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July 17, 2012 10:42:28 PM

I'm thinking of building a new computer till christmas and I would like to know everyone's opinion on my build thus far.
This is my first time building a computer by the way and I'm looking for a good performance/price build.

CPU: Core i5 3570k or Core i5 2500k
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Graphic Card: GTX 480
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case : Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply : Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive : Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer


I need to choose a motherboard too, please give me something good.
I want a computer that can play Battlefield 3 and Guild Wars 2 in HIGH/ULTRA.

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July 17, 2012 10:49:46 PM

Total budget? Stores to be bought from? These answers will help alot.
July 17, 2012 10:53:57 PM

blade of grass said:
Total budget? Stores to be bought from? These answers will help alot.


Total budget?

1000$

Stores to be bought from?

Anywhere i guess.
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July 17, 2012 10:58:51 PM

I'm from Portugal, Europe so i don't know my options. I have family in the U.S who can buy the parts for me there.
July 17, 2012 11:03:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $943.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Without windows
July 17, 2012 11:05:04 PM

blade of grass said:
Do you need windows?


No.
I only need:

CPU; CPU Cooler; Graphic Card; Memory; Hard Drive; Case; Power Supply; Optical Drive; Motherboard
July 17, 2012 11:09:21 PM

Ok, build above is good then.
July 17, 2012 11:14:59 PM

Core i5 3570k vs 3550k ?

Which one is better and why?
July 17, 2012 11:24:01 PM

well, the 3570K is better because it has an unlocked multiplier (easier to overclock) and has a higher base and turbo speed. but its also motherboard expensive and if you arent going to overclock then the unlocked multiplier is useless.
July 18, 2012 1:00:59 AM

Shuuu said:
I'm thinking of building a new computer till christmas and I would like to know everyone's opinion on my build thus far.
This is my first time building a computer by the way and I'm looking for a good performance/price build.




Newegg:


CPU + motherboard = 3570k + ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
Graphic Card: GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory F3-1600C9D-8GAB

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower



Power Supply : Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive : LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90


TOTAL: $995.91


-$40 in mail in rebates, $10 off w/ promo code EMCNCJC32, ends 7/23 for the power supply.





=) Beast system.
October 1, 2012 7:08:25 PM

maxalge said:
Newegg:


CPU + motherboard = 3570k + ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
Graphic Card: GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory F3-1600C9D-8GAB

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower



Power Supply : Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive : LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90


TOTAL: $995.91


-$40 in mail in rebates, $10 off w/ promo code EMCNCJC32, ends 7/23 for the power supply.





=) Beast system.









Is this a good recording machine? If not what do I need to make it better?
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