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~$1100 Gaming

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September 18, 2012 7:55:12 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next two weeks

Budget Range: Around $1100 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, general usage

Parts Not Required: OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Country: USA, west coast, near a Microcenter

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, single monitor

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech MK200 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($20.01 @ Amazon)
Total: $1145.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 03:44 EDT-0400)

Getting a standard mouse/keyboard for now. Upgrading later on.

Can you see any way to optimize performance while keeping it at this price range? I'm still not sold on getting an SSD for OS and primary programs. How big of a difference is it, really, aside from boot-up? I will be using programs like Eclipse often.

Would a 7870 be able to play current games at max or close to max settings?

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September 18, 2012 7:58:46 AM

I would ditch the ssd and 7870 get a 670 other than that looks great
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September 18, 2012 9:34:29 AM

@ the OP. You want a 750w psu in order to push two of any of these cards down below including that card you have in your build up top. There isn't any reviews on that board down below for the fact it was just released less than a week ago. It supports SLI and is geared for over clocking. Just add a case and hard drive to this build. btw you lucked out being near a Microcenter. That right there saved you a good chunk of change.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-... $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $152.98 save: $8.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K... $189.99
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $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.microcenter.com/product/380574/AD-7280S-0B_2... $16.99
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.microcenter.com/product/391067/SDSSDP-128G-G...(SSD)# $79.99
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive SSD)

Total: $558.37 *not including shipping & rebates


This is the newer version of that WD Blue. It has 64MB of cache like the WD Black.

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Dri... $84.85 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003


Here's some cards to have a look at.

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $379.99
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N670WF2-2GD

or...

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7950-TWIN-FROZR-3GD5/dp/B007... $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

or...

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Overvoltage-N660TI-PE-2GD5/dp... $309.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $299.99
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition Graphics Card with Triple Overvoltage and Enhanced PWM Design (N660TI PE 2GD5/OC)

or...

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7870-Twin-Frozr-2GD5/dp/B007... $259.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $244.99
MSI Radeon HD7870, 2GB GDDR5, Mini DisplayPortx2, DVI-I, HDMI, PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N660OC-2GD


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDOO/ref=ox_sc_a... $134.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS228HP/ <----- another look at that monitor

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme3/ <----- another look at that Asrock board


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