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First time build, $1500, looking for comment

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September 27, 2012 3:10:41 AM

Hello,

This is going to be the first time building a computer. After doing some research I have made a list of parts, and I’m looking for a compatibility check for the parts and also some suggestion if there might be a better choice. Primarily it’s going to be for gaming with a little web surfing.

I’m thinking my list is pretty good but I am wishy-washy about what video card to get and it’s hard wading through to HD 7950/GTX 670 argument. I am willing to pay a little over $400 for it if necessary. If I do a dual video card it will be in a year or two and I would just buy another of what I have in there if I do it. Since a lot of the conversation about cards has a “depends on what games you want to play” I’ll list my two big ones Eve online and Fallout 3.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully by next Thursday (October 4th)

Budget Range: Around $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (haven’t decided which one yet, not included in price quote)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7, not included in price quote)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com /not wanting to splatter orders all over the place I’m thinking of getting it all from there

Location: North east Indiana

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (maybe higher)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(probably won’t budge on the case, I think it has a lot of pros to it)

Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model ihes112-04
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 27, 2012 5:43:48 AM

8GB of RAM is over kill but it's a cheap way of future proofing. 16GB of RAM is crazy.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $334.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

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.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.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $144.98 save: $15.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99 - $399.99 after $10.00 rebate
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Core Clock 1019MHz
Boost Clock 1079MHz


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