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November 7, 2012 3:41:46 AM

Hey, I need help making a gaming pc for next-gen games. So I need the parts for everything. Yes, these are the things I need -
Moniter
Desktop PC
Keyboard
Mouse(I pefer multi-buttoned), and Operating System. (I have other stuff, not related to the PC, ask me if you want to know)

Can the PC have these minimum? -
GTX 650 or above, Readon 7850 or above
8 GB Ram(Any)
1920x1200 Display

I'll be buying it near christmas too.
I will be watching Blu-Ray with my friends, Gaming (Graphical Demanding like BF3)
and Recording Videos.
I might be over-clocking now and then, so try to include a water cooler.
No, I probably can't afford crossfire/sli :p 
I don't need it to be quiet,
I'll be playing Black Ops 2, Battlefeild 3/4, Blacklight Retribution, Planetside 2,
Team Fortress 2, and Grand Theft Auto 4/5

Selected Parts :
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 4:19:57 AM

If you're spending $900+ on a build there's zero point in purchasing an FX CPU - even if its Piledriver based. On that budget it's 3570K or bust. Water cooling is a waste if you're using anything other than a full custom loop. And that can get really expensive.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ 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 ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1109.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I didn't include monitor or peripherals - those things are mainly personal preference.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 4:29:05 AM

^+1 to his build.
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November 7, 2012 4:29:19 AM

A 1920x1200 monitor requirement puts a dent in the budget, 1920x1080 would be easier to fit in. Since you are buying it in December, this is only a general guideline:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP LA2405x 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Mac Mall)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1186.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You can't really fit watercooling into your budget, and you don't need it unless you're doing very extreme overclocking. The air cooler I included will allow you to do a healthy OC without issue.

Peripherals and case are highly subjective, feel free to change those out for something else you like better.

I'd also agree with G-unit that a 3570k is the way to go, I only used the Vishera chip because it was in your requirements list. I'd also note that G-unit's build would put you significantly over budget with the addition of a 1920x1200 monitor and a decent gaming mouse.
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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 4:41:54 AM

ckholt83 said:
A 1920x1200 monitor requirement puts a dent in the budget, 1920x1080 would be easier to fit in. Since you are buying it in December, this is only a general guideline:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP LA2405x 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Mac Mall)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1186.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



I'd drop the SSD and get a 7950 - on any sort of budget any remaining funds go back into the GPU, nothing else really matters. I also wouldn't spend $50 on a mouse on that kind of budget - you can always get the expensive peripherals later.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 5:01:17 AM

I like ckholt's build. I didn't notice the OP's preferences.

The gaming mouse is part of the OP's wishes as well, so I think it's fine.

Though I would agree with dropping the SSD for now, and just use a fast HDD like the Spinpoint.
A 7870 would probably justify this build.
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November 7, 2012 7:44:00 PM

Okay, just got back from classes in collage, So I judged the two builds and here is the First Build :

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
vs AMD 6300 ($130 @ Newegg, I can probably use this and a few extra to buy
a moniter.)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
vs FX Cooler
($24.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) or ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($120)

Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ 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 ($114.99 @ Newegg)


Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
vs Nvida GTX 660 Ti

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
vs NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower
($120)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
(Could I go down to 550W?)
($99.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 7:54:41 PM

Josh1140 said:
Okay, just got back from classes in collage, So I judged the two builds and here is the First Build :

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
vs AMD 6300 ($130 @ Newegg, I can probably use this and a few extra to buy
a moniter.)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
vs FX Cooler
($24.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) or ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($120)

Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ 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 ($114.99 @ Newegg)


Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
vs Nvida GTX 660 Ti

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
vs NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower
($120)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
(Could I go down to 550W?)
($99.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)


My choices would be:

1. i5-3570K
2. Hyper 212 Evo
3. Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
4. Radeon HD 7950
5. If you can get the NZXT Phantom go for it. A lower cost option would be the Phantom 410 (same thing with smaller profile).
6. Yes but only if you plan to run a single GPU.
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November 7, 2012 8:06:27 PM

Yea, only 1 GPU

So does anyone agree? Drop the SDD for the better Graphics Card?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 8:15:59 PM

I agree the ssd is not vital you can always add one later down the road.
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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 8:16:39 PM

Josh1140 said:
Yea, only 1 GPU

So does anyone agree? Drop the SDD for the better Graphics Card?


Yes, absolutely without question.
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November 7, 2012 8:18:53 PM

Okay, I'll be copy and pasting parts, for you to choose.
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November 7, 2012 9:40:13 PM

Yeah, that's a reasonable trade. The SSD can be added as a later upgrade.
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November 7, 2012 9:49:20 PM

Budget - $1,200
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CPU -

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99)

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99)

AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99)
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MotherBoard -

i5 - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ($159.99)

FX 6300 - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 ($84.99)

FX 8320 - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 ($84.99)

____________________________________________________________

Ram -

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB ($71.99)

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB ($36.99)

Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Edition 8GB ($42.99)

_____________________________________________________________

Hardrive (And a Optinal SDD)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB ($84.99)

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB ($72.99)

_____________________________________________________________

GPU/ Graphics Card -

XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB ($224.99)

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ($249.99)

XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB ($314.99)

XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB ($389.99)

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB ($389.99)

