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Gaming/Recording/Editing Pc for 1000-1500$

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September 12, 2012 12:24:44 AM

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: 
September 12, 2012 12:44:01 AM

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#module14731235...
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_6...
More Proof: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toxic-hd-7970-eyefi...
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.

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September 12, 2012 12:50:09 AM

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.
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September 12, 2012 12:53:02 AM

Why 750w? Get 600w.
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September 12, 2012 12:56:55 AM

obsama1 said:
Why 750w? Get 600w.


for future SLI.
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September 12, 2012 1:00:41 AM

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_Ed... <---- review of that MSI GTX 670 Power Edition Twin Frozr IV w/benchmarks

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

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASUS-P8Z77-V-PRO... <----- Review of that motherboard w/benchmarks
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September 12, 2012 1:02:06 AM

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?
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September 12, 2012 1:08:42 AM

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.
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September 12, 2012 1:30:34 AM

Total $1,514

Case - Existing

PSU - $100 - Corsair TX750 - 9.5 jonnyguru rating
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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=N82E168...

RAM - $42 - (2 x 4GB) G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler - $50 - Hyper 612 PWM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - $420 - Asus GTX 670 DCII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII Same

HD - $110 Caviar Black 1TB - 5 year warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - $190 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB - 1st Tier THG rated
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Writer - $47 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS w/ Blue Ray
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 12, 2012 1:51:56 AM

^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.
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September 12, 2012 11:11:47 PM

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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