$1500-1700 Gaming / Video Editing Build

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: http://newegg.com & http://dynaquestpc.com

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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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bpsK

    heres what i would get. the 670 should be able to get you 40-50fps at 2560x1440
  2. 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.)
  3. TheBigTroll said:

    heres what i would get. the 670 should be able to get you 40-50fps at 2560x1440

    At 2560x1600, the avg fps of a GTX 670 is 51.5 in BF3 and 56.9 for Skyrim, so at 1440p, it will be over 60.
  4. i kinda underestimated the power of a 670 at high resolution to be on the safe side of things.
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