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$1200 Gaming Build

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September 2, 2012 5:27:04 PM

This rig is for playing mostly RTS 3rd person games (Starcraft, Dota), but also some first person games (Portal, TF2, etc.)

Thanks for the help! :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: in 2 months

Budget Range: $1200 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Compiling, Typing Docs, Streaming Videos

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, newegg, (i also live an hour away from a microcenter)

Overclocking: Yes, but only a bit

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (in the future)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments:

-Prefer ASUS for mobo
-Aftermarket CPU cooler preferred

i5-3570k
Win7 Home 64-bit
Samsung 830 128 GB SSD
NZXT Phantom

Thanks again!

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September 2, 2012 6:17:41 PM

Here ya go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid 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 ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1156.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 14:17 EDT-0400)
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September 2, 2012 10:42:53 PM

How about an OS?? And I only need 1TB, but more is fine
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September 2, 2012 10:51:37 PM

Gimme a sec
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September 2, 2012 10:56:15 PM

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 ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($384.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1172.18
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 18:57 EDT-0400)

Voila ! OS and all =)

EDIT --- I MADE A SLIGHT MODIFICATION. 128GB SSD from AData
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