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New Comer w/ His First Build

Last response: in Systems
July 17, 2012 11:31:40 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months from now

Budget Range: Hopefully I can get it under $1000 but I'm willing to go to $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Trying to build a PC for gaming. I plan on having it last for 5 years, but it doesn't matter if I don't set it to high setting by the 5th year.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Frys?

Location: Anaheim, CA, USA

Parts Preferences: I would really want an i5 or i7, and very intent on getting the monitor, keyboard, and mouse I have chosen.

Overclocking: Probably, if I find out how to do it properly. I don't really know how to OC but I plan on trying it out.

SLI or Crossfire: I want to do SLI but since I've chosen the 7850 I might do a crossfire if a good deal pops up somewhere or I find money in my pants.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Nothing too hot or too noisy, but if price is the issue I am willing to live with it.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I think I need to stop playing consoles, I need to replace a laptop as my platform for pc gaming.

This is what I've been looking at and working on. I am not so sure if the parts are compatible or which parts I can live without. I am really new to this but am interested in learning.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($166.92 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1511.79

I wanted to get the Corsair TX but I was looking into something that has modular because I was not sure if its that big of a deal to have messy wires or not for the extra 20$ I would spend for HX. I am not even sure if I should get a different brand.

Initially I was looking into the 2550k, then the 2500k and now 3570k. I am not sure which one I should get and what the differences are. Seems like 3570k would give me less heat and more stable OC? Plus its only a 20$ difference to get a slightly better performance?

I'm not sure what kind of case to get but I really like the HAF X because of the direct vent to the graphics card. (I might be being sold into advertising)

Not sure if how many and what kind of hard drives I need to get but I figure I need more than 1 to setup RAID?

I would put some leeway on the monitor, but I'm looking for under 5ms if possible.

Video card, I dont know if a 560Ti would be enough so I went for the 7850.

Hope to hear from someone soon! :pt1cable: 

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July 17, 2012 11:53:09 AM

i would change the whole thing. no point of 750w, no point of haf x, no point of 2 500gb hard drives, no point of vs248h-p
July 17, 2012 11:59:27 AM

Would you know if HAF 912 would fit the 212?
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July 17, 2012 12:20:37 PM
July 17, 2012 12:22:40 PM

Best answer selected by tehkons.
July 17, 2012 2:16:59 PM

shinobi has more quality and soft touch is awesome