[$1100 Gaming Build] [Intel/NViDiA]

Approximate Purchase Date: July 11th

Budget Range: $1000 - $1200

System Usage: Gaming, 3D Modeling / Simulating

Parts Not Required: Peripherals

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: Illinois, USA

Parts Preferences: ASRock Mobo, Corsair RAM, at least 600W PSU.. Dream would include an i7 3770k and an EVGA GTX 570.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, likely upgrade to 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: Games running are fairly CPU-intensive. Do not want to have to upgrade CPU for a long, long time.
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  1. Okay so I'm finally getting to my summer build. This is my first budget above $1000 and I plan on somehow stretching that over a $300 GTX 570 and a $350 i7-3770k. I'm willing to wiggle it a little bit to be able to get a good 8GB of RAM, decent Mobo, etc. I DO NOT need an SSD nor any more than 300 GB of memory (though a high read rate would be nice). Also I'm not buying MSI. MSI is cheap, but it's always hit or miss and for me it's always a miss.

    Plans so far:

    -- POSSIBLE BUILD #1 ($1209.91)
    CPU&MOBO: i5-3750k / ASRock Z77X
    ($327.98)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.985159
    GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW (@~1000MHz)
    ($419.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
    PSU: CORSAIR TX650 650W
    ($89.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    RAM: GSKILL RIPJAWS X (2x4GB)
    ($46.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
    SSD: OSZ Ability 3 60GB
    ($65.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725
    HARD DRIVE: WESTERND 500GB RE4
    ($99.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697
    SHELL: Corsair 500R
    ($139.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    CD/DVD: ASUS 24X Burner
    ($18.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    POSSIBLE BUILD #2 ($1025.93)
    CPU: i7-3770K (@3.5 GHz)
    ($349.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
    GPU: EVGA 2560MB GTX 570
    ($329.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687
    THE REST: All the same, no SSD.
  2. Here's a real dream system for you

    i5 3750k
    Gigabyte Z77 UDH5
    8 GB G Skill 1600 DDR3 1.5v
    OCZ Agility 120 SSD
    1 TB WD Black HDD
    GTX 670 EVGA FTW Edition
    Corsair 500R
    Corsair TX650

    There you go now thats system sorry too lazy to check prices but I am sure it close or under $1200
  3. redeemer said:
    Here's a real dream system for you

    i5 3750k
    Gigabyte Z77 UDH5
    8 GB G Skill 1600 DDR3 1.5v
    OCZ Agility 120 SSD
    1 TB WD Black HDD
    GTX 670 EVGA FTW Edition
    Corsair 500R
    Corsair TX650

    There you go now thats system sorry too lazy to check prices but I am sure it close or under $1200


    the reason why he has an i7-3770 is because hes probably going to do 3d modeling.
  4. dudewitbow said:
    the reason why he has an i7-3770 is because hes probably going to do 3d modeling.



    i7 2600k
  5. I can still 3D model just fine with the i5 Ivy Bridge, it's a great CPU. I think the 670 is a bit of an overkill but I'm unsure whether to go i5/670 or i7/570
  6. Here's a build suggestion from around $1000, It saves some money to get a 1920X1080 23-24" monitor within your budget. Have a look:

    CPU & Motherboard: $328- i5-3570K & Asrock Z77 Extreme4(note: CPU has $15 off with promo)

    PSU & Case: $134- Corsair CX600 & Corsair Carbide 300R(PSU to provide ample power to GPU & CPU, and a good case)

    RAM: $49- GSkill Sniper 8GB(or get Corsair kits for $1 more)

    GPU: $400- Gigabyte GTX 670(Better than GTX 670, also the custom cooler is good. Comparison of several GTX 670 GPUs here)

    HDD: $100- Seagate Barracuda 1TB

    ODD: $17- Samsung

    Total(Excluding Rebates,promos): 1028 USD
    Rebates, Promos: ~$35

    Possible upgrades include getting a 128GB SSD worth around $120

    Have a look at this monitor, if you want one now :
    Acer 23" FullHD LED worth $150
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