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$1100 First PC Build

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July 18, 2012 12:57:41 AM

Hi guys, this is my first time building a gaming PC and I want to make sure all these parts are compatible with each other and they can play battlefield at max settings, I'd really appreciate any feedback. Also if you could point out anything I'm missing from my current build that would also be nice.

Approximate Purchase Date: Most likely December, possible sooner, or very unlikely later than Christmas.

Budget Range: Max $1500, my current build is at $1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Movies, then pretty much everything else.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse, and any other accessories really, I don't need OS either.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg would be nice.

Country: America

Parts Preferences: I'd like an Intel CPU with an ASUS mobo and mid-tower case would be fine just preferably around $50 for the case.

Overclocking: Maybe most likely not.

SLI or Crossfire: SLI for the future, not now.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x868

Additional Comments: Quiet PC would be nice, and every item I'm listing is from Newegg.

Here's what I actually have picked out now,

Case: I'm deciding between Antec 300 and Corsair Carbide 400R
Power Supply: Antec BP550 plus 550W
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770k
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 500GB
Video Card: GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Optical Drive: Samsung 22x

More about : 1100 build

July 18, 2012 1:42:59 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you need a new monitor man. 1024x768 is a huge bottleneck with the 670

heres a nice build i put together
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cpa5


+1 on a new monitor....1920x1080 at the very least.

Nice build....one change for me would be a cheaper case.

Dave
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July 18, 2012 1:59:19 AM

i know. if he needs the extra build quality and bling, the 500R is the best choice. otherwise, a antec 302 would suit fine for him
July 18, 2012 2:16:05 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you need a new monitor man. 1024x768 is a huge bottleneck with the 670

heres a nice build i put together
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cpa5

Ya this is temporary its actually my dads new 1080p coming soon but can you say how my monitor effects my graphics card like could you list all the ways please?
July 18, 2012 2:17:49 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i know. if he needs the extra build quality and bling, the 500R is the best choice. otherwise, a antec 302 would suit fine for him

once again i kind of want to stay on the cheap side but what kind of differences in quality?
July 18, 2012 2:21:22 AM

The only difference when you change resolutions is the amount of detail available on the screen. In my experience above 768x1024 detail becomes harder to distinguish in the heat of the game. For maximum detail, you will need at least 1080p though. For any situation the gtx 670 will be a valuable asset. Your build is great and ideal for your price range.
July 18, 2012 2:29:44 AM

Wow REALLY newcomer man! Here have my debit card!
July 18, 2012 2:33:22 AM

kevin83 said:
The only difference when you change resolutions is the amount of detail available on the screen. In my experience above 768x1024 detail becomes harder to distinguish in the heat of the game. For maximum detail, you will need at least 1080p though. For any situation the gtx 670 will be a valuable asset. Your build is great and ideal for your price range.

Alright its good to know resolution doesn't have much an effect so thanks on that and also thanks on feedback its good to hear other people tell you how ur build is not just urself and ur dad lol
July 18, 2012 2:33:53 AM

Dupontrocks11 said:
Wow REALLY newcomer man! Here have my debit card!

Hm, not sure whether its a compliment or insult so ill just leave it at that
July 18, 2012 6:04:58 AM

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Was that a response to my post? I am sincere and legit. Just trying to get people to take our survey and have a chance to win the new PC. Good luck!

no i didnt reply to u and i get ur sincere and stuff but id appreciate it if you didnt do this especially on my post this is my first time posting on these forums and i dont want my first reaction ruined with spammers thanks for posting...i guess
July 18, 2012 6:42:08 AM

Here is my suggestion PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1270.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 18, 2012 11:05:20 AM

you will be off on a good start with the build i suggested.
July 18, 2012 12:45:47 PM

If you're not planning an upgrade to at least 1080p the GTX670 is a huge waste. Just get a 6850 for your resolution, it will max everything.
July 18, 2012 12:47:28 PM

If your main use is gaming, get the i5 not the i7. this will also lower temps, and make the PC quiter
July 18, 2012 12:51:18 PM

FinneousPJ said:
If you're not planning an upgrade to at least 1080p the GTX670 is a huge waste. Just get a 6850 for your resolution, it will max everything.
+1 if your only planing on gaming on 1024x868 a GTX 560 or a R6850 would be better for you.
July 18, 2012 4:33:15 PM

This is all very true but he's getting a 1080p monitor so the 670 will be an asset for that upgrade. Bigcyo1's build is a great option.
July 18, 2012 4:46:43 PM

Honestly though a HD7870 will max all games at 1080p.
July 18, 2012 5:33:02 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you will be off on a good start with the build i suggested.

ok but what do u think about my build?
July 18, 2012 5:55:18 PM

ilmanator said:
ok but what do u think about my build?
Your build is good but you don't need the i7 for surfing the web watching movies and gaming the i5-3570K is better for gaming and is cheaper also if you plan on overclocking you need a aftermarket heat sink and the ram you chose is not low profile so to avoid the chance of conflict with aftermarket cooler you want low profile ram
July 18, 2012 7:18:43 PM

the 7970 stock cooler is loud. needs aftermarket cooler like a xfx double dissipation
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