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This is my first gaming build, need your help!

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October 14, 2012 10:54:57 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as I can get the best build assembled

Budget Range: from 1000 to 1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and word(lol)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com newegg.com,
Location: New York

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have just moved to a new city and had to leave my old Mac at home, so I'm looking to build a nice gaming machine that can handle most games. I usually play Diablo 3 and WOW but if I were to build a nice machine I probably would want to start playing more intense stuff.

The Only things that I have already decided on are

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
[url:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504[/url]

GPU
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11197-01-40G
[url:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982[/url]

If you guys could give me tips on what other compatible stuff to get with these things, or if you guys think these are not adequate for gaming please just let me know!

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a c 287 4 Gaming
October 14, 2012 11:05:56 PM

If you get the 7970 make sure to get the GHz edition - it's only a few bucks more and topples the GTX 680 in performance.
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October 14, 2012 11:06:44 PM

Thanks! What exactly changes between the two cards? Would I be able to play anything at a high settage with this build?
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a c 287 4 Gaming
October 14, 2012 11:19:07 PM

morker said:
Thanks! What exactly changes between the two cards? Would I be able to play anything at a high settage with this build?


You'll be able to max out everything with the higher resolutions with the GHz edition. Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-...
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October 14, 2012 11:19:54 PM

Ok Thanks, any other suggestions?
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a c 287 4 Gaming
October 15, 2012 4:34:26 AM

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1408.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 22, 2012 3:04:12 PM

Does anybody have any other suggestions 'cause I would like to start ordering?
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a c 287 4 Gaming
October 22, 2012 4:32:02 PM

morker said:
Does anybody have any other suggestions 'cause I would like to start ordering?


Actually I'd suggest this - it's way less expensive than my original build and includes a Windows license and a better case and PSU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1306.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 22, 2012 6:42:58 PM

I don't see the case you were talking about
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October 22, 2012 6:45:20 PM

What about a wifi card?
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a c 287 4 Gaming
October 22, 2012 7:16:10 PM

morker said:
I don't see the case you were talking about


No wonder it was cheaper. :lol: 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1416.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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What about a wifi card?


Any generic USB wifi adapter will do. Rosewill makes a good one for $15 - it's a better build quality than the T Link is.
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October 22, 2012 7:47:08 PM

what about liquid cooling?
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