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~2000 gaming build

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November 8, 2012 2:55:44 PM

Here is the build so far, havnt researched parts too much yet.

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
$329.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM
$99.99


COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$159.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
$99.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
$469.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance ...
$30.00 USD Mail-in Rebate
$149.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10
$85.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$218.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
$61.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$59.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$154.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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November 8, 2012 3:03:26 PM

from what i know if its mostly for gaming you should get 8gb ram and dont you hane a friend with an operating system??could save some money...ohh and the cpu if its mostly gaming then an i5 3570k should be enough...get a ssd 128gb....only my opinion...ohh and a cpu cooller in case of OC for later if you want
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November 9, 2012 12:12:31 AM

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A i7 is not needed for gaming. It is essentially an i5 with hyperthreading which is better for video editing and such not gaming. Also 16GB RAM is overkill. Unless you are again doing video editing or heavy duty software, not needed. Most games today don't even pass the 4GB usage mark. Another way to save money is to go with a 670 rather than a 680. There is only a slight performance drop and really can be overclocked easily to match. Try using all these savings to get a better gold certified PSU, and a good CPU cooler like the Noctua D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, or Phanteks PH-TC14PE. These are large coolers, however. Make sure you can fit them in your case. And with CPU coolers also comes RAM conflicts. Get low profile RAM to ensure they do not touch each other. Great selection on everything else though! My personal preference for SSDs is Samsung though...
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November 9, 2012 6:39:30 PM

Poltregeist said:
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A i7 is not needed for gaming. It is essentially an i5 with hyperthreading which is better for video editing and such not gaming. Also 16GB RAM is overkill. Unless you are again doing video editing or heavy duty software, not needed. Most games today don't even pass the 4GB usage mark. Another way to save money is to go with a 670 rather than a 680. There is only a slight performance drop and really can be overclocked easily to match. Try using all these savings to get a better gold certified PSU, and a good CPU cooler like the Noctua D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, or Phanteks PH-TC14PE. These are large coolers, however. Make sure you can fit them in your case. And with CPU coolers also comes RAM conflicts. Get low profile RAM to ensure they do not touch each other. Great selection on everything else though! My personal preference for SSDs is Samsung though...


I completely agree with everything said here. I'd definitely switch out the cooler with something like the D14 and get low profile RAM. But the i7 is not needed for gaming ad neither is 16GB. I think I also might opt for a different SSD. The Mushkin is supposed to be good, but it is Sandforce. You're better off going with a Marvell based drive like the OCZ Vertex 4, Samsung 830, Plextor PX-M3, or Crucial M4.

The Storm Striker is a bad ass case though, I have to admit.
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November 9, 2012 6:48:42 PM

The Storm Stryker is a pretty awesome case. Then again, any white on black case is a good case for me aesthetically. :lol:  Well I might stick with my Switch 810.
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November 9, 2012 6:52:09 PM

Poltregeist said:
The Storm Stryker is a pretty awesome case. Then again, any white on black case is a good case for me aesthetically. :lol:  Well I might stick with my Switch 810.


I love the Switch 810, I wanted to get one but it was way out of my price range so I went with the Corsair 500R instead.
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November 9, 2012 7:00:06 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I love the Switch 810, I wanted to get one but it was way out of my price range so I went with the Corsair 500R instead.


Well now it is only $10 more than the white 500R :D 
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