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August 3, 2012 1:22:13 PM

I'm looking for my PC to have 2 things: At least a GTX 570 Video card (Id be really satisfied 580), and I want an I7 Intel processor (Yes I know thats unnecessary for gaming, I just want it.). I dont want to spend too much more than $1500, and I cant go over 2000. Id be willing to go down to an I5 processor to make my rig cheaper. I just want to be able to play Diablo, Skyrim, and other games like GTA on MAX settings, or at least high settings. So again, do you guys know any good, cheap pre built and upgradable PCs? What are the best companies for different parts? Is it better to build it myself? And How do I know which cases I should get? (Sorry for writing an essay, I'm just so confused about how I should build this thing...)

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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2012 1:29:02 PM

570s and 580s are last gen. a 670 beats both by quite a bit

the i5 performs the same as the i7 in games (actually does better) but its your money so yeah

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dJUO

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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2012 1:38:54 PM
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That block of text is nothing to what you typically find in this forum.

You are correct in that there is no reason for an i7 in a gaming rig, an i5 will perform just as well.

Nearly everybody here will advise you to custom build your system, It will work out cheaper and you will know exactly whats inside the thing. Plus you get to act like a mad scientist and scream "ITS ALIVE!" when it POST's for the first time (I cant be the only one who does this).

CPU: i5-3570k. $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Gigabyte GTX670. $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair TX-650M. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: This is largely personal, so here some good choices, pick the one you like the look of.

Coolermaster HAF-XM. $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 400R. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Phantom of varous colours. $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Total: $1295 (HAF-XM picked)

If you need it
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2012 2:01:31 PM

TheBigTroll said:
570s and 580s are last gen. a 670 beats both by quite a bit

the i5 performs the same as the i7 in games (actually does better) but its your money so yeah

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dJUO


Fail on so many levels....

manofchalk build is solid and you will not get much better. I would get a Western Digital Caviar Black instead of that seagate though. WD comes with a 5yr warranty compared to the seagate 1yr.
a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2012 2:06:49 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Fail on so many levels....

manofchalk build is solid and you will not get much better. I would get a Western Digital Caviar Black instead of that seagate though. WD comes with a 5yr warranty compared to the seagate 1yr.


so you are saying that the build i provided is bad....? i dont see any flaws other than what you suggested about the caviar black drive
a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2012 2:10:13 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Fail on so many levels....

manofchalk build is solid and you will not get much better. I would get a Western Digital Caviar Black instead of that seagate though. WD comes with a 5yr warranty compared to the seagate 1yr.


Nothing wrong with BigTrolls build. Only thing I see is the i7, which the OP has stated he wants (which I just ignored and said an i5 will be sufficient).
August 3, 2012 3:42:39 PM

Best answer selected by Angelone.
August 3, 2012 3:46:19 PM

manofchalk said:
That block of text is nothing to what you typically find in this forum.

You are correct in that there is no reason for an i7 in a gaming rig, an i5 will perform just as well.

Nearly everybody here will advise you to custom build your system, It will work out cheaper and you will know exactly whats inside the thing. Plus you get to act like a mad scientist and scream "ITS ALIVE!" when it POST's for the first time (I cant be the only one who does this).

CPU: i5-3570k. $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Gigabyte GTX670. $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair TX-650M. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: This is largely personal, so here some good choices, pick the one you like the look of.

Coolermaster HAF-XM. $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 400R. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Itb
,,
em=N82E16811139008&Tpk=400R

NZXT Phantom of varous colours. $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Total: $1295 (HAF-XM picked)

If you need it
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thank you! I think I'll end up using this build. Thank you to everyone else that replied too,
I guess it cant get much better than someone giving you a full build to make. So thank you again Manofchalk.
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