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Newb, want to build a gaming PC to last a good while!

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October 16, 2012 11:36:01 PM

Hi
I want to get right to the point here.. I'm a NEWB when it comes to PC's. I'm a set it and forget it gamer, with friends who help me enough to be dangerous. They will help me every step of the way with this build, I just need to piece this together.

I want to be able to play games (BF3 and the like) for the next few years without issues. I would rather be set up nicely to be able to handle the next batch of demanding games if possible.

I have a list of components that I compiled together, and I must say, I NEED HELP! Money isn't really the issue, I just don't want to set up a pc that isn't geared for gaming, and watching movies.

I'm sorry that I haven't done a whole lot of research, I just would like to hear your wisdom so I don't waste a lot of money on components I wouldn't need, or isn't for a guy like me.
That being said, shed some light, please, on what I have here!

MoBo and CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME

Say this ^combo^ is suitable for my needs, what RAM should I be looking for? If
this would be too extreme for a guy like me, can you suggest something more suitable?
Suggestions for a vid card, HD, and any other component would be very helpful as well.

I have a list of everything, I just don't want to go on if this isn't a good start for me.

Thank you very much for any help you would give, and your time!

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October 16, 2012 11:41:08 PM

If you are looking to build a gaming rig, I would highly suggest getting an i5 3570k just to save you a few $$$ :)  Even if money isn't an issue, I would fine it wise to spend the extra $$$ on other components.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $1296.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Something like this should suffice for the next few years in terms of gaming :) 

Also, I just realised this was in the CPU section. You may get more responses if you post in the Systems section next time.
October 16, 2012 11:43:21 PM

You're overkilling this build. It's a myth that you need an i7 to game. You don't. An i5 has the exact same performance for $100 less. The Maximus V is a pretty expensive mobo. Personally, I think you'd be fine with an ASRock Extreme 4. All you need is an 8GB 1600MHz kit for your RAM.

It's pretty hard to recommend parts, even if money is no issue. Give us an estimate of what you want to spend.
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October 16, 2012 11:44:24 PM

AHH! If any mod would be so kind to put this in the system section, I would be greatly appreciative!

Sorry about that.. Total newb here..

Thanks so much for your super FAST comments! I'm going to read in detail now, and post any questions later.. read time.. again, *thank you!*

EDIT: I could spend 22-2500USD if need be, but that is if I need to!
October 16, 2012 11:53:42 PM

obsama1 said:
You're overkilling this build. It's a myth that you need an i7 to game. You don't. An i5 has the exact same performance for $100 less. The Maximus V is a pretty expensive mobo. Personally, I think you'd be fine with an ASRock Extreme 4. All you need is an 8GB 1600MHz kit for your RAM.

It's pretty hard to recommend parts, even if money is no issue. Give us an estimate of what you want to spend.


I appreciate you letting me know I'm overkilling this build.

That is why I'm posting!

again, I'm willing to spend 2500$ on this system if needed. Thanks again
October 16, 2012 11:55:39 PM

Quote:
If you are looking to build a gaming rig, I would highly suggest getting an i5 3570k just to save you a few $$$ :)  Even if money isn't an issue, I would fine it wise to spend the extra $$$ on other components.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $1296.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Something like this should suffice for the next few years in terms of gaming :) 

Also, I just realised this was in the CPU section. You may get more responses if you post in the Systems section next time.


Lots to consider! THANKS!
October 17, 2012 12:51:38 AM

^ +1 to MX-2.

Hyper 212 Plus/EVO is something of personal preference :)  They will roughly cool the same (EVO being a tad better, of course). Just comes down to whether or not you want to spend an extra $6 for 2-3 degrees :lol: 
October 17, 2012 1:09:56 AM

newegg has free 8gb 2x4gb patriot 1600mhz ram with select motherboards atm
October 17, 2012 7:10:26 AM

mocchan said:
^ +1 to MX-2.

Hyper 212 Plus/EVO is something of personal preference :)  They will roughly cool the same (EVO being a tad better, of course). Just comes down to whether or not you want to spend an extra $6 for 2-3 degrees :lol: 



Thanks to all chiming in! VERY helpful site!

Glad I asked my question here!

However, I need to ask a super n00b question yet again..

Can you explain the purpose of this?
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

I bought 1 computer in my life, back in 2001, which is what I'm using now lol
(and it's a dell)

I'm not up to speed with these things.. (thanks for having mercy on me! )

ALSO some tips on picking a monitor would greatly help me as well. Maybe a couple ones to choose from? :) 
THANK YOU
October 17, 2012 4:38:10 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by MouseMonkey
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