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June 27, 2012 10:14:54 AM

Few years ago u helped me alot with building my old pc, and i was really happy. Now i want a new build. I have about 1500$. I want this pc to be my Gaming Machine. Things that i want is a 1gb or bigger HDD, dvd or blueray, gaming case, and quuadcore cpu. Also, i think that i like Nvidia more than ATI? Is it wrong? ;)  Lets see how you will help me now ;) 

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June 27, 2012 10:27:42 AM

Just to get you started:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1347.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

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June 27, 2012 1:07:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month

Budget Range: 1500$ ~

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, os ;) 

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: might be

Country:I am from poland, but i will buy parts in US.

Parts Preferences: Nvidia & Intel

Overclocking: Yeah

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Case & Fans with blue lights

Maybe that will help a bit. he old pc was:

Case: Xclio a380 black
Mobo: Asus p5k-e
CPU: Q6600
GPU: Nvidia 8800GTS
PS: Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-750M (I could use it propably)
Memory: I dont remember

ANd yeah, i saw the cool mobos and ram with led lights on it, are they good, or you just pay 100$ more for led lights?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 1:31:41 PM

you can keep the power supply you are using

id suggest getting the SSD that i recommended now since it is a killer deal for toggle nand SSDs or any SSD
June 27, 2012 1:53:43 PM

And yeah, my old heatsink is Thermalright Ultra-120. Btw, why i5, not i7?
June 27, 2012 1:58:54 PM

lsadowskipl said:
And yeah, my old heatsink is Thermalright Ultra-120. Btw, why i5, not i7?

i7 do nothing for gaming a 1000$ CPU wont provide bether performance then an i5 3570k at 250$.

i7 is for heavy multi threading like heavy video editing 3d rendering, zip-unziping file etc.

For desktop the i7 is more for professional use then recreation. Even if you had a 5000$ budget we'd still suggest you the i5-3570k

edit: first poster build is something you can rely on, the CPU cooler is a killer at the price (bought it for friend) and you can just buy an extra fan to make it even bether.

I had 670gtx sli and switched for 680gtx sli and well I can told you the 670gtx is an awsome card. The only reason I went for the 680gtx is due to compatibility problem. the extra 200$ do not worth it for an extra 5%-10%.

A SSD is a nice toy but if you prefer power over decreased loading time on a few game/OS go for the 670gtx sli. Over 100fps in BF3 with x16FAA is real good :-)
a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2012 12:15:32 AM

i5 3570k will better than sandy bridge. the i7 2600k is in the same case as the i7 3770k. you dont use more than 4 cores in games so the extra threads on the i7 are useless

the video card is very good, but i would go with the gigabyte version or the asus 670 top edition
a b 4 Gaming
June 28, 2012 12:18:59 AM

a good ssd is a mushkin chronos deluxe (non mx), sandisk extreme, crucial 4, vertex 4, samsung 830
June 30, 2012 12:54:43 PM

Can you give me links to some of them?
a b 4 Gaming
June 30, 2012 1:29:38 PM

sandsik extreme 120gb

the 240gb is currently not on sale

mushkin chronos deluxe 240gb

crucial m4 256gb

right now, either the sandisk extreme 120gb or the mushkin chronos deluxe is the cheapest and the best bang for the buck compared to the crucial m4. both the sandisk and the mushkin are the same in terms of speed since they use the same nand