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August 22, 2012 9:42:24 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1k +- 200.00
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, gaming (BF3, Call of Duty, etc.), surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any USA website

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Norwalk, CT

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My last build is 5 years old



1 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139020
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$89.99



1 ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157296
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$109.99



1 Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820167121
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$102.99



1 Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139012
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$139.99



1 EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130787
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$407.99



1 Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$229.99



1 G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10D-16GSR
Item #: N82E16820231611
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$104.99



1 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Item #: N82E16835103099
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$34.99


Total : 1220.92


Some Points: Yes I want 16 GB of Ram; I don't want to touch this system for another 5years. I will not get the graphic card right of the bat and use my old Redon HD 6850 for the time being. I am not crazy gamer just like to play some war/shooter games every now and then. I am internet, database junky though.

Thanks.

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August 22, 2012 10:00:47 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.36 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1103.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-22 18:00 EDT-0400)
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August 22, 2012 11:00:01 PM

For a $1K gaming build - 1866 RAM will be useless and 16GB of RAM isn't necessary.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ 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 ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $992.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-22 18:59 EDT-0400)
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August 23, 2012 2:57:01 AM

l0v3rboi said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.36 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1103.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-22 18:00 EDT-0400)


Thank's I have already 1tb HD from my previous build, so I don't need HD's.
I want 2x8GB rather than 4x4GB incase I ever need more than 16gb of ram, and even if I won't I just want to have that option, not enough saving to justify. I don't like Antec cases I have one already and I want to try something else. My case needs to have fan filters, I have dogs in the house and a lot of electronics so tons of dust gets inside the case. Is 550 PSU enough for that build, I have at home 520 PSU that I can carry over from my last build will that work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for your help.
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August 23, 2012 3:02:57 AM

g-unit1111 said:
For a $1K gaming build - 1866 RAM will be useless and 16GB of RAM isn't necessary.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ 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 ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $992.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-22 18:59 EDT-0400)


Thank you but I want 2x8GB of Ram and I couldn't find DDR3 - 1600. That case dose not have filters on the intakes fans and I want my new case to have them. I don't need HD I have 1TB at home from my last build. GTX 660TI over 670? Is it worth the saving assuming I wont overclock?
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August 23, 2012 3:04:17 AM

TheBigTroll said:
heres what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fnjt

the 7870 is not much behind the 660ti but much cheaper and the price will drop again later on


I been thinking of going with 7870 for a while will take that under consideration. I don't want to upgrade my graphic card later on so I would want to spend the money upfront rather than buy twice.
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August 23, 2012 3:11:00 AM

snajper69 said:
I been thinking of going with 7870 for a while will take that under consideration. I don't want to upgrade my graphic card later on so I would want to spend the money upfront rather than buy twice.


That's why I recommended the 660TI - the GPU is the only part of the build where buying a second one will actually benefit you. So if you get say 2 x 7870 you can run both of them simultaneously. The 7870 is a good card, but the 660TI and 670 are better.
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August 23, 2012 3:13:09 AM

g-unit1111 said:
That's why I recommended the 660TI - the GPU is the only part of the build where buying a second one will actually benefit you. So if you get say 2 x 7870 you can run both of them simultaneously. The 7870 is a good card, but the 660TI and 670 are better.



So pretty much if money is not an issue am better off with 670? Based on my experience with prviouse builds I wont SLI in future. Thanks.
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August 23, 2012 3:13:50 AM

snajper69 said:
So pretty much if money is not an issue am better off with 670? Based on my experience with prviouse builds I wont SLI in future. Thanks.


On a gaming system the GPU is the most important part of it, bar none. You always want to put any remaining funds you have in your budget toward getting the best GPU you can - and you never want to compromise or get an outdated model if you can possibly help it.
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August 23, 2012 4:06:03 AM

g-unit1111 said:
On a gaming system the GPU is the most important part of it, bar none. You always want to put any remaining funds you have in your budget toward getting the best GPU you can - and you never want to compromise or get an outdated model if you can possibly help it.


So what is the GPU I shuld get for this build? 680? or is 680 an overkill for this combo? Thanks.
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August 23, 2012 5:58:32 AM

Since you don't plan to CF/SLI, get the Antec Neo Eco 520W.
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August 23, 2012 6:13:36 AM

snajper69 said:
So what is the GPU I shuld get for this build? 680? or is 680 an overkill for this combo? Thanks.