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB ($309.99)

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB ($229.99)

______________________________________________________________

Cases -

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK ($119.99)

Rosewill BLACKHAWK ($89.99)

IN WIN BUC Black SECC Steel ($79.99)

________________________________________________________________

Power Supplies -

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAD3-US 650W ($84.99)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ($89.99)

__________________________________________________________________

Mouses -

M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Cyborg ($136.99)

RAZER Naga Molten ($75.99)

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Keyboard -

AZIO Levetron Mech5 ($109.99)

Logitech G510 ($94.99)
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Moniter(s) -

BenQ GW2250 Glossy Black 21.5" ($120.00)

Asus VE248H Black 24" ($189.99)

____________________________________________________________________

Headset -

Corsair Vengeance 1300 3.5mm ($65.99)

Logitech G930 ($119.99)
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Speakers -

Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS ($25.99)

Creative Inspire T10 ($45.99)

______________________________________________________________________

MicroPhones -

Blue Microphones - Snowball ($89.99)

_______________________________________________________________________

Sound Cards -

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe ($85.99)

ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 ($42.99)

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 ($24.99)

________________________________________________________________________

Webcams -

Logitech C920 ($88.99)

Logitech C310 ($45.99)

_________________________________________________________________________

DVD/CD Drives -

LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($79.99)

ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($54.99)

LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($54.99)

__________________________________________________________________________

Controllers -

Logitech F710 ($19.99)

Logitech 963290-0403 Extreme 3D Pro USB Joystick ($22.99)

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Softwere/Games - (Extra Budget = $400)

Fraps, Recording Tool - $37

Battlefield 3/4 - $60

Black Ops 2 - $60

BorderLands 2 - $40

Starcraft 2 - $30

Steam Card - $50

Windows 8 - $100
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Choose which :D 


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a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 9:51:16 PM

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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (32-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($46.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1144.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 9:58:48 PM

Choices and notes in bold:

Josh1140 said:
Budget - $1,200
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CPU -

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99)

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99)

AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99)
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MotherBoard -

i5 - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 ($159.99)

FX 6300 - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 ($84.99)

FX 8320 - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 ($84.99)

Alternate choice for motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Ram -

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB ($71.99)

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB ($36.99)

Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Edition 8GB ($42.99)


None of the above - get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Hardrive (And a Optional SDD)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB ($84.99)

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB ($72.99)

Get this instead for your SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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GPU/ Graphics Card -

XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB ($224.99)

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ($249.99)

XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB ($314.99)

XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB ($389.99)

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB ($389.99)

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB ($309.99)

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB ($229.99)

______________________________________________________________

Cases -

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK ($119.99)

Rosewill BLACKHAWK ($89.99)

IN WIN BUC Black SECC Steel ($79.99)

Alternate choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Power Supplies -

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAD3-US 650W ($84.99)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ($89.99)

Alternate choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Mouses -

M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Cyborg ($136.99)

RAZER Naga Molten ($75.99)

Spending $150 on a mouse is a waste of money initially. Get a cheap keyboard and mouse and then get the good ones later.
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Keyboard -

AZIO Levetron Mech5 ($109.99)

Logitech G510 ($94.99)

See above.
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Moniter(s) -

BenQ GW2250 Glossy Black 21.5" ($120.00)

Asus VE248H Black 24" ($189.99)

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Headset -

Corsair Vengeance 1300 3.5mm ($65.99)

Logitech G930 ($119.99)

Don't get this initially. You can always add one later.
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Speakers -

Logitech LS21 7 Watts RMS ($25.99)

Creative Inspire T10 ($45.99)

Neither. These are like tin can speakers, the speakers built into your monitor will give you better sound quality. Save your money and get better ones later.
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MicroPhones -

Blue Microphones - Snowball ($89.99)

Not needed.

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Sound Cards -

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe ($85.99)

ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 ($42.99)

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 ($24.99)

Not needed.

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Webcams -

Logitech C920 ($88.99)

Logitech C310 ($45.99)

Not needed.

_________________________________________________________________________

DVD/CD Drives -

LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($79.99)

ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($54.99)

LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ($54.99)

__________________________________________________________________________

Controllers -

Logitech F710 ($19.99)

Logitech 963290-0403 Extreme 3D Pro USB Joystick ($22.99)

Not needed. Get an XBOX controller.

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Softwere/Games - (Extra Budget = $400)

Fraps, Recording Tool - $37

Battlefield 3/4 - $60

Black Ops 2 - $60

BorderLands 2 - $40

Starcraft 2 - $30

Steam Card - $50

Windows 8 - $100

Don't include games in your budget.
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Choose which :D 


All the extra stuff you've included will put your build *WAY* over $1200 - and is for the vast majority not needed. And it's completely ridiculous to spend that much money on peripherals and accessories - especially when a lot of that you don't need. You can get this stuff later on.
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November 7, 2012 10:45:19 PM

Sorry about that ._. anyway, thanks for helping me build it. Is there any way to rep you?
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November 7, 2012 10:46:36 PM

Best answer selected by Josh1140.
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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 10:58:56 PM

Josh1140 said:
Sorry about that ._. anyway, thanks for helping me build it. Is there any way to rep you?


Like an agent? Sure! Just don't take a 150% commission... :lol: 
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