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September 3, 2012 7:43:44 PM

Hello,

I wanted to make a gaming PC. I see people with these awesome builds so I decided to make one myself.


Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $1000 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Can I use the Windows 8 beta?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com and newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900. Will be upgrading to a new monitor soon.

Additional Comments: I have been using Adobe Premier, is Sony Vegas better?

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September 3, 2012 10:12:32 PM

Went a little over but this will be a good build:

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1051.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:14 EDT-0400)

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September 3, 2012 10:37:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
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 X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1030.20
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:35 EDT-0400)

You get a 3770K here, and a video card that can definitely overclock to 7950 speeds. We can upgrade you to 16GB of RAM for your video editing for about 1055$ I think.
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September 3, 2012 10:40:07 PM

bctande1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
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 X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1030.20
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:35 EDT-0400)

You get a 3770K here, and a video card that can definitely overclock to 7950 speeds. We can upgrade you to 16GB of RAM for your video editing for about 1055$ I think.


get him dual channel memory. running one stick kinda looks stupid in this system and single channel can be slow
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September 3, 2012 10:42:36 PM

TheBigTroll said:
get him dual channel memory. running one stick kinda looks stupid in this system and single channel can be slow


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
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 X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1053.20
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:41 EDT-0400)

Here, you can get 16GB of RAM, a smaller Non-Crossfire PSU, but still efficient and a 3770k. I'd say this is the perfect workstation/gaming build.
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September 3, 2012 10:59:01 PM

How much more can a 7870 be overclocked. If it can be overclocked past a 7950 I will get one.
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September 3, 2012 11:04:57 PM

Out of the box performance is what you'd expect with a reference clocked card, but when overclocked we see performance that sits between a stock clocked HD 7950 and HD 7970 for again a really good price. -- Tweak Town


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September 3, 2012 11:05:54 PM

bctande1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
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 X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1053.20
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:41 EDT-0400)

Here, you can get 16GB of RAM, a smaller Non-Crossfire PSU, but still efficient and a 3770k. I'd say this is the perfect workstation/gaming build.

you dont need 16GB Ram for gaming 8gb is what you should get
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September 3, 2012 11:07:30 PM

Shotbyparent said:
How much more can a 7870 be overclocked. If it can be overclocked past a 7950 I will get one.


the 7870 is pretty close to the 7950 at stock speed. you can easily oc past a 7950 but then you can always oc a 7950 so yeah. the 7950 is still not worth 80 dollars more

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=550
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September 3, 2012 11:22:50 PM

Best answer selected by Shotbyparent.
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September 3, 2012 11:26:37 PM

id get a fractal core 3000 case instead since it is 39.99 but its your choice. both great cases
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September 3, 2012 11:27:58 PM

Have fun with your build !
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September 3, 2012 11:29:38 PM

Here ya go...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($286.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($66.79 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $985.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 19:29 EDT-0400)

It adheres a little closer to your budget. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
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