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[$1100 Gaming Build] [Intel/NViDiA]

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July 2, 2012 3:09:47 AM

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.
July 2, 2012 3:17:43 AM

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?Ite...
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW (@~1000MHz)
($419.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: CORSAIR TX650 650W
($89.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: GSKILL RIPJAWS X (2x4GB)
($46.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: OSZ Ability 3 60GB
($65.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HARD DRIVE: WESTERND 500GB RE4
($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SHELL: Corsair 500R
($139.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD/DVD: ASUS 24X Burner
($18.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POSSIBLE BUILD #2 ($1025.93)
CPU: i7-3770K (@3.5 GHz)
($349.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: EVGA 2560MB GTX 570
($329.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
THE REST: All the same, no SSD.
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July 2, 2012 3:43:30 AM

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
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July 2, 2012 3:55:38 AM

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.
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July 2, 2012 5:43:45 AM

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



i7 2600k
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July 2, 2012 11:41:01 AM

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
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July 2, 2012 12:48:08 PM

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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July 3, 2012 6:36:42 AM
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