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First Gaming build, need help.

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September 25, 2012 8:11:22 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
It's my first build of any kind so I'm pretty nervous. I hope you can help!

Budget Range: 0-1600ish (can go a bit further, but not preferable)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, screen recording while gaming, live streaming

Parts Not Required: I need everything, including peripherals

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe (if too much maintenance, then no)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (same reason as overclocking)

Monitor Resolution: Not really sure, just need best quality (will be screen recording for gaming commentaries and such) for my budget.

Additional Comments: Like I said, I am using this pc mainly for gaming commentaries. I would prefer Razer peripherals but if they end up costing too much, then we can drop it. Also, I'd like to keep in mind ease of installation, considering this is my first build. Also, I do need new heaphones, a camera for video chat (preferably good quality) and an external mic, Like the snowball. Thank You!

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a c 276 4 Gaming
September 25, 2012 8:18:54 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1408.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Add whatever keyboard and mouse you want and you're good to go. I don't suggest those things as they're entirely personal preference.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2012 9:25:34 PM

Most anything on Amazon can be found on Newegg and vice - versa. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Ga... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

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

or...

http://www.microcenter.com/product/361181/High_Current_... $79.99 + $5.99 standard shipping
Antec High Current Gamer 750W Gamer Power Supply HCG-750 80PLUS Bronze

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... $27.99 & 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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $81.53 & 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/MSI-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-N670-... $409.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping| Price after rebate: $399.99
MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N670 PE 2GD5/OC

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.38 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $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://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Prec... $32.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Logitech G400 Optical Gaming Mouse with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Force-Gaming-Headset... $32.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Gaming Headset

Total: $1,383.12 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4... $50.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-002232-Gaming-Keyboa... $55.38 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- review w/benchmarks of that MSI GTX 670

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

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

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=Z77%20Ex... <----- another look at that board

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-comb... <----- another look at that mouse
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a c 276 4 Gaming
September 26, 2012 9:35:50 PM

zared619 said:
Instead of the 660ti, I would go for the 7870 GHz Edition. Its about the same on most games. MSI has the best.

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

Other than that, g unit's build looks fantastic.

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I realized that's almost the same as my build but with a different cooler, video card, SSD, and PSU. I have the 7870 GHz edition and it's a great card.
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