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November 1, 2012 11:44:14 PM

-Looking to have this computer built strictly for gaming. The types of games I will be playing are Diablo 3, WoW and FPS.

-Let me know if anything is out of place, I don't really know much about computers but i've been researching for about a month now and have decided for my 1000 budget this is the best computer.

-Also which motherboard is better ASUS P8Z77-V LX or MSI Z77A-G41 -- 2x USB 3.0

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 2GB - Single Card )
1 x Motherboard ( ASUS P8Z77-V LX )
1 x Power Supply ( 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2 )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1x Windows 8

Thanks for the input I really appreciate it.

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November 2, 2012 12:19:14 AM

I read for the price and my budget the GTX 660 Ti is an excellent by, I have always preferred Nividia over ATI generally. Also with the 660 Ti I can get by with the 500 Watt PSU. Saves me like 40 bucks.
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November 2, 2012 12:24:44 AM

Everything looks okay. Since you said you get a good deal with the psu, it should all be good, as long as the psu is a reputable brand.

IMO though, I would go for the 7850 / 7870. But it all depends on what games you play, e.x. nvidia cards are better for bf3 and games like that.
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November 2, 2012 12:27:02 AM

Which card do you think would be better for Diablo 3 that is my main focus die hard Diablo fan here.
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November 2, 2012 12:31:23 AM

Radeon HD7950 > GTX660 Ti. Castrated memory bandwidth on 660 Ti will hold it back in the future SEVERELY.

Bandwidth test done right here on Tom's - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...

However, both solutions will work flawlessly for Diablo 3. If this is the only game you're going to be concentrating on, I would recommend purchasing the GTX660. It'll save you $100 and it will perform just as well for this particular title.
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November 2, 2012 12:33:38 AM

consider whether or not you want to overclock that CPU. if you don't, you can spend less on something like a i5-3450 and a cheaper B75/H77 motherboard. if you're OCing, i'd go with the Asus. hearing mixed feelings about MSI lately from personal acquaintances. an Asrock and Gigabyte are fine as well.

if you are going to OC, i reckon you're going to start off mildly seeing as you don't kow much about PCs. forget whatever liquid CPU cooler you're getting. a CM Hyper 212 EVO will perform just as good for heckuva lot cheaper.

double check with the motherboard manufacturer's website and see if the RAM (and CPU. never can be too safe) you're getting is compatible sans BIOS update. while some RAM not listed in their site will work, the rest don't.

grab the 7950; costs more or less the same, performs just as good as a 660ti in most cases with the recent drivers and 3 free games

everything else is fine. 500W should be plenty and nothing wrong with a corsair. the customer reviews of it are pretty good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 2, 2012 2:41:44 AM

Alright thanks for the help.
Snice you guys seem to know your way around computers what would you build if your budget was 1000 dollars.
Again primary focus is gaming. Also I'm not against OC the system I just know from reading different things that sometimes makes the cost go up, as a result of needing a better motherboard, processor and more power.

I'm open for suggestions. I would probably have my friend put it together or try building it myself.

So let me know what HDD, Ram and motherboard would be needed. And if possible I don't mind spending the money on the 3570k or 2500k and the motherboard needed for overclocking. I agree I do think the ATI 7950 is better for the money and that the 500 PSU should be good enough.

Lastly CM Hyper 212 EVO enough cooling for a OC system? Or are additional fans needed.
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November 2, 2012 3:10:27 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.46 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($312.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($70.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $975.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

:) 

The included fan is enough for OCing, look at my siggy ;) 
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November 2, 2012 3:20:40 AM

Thank you for your time. Alright so I wasn't to far off.
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November 2, 2012 9:41:47 PM

I personally can't live without a SSD. If you are like me and use less than 250 GB of data then just get a 256GB M4. If you need lots of storage space then just go with what mocchan suggested.
The 7950 is probably your best bet for a video card(the 3 free games make it a good value) But I also prefer Nvidia so I would personally go with a 670, but that will bring you out of your budget.
Do AMD cards have adaptive V-sync? that's one of my favorite features of the new gen cards
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November 3, 2012 12:14:39 AM

AMD GPU's do not support Adaptive V-Sync, unfortunately (the selling point of Nvidia cards for me at the moment). But considering how well they perform for the price, I think that's negligible :) 
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November 3, 2012 1:17:31 AM

mocchan said:
AMD GPU's do not support Adaptive V-Sync, unfortunately (the selling point of Nvidia cards for me at the moment). But considering how well they perform for the price, I think that's negligible :) 

Yeah that combined with my preference for nvidia and physx are the selling point for me
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