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Best prebuilt gaming computer for $1500-1700?

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July 5, 2012 5:35:43 PM

So I am looking to buy a high speed gaming computer (prebuilt) and I have a budget of around $1600. I just want the most bang for my buck. I don't care what maker it is from as long as they are reliable.

Approximate Purchase Date: whenever I find a good one.

Budget Range: 1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing internet, skype

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No idea.

Parts Preferences: mid tower case, Intel processer, Nvidia graphics card, and DVDRW (don't need blueray)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Don't think I need it.

Additional Comments: Don't need a SSD and I want 750-1000 gigs of hard drive space. 16 gigs of ram are needed. I don't need any fancy LED's or epic looking cases. Overclocking would be ok but I don't want to have to have a liquid cooling system.

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July 5, 2012 11:33:34 PM

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_E810

Comes standard with GTX 670 graphics card. Pretty much the best card out there for the money. Just customize to 16gb ram. Comes within your price range. Also a note about ibuypower, they use quality components unlike the other major manufacturers. Dell/HP/gateway will give you name brand processor and graphics but they'll give you a bunch of no-name components.
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July 6, 2012 12:21:25 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: EVGA M020-00-000234 84.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1486.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 6, 2012 12:27:00 AM

For a case with my above build in case you prefer something else these are all highly rated and top notch so any of these would be a good choice have a look Case:Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 6, 2012 2:57:01 AM

phunky_21 said:
http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_E810

Comes standard with GTX 670 graphics card. Pretty much the best card out there for the money. Just customize to 16gb ram. Comes within your price range. Also a note about ibuypower, they use quality components unlike the other major manufacturers. Dell/HP/gateway will give you name brand processor and graphics but they'll give you a bunch of no-name components.


Thanks phunky. Funny enough I was already checking out the paladin. I upgraded the ram and several other components and it is going to be around $1700.
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July 6, 2012 5:50:59 PM

You definitely dont need a 3770K for gaming.

Personally, you could go with the build that bigcyco1 listed, and get a 680, which is much more powerful than the 670.
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July 6, 2012 8:28:41 PM

The OP did say prebuilt which I take it to mean no building it himself.

The Cyberpower Gamer Infinity XLC also seems to be a good choice at $1459. Just upgrade the RAM to 16GB if you want, and the cooler to an air cooler.
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