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September 3, 2012 10:02:39 PM

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#module14731235... ($1000-1100 range) for most of my parts, but I'm very flexible to what I choose.

Thanks!

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September 3, 2012 10:11:54 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 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
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September 3, 2012 10:14:26 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 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.
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September 3, 2012 10:41:57 PM

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
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September 3, 2012 10:45:43 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: 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)

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September 3, 2012 10:56:13 PM

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 !
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September 3, 2012 11:11:58 PM

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.
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September 3, 2012 11:12:22 PM

What SSD HD would you guys suggest?
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September 3, 2012 11:14:55 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: 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)

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September 3, 2012 11:16:57 PM

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=N82E168...

EDIT - And when I say best, I acknowledge price/performance, keep in mind.
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September 3, 2012 11:22:41 PM

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

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September 4, 2012 1:01:30 AM

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... $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-... $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=N82E168... $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?Ite... $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_a... $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=N82E168... $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-So... $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-Desk... $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-128... $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... <---- review w/benchmarks of that MSI card


*** alternate case to consider

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Ga... $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW
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September 4, 2012 1:09:06 AM

Best answer selected by xcesswee.
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September 4, 2012 1:18:55 AM

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.
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September 4, 2012 1:59:04 AM

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
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September 4, 2012 12:04:37 PM

technically, you should get the SSD first before the hard drive. you shouldnt fill up 100gb that fast

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