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July 12, 2012 12:35:04 AM

Hello,
I was wondering if this is a good gaming computer build and also I need help figuring out what kind of DDR3 ram to use (and how much). Also, Is that enough power to run this system? I want to be as cost effective as possible.
Thank you!!

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

Intel BOXDX79SI LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

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a b å Intel
July 12, 2012 12:43:40 AM

X79 is in no way shape or form cost effective on a gaming system. It's Intel's performance enthusiast line which is meant for high-end rendering and Photoshop / CS5 builds. What's the budget here? I could suggest a full system if I knew that.
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July 12, 2012 12:48:36 AM

Get an i5-3570K if you're just gaming, and invest the money in a cooler, 680, etc.
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July 12, 2012 12:51:38 AM

Thanks for the quick responses!
My budget is around 1300-1400 usd
This is also my first build ever. So any and all advice is welcome.
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a b å Intel
July 12, 2012 12:58:44 AM

Try something like this - do you need monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS? If not it will look something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($170.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($94.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1350.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

If you need those things I can configure it differently.
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July 12, 2012 1:23:27 AM

You sir are a master! The only thing extra I would need is preferably an HD monitor so I can get full use of my graphics.
Here's a challenge for ya. I'd be willing to pay a little extra to get the 4gb gpu I listed (for future proofing), and I really liked the new storm stryker case by Cooler master http://www.cmstore-usa.com/styker-full-tower-usb-3-0-ga... for $159.99. Could you help me reconfigure this to include these?

My questions:
1. Does that mobo support usb 3.0?
2. What is the point of SSD's? I understand they are quicker but why do people put in both SSD and HDD? Just curious.
3. 8gb ram would be plenty to run games high end right?
4. I never understand, how much does a cpu effect gaming?

Thank you so much for this. Making my life so much easier right now.
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a b å Intel
July 12, 2012 2:12:53 AM

etk93 said:
You sir are a master! The only thing extra I would need is preferably an HD monitor so I can get full use of my graphics.
Here's a challenge for ya. I'd be willing to pay a little extra to get the 4gb gpu I listed (for future proofing), and I really liked the new storm stryker case by Cooler master http://www.cmstore-usa.com/styker-full-tower-usb-3-0-ga... for $159.99. Could you help me reconfigure this to include these?

My questions:
1. Does that mobo support usb 3.0?
2. What is the point of SSD's? I understand they are quicker but why do people put in both SSD and HDD? Just curious.
3. 8gb ram would be plenty to run games high end right?
4. I never understand, how much does a cpu effect gaming?

Thank you so much for this. Making my life so much easier right now.


Hey I've been at this a long time. :lol: 

You only need the 4GB GPU if you're running multiple monitors. I like that case as well.

To answer the questions:

1. Yes

2. SSDs help increase the system start times and loading times in games. People put both in because the high cost and low capacity of SSDs means that people will run out of space quickly - after formatting a 64GB SSD only has 57.1GB of free space. Add a 16GB Windows install and it's less than 30GB. The low SSD / high HD combo helps get the most bang for buck that you can.

3. Absolutely, there's been tests run that say 16GB can actually bottleneck some games.

4. The CPU actually affects games very little, game performance is driven by the GPU. Now if you were doing heavy duty video editing or rendering, that would be reversed. Editing and rendering is more CPU intensive than GPU intensive.
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July 12, 2012 6:17:41 AM

Okay, so here is what I think should be my final draft.

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ... (Because I like the 2 monitor option and more vram couldn't hurt for future proofing.)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I figured since I'm for sure buying that case. I'll keep it in my budget and hold off with the HDD and just cannibalize the HDD in my current desktop (some 222gb HDD. Until I decide to finally buy a new one.) That should work right?

I also left out the CPU cooler and plan on using the stock heatsink/fan until I overclock it in the future
And as for a monitor. I have a 22" LED HDTV sitting here collecting dust. So I was thinking about saving a little by using that.
I believe I have everything else I would need. It should be a grand total of about $1331.93 after everything.

What do you think????? "Fingers crossed"
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