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September 20, 2012 10:54:22 PM

Hey Guys,
I am building a new computer sooner or later in the year and I was wondering is these parts would be good.I am planning on making a Gaming Computer less than $1,200.If anyone could give me suggestions on parts that are better or cost less but same performance please go ahead.Thank You.

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600​C9B
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RFBIUU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JLFV7U/ref=ox_sc_a...

Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006TVQTHW/ref=ox_sc_a...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EYV690/ref=ox_sc_a...

Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRN2/ref=ox_sc_a...

OCZ Technology 60GB Agility 3 Series SATA 6Gb per second 2.5-Inch Midrange Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 525MB per second Read and Max 80K IOPS- AGT3-25SAT3-60G​
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Z0S6RU/ref=ox_sc_a...
ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5​ Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/Di​splayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7850-DC2-2GD5​

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 AMD CrossFireX W/HDMI,DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-D3H
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R21K9E/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler with Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1​)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a...

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...
Total Price:Around $1,112.35 (subject to change)

So again if anyone wants to recommend a part that performs the same and cost less or is better, please feel free to post down below.All comments and suggestions are taken.Thanks!
September 20, 2012 10:56:25 PM

Halve the RAM to 8GB, drop the SSD as you don't need it and up the GPU to a 7950. Then you are ready to buy.
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September 20, 2012 11:04:30 PM

Please... Ditch the red color, and include links to your parts. You will get more and better responses.

My comments:

Not a bad list.

8gb is plenty for gaming. No game I know of can use more than 2 or 3gb by itself.
I would go with a low profile ram to avoid interference with your cpu cooler.
And... a 2 stick kit is preferable to a 4 stick kit.

There may be better quality psu's available for a similar price.
Pick a tier 1 or 2 unit from this list. 600w is good.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

60gb is too small, look at 80gb, or preferably 120gb. A SSD will slow down as it gets nearer full.
I would look at Intel 330 or Samsung 850 first for quality.

The graphics card is the real engine of a gaming pc. My rule of thumb is that one should budget twice the cpu cost for the graphics card. A GTX670 or 7970 would be more appropriate.
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September 20, 2012 11:12:49 PM

zared619 said:
You can check this out. It offers some good alternatives.
Run any game maxed out and overclock really well.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i2OE


You might want to edit your list. It contains a 8gb kit using only one stick.
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September 20, 2012 11:16:28 PM

geofelt said:
Please... Ditch the red color, and include links to your parts. You will get more and better responses.

My comments:

Not a bad list.

8gb is plenty for gaming. No game I know of can use more than 2 or 3gb by itself.
I would go with a low profile ram to avoid interference with your cpu cooler.
And... a 2 stick kit is preferable to a 4 stick kit.

There may be better quality psu's available for a similar price.
Pick a tier 1 or 2 unit from this list. 600w is good.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

60gb is too small, look at 80gb, or preferably 120gb. A SSD will slow down as it gets nearer full.
I would look at Intel 330 or Samsung 850 first for quality.

The graphics card is the real engine of a gaming pc. My rule of thumb is that one should budget twice the cpu cost for the graphics card. A GTX670 or 7970 would be more appropriate.

Is it possible (just asking) if you could put up a pcpartpicker.com build?
I really don't know much about computers but a build list would help alot.
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September 20, 2012 11:25:36 PM

TazWuzHereLowlz said:
Is it possible (just asking) if you could put up a pcpartpicker.com build?
I really don't know much about computers but a build list would help alot.


Yea. Just put together a build on pcpartpicker and then post the link. That's how I suggest builds. Everything that geofelt wrote is absolutely true. However, if you just want faster boot and a couple of programs to run faster, you can spring for a smaller SSD. They are getting cheaper every month, and if in the future you decide to go all SSD, you can do that and it will be cheaper than right now.
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September 20, 2012 11:39:41 PM

TazWuzHereLowlz said:
Is it possible (just asking) if you could put up a pcpartpicker.com build?
I really don't know much about computers but a build list would help alot.


It is possible, yes.

But, I really want the user to do the research and put together a list that they feel comfortable with.
You know enough to put together your initial list, and it needs only a bit of tweaking.

Perhaps you can just edit your list if you think my suggestions are good.

As a side note, you can buy a 3570K at microcenter if you live near one for $190.
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September 20, 2012 11:52:31 PM

geofelt said:
It is possible, yes.

But, I really want the user to do the research and put together a list that they feel comfortable with.
You know enough to put together your initial list, and it needs only a bit of tweaking.

Perhaps you can just edit your list if you think my suggestions are good.

As a side note, you can buy a 3570K at microcenter if you live near one for $190.

I like zared's build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i2OE
but some parts I feel like I want a different kind/brand.Like the memory cards the G.skill I wanted a different brand such as Corsair also the Zalman cooler looks weird to me compared to the cooler master.
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September 21, 2012 12:13:57 AM

TazWuzHereLowlz said:
I like zared's build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i2OE
but some parts I feel like I want a different kind/brand.Like the memory cards the G.skill I wanted a different brand such as Corsair also the Zalman cooler looks weird to me compared to the cooler master.


Here some recommendations then.
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master TPC 812
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You would see a price increase of $20.
The Cooler Master TPC 812 is one of the best coolers on the market. I listed the Zalman originally because it does a good enough job and it looks better. To be honest though, the Cooler Master does a better job.
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September 21, 2012 12:37:38 AM

This build allows you to add a second card later in SLI. There isn't any reviews on that board down below for the fact it was just released less than a week ago. That Gigabyte card down below is factory over clocked to the max.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $112.98 save: $10.00 FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

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... $336.98 save: $13.00
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $33.99 & 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.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-So... $16.99 & 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/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

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128... $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

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/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.70 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total $1,072.76 *not including shipping & rebates

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

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case








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
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September 21, 2012 1:20:18 AM

Will the high profile RAM fit with that CPU cooler?
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