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[New Build] 1800$ Gaming Build

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September 15, 2012 7:24:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month or two.

Budget Range: The max is 1800$.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: Everything is required, but a monitor. (No need in high-end 200$ mouse and keyboards...)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Non, the thing is that I'm buying it in Israel... And I can't really choose a fav site that most of you will understand (Hebrew....)
Although, if you really can help me, there is the site (Click to enter)
(You can translate it with some browsers; like Chrome) If you do, thank you so much...


Country: Israel.

Parts Preferences: I really like Intel and nVidia.

Overclocking: No.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: I really don't know, it's an 32" Samsung, HDTV...

Additional Comments: Nothing special, just a good air-flow in the case, so the hardware will be very ventilated.
September 15, 2012 7:30:31 AM

The psu will work fine for a single card but I'l tell you right now that the GTX 680 is not recommended on here for the fact an over clocked gtx 670 will run head to head with that card and do it for less.


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- Please copy & paste this on here and let's see what we can do.
September 15, 2012 7:33:30 AM

Yes, it will. Get the GTX 670 instead. It is $100 cheaper while providing 95% of the 680's performance. Get a better case. Raidmax is notorious for bad quality, even with cases.
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September 15, 2012 7:57:34 AM

I've edited the thread itself; please comment with your advice...
September 15, 2012 8:20:30 AM

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September 15, 2012 8:26:57 AM

Should't I get something more serious in means of motherboards and CPU?
Ohh.. I forgot to mention, by this site's prices (Israel) I can afford 7800 NIS, means; 2000$... (Your build is 1300$, it's nice and all, but if I can afford a better one, I prefer that)
I written 1800$ because in Israel we got everything, 16% more than the original price in USA or whatnot...

BTW; the dollar is 3.9 NIS.
September 15, 2012 8:42:14 AM

ImChronos said:
Should't I get something more serious in means of motherboards and CPU?
Ohh.. I forgot to mention, by this site's prices (Israel) I can afford 7800 NIS, means; 2000$... (Your build is 1300$, it's nice and all, but if I can afford a better one, I prefer that)
I written 1800$ because in Israel we got everything, 16% more than the original price in USA or whatnot...

BTW; the dollar is 3.9 NIS.

You don't plan on over clocking and to be honest over clocking doesn't gain you much with these Ivy Bridge cpu's in regards to gaming, and you don't plan on adding a second card later on according to your first post. With that said that board I posted has everything you need. No need to spend money on components that you don't need. Maybe add a storage drive to that build... 1TB or 500GB and a nice case. I saw some nice Fractual Design cases on that site combo'd with Seasonic psu's. That R4 case is a nice looking one and it comes with front 3.0 USB ports.

Israel tends to get hot and dusty so I would add an after market cpu heat sink to that build.
September 15, 2012 8:53:57 AM

Really after thinking about that, you're right.... I just went full retard on the hardware, didn't I?
Thank you so much for your help.
September 15, 2012 8:55:04 AM

This posted build will get you covered. If you want to spend more, you can add a WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD, change RAM to Corsair Vengence 2x4GB and maybe buy an even better GPU like this 7970 (not that 670 is weak, they are both excellent cards)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 15, 2012 9:04:53 AM

XXStavrosXX said:
This posted build will get you covered. If you want to spend more, you can add a WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD, change RAM to Corsair Vengence 2x4GB and maybe buy an even better GPU like this 7970 (not that 670 is weak, they are both excellent cards)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That is Corsair Vengeance I have posted in that build. 2x4GB.
September 15, 2012 9:22:51 AM

Why_Me said:
That is Corsair Vengeance I have posted in that build. 2x4GB.


You are right I am sorry :( 
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