Gaming/Recording/Editing Pc for 1000-1500$

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: October(2012)-January(2013)

Budget Range: 1000-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Recording, Video/Image Editing, Rendering, Surfing the web

Are you buying a monitor:No


Parts to Upgrade: Everything But, Case(HAF 922), Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Tiger Direct, NCIX

Location: California

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, GPU Nvidia or AMD, i just want the best for what i'm gonna do :sol:

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: I just want the best pc between 1000-1500, and recording with a minimal 40 fps :kaola:

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My pc is a piece of junk now, i can't play any game that I want, so I decided to upgrade :bounce:
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  1. First, what programs will you be using for recording and editing? Strongly dependent GPU and CPU wise for that side.

    If you're just doing minor editing and recording I'd stick with just the i5 3570K, if you're doing some heavy editing of the sort then you should go with the i7 3770K.

    As for the build, check out my $1100 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module147312351
    Gives you everything you need, if you're using Adobe software for editing and recording, go with the GTX 670 instead of the 7970, if not then you can go with the 7970 as it does bench better on average and OCs higher and to better performance.

    Proof: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/05/14/geforce_680_670_vs_radeon_7970_7950_gaming_perf/3
    More Proof: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toxic-hd-7970-eyefinity-6gb,3264-3.html
    Clock for clock the 7970 is better than the GTX 680 and 670. Especially at higher resolutions.

    Though if you're going with Adobe software, perhaps you want to take advantage of CUDA and the Mercury Playback engine, if that's the case you want to go with the GTX 670. Otherwise, go 7970.
  2. i suppose you're gonna be using fraps for recording your gameplay so that's gonna hurt your performance pretty badly unless you have an i7 with HT ON

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($111.71 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1390.53
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 20:51 EDT-0400)

    get that.
  3. Why 750w? Get 600w.
  4. Okay. Just about took every fund in your budget. Its a bit overkill but here ya go.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hcLN
  5. obsama1 said:
    Why 750w? Get 600w.


    for future SLI.
  6. Here is my suggestion


    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.86 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1350.77
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 21:41 EDT-0400)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/ <---- review of that MSI GTX 670 Power Edition Twin Frozr IV w/benchmarks

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_p8-z77v_pro_sandy_bridge_review/1 <----- Review of that motherboard w/benchmarks

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASUS-P8Z77-V-PRO-Motherboard/1529 <----- Review of that motherboard w/benchmarks
  7. xTactical Llama said:
    Okay. Just about took every fund in your budget. Its a bit overkill but here ya go.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hcLN


    Why would you get 2 M4's of different sizes then stick a 2TB in there?
  8. aznshinobi said:
    Why would you get 2 M4's of different sizes then stick a 2TB in there?


    because a console is better than a PC.
  9. Total $1,514

    Case - Existing

    PSU - $100 - Corsair TX750 - 9.5 jonnyguru rating
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    MoBo - $465 - ASUS Z77 Sabertooth MoBo / CPU / RAM Combo - 5 year MoBo warranty
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1064777

    CPU - included - Intel Core i7-3770K Included w/ MoBo combo
    W/ HT for video editing
    $15 promotional gift card w/ purchase, ends 9/16

    RAM - included - (2 x 4GB) G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) included w/ MoBo combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546

    RAM - $42 - (2 x 4GB) G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546

    Cooler - $50 - Hyper 612 PWM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103

    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

    GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII Same

    HD - $110 Caviar Black 1TB - 5 year warranty
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136786

    SSD - $190 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB - 1st Tier THG rated
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226

    DVD Writer - $47 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS w/ Blue Ray
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
  10. ^BS that is Not the TOP nor is it in any way on the same level the Asus 670 TOP is highly factory overclocked, improved cooler,heavily modified PCB, with an efficient VRM design to produce low temperatures, improved voltage regulation circuitry, better Chil controller , also uses specially binned chip. The non top comes with some of that but it does not use specially binned chip this is what sets them apart example the Top will eat a 7970 for breakfast and it's better then all other 670's.
  11. aznshinobi said:
    Why would you get 2 M4's of different sizes then stick a 2TB in there?


    Oops forgot to delete the 128gb one when editing it. O well.
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