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October 22, 2012 4:54:51 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-4 months (maybe sooner)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) would like to stay around 1200-1300 but 1500 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: north carolina, winston salem

Parts Preferences: intel cpu only pref.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i have a 2tb external hd, so id like just a 60-120gb ssd for OS and games...only going to play BF3, company of heroes 2, red orchestra 2 and guild wars 2.

I would like a 24" monitor, decent airflow case, single vid card set up for now.. Looking to get high-max fps outta most games. Do not need mouse or keyboard.

Thanks

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October 22, 2012 5:31:33 AM

No speakers.

What is pile driver? Ive been deployed and still am so im behind. Ibey bridge isnt the newest thing?
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October 22, 2012 2:30:52 PM

I will make you one composition
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October 22, 2012 2:34:11 PM

I just dont have time now, when I have some time I will come back.
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October 22, 2012 3:25:39 PM

mr.jrgong let me point some changes to your build for OP. i5-3570k change to i5-3450.
reason : not everyone needs a k series cpu
Z77 to H77.
reason : no k series means no need for Z77
7970 to 7870
reason : OP's gonna play at 1080p not at 1440p.
change psu from 750 watt to 430 watt corasir
reason : 7870 is very efficient and so is i5.
remove the cpu cooler
reason : no overclocking means no need for cpu cooler
256gb ssd to 128gb ssd
reason : boot drive doesnt need 256gb. so why waste money
these will bring your total cost to about $1000.
no need to over spend when you can do just as well at a lower cost.
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October 22, 2012 3:29:03 PM

mr.jrgong let me point some changes to your build for OP. i5-3570k change to i5-3450.
reason : not everyone needs a k series cpu
Z77 to H77.
reason : no k series means no need for Z77
7970 to 7870
reason : OP's gonna play at 1080p not at 1440p.
change psu from 750 watt to 430 watt corasir
reason : 7870 is very efficient and so is i5.
remove the cpu cooler
reason : no overclocking means no need for cpu cooler
256gb ssd to 128gb ssd
reason : boot drive doesnt need 256gb. so why waste money
these will bring your total cost to about $1000.
no need to over spend when you can do just as well at a lower cost.
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October 22, 2012 3:29:43 PM

Try my build. You get 3D gaming and 7870. If you remove some parts, you can get a GTX 670. And if you don't skim on oil in your car, why skim on CPU cooler on your gig? That is not worth it.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4gS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4gS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4gS/benchmarks/

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4hX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4hX/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4hX/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-206DBKS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VG23AH 23.0" Monitor ($228.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full (32/64-bit)
Other: Nvidia 3D Vision Kit ($127.00)
Total: $1453.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 22, 2012 3:32:01 PM

Quote:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4kC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4kC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/l4kC/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G245HQLbd 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1372.64

Heres something to get you started, its pretty untouchable.


I like the 7970 too but the GTX 670 beats it without OC.
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October 22, 2012 3:40:08 PM

jrgong's build is great. If you want to take full advantage of that 7970 you may want to consider getting a 120hz monitor--I don't know how you could make it fit into your budget now but maybe you could save for it.

I linked you to the one I have because I can personally vouche for it, but it puts you $92 over your upper budget. Maybe just keep it in mind for the future. Trust me, to get the most out of your GPU you are going to want a monitor capable of displaying all those frames.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 22, 2012 6:14:32 PM

I will post my build too because I spend so much time making it.
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October 22, 2012 6:22:21 PM
October 22, 2012 6:45:27 PM

I used exclusively Newegg, so the cost went higher. Also you have not include OS in the budget and the Dell monitor is much better than the Acer one.
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October 22, 2012 6:50:40 PM

Quote:
no it doesnt, not anymore. and you only have 7870 in your build irregardless. And your comment on cpu coolers makes no sense as the noctua d-14 is the best air cooler you can buy.


@thatrandomnincompoop: the op said he wants to overclock, hence the k processor and the cooler. Read the op atleast before you copy/paste.

Here is your "Irregardless" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot5nxmikXVA Hopefully you can learn to master your thought before you type.

And yes Evo 212 DOES OC and OC well. My comment does make sense, get a grip jrgong. And also the original writer didn't say how fast he wants to OC. Evo 212 can OC to 4.5 Ghz. If he wants to go past that, he wants a more capable cooler like D14 sure, that's right.
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October 23, 2012 8:14:36 AM

Thanks stavros, liking that build. Id build one myself but time is kinda short and internet in afghanistan blows!

Will a stock 3570 run bf3 at max? If so, i can hold off on a cooler for a while to bring budget down but if its less than $100 over, id probably go ahead with it.

Also, the 7950 runs the games at max or what? Im a bit behind on the new parts that are out now and will i be in the same boat using the ssd and my external hd as using a ssd and internal? The external is usb 3.0 so its fast and is 2TB
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October 23, 2012 8:26:50 AM

Also, what do you guys think about using an H80 for cpu cooler over an air cooler in the 410 case?

Also, looking for slight OC. 4.0-4.2
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October 23, 2012 9:11:56 AM

Heres what i got so far, if you know of a cheaper place to get the parts, feel free to tell me. I will be going back to kuwait in a few eays for a week, then back here so i will search amazon and other places for cheaper prices since the iternet is better there.

Case: phantom 410 $99
Gpu: XFX 7970 3gb $399 after rebate
Psu: XFX 750w modular $105
Ssd: samsung 830 128gb $110
Cpu cooler: hyper evo 212 $30 after rebate
Mobo: asrock z77 Extreme 6 $170. (would i be just as good going with the extreme 4??)
Cpu: 3570k $230
Ram: g.skill ripjaws 8gb 1600 $40
Os: win. 7 premium $100
Fans: 3 120mm fans $24
Monitor: asus Vs248h-p $185 after rebate

Total before shipping: $1509
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October 23, 2012 10:00:25 AM

Im going to be home in 4 months, just got an email from newegg with sales... Am i pretty save at going ahead and buy stuff now as i seemit on sale so its waiting on me when i grt home or is new cpus going to benout in 4 months?

Asrock extreme 4 is $114 (should i get itmover the extreme 6?) the 6 is on sale for $160

Ocz vertix 3 120gb ssd only $75

10% off all cases

And the ram i want is $5 off. So right there, ive knocked off $96 more dollars, plus all items i just listed ship for free. Some of them are 24hour only sales
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October 23, 2012 4:47:58 PM

Decided to go with the mil. Green corsair c70 case, came with some corsair $17 fan free

Ordered that with $20 rebate and 10% off so came out to be $106
Ordered asrock extreme 4 mobo for $114, came with geil Evo veloce 8gb 1600 ram free
And ordered a ocz vertex 120gb ssd for $75

Saved over $100 right there.
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October 23, 2012 5:40:09 PM

Should i cancel the vertex 3?
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October 24, 2012 6:10:05 AM

The cou is only for instore pick up st microcenter snd there is t one in my state
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