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$1300 PC build

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August 28, 2012 4:46:52 AM

I'm new at building pcs, and I already made a list of parts, but I want to hear new ideas and so I won't post my list.


Approximate Purchase Date: around 4 months

Budget Range: < 1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, compiling programs, typing documents, streaming movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, newegg

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Asus, Samsung SSD.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Mid Sized Tower, lots of fans, or just big fans, good cable management

The only thing I want you guys to include is a Samsung 830 SSD 64/128 GB. Everything else is up to you guys.

More about : 1300 build

October 18, 2012 10:31:18 PM

Cpu: i5 3570k
CpuCooler: hyper 612PWM
Motherboard: asus p8zz7 v lk
Ram: G.skill ripjaws 4x2GB
Psu: Corsair Gs800w
Gpu: Gtx670/Gtx 680/HD 7970
ssd: samsung 830 64/120gb
Hdd: WD Black caviar 1tb
Case: BitFenix Shenobi XL
*optional*
SoundCard: Asus Xonar DG/DX
Headphones: Sennheiser pc151
Keyboard: Microsoft sidewinder x4
Mouse: Razer Deathadder v2

This might be over your price limit but its a very good build and you shouldnt have any problems buy some cable ties for cable management if needed and any of the gpus will run games max at 1080p so a 1050p monitor isnt going to be pushing your gpu to the limit (go buy a cheap 1080p monitor to experience the full graphical glory)
October 18, 2012 11:07:19 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

comes with a free 8GB ram kit

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 ($31.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.51 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($432.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($147.29 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1277.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

if you really want a samsung SSD just wait a week or 2 and get the 840 instead of the 830. the current fastest is OCZ vertex 4 it is a bit more reliable than their older models but if you still have second thoughts on getting an OCZ product, just w8 for the 840 which is pretty close or better than vertex 4

October 18, 2012 11:15:51 PM

@offtheheezay95

why get 4x2GB. this is not a quad channel so just get 2x4GB instead.

680 is not worth it

there is no need for sound cards anymore since on board sound improved quite a lot.

caviar black is not needed since you already have an SSD, if wanting to stay with WD go for caviar blue

shinobi xl is a huge case, and i mean very huge, the OP asked for a mid tower case and something like the shinobi XL is very far away from a mid tower.

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