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September 30, 2012 5:21:39 PM

This New Gaming Pc is for Youtube, Gaming (of course), and Photoshop/Editing.

SLI/Crossfire= Maybe (If in budget)

OS= Needed

Overclocking= If my computer won't explode yes

I need this for BO2, Arkham City, Borderlands 2, etc.


I need a monitor if possible, if not fine. Keyboard and mouse too and I can increase my budget to 850 if necessary.

Thank You I would prefer AMD though. Also a Wireless Card for internet.

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September 30, 2012 5:26:02 PM

If you play Arkham City and Borderlands 2 a lot, it may be a good idea to go with Nvidia for the extra PhysX goodies. They are pretty much the only games that will make good use of PhysX but depending on how much you play them, it's something to think about.
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September 30, 2012 5:37:07 PM

Well it's for Youtube purposes too and Photoshop. I mean when I have time assuming tops 1-4 hours a week due to 4 honors classes then yeah.
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October 1, 2012 4:23:25 AM

I don't understand.

What PC?

What's your budget?

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October 1, 2012 6:34:52 AM

CPU: Intel 2500K CPU or intel 3570k CPU either one is fine $209
MB: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H $149
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB, 64MB cache $79
Video: SAPPHIRE 100312-3L Radeon HD 6950 $169
Mem: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR $39
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October 1, 2012 9:45:25 AM

abekl said:
CPU: Intel 2500K CPU or intel 3570k CPU either one is fine $209
MB: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H $149
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB, 64MB cache $79
Video: SAPPHIRE 100312-3L Radeon HD 6950 $169
Mem: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR $39


But does that allow budget space for O/S, case, psu and cooling?
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October 1, 2012 10:10:01 AM

Depends how much you want to spend on the monitor, some people prefer a monster PC with a cheap 19" monitor others prefer to spend $300+ on a monitor and play games on lowered settings on a nice 27" screen.
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October 1, 2012 11:23:15 AM

Phenom II X4 965 BE
970 Motherboard
Hyper 212+/evo
Radeon HD 7850
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October 1, 2012 11:51:53 AM

rishychawla said:
This New Gaming Pc is for Youtube, Gaming (of course), and Photoshop/Editing.


When u are saying for youtube, i am assuming you will be taking some videos, do some editting, and then uploading them.
I would recommend an i7 system like 2600k or 3770k for them.
I am not too sure where you are, but there computer shop where i am that sell
i7 3770k
8gb gskill memory
ati 7850 graphics card,
h77 chipset motherboard,
case + psu + fan + win7 os,
1TB hdd,

for @1,099. Quite cheap imo, but it is over your budget :sweat: 
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October 1, 2012 2:09:01 PM

bemused_fred said:
But does that allow budget space for O/S, case, psu and cooling?

No. He's going to increase his budget by 200 if he wants a decent machine.
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October 1, 2012 2:38:30 PM

Hi, I have put a list together with all your requirements included: it is almost 100$ over your budget, but i could not cut it down any further without crippling the machine.

case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $40.00
mobo BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $100.00
Ram G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL $40.00
cpu Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220 $129.00
gfx SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $200.00
screen ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR) $155.00 Rebate of 15 included
HDD Seagate 1tb hdd $70.00
ODD LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $18.00
OS MS Windows7 home premium 64bit $99.00
keyb+mouse Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 920-002950 Black 8 Hot Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse $29.00
psu Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-675M 675W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $60.00 Rebate of 30 included

Total $940.00

I rate this is pretty much the cheapest build for what you want to do. (I got all my pricing from newegg)
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October 1, 2012 2:41:52 PM

He doesn't need to increase his budget at all!
We can (or at least i can) build him a very good PC with all the other things for under 850$

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($138.66 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.86 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech Call of Duty: MW3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $808.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The PC i built for him is pretty good.It will play every game at decent settings but admittedly it can get a lot more powerfull if he can spend another 100$ (40% more!)
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October 1, 2012 2:52:35 PM

Kamen_Bg, I think you have a good choice of components. Looking back on the choice of components I have picked, I could have saved a few bucks and brought the total closer to the max budget(850$)
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October 1, 2012 5:00:42 PM

Kamen_BG said:
He doesn't need to increase his budget at all!
We can (or at least i can) build him a very good PC with all the other things for under 850$

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($138.66 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.86 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech Call of Duty: MW3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $808.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The PC i built for him is pretty good.It will play every game at decent settings but admittedly it can get a lot more powerfull if he can spend another 100$ (40% more!)




