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$1200 Gaming Pc

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July 4, 2012 11:21:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: ~$1,200-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hard Gaming, Encoding videos/movies, torrenting, converting youtube vids to mp3, coding various things in VB.net and C, watching lots of movies, listening to tons of music, and browsing forums

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I Like Newegg.com, but anything alse is okay to.

Country: Canada (Have relatives in US, i will pick it up there

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor, definetly NVidia GPU

Overclocking: Yes, slightly
SLI or Crossfire: possibly in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: First build, would also love the i5 3570k proccesor, and Asus DCUII Gtx 670

Thanks TH.
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July 4, 2012 11:25:39 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1265.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I like EVGA over Asus - better warranty, better support department, lots of nice extras included.
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July 4, 2012 11:28:25 PM

For $20 more, get the EVGA FTW. Better PCB, better cooling.

Crucial M4 SSD 128GB can be added as well.
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July 4, 2012 11:31:15 PM

take g-unit1111's build but change these for a bit more performance

1: get the EVGA FTW 670. comes with a better cooler and a higher overclock for not much more

2: id get a asus p8z77-v LK board instead of the extreme4. asrock i heard cheaped out on their capacitators.

3: personally, id get a xfx xxx 750w psu. has room to add another gpu later on.

if you live in canada, check out the prices at ncix.com. they have a sale every wendsday.

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July 5, 2012 12:04:52 AM

i5 3570k- $215
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO- $35
ASrock z77 Extreme 4- $140
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB- $50
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB- $80
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB- $419
Corsair HX750- $150
Lite-On Dvd Burner- $20
NZXT Phantom Red- $120

this alright? I realy like the NZXT Phantom , and the HX750? May suggest anything alse?




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July 5, 2012 12:06:54 AM

The Phantom is good. The HX750 is great, but if you can live without modularity (not needed since you can cable manage in that Phantom case) and Gold rating (won't save much on power and not much difference between the efficiency ratings), get the TX750 for $40 less.
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July 5, 2012 3:07:46 AM

TheBigTroll said:
take g-unit1111's build but change these for a bit more performance

1: get the EVGA FTW 670. comes with a better cooler and a higher overclock for not much more

2: id get a asus p8z77-v LK board instead of the extreme4. asrock i heard cheaped out on their capacitators.

3: personally, id get a xfx xxx 750w psu. has room to add another gpu later on.

if you live in canada, check out the prices at ncix.com. they have a sale every wendsday.


Yeah I should have included a 750W PSU for SLI.

I'd take this board over both of those personally: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 5, 2012 3:11:34 AM

some people like how the asus bios looks. the gigabyte board does its job fine too
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July 5, 2012 4:33:19 AM

TheBigTroll said:
some people like how the asus bios looks. the gigabyte board does its job fine too


The visual BIOS on the Gigabyte board is among the easiest I've ever used, and it looks pretty slick on top of that.
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July 5, 2012 11:57:52 AM

its personal taste. i like the msi, asus, and gigabyte bios. my favourite is the msi
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