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October 30, 2012 12:15:48 AM

I need help deciding what i should get. Here is what i was thinking:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lR8z

I need an idea for a case it doesn't matter if it has a windowed side panel or lighting it just has to have decent airflow.

I will be using this for mostly games like MoH BF3 Day Z other first person shooters and minecraft and just about anything I decide to throw at it on decent resolutions.

I will also be using it for video editing and recording (PC, and Xbox 360).

Budget:Under $1500

I live in the USA and don't mind buying from online stores as long as they have a good rep.

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October 30, 2012 12:43:02 AM

This looks great, but I would suggest trying to fit an SSD into the remainder of your budget. You can also save some money on RAM, it's easy to find 8GB kits for $25-30 these days. There's also a good chance you don't need 16GB and you could probably just start with 8GB and then, if you discover it's not enough, add another kit later on very easily.

Also you're paying a little extra for the K variant 3770, which only gives you the ability to overclock. If you are planning on overclocking you might want to pick up a 3rd party HSF, and if you're not you could spend a teeny bit less on a locked i7 instead.

There's also a great deal on an EVGA 670 for $340 on newegg right now, can save another $20 there.

For cases, there are about a million options and a pretty big price range. At the entry level, I'd suggest looking at the Antec One, the Zalman Z9 or Z11, the Rosewill Challenger, and the Antec 300 or 302. Stepping up from there, you've got some great picks in the Corsair 400R or 500R, the Antec Eleven Hundred, the NZXT Phantom 410, Rosewill Thor V2, and so on. A lot of it just comes down to which aesthetic you prefer.
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October 30, 2012 12:50:16 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1424.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There you go, it has a larger PSU in case you want to overclock or SLI. It has an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking and low profile ram, so it won't bother the cooler.
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October 30, 2012 12:50:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ 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 ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($312.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $973.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Even if you're going to be doing some video editing, I would highly recommend stepping down from the i7 and going with an i5. Since the i5-3570k is unlocked, you can overclock the snot out of it to squeeze the most performance.

I'm guessing you this rig will primarily used as a gaming rig and will be used for some casual Video Editing on the side, which is why I'm making this recommendation.

You can swap out the Radeon HD7950 I listed in my parts list for something else, however, I'm leaving that in there for the money you could potentially save. Radeon HD7950 overclocks like a beast and performs very close to a GTX670 while costing significantly less.

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October 30, 2012 12:56:31 AM

loresr97 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lRoN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lRoN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lRoN/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1424.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There you go, it has a larger PSU in case you want to overclock or SLI. It has an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking and low profile ram, so it won't bother the cooler.


Great list, however, throw in an SSD and take out the ASUS motherboard. Throw in at least an ASRock Extreme 4 Z77 for the VRM/Power Phases. Even though ASUS boards are very high quality, I just can't get myself to trust the puny Power Phase design for very high OC's.
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October 30, 2012 1:07:00 AM

mocchan said:
Great list, however, throw in an SSD and take out the ASUS motherboard. Throw in at least an ASRock Extreme 4 Z77 for the VRM/Power Phases. Even though ASUS boards are very high quality, I just can't get myself to trust the puny Power Phase design for very high OC's.


My bad I always forget SSD. I'll leave mobo cause i'm not sure if he is even going to OC.
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October 30, 2012 1:09:05 AM

Here you go it has SSD for faster boot.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lRx2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lRx2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lRx2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($71.86 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1496.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 30, 2012 1:13:59 AM

loresr97 said:
My bad I always forget SSD. I'll leave mobo cause i'm not sure if he is even going to OC.

If OP won't take advantage of overclocking, then here's my 2 cents :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ 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 ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.03 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($355.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1246.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 30, 2012 1:19:16 AM

mocchan said:
If OP won't take advantage of overclocking, then here's my 2 cents :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ 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 ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.03 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($355.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1246.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Was surprised about your build's price then realized you forgot monitor.
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October 30, 2012 1:20:31 AM

loresr97 said:
Was surprised about your build's price then realized you forgot monitor.

I'm leaving the monitor for OP to choose :)  This should leave OP ample headroom to choose a very modest 1080p display.
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October 30, 2012 1:27:06 AM

His build has a 24" asus, maybe you removed accidentaly.
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October 30, 2012 1:45:44 AM

All he has to do is add that into the parts list in that case ;) 
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