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Gaming PC for a Noob, help needed please

Hi,
I'm a noob at building my own pc, i'm a gamer in ps3, so im trying to switch to pc so i need help, any advice would be EXTREMELY helpful, since i dont know anything about this stuff.
the parts i used is mostly in ratings and reviews, however i don't know if they match
my budget is around $1,000 us dlls.

pproximate Purchase Date:
From this date and the end of this year (2012)

Budget Range:
About 100$, but i'm not locked on the price. But somewhere near that would be great.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Exclusive for gaming.

Parts Not Required:
Mouse, keyboard, monitor, and OS, since my office have spare licenses.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
I don't have any preferred website, the easiest one would be better (amazon, newegg, etc...)

Country:
Mexico, but i plan to ship to US since i have a house there as well...

Parts Preferences:
None.

Overclocking:
Yes, later on. Just for fun.

SLI or Crossfire:
Yes, later on. i want to keep adding stuff later.


Additional Comments:
FPS gamer, so fluidity/graphics is what I'm looking for, that's why im getting out of PS3 world.

This is my tentative setup:

PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core i5-2500K, XFX Radeon HD 7950, Cooler Master HAF 912 - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: Intel Core i5-2500K, XFX Radeon HD 7950, Cooler Master HAF 912 - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker
Benchmarks: Intel Core i5-2500K, XFX Radeon HD 7950, Cooler Master HAF 912 - System Build - Benchmarks - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.30 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($337.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1026.59
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


Thank you!!
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  1. This build down below allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. It also includes a factory over clocked GTX 670, and a 128GB SSD. That case includes an LED on/off switch.


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346864989&sr=1-4 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

    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.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=pd_ts_zgc_e_229189_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&pf_rd_p=1381382962&pf_rd_s=right-10&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=193870011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0FXA91E6MEWRKK99V0EC $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

    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)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-2GD5/dp/B008BGXYAS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346864708&sr=1-1&keywords=msi+gtx+670 $409.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $399.99
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N670 PE 2GD5/OC

    Total: $1,162.21 *not including rebates


    *** alternate vid card that combo's with the cpu to save some $$$

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

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that MSI GTX 670
  2. Thanks for the response,
    how is it compare the 670 vs 660 vs the 7950?

    thanks for the comparison link, but i kinda new to this so i don't know what those numbers mean lol
  3. Alaskarnitas said:
    Thanks for the response,
    how is it compare the 670 vs 660 vs the 7950?

    thanks for the comparison link, but i kinda new to this so i don't know what those numbers mean lol

    It all depends on what game your playing. Nvidia cards do well on some games,and AMD cards on others. The numbers are Frames Per Second. The higher the number the better. 670, 7950, 660 ti...all good cards and more or less depends on your budget along with preference.
  4. Best answer
    Check out my $1000 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module147312351
    My build gives you a Samsung 830 128GB SSD, the 7950, a 1TB , a future proof 750w for future CF, and pretty the rest is similar.


    Here is a comparison of the 7950 vs 670:
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_670_vs_radeon_7970_7950_gaming_perf/2
    GTX 670 OC vs 7950 OC
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_670_vs_radeon_7970_7950_gaming_perf/3

    In Tom's review of the 660 Ti, this was how the 660 Ti compared in average performance: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-benchmark-review,3279-17.html

    IMO I'd overclock the 7950 to get the most out of it, you'll be saving $100 but get similar performance. That's what I personally think at least.
  5. thanks for all the answers, it really does help me

    if someone want to add something else, is more than welcome

    @aznshinobi.- your build sounds really tempting
  6. Haha thanks Alaska, just give it a quick look, it's just a guide meant to help.
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  7. which 7950 are you talking about? and where did you find it?
    there's a lot of 7950 around
    just xfx has like 4 kind of 7950's lol, black edition, double d, etc...
  8. Thanks!
  9. aznshinobi said:



    i just realize that you dont have a CPU cooler, isn't it necessary?
  10. You said that overclocking for later on. That is usually the case for most people. You can always buy the Cooler Master 212 Evo in the future when you actually want to OC!
  11. Best answer selected by Alaskarnitas.
  12. Good luck!
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