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Budget Gaming Build-Input requested (~$1100)

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July 24, 2012 8:26:27 PM

Hi y'all! I would appreciate y'alls input on a build meeting the following specs:
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Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next week or two, just depends on finding/getting compelling build

Budget Range: Approx. $1100 +/- (I have some breathing room on the amount, if it's for something that will make a considerable difference in performance and/or upgrade-ability)

System Usage: Primarily for Gaming, SysAdmin work, some Graphics, Website Building, everyday computing

Country: USA

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No pref.

Parts-NOT Required: Monitor, Speakers, SSD (nice-to-have, if w/other HDD), OS (if included, then Windows 7 Pro 64bit)

Parts-Preferred:
Leaning towards ASRock Z77 Extreme6, but open to similar mobo's
Prefer Water Cooled Rig

Parts-REQUIRED:
Intel CPU (i5 maybe or similar, w/upgrade-ablility)
nVidia GPU
USB 3.0 (2+ ports, w/at least 1 front facing)
Case w/bottom mount for PSU
8GB Memory (2 x 4GB)
Quiet, Relatively speaking as this will be in my office

Overclocking: Nice-to-have, not required

SLI or Crossfire: Not now, but would like option for the future

If recommending something other than items I've listed specifically, please give reasoning other than "that's what everyone seems to be using/getting/buying, etc."
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July 24, 2012 8:30:17 PM

I5 3570k 3.4GHz processer
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 seems to be what everyone here is posting
I use a EVGA 560 TI FPB
Corsair Vengeance ram at 1600mhz
Antec Kuhler H20 920 water cooler
Antec Eleven Hundred Case
1TB hard drive
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July 24, 2012 9:02:39 PM

Shockattackr said:
I5 3570k 3.4GHz processer
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 seems to be what everyone here is posting
I use a EVGA 560 TI FPB
Corsair Vengeance ram at 1600mhz
Antec Kuhler H20 920 water cooler
Antec Eleven Hundred Case
1TB hard drive


With your budget and preference for Nvidia, I'd switch the 560Ti to a GTX670.

As for the AsRock Extreme 4, it was recently reviewed as one of the best boards for your money under $160 on Tom's Hardware.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...

Consider the Munchkin Blackline 8 Gb 1600 mHz or G-Skill Ripjaws X 8 Gb 1600 mHz instead. Both are as reliable as Corsair Vengeance, but slightly cheaper on Newegg.
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July 24, 2012 9:39:25 PM

Shockattackr said:
I5 3570k 3.4GHz processer
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 seems to be what everyone here is posting
I use a EVGA 560 TI FPB
Corsair Vengeance ram at 1600mhz
Antec Kuhler H20 920 water cooler
Antec Eleven Hundred Case
1TB hard drive

maybe instead of a 560 Ti it could be a 480 or 570 and if he does decide that a nvidia card is to much for preformance i do prefer the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 24, 2012 11:48:08 PM

Check out my $1100 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

You say you want Nvidia card, but currently there is no card of the new gen from Nvidia that is at the $300 mark or less. The 7850, 7870, and 7950 dominate all the NVidia cards in the same price range of $200-$300. Lower power consumption, better overclocks and better stock performance is all the benefits of the cards. After a 7850 max OC you could get the performance up to the GTX 580's performance.
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September 7, 2012 6:20:23 PM

Unfortunately, it's taken me longer than I'd anticipated to put all this together, what with RL and everything... Lol.

Thank you all for your input up to this point. So, my question now is, what do you think of this Build that I've put together, based on what I've listed as my requirements,etc?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gHc1

I look forward to your constructive input!
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