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August 10, 2012 10:37:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: After I decided, Ordering it right away.

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Surfing the Net,Watching Movies,Browser Games

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any, as long its a known or trusted website.

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Maybe, if needed

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: The main purpose of the desktop is just gaming oh and this will be my first custom so I'm a noob at this, up until now I've been using 2 gaming laptops (Clevo P270WM & Alienware M18xR2 but I wanna try a custom desktop as my bestfriend suggested it but first question is, $1500-$2000 budget will get me somewhere? will my budget be enough to get a gaming desktop? ... Not getting a pre assembled my bestfriend said he can assemble it once I buy the parts I want, problem is I dunno which to pick lol there are too many, I was wondering if I pick the best parts in every aspect would that be easier? ...

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance :)  ...

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August 11, 2012 12:49:11 AM

$1500 will get you a killer system. Try something like this:

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1446.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 20:49 EDT-0400)
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August 11, 2012 1:02:40 AM

First of all check your messages. i sent you something that i am sure you will find very usefull.

as for the build, i say you burn the whole 2Ks on it.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($112.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme7 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($254.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($204.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1921.24

As i said above, check your messages.

If you have any questions let me know

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August 11, 2012 1:13:00 AM

g-unit1111 said:
$1500 will get you a killer system. Try something like this:

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1446.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 20:49 EDT-0400)


You copycat.... i am the only one in this forum who recomends the switech 810 and a PC Power & Cooling PSU :fou: 

Just kidding :lol:  you and i pick builds that are VERY similar!! way to go buddy.

BTW...i dont know why people like the FTW GTX 670... its only a reference GTX 670 overclocked, and the FTW acronym was only to replace the "Superclocked" edition cards EVGA used to make, IMO, a Gigabyte WFx3 or Asus DC II GTX 670 are much better choices.
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August 11, 2012 1:22:27 AM

This would be a great build. You will be able to play all games on ultra settings for probably 2-3 years!

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

CPU COOLER - cm hyper 212 evo $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - gigabyte z77x-ud5h $170 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70262&vpn=GA%2DZ77X%2D...

GPU #1 - gigabyte 670 $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU #2 - gigabyte 670 $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - corsair hx 750w $137 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - corsair 500r $120 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - seagate 1tb $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - samsung 830 128gb $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-147-...

RAM - g.skill ares 8gb $45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD DRIVE - lite-on $17 w/ promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - windows 7 $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL - $1864 after the two rebates and the one promo code
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August 11, 2012 1:30:14 AM

strife_ff7 said:
This would be a great build. You will be able to play all games on ultra settings for probable 2-3 years!

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

CPU COOLER - cm hyper 212 evo $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - gigabyte z77x-ud5h $170 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70262&vpn=GA%2DZ77X%2D...

GPU #1 - gigabyte 670 $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU #2 - gigabyte 670 $400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - corsair hx 750w $137 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - corsair 500r $120 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - seagate 1tb $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - samsung 830 128gb $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-147-...

RAM - g.skill ares 8gb $45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD DRIVE - lite-on $17 w/ promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - windows 7 $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL - $1864 after the two rebates and the one promo code



+1! great build!

*i would change is the CPU cooler, a nice Zalman CNPS12X would be a lot more quieter and more efficient.

*Replace that PSU with this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-su...

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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2012 6:01:16 AM

This build allows you to add another one of those GTX 670's later on in SLI. This build includes a 240GB SSD (SF Toggle NAND controller), XFX (Seasonic OEM) Silver rated modular 750w psu, factory over clocked GTX 670, Windows 7, etc...


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-CC-9... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO750W-Semi-Modular-80Plus-S... $111.71 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | $10.00 Mail In Rebates | Price after rebate: $101.71
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $344.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $32.39 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $79.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EKJ8UI/ref=s9_hps_... $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-240G-G25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,410.95 *includes shipping | $1,380.95 after mail in rebates


http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7... <----- another look at that Asus board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-500r-mid-tower-ca... <----- another look at that Corsair case
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a c 276 4 Gaming
August 11, 2012 6:13:46 PM

aqualipt said:
You copycat.... i am the only one in this forum who recomends the switech 810 and a PC Power & Cooling PSU :fou: 

Just kidding :lol:  you and i pick builds that are VERY similar!! way to go buddy.

BTW...i dont know why people like the FTW GTX 670... its only a reference GTX 670 overclocked, and the FTW acronym was only to replace the "Superclocked" edition cards EVGA used to make, IMO, a Gigabyte WFx3 or Asus DC II GTX 670 are much better choices.


I like the EVGA brand and they're a local company (at least to me) so I always tend to support the local businesses.

And I do like the Switch 810 - if that had been around when I got my Graphite 600T, I would have a very different system. :lol: 
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