 said:
AMD is better for rendering. Also, I was very inexperienced when it came to OCing, but I read some guides and then I OCed my CPU to 4.5 GHz on stock voltage with temps in the low 60s under 100% load.


It's better for rendering but like hella shitty for gaming thou right?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 25, 2012 12:21:06 AM

The 8150 isn't shitty for gaming AND rendering, but for just gaming, it is not as good as an i5-2500k.
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June 25, 2012 12:31:25 AM

azeem40 said:
The 8150 isn't shitty for gaming AND rendering, but for just gaming, it is not as good as an i5-2500k.


But i'm getting the i7 3770k which is like 2x better right? I'm not sure but i think the i7 3770k is better than the i7 2600k or 2700kk or w.e it is right?

Sorry first time building comp

Do you know about motherboards? I'm stuck on these 4 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which case do you think is best? Corsair 500R or Graphite 600T or Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel

Do you know what brand is best for the GTX 670?

Also stuck between 2 on my harddrive

My comp setup right now is this but im still questioning most of it just incase since i don't want to regret anything

Windows Pro 64 Bit
2tb Western Digital Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM<-Like 90 bucks cheaper but same speed O_O
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gtx 670 (Which brand?)
mushkin 16 Gb (8 Gb x 2)
XFX Core Edition Pro 750W
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Corsair 500R or Graphite 600T or Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel
i7 3770k
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
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a b 4 Gaming
June 25, 2012 12:34:48 AM

Yes, you're right. I prefer EVGA for NVIDIA as they have good service.
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June 25, 2012 1:04:58 AM

azeem40 said:
Yes, you're right. I prefer EVGA for NVIDIA as they have good service.

do you know if seagate is any good, like decent like WD?
And do you know which motherboard should i go with?
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June 26, 2012 2:46:21 AM

My suggestion for the motherboard would be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which of course depends on if you are going with a intel or amd cpu (as i noticed you have a amd motherboard included). As for the case I have used both of those cases from corsair and currently own the 600t, so either one will be a joy to use. No experience with a antec case at all but from looking at pics and reviews I see nothing wrong with it as well.
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June 27, 2012 6:11:59 AM

Best answer selected by kirunlol.
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