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Looking to build a New gaming Rig for around 1300-1400 bucks

UPDATE: I do not need a copy of windows anymore and also my build date is delayed a day or two after labor day also I may be able to move my budget up to $1400-$1500 range


Approximate Purchase Date: I am looking to purchase parts before labor day weekend is over so this week

Budget Range: I Have a Budge Range around 1400-1500 bucks

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I'm looking to be able to play most new games like Diablo 3, BF3, Guild wars 2 ect. while also using it to surf the web

Are you buying a monitor:No


Parts to Upgrade: Looking to make a whole new system so will need everything from computer case to the cpu

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I perfer newegg but anything trusted will work

Location: I live in ohio

Parts Preferences: I perfer intel parts over amd

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: I have a old laptop which can barely run starcraft 2 and even some parts of warcraft 3. I am looking for a new gaming pc that will last awhile with minimum to no upgrades at all. I have a build that I put together that could use some advice

Computer case:
Thermaltake Armor A60 AMD LEO Edition VM200P1W2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Side Swap HDD tray & front USB 3.0 port

Motherboard:
MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Video card:
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire

CPU:
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

RAM:

Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/8GX

HDD:
TOSHIBA MK1002TSKB 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

DRIVER:

LG Black 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA Model UH12LS29 LightScribe Support - OEM

OS: Windows 7


If you can offer improvements on this build that would be great too these products can all be found at newegg.
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  1. i5 3570k
    Gigabyte UD3H
    8 GB G.Skill Ares 1600mhz
    Corsair TX 650
    GTX 670 Gigabyte Windforce
    1 TB WD Black HDD
    OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD
    Corsair 400R
    Hyper EVO 212 cooler
  2. Yeah, I wouldn't get that Kingston RAM. Go with some G. Skill or Corsairs, 2 sticks, 4 GB each.
  3. I see you forgot the disk drive so should i keep the lg one i have set?
  4. Just add a case to this build.

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO750W-Bronze-Energy-Certified/dp/B0045L4BJ6/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346441127&sr=1-9 $104.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $79.79
    XFX PRO750W Core Edition 80+ Bronze ATX 750 Energy Star Certified Power Supply - P1750SNLB9

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1041781 $199.98 save: $25.00
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1050224 $519.98 save: $20.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346314364&sr=1-7&keywords=CPU%2Bcooler $32.32 & 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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544 $40.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--Super-AllWrite-Layer-Drive/dp/B002YIG9AQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346300944&sr=1-3 $17.99 & 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=1346440895&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.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_z $91.11 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $1,092.97 *not including shipping & rebates


    http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor-Black/dp/B005BZNDOO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346402688&sr=1-3&keywords=21.5+led $136.40 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI


    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ <----- review of that MSI GTX 660 ti w/benchmarks

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

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- review of that board w/benchmarks
  5. Hello buddy, there are far better options than your original post, check my signature builds

    Edit: i recommend you my 1219$ build and btw... go here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum1.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=prive&page=1&subcat=0&sondage=0&owntopic=0&trash=0&trash_post=0&moderation=0&new=0&nojs=0
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1388.86
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 01:02 EDT-0400)
  7. bctande1 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1388.86
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 01:02 EDT-0400)


    my 1219$ performs better, has a better cooler, faster SSD, better case, higher quality&wattage PSU and its cheaper :p :lol: :sol: :D
  8. idroid said:
    my 1219$ performs better, has a better cooler, faster SSD, better case, higher quality&wattage PSU and its cheaper :p :lol: :sol: :D

    We get you give good advice, but there is no need to undermine others' advice.
  9. azeem40 said:
    We get you give good advice, but there is no need to undermine others' advice.


    i didn't do that, i was simply trying to point a fact and the smiley faces were to make that statement sound a bit less "jerkish"
  10. idroid said:
    Hello buddy, there are far better options than your original post, check my signature builds

    Edit: i recommend you my 1219$ build and btw... go here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum1.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=prive&page=1&subcat=0&sondage=0&owntopic=0&trash=0&trash_post=0&moderation=0&new=0&nojs=0



    I looked at the build and saw the video card was on back order at NCIX US so the next best option would have to be newegg which has a close to 60 dollar price difference
  11. MrEd456 said:
    I looked at the build and saw the video card was on back order at NCIX US so the next best option would have to be newegg which has a close to 60 dollar price difference


    i just modified that build, check it out again
  12. Best answer
    idroid said:
    my 1219$ performs better, has a better cooler, faster SSD, better case, higher quality&wattage PSU and its cheaper :p :lol: :sol: :D

    The OP needed an OS so I put one :D If I take out the OS, I could make the improvements! Gimme a sec. And my SSD is twice the size, so is the HDD


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1263.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 13:39 EDT-0400)
  13. Best answer selected by MrEd456.
  14. idroid said:
    i didn't do that, i was simply trying to point a fact and the smiley faces were to make that statement sound a bit less "jerkish"

    Here's a secret: It doesn't make it any less "jerkish".
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