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$1500-1700 Gaming / Video Editing Build

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July 5, 2012 12:46:23 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: July

Budget Range: $1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - Photo/Video Editing - Surfing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Headphones, Video Card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: &

Country: Philippines

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU & Mobo

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (possibly 2560 x 1440)

Additional Comments: It would be a big plus if it ran cool and quiet, and could support the highest graphics settings on most high-end games today with great FPS.

These are what I have in mind so far.

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III

I still need help picking out a good Power Supply, Cooler, and Case for all these components to work well together.

For now, I will be using my iMac as a monitor through Displayport. But that means I will need things to run smoothly at 2560 x 1440 until I save up for another monitor that supports 1920 x 1080. Any suggestions and advice concerning that would be very much appreciated too. Thanks. :) 

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July 5, 2012 1:12:37 AM

i suggest these PC components
seagate 7200(not 5900) is a little bit faster than western digital black
OCZ vertex 4or3 also faster than crucial m4
here is gtx 670
corsair 650 watt
cooler master case

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July 5, 2012 3:45:56 AM

here what i suggest since you can't order from newegg use this as a guide PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($234.24 @ B&H)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ eCost)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($123.22 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.95 @ B&H)
Total: $1588.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 5, 2012 12:00:40 PM

i kinda underestimated the power of a 670 at high resolution to be on the safe side of things.