A4-Tech OP-620 Patented V-Track Wired Laser Optical Mouse ($9 @ newegg)

Rosewill RK-700M Black 104 Normal Keys 12 Function Keys USB Wired Multimedia Keyboard ($9.99 @ newegg)

Save a few bucks( $85 - $15 = $70 ) by downgrading Mouse and Keyboard: take an i5 processor.

i3-2120 - $109 + $70 = i5-2310 2.9Ghz ($179.99 @ newegg)
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October 1, 2012 5:31:44 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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October 1, 2012 7:22:47 PM

Alright, so I am moving budget 950-1000 but monitor, keyboard, and mouse i have already saved 200-300 dollars for. Give me the computer in 950-1000 without the monitor keyboard and mouse. Then add an extra section for the monitor keyboard mouse and os. Thank You! And I have also said, I prefer AMD because I have used Intel but never tried AMD so I want to try AMD.
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October 1, 2012 8:27:49 PM

rishychawla said:
Alright, so I am moving budget 950-1000 but monitor, keyboard, and mouse i have already saved 200-300 dollars for. Give me the computer in 950-1000 without the monitor keyboard and mouse. Then add an extra section for the monitor keyboard mouse and os. Thank You! And I have also said, I prefer AMD because I have used Intel but never tried AMD so I want to try AMD.

there are no good powerful amd cpus..
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October 1, 2012 9:11:18 PM

IamAutiz said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j4Co this should work


Cheaper Motherboard and SSD. Also, can the processor be something else I mean you could get 6 core 3.8 ghz of AMD and 3.4 3750k of intel. So I don't really see how AMD could really be that bad. Can you explain it to me?
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October 1, 2012 9:33:01 PM

rishychawla said:
Cheaper Motherboard and SSD. Also, can the processor be something else I mean you could get 6 core 3.8 ghz of AMD and 3.4 3750k of intel. So I don't really see how AMD could really be that bad. Can you explain it to me?

im not an expert, but for example, the amd fx 8150 is an 8 core cpu at 3.6 ghz or something like that, but they arent 8 physical cores. and also, the technology in intel is thought to be better so physical core for physical core, intel beats amd, the 2500k is even and higher in most benchmarks compared to the fx 8150. were talking 4 vs 8 cores. do you see?
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October 1, 2012 9:40:05 PM

IamAutiz said:
im not an expert, but for example, the amd fx 8150 is an 8 core cpu at 3.6 ghz or something like that, but they arent 8 physical cores. and also, the technology in intel is thought to be better so physical core for physical core, intel beats amd, the 2500k is even and higher in most benchmarks compared to the fx 8150. were talking 4 vs 8 cores. do you see?


Alright but do you think you could still get a better card by using SSD and knocking things down about aka motherboard?
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October 1, 2012 9:57:26 PM

rishychawla said:
Alright but do you think you could still get a better card by using SSD and knocking things down about aka motherboard?

well a 128gb ssd is the same as a 1TB HDD, what you would get is a 30gb and that wont be any good, but ill look into a different motherboard
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October 1, 2012 9:59:01 PM

IamAutiz said:
well a 128gb ssd is the same as a 1TB HDD, what you would get is a 30gb and that wont be any good, but ill look into a different motherboard


All right thanks!!
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October 1, 2012 10:01:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j599 here the thing is the mobo is not sli capable ill change that if you want me too. i changed the RAM too to something cheaper but still very good
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October 1, 2012 10:22:26 PM

2757599,26,1379724 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j599 here the thing is the mobo is not sli capable ill change that if you want me too. i changed the RAM too to something cheaper but still very good[/quotemsg

