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August 14, 2012 12:01:50 AM

Hey, I'm building a Gaming PC that will run BF3, Skyrim and Photoshop and I'm looking for feedback on my component selection. My budget is $2000 (give or take) that includes monitor, keyboard and mouse. This is my first PC so keep that in mind :p .

CPU: Intel I5 3570k

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 GV-N670OC-2GD

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4GB) 240 pin DDR3

SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5in

Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Seriesr TX650 V2

Optical: ASUS DRW Black

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23"

Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder

Keyboard: AZIO Levetron KB577U MECH5

I would appreciate any feedback you might have!
Thanks.

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August 14, 2012 2:03:58 AM

For the SSD, I'd get a more solid brand. Intel, Samsung, and Crucial are usually considered the best SSDs, and they're all around the same price (and falling), so I'd go for the higher quality piece.

Also, do you have a mechanical drive? 120 GB is probably not going to be enough storage space for even just the games.

Other than that it looks like a great build!
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August 14, 2012 4:03:55 AM

I have an HDD for my main storage but I want a SSD for my OS and maybe a few games. Out of your suggestions do you have a preference as to which particular model is the best? Thanks!
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August 14, 2012 4:29:16 AM

Here, buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Performance ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($133.87 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus PA238Q 23.0" Monitor ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1757.77
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August 14, 2012 4:34:24 AM

I'd rather get the Dell U2312HM than the PA238Q. It is a much better IPS monitor.
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August 14, 2012 4:44:09 AM

Thanks but I'm in The Great White North so things are quite a bit more expensive :( 
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August 14, 2012 4:45:04 AM

If only Aqua linked the url too so you could change it to Canadian stores. :p 
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August 14, 2012 4:57:08 AM

AllstarButt said:
Thanks but I'm in The Great White North so things are quite a bit more expensive :( 


oh come on!!! couldn't you said that before??

Here you go :??: 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.02 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($319.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1881.94
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August 14, 2012 4:59:56 AM

Aye, but it would still exceed my price range.
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August 14, 2012 5:00:37 AM

Any suggestions for Keyboard and Mouse?
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August 14, 2012 5:00:38 AM

Thanks that helps a lot!
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August 14, 2012 5:03:58 AM

Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and Logitech G400.
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August 14, 2012 5:06:36 AM

azeem40 said:
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 and Logitech G400.


+1!
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August 14, 2012 5:07:05 AM

AllstarButt said:
Aye, but it would still exceed my price range.


i thought you had 2000$...
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August 14, 2012 5:09:11 AM

I think he was talking to me. :p 
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August 14, 2012 5:20:26 AM

+ TAX, Shipping, OS, Keyboard and Mouse :p 
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August 14, 2012 5:24:16 AM

AllstarButt said:
+ TAX, Shipping, OS, Keyboard and Mouse :p 

That $1881.94 total includes TAX and Shipping, but it is still above budget. I'd cut back to the Hyper 212 EVO, i5-3570k, and 8GB of RAM. HT isn't needed for some photoshop and neither is the 16GB of RAM. Unless it is professional editing that needs to be done ASAP, forget about those extras.
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August 14, 2012 5:29:31 AM

Oh, ok sorry about that :)  that's a great build then! That really helps.
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