Well the 670 and the 680 are essentially the same GPU - the 670 is $100 cheaper so go with that.
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August 23, 2012 8:44:40 AM

Ive researched SSD's and more specifically Intel SSD's to see the difference between the 330 and 520 series.
The 520 series is faster, and has a longer warranty of 5 years vs 3.

Is it worth 25$ more? I should have done more research but I dropped my SSD to save money.



Also, you should get the MSI 670 Power Edition. Its very very cool, look it up very nice card. Ive read of people oc past 1400mhz, that's how good the cooling is. Its only 405$ on Newegg right now.


Dude, dont cut on your gpu for a 7800 or 500 series. Drop the SSD if it means you can get a 670.
the IB/SB i5 is very very popular and your mobo is more than good enough to handle a gtx 670 or AMD 7900 series so dont skimp out.

670 vs 680 are minimal, and defiantly not worth it for price.

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August 23, 2012 8:56:20 AM

Im not sure really at all, but ive heard that the card might not fit on mid tower cases.
Im not familiar with the case, but 130 is alot for a mid tower. A HAF932 is 150 and is the biggest class, and one of the most popular cases out there. For 120$ an NZXT Phantom, another really popular case is the same size as the other one, is a Full Tower.
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August 23, 2012 11:05:37 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Well the 670 and the 680 are essentially the same GPU - the 670 is $100 cheaper so go with that.

Thanks, I'll do that.
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August 23, 2012 11:08:08 AM

xtwiinky said:
Ive researched SSD's and more specifically Intel SSD's to see the difference between the 330 and 520 series.
The 520 series is faster, and has a longer warranty of 5 years vs 3.

Is it worth 25$ more? I should have done more research but I dropped my SSD to save money.



Also, you should get the MSI 670 Power Edition. Its very very cool, look it up very nice card. Ive read of people oc past 1400mhz, that's how good the cooling is. Its only 405$ on Newegg right now.


Dude, dont cut on your gpu for a 7800 or 500 series. Drop the SSD if it means you can get a 670.
the IB/SB i5 is very very popular and your mobo is more than good enough to handle a gtx 670 or AMD 7900 series so dont skimp out.

670 vs 680 are minimal, and defiantly not worth it for price.



Thanks, I def. don't want to skimp on GPU since I am not planning to upgrade it for the life of the build. Your advice is duly noted.
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August 23, 2012 11:19:05 AM

xtwiinky said:
Im not sure really at all, but ive heard that the card might not fit on mid tower cases.
Im not familiar with the case, but 130 is alot for a mid tower. A HAF932 is 150 and is the biggest class, and one of the most popular cases out there. For 120$ an NZXT Phantom, another really popular case is the same size as the other one, is a Full Tower.


The thing is I don't need Full tower. I will never have in that case more than 1 max 2 HD, and 1 SSD, as well one card is all I need for my personal use so going to full tower is just wasting realestate, but I want to make sure I can fit GPU of my choice and have room to grow if I choose to re use the case in my future builds.

I picked this case for few resons:

-plenty of fans
- no side window
- can accommodate large cards (if have to I just remove the HD cage since I don't need more space.
- dust filters all over the place (this is big issue for me as my last case is just filthy inside)
- it's quite


Hope this puts case things into perspective.
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August 23, 2012 11:45:36 AM

the haf 932 is not for silence but just sheer airflow.

id get a fractal define r4 if you are looking for silence. the haf cases just arent silent given how many fans there are. the r4 has dust filters for the front and the bottom in which you should be mounting fans
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August 23, 2012 6:40:47 PM

Best answer selected by snajper69.
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September 5, 2012 3:11:58 PM

Thank you all for helping me out I ended up with:

Case:Corsair 500R
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K LG1155 Quad Core CPU
Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Mobo:
Asrock ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
RAM: G.SkillSniper 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 Geforce GTX 670 2GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
PSU: Corsair TX750 VT 750W Optical Drive: Asus DRW 24x DVD Burner

I am very happy, and once again thank you for all the pople that help me up with my configuration.
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