PC build for 1300$

I need to build a 1300$ PC for a friend and I have an idea where to start but i'm not sure. He needs the PC to be SLI ready(for later use) and the build doesn't need to include the OS or keyboard/mouse.
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  1. assuming he will overclock in the future
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fxgd
  2. Here you go:

    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 ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($20.29 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1314.06
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-24 14:46 EDT-0400)

    I suggested almost the exact same build that Troll did. :lol:
  3. except you have a larger case, smaller motherboard and a larger hard drive. the psu is literally the same since they use the same PCB and components. just that the pc power and cooling is non-modular
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    except you have a larger case, smaller motherboard and a larger hard drive. the psu is literally the same since they use the same PCB and components. just that the pc power and cooling is non-modular


    They're both ATX motherboards - how is the Extreme 4 smaller? :heink:

    I like both cases - I picked the Antec 1100 because it was used in the system builder PC today and it looks pretty good when fully assembled.
  5. i dont really like the 1100 because of the fan mounts on the side window
  6. the extreme4 is not full size atx. it doesnt use the right 3 motherboard mountings
  7. Check out my $1100 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Save some money and still get pretty similar performance. You can always go for the GTX 670 if you want but the 7950 is a pretty solid card at its current price point.
  8. Thanks to everyone!
  9. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1345839691&sr=1-6 $94.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1020392 $134.98 save: $15.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030095 $346.98 save: $18.00
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K $33.45 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--Super-AllWrite-Layer-Drive/dp/B002YIG9AQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1345672179&sr=1-4 $21.95 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 Version C (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_9?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1345672350&sr=1-9 $85.61 & 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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171646 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-N670OC-2GD-GeForce-Windforce-Graphics/dp/B0080I06WQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345839795&sr=1-2&keywords=gtx+670 $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Graphics Card

    Total: $1,212.93 *not including shipping & rebates


    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-2GD5/dp/B008BGXYAS/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345839795&sr=1-15&keywords=gtx+670 $429.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N670 PE 2GD5/OC


    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDX-240G-G25/dp/B006EKJ8UI/ref=pd_cp_pc_0 $171.28 & 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.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b $90.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack


    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link on there to the latest bios update

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html <----- Review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- Review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html <----- another look at that case

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that gigabyte gtx 670

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that msi gtx 670
  10. Why_Me said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1345839691&sr=1-6 $94.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1020392 $134.98 save: $15.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030095 $346.98 save: $18.00
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K $33.45 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--Super-AllWrite-Layer-Drive/dp/B002YIG9AQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1345672179&sr=1-4 $21.95 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 Version C (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_9?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1345672350&sr=1-9 $85.61 & 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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171646 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-N670OC-2GD-GeForce-Windforce-Graphics/dp/B0080I06WQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345839795&sr=1-2&keywords=gtx+670 $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB GDDR5 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Graphics Card

    Total: $1,212.93 *not including shipping & rebates


    or...

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-2GD5/dp/B008BGXYAS/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345839795&sr=1-15&keywords=gtx+670 $429.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N670 PE 2GD5/OC


    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDX-240G-G25/dp/B006EKJ8UI/ref=pd_cp_pc_0 $171.28 & 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.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b $90.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack


    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link on there to the latest bios update

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html <----- Review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- Review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html <----- another look at that case

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that gigabyte gtx 670

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that msi gtx 670



    All of this looks good but why the Sandisk SSD?
  11. Spartin503 said:
    All of this looks good but why the Sandisk SSD?

    Why not a Sandisk SSD? It utilizes SF Toggle NAND controller which is as good as it gets and it's priced right. Toggle NAND > Synchronous NAND > Ansynchronous NAND
  12. the equivalents of the sandisk extreme is the mushkin chronos deluxe, patriot wildfore, and the vertex 3 max iops
  13. Okay thanks everyone!
  14. no prob
  15. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1943/1/ <------ review w/benchmarks (SanDisk Extreme SSS)
  16. I have nothing against the SanDisk Extreme SSD I have a 120GB version in my build but I know that their not the most highly rated SSD's.
  17. Spartin503 said:
    I have nothing against the SanDisk Extreme SSD I have a 120GB version in my build but I know that their not the most highly rated SSD's.

    I haven't heard of any issues with the Sandisk SATA 3's. There's plenty of other brands out there to choose from though.
  18. sandisk is rather new and not widely promoted with their SSDs since they arent as major as samsung, crucial and ocz.
  19. Sandisk can be considered a top tier competitor IMO. They are new but so is Samsung. All the Sandisk SSDs have received more than solid reviews.
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