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My first gaming PC build 1800$

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September 11, 2012 4:42:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: November-December 2012

Budget Range: 1800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing. That's It. (Of course i'm also going to do some other stuff. But every computer on earth can run it. So no real reason to say it :D  )

Parts Not Required: Nothing,

Parts Preferences by brand or type: Intel and Nvidia.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No. I may do it in a future upgrade.


Current parts ideas:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k (230$)

GPU: Need help Here...

Power Supply: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-NLG9 (138$)

RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz (87$)

Case: Coolermaster HAF X (187$) I know that this case isn't necessary. But in the future uprades it might be handy

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Black (110$)

SSD: Not sure if this is necessary. If i'm not wrong the only thing it really does is making programs and the os start faster. I can wait...

Motherboard: Need help here too

Disk reader: Samsing sh222bb (17$)

CPU cooler: Corsair H80 Hydro (100$)

That's 869$ Not much out of 1800$...

My main questions are:

1. Have I forgotten any important parts?

2. Would you suggest changing any of the above parts?

Any and all help, suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated - I've never built a computer before, so it's all helpful.
Thanks

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September 11, 2012 4:51:03 PM

1. What resolution do you plan to use? Frequency (60 Hz or 120 Hz)?

2. GPU - depends on your intended resolution and games you wish to play

3. SSD - for your budget, I'd recommend at least a ~128 GB SSD for your OS and fav. apps. It makes that much of a difference, believe me.

Edit: Since you prefer an Nvidia GPU, and given your budget, I'll go on a limb and recommend a GTX 670. It'll handle most anything at most resolutions and is known to overclock nicely.
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September 11, 2012 5:07:34 PM

Covaylent said:
1. What resolution do you plan to use? Frequency (60 Hz or 120 Hz)?

2. GPU - depends on your intended resolution and games you wish to play

3. SSD - for your budget, I'd recommend at least a ~128 GB SSD for your OS and fav. apps. It makes that much of a difference, believe me.

Edit: Since you prefer an Nvidia GPU, and given your budget, I'll go on a limb and recommend a GTX 670. It'll handle most anything at most resolutions and is known to overclock nicely.



1. My resolution is 1920 x 1080 60 Hz
2. bf3, cod, MINECRAFT
3. Ok i might get one now.
Are there a 670 you would recommend me? Asus,Msi,Gigabyte etc.

September 11, 2012 5:11:50 PM

look at my build. shows everything

the msi power edition gtx670 is the best
September 11, 2012 5:14:10 PM

Delta4 said:
1. My resolution is 1920 x 1080 60 Hz
2. bf3, cod, MINECRAFT
3. Ok i might get one now.
Are there a 670 you would recommend me? Asus,Msi,Gigabyte etc.



Yup, a 670 would do nicely. If you don't plan to manually overclock your graphics card there are several factory overclocked cards available for not that much more. MSI's version is good example. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also,
TheBigTroll has posted an acceptable build for your perusal.
September 11, 2012 5:34:13 PM

Delta4 said:
1. Have I forgotten any important parts?


1. Monitor
2. Keyboard
3. Mouse
4. Operating System
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