Based on Tom's Hardware benchmarks, would the 670 or 7970 be better. I mean I need good fps so I can record without lagging so which this do the job?
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October 1, 2012 10:31:00 PM

rishychawla said:
2757599,26,1379724 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j599 here the thing is the mobo is not sli capable ill change that if you want me too. i changed the RAM too to something cheaper but still very good[/quotemsg

Based on Tom's Hardware benchmarks, would the 670 or 7970 be better. I mean I need good fps so I can record without lagging so which this do the job?
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670 does better in bf3, i know that, but either would be better
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October 1, 2012 10:33:28 PM

also, the 7970 is 50 dollars more and it will do better than the 670 but, thats your decision
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October 1, 2012 10:34:00 PM

IamAutiz said:
670 does better in bf3, i know that, but either would be better


BF3 is not my game. Alright so with the 300 extra bucks I'd like to buy a monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse. What would you suggest?
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October 1, 2012 10:35:25 PM

rishychawla said:
BF3 is not my game. Alright so with the 300 extra bucks I'd like to buy a monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse. What would you suggest?

ill look into that
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October 1, 2012 10:42:19 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5mI this is it, it comes to about 289 for those extras. and remember if there is anythin gthat you want to upgrade, then change the case, i used the one i did because i really like it and good build quality, other goood ones are antec and cooler master, and also some of the NZXT cases
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October 1, 2012 11:13:03 PM

IamAutiz said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5mI this is it, it comes to about 289 for those extras. and remember if there is anythin gthat you want to upgrade, then change the case, i used the one i did because i really like it and good build quality, other goood ones are antec and cooler master, and also some of the NZXT cases


Thank you for all your help. BTW what is the best fps to have on a card without lagging with a recording program open. I am very curious because I feel even 40 fps is not enough. Is this true?
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October 1, 2012 11:32:35 PM

rishychawla said:
Thank you for all your help. BTW what is the best fps to have on a card without lagging with a recording program open. I am very curious because I feel even 40 fps is not enough. Is this true?

60 fps is the normal that people go for, and only gamers that hae played a lot, i mean a lot can tell the difference between 60 and 120 fps. but this should be able to get 60 fps on most games at high to ultra settings. so dont worry, on a game like bf3, while recording it might not but again, you said that you dont play that, so you should be fine with this build if you so choose to do it.
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October 1, 2012 11:39:36 PM

IamAutiz said:
60 fps is the normal that people go for, and only gamers that hae played a lot, i mean a lot can tell the difference between 60 and 120 fps. but this should be able to get 60 fps on most games at high to ultra settings. so dont worry, on a game like bf3, while recording it might not but again, you said that you dont play that, so you should be fine with this build if you so choose to do it.


Alright so
i5 3750k
8GB Ram
1 TB Hard Drive
Nvidia 670 or 7970 - debatable still what do you have?
Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard - Gigabyte LGA1155 GA-Z77-D3H ATX
650 W
Windows 7
300R Corsair Blade
Optical Drive

Could a 1k Gaming PC be any better?
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October 2, 2012 11:15:04 AM

I rate those are some pretty good components, nothing much to fault there. I would buy that build (with a radeon 7950) if I had your budget and wanted to buy a pc today.
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October 2, 2012 7:02:16 PM

jihtu said:
I rate those are some pretty good components, nothing much to fault there. I would buy that build (with a radeon 7950) if I had your budget and wanted to buy a pc today.


How come 7950 any special reason? Also, will this be a quiet gaming pc build?
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October 3, 2012 6:19:32 AM

the 7950 overclocks like a boss! Well, most graphic cards seem to generate a certain level of noise. if you want a quit pc, get some water cooling? Then you might have a problem with your budget, maybe compromise?
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October 3, 2012 6:41:47 AM

Hey! Here are my specs for a 1k gaming computer:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...



I've done countless hours of research and I'm happy with these, Hope this helps. You could lower the price by getting the 7850 instead of the 7870, and the 2500k instead of the 3570. and maybe you could get away with cutting back the MOBO. and tossing out the ssd. c:
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