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Gaming Build for $900 - 1,200 Need parts

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=N82E16819113286&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA
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  1. 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.
  2. ^+1 to his build.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  8. Yea, only 1 GPU

    So does anyone agree? Drop the SDD for the better Graphics Card?
  9. I agree the ssd is not vital you can always add one later down the road.
  10. Josh1140 said:
    Yea, only 1 GPU

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


    Yes, absolutely without question.
  11. Okay, I'll be copy and pasting parts, for you to choose.
  12. Yeah, that's a reasonable trade. The SSD can be added as a later upgrade.
  13. 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)
    ___________________________________________________________

    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)

    ___________________________________________________________________

    Keyboard -

    AZIO Levetron Mech5 ($109.99)

    Logitech G510 ($94.99)
    ____________________________________________________________________

    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)
    _____________________________________________________________________

    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)

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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
    __________________________________________________________________

    Choose which :D
  14. 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.)
  15. Best answer
    Choices and notes in bold:

    Josh1140 said:
    Budget - $1,200
    ______________________
    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)
    ___________________________________________________________

    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=N82E16813128544

    ____________________________________________________________

    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=N82E16820231546
    _____________________________________________________

    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=N82E16820227791
    _____________________________________________________________

    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=N82E16811352007
    ________________________________________________________________

    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=N82E16817703027

    __________________________________________________________________

    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.
    ___________________________________________________________________

    Keyboard -

    AZIO Levetron Mech5 ($109.99)

    Logitech G510 ($94.99)

    See above.
    ____________________________________________________________________

    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)

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

    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.
    ______________________________________________________________________

    MicroPhones -

    Blue Microphones - Snowball ($89.99)

    Not needed.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    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.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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.
    __________________________________________________________________

    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.
  16. Sorry about that ._. anyway, thanks for helping me build it. Is there any way to rep you?
  17. Best answer selected by Josh1140.
  18. 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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