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$1200 Budget System

Im interested in a new rig now, I want it mainly for gaming.

I will definitely puchase a new $1200 rig in 4-5 weeks when i get my financial aid :P
I know in a month alot of prices will drop, this is to get a big idea of what I should get


I was thinking about..

-Cooler master HAF 932 full tower case

-Asrock z77 extreme4 LGA1155 mobo

-Core i5 3750k or an i7 but cant decide which is a good budget cpu for gaming? (wanna overclock 4GHZ+)

-Corsair h70 or h60 cpu cooler, which one is best? or whats a better one for the buck?

-8gb Gskill ram or corsair (unsure? any suggestions??)

-GTX 660ti superClocked or the gtx 670 (EVGA) (is the 670 worth the extra 100?)

-1TB seagate HDD for storage unsure of what model, dont really care its mainly storage

-128GB SSD, thinking about kingston hyperX (using for windows and some games)

-600W PSU or 700W PSU? which brand is good? I would love a modular one thats reliable :P

-1080p monitor in under 200$ range

Already own a asus dvd burner so thats no issue and windows isnt an issue either

Any suggestions would be great appreciated!
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  1. This is a good modular PSU Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650-M 650W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263#top
  2. 3570K. In gaming, i7 and i5 perform the same. i5 will play any game with great FPS. Don't get LC. The low/mid end LC's are terrible. The Hyper 212 EVO beats them. RAM is RAM. Just get whichever one is cheaper. The 670 beats the 660Ti, and it's worth it, IMHO. If you get an SSD, get Corsair, Crucial, or Samsung 830. 600W is enough,, but you can get 700w for more headroom.
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    Oh and your build looks great if you can afford it yes a 670 is way worth it get this and a 128gb ssd if you can afford it the PSU is built by Superflower look it up and you'll find it's top notch 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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($412.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1152.78
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 12:49 EDT-0400)
  4. The above looks good; although, if you wanted to, you could get the ASUS DC2 GTX 670 for a bit more.
  5. Keep in mind that you will need a 750W PSU if you are going to SLI two 670s in the future.

    azeem40 said:
    The above looks good; although, if you wanted to, you could get the ASUS DC2 GTX 670 for a bit more.

    Or the Gigabyte for a bit less.
  6. bigcyco1 said:
    Oh and your build looks great if you can afford it yes a 670 is way worth it get this and a 128gb ssd if you can afford it the PSU is built by Superflower look it up and you'll find it's top notch 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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($412.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1152.78
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 12:49 EDT-0400)


    this list looks very promising so thanks it will be kept in the top of my head for sure :)

    Im also interested in a Monitor, preferably a 1080p 1920x1080p max, I was looking at the Dell S2330MX 23" Ultra-Slim VGA Monitor its at 160ish right now, im expecting prices to drop within the 4-5weeks while i wait for my FinAid deposit :D
  7. Also is a full atx tower worth it or will a mid atx be just fine?

    I wants it to be sexy :P
  8. pablo3264 said:
    Im interested in a new rig now, I want it mainly for gaming.

    I will definitely puchase a new $1200 rig in 4-5 weeks when i get my financial aid :P
    I know in a month alot of prices will drop, this is to get a big idea of what I should get


    I was thinking about..

    -Cooler master HAF 932 full tower case

    -Asrock z77 extreme4 LGA1155 mobo

    -Core i5 3750k or an i7 but cant decide which is a good budget cpu for gaming? (wanna overclock 4GHZ+)

    -Corsair h70 or h60 cpu cooler, which one is best? or whats a better one for the buck?

    -8gb Gskill ram or corsair (unsure? any suggestions??)

    -GTX 660ti superClocked or the gtx 670 (EVGA) (is the 670 worth the extra 100?)

    -1TB seagate HDD for storage unsure of what model, dont really care its mainly storage

    -128GB SSD, thinking about kingston hyperX (using for windows and some games)

    -600W PSU or 700W PSU? which brand is good? I would love a modular one thats reliable :P

    -1080p monitor in under 200$ range

    Already own a asus dvd burner so thats no issue and windows isnt an issue either

    Any suggestions would be great appreciated!

    Get an i5
    Get a 660 ti msi pe
    700w power supply, corsair is that pretty good
    G skill ram
    Gigabyt z77 ud3h
  9. pablo3264 said:
    Also is a full atx tower worth it or will a mid atx be just fine?

    I wants it to be sexy :P

    Mid atx is good, get a bitfenix shinobi window and they have tons of room
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