1100$ Budget PC

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: First Weeks of October.

Budget Range: 1100$ after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon.

Location: Florida

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, and Video Card any brand.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: Preferably an i7 Processor.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is old and slow.
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  1. here:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CL-P0466 86.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.65 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.10 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1097.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 23:44 EDT-0400)

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  2. Idroid, I got 2 questions, 7950 or 670? and do the ram memory spikes affect the cooler?
  3. Thanks Idroid! That gives me a good shopping list to start with.
  4. loresr97 said:
    Idroid, I got 2 questions, 7950 or 670? and do the ram memory spikes affect the cooler?


    GTX670! damn....i forgot about the ram, here: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9
  5. lol thank you!
  6. I'd get a 7950 over a 670 and a better quality SSD and bigger case.
  7. Smeg45 said:
    I'd get a 7950 over a 670 and a better quality SSD and bigger case.


    Show me at least 3 benchmarks from trusted sited where it shows the 7950 beating the GTX670.
  8. They don't but the difference between the two isn't that big. I have a 7950 and can't imagine a 670 being significantly better.

    It doesn't matter of the number of benchmarks either. If it isn't with current drivers and relevant hardware, it is meaningless.
  9. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp/B006TVQTHW/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347775157&sr=1-6 $61.28 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347775087&sr=1-2 $65.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304 $84.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347695888&sr=1-1 $215.99 & 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 $32.42 & 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 $20.49 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_3?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347672097&sr=1-3 $65.52 & 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_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347126230&sr=1-1&keywords=sandisk+128+gb+ssd $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
    SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7950-TWIN-FROZR-3GD5/dp/B007NG3WR2/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347775458&sr=1-2&keywords=7950 $329.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $314.99
    MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5/OC

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_z $91.05 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $1,100.66 *not including rebates
  10. How come that is the only SSD you recommend Why_Me?
  11. azeem40 said:
    How come that is the only SSD you recommend Why_Me?

    Price and that Toggle NAND controller. $89.95 with free shipping is a tough one to beat.
  12. I see.
  13. I'll suggest the "SAMSUNG 8GB DDR3 1600 low voltage kit (MV-3V4G3D/US)" for RAM, given it's overclocking potential and small-form (30NM build) which won't interfere with a large CPU cooler. It's only ~$4 more than the G.skill ram suggested by idroid.

    Newegg link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
    Overclock.net link: http://www.overclock.net/t/1210482/samsung-2x4gb-low-voltage-ddr3-1600-kit-ocing-to-2400-discussion
  14. Samsung's 830 is a better SSD than that Sandisk model.
  15. mysteryos said:
    I'll suggest the "SAMSUNG 8GB DDR3 1600 low voltage kit (MV-3V4G3D/US)" for RAM, given it's overclocking potential and small-form (30NM build) which won't interfere with a large CPU cooler. It's only ~$4 more than the G.skill ram suggested by idroid.

    Newegg link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
    Overclock.net link: http://www.overclock.net/t/1210482/samsung-2x4gb-low-voltage-ddr3-1600-kit-ocing-to-2400-discussion

    Seriously who messes with over clocking their RAM with these 1155 boards? Back in the day it was the thing when over clocking your cpu was dependent on the RAM but those days ended with the release of Sandy Bridge hence the reason CL9 is selling off the hook.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226245 $55.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015
  16. Smeg45 said:
    Samsung's 830 is a better SSD than that Sandisk model.

    It is? Why is that? The Samsung uses a Toshiba Toggle NAND controller and the Sandisk uses a Sand Force Toggle NAND controller. Both are proven solid. So again what makes the Samsung a better SSD than the Sandisk?
  17. Why_Me said:
    It is? Why is that? The Samsung uses a Toshiba Toggle NAND controller and the Sandisk uses a Sand Force Toggle NAND controller. Both are proven solid. So again what makes the Samsung a better SSD than the Sandisk?


    Sandforce has never been reliable in my experience. No to mention Samsung built its design by itself from scratch.
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