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New Build, $1000 range

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week.

Budget Range: 1000-1200 range. I'm very flexible. I wanna get the best bang for my buck so I don't wanna blindly spend more money if it's only going to get me minor performance improvements.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly for gaming, browsing, watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: New everything except mouse, monitor, and keyboard. I have a 750W corsair power supply I bought 4 years ago for my current computer. I'm not sure what the lifespan is on power supplies. Can I reuse it?

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: The cheapest price. I usually use newegg for previous purchase. If I can get it on amazon that would be great because I have prime which means free 2 day shipping.

Location: I'm from Indiana, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel. GPU doesn't matter, whichever is the best.

Overclocking: Eventually Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future (1-2 years down the road)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1900x1024

Additional Comments: I want this computer to perfectly run high end games at maximum graphics at perfect fps. Also, I would like a mid-tower case that's quiet. Also, I want a SSD hard drive.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My computer is 4 years old, time to upgrade!

I've used this website, http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module147312351 ($1000-1100 range) for most of my parts, but I'm very flexible to what I choose.

Thanks!
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  1. 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 Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ 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: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ 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)
    Total: $1000.22
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:11 EDT-0400)

    Non-SLI -- I'll made an SLI-able build right now
  2. 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 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: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ 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)
    Total: $1005.22
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:14 EDT-0400)

    This would actually be the better build -- The case isn't as good but it can still SLI. You gate the same GPU, a bigger PSU, and an SLI MOBO.
  3. 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 ($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: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ 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)
    Total: $1005.22
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:14 EDT-0400)

    This would actually be the better build -- The case isn't as good but it can still SLI. You gate the same GPU, a bigger PSU, and an SLI MOBO.


    again, single channel ram
  4. heres what i would get

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gtmn

    what model is that corsair psu that you have?
  5. 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: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ 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)
    Total: $1002.22
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 18:45 EDT-0400)
  6. I'd take a 300R over a year old Fractal. Thats basically the only difference between our build, coincidentally. Lets leave that up to the op !
  7. But if you want a Fractal -- Here you go !

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gtnb
  8. bctande1 said:
    But if you want a Fractal -- Here you go !

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gtnb


    dude, it still has a corsair case :lol:
  9. you dont quite have the budget but ill recommend a few (in this order)

    samsung 830 128gb
    vertex 4 128gb
    crucial m4 128gb
    sandisk extreme 120gb

    they are all very close together in price and in performance. just pick the one that is cheaper.
  10. What SSD HD would you guys suggest?
  11. Best answer
    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: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ 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)
    Total: $982.22
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 19:14 EDT-0400)

    Even the best make mistakes :D
  12. I'd say the ADATA XPG 128GB is the best SSD out right now.

    It offers speeds comporable to all other 4 SSDs, and comes in at 80$. And A-Data did some tweaks to unlock all 128GB.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211596

    EDIT - And when I say best, I acknowledge price/performance, keep in mind.
  13. it just seems like a regular sync nand SSD. nothing too special. the samsung uses its own toggle nand and the sandisk uses toshiba toggle nand
  14. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI.


    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp/B006TVQTHW/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346642037&sr=1-6 $60.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-CP-9020015-NA/dp/B008RJZQSW/ref=sr_1_24?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346646210&sr=1-24 $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified Modular ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 $114.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    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/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K $33.49 & 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/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-Software/dp/B006B7R9PU/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $19.98 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_7?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346661161&sr=1-7 $66.91 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128G--G25/dp/B007ZW2LY4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346646893&sr=1-2&keywords=sandisk+128gb+ssd $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
    SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

    Total: $1,012.80 *not including rebates


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


    *** alternate case to consider

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B006I2H0YS/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346720522&sr=1-7 $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW
  15. Best answer selected by xcesswee.
  16. xcesswee said:
    Best answer selected by xcesswee.

    nThe primary use of your build is gaming yet your going for 1333hz RAM and no SSD ? That's a new one on here.
  17. Sorry I did get an SSD, and I got this ram instead
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
  18. Why_Me said:
    The primary use of your build is gaming yet your going for 1333hz RAM and no SSD ? That's a new one on here.


    It's pretty tough to fit a 670 and an SSD in a 1000$. We could always opt for the ASUS 670, which overclocks past 680 speeds -- I'd say that's good enough to warrant the exclusion of an SSD, which doesn't really affect gaming other than shorter load times on a handful of games
  19. technically, you should get the SSD first before the hard drive. you shouldnt fill up 100gb that fast
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