$1600 In total Computer Build mainly for gaming

Hi there Toms Hardware Community, thankyou for taking the time to
read my article and suggest a computer build. I will be purchasing the parts in Calgary, AB at http://www.memoryexpress.com/SystemConfig/Default.aspx and I can order them from Newegg or NCIX or Tigerdirect if needed. I will post pictures of the newly built computer after I have put it together. Thanks for your help.
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Approximate Purchase Date: A week or two


Budget Range: $1100


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Browsing, Movie Watching, Downloading Files, Photoshop


Parts Not Required: Need a keyboard, mouse, Logitech G27 Racing Wheel and 24 inch Monitor included in price


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MemoryExpress.com which is in calgary


Country: Canada, Calgary AB


Parts Preferences:


ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX25771


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: Suggest a monitor resolution for my needs, I would like to have good screen quality for 1080p movies & Photoshop


Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, and a dust filter built into the case design


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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1173.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 00:51 EST-0500)

    for monitor i would go something like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/benq-monitor-xl2420t
    120Hz and 1080P

    CM Haf XM has a lot of dust filters but i also like 500R(has fan controller and LED controller but has less dust filters i believe) another awesome case to look at is this one. it is low profile and a very quiet PC
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/antec-case-p280
    and
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr4ti
  2. Quote:
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card


    Not needed.

    Quote:
    Parts Not Required: Need a keyboard, mouse, Logitech G27 Racing Wheel and 24 inch Monitor included in price


    Just get a cheap keyboard and mouse, and get the racing wheel after your build is done.

    Quote:
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)


    If peripherals are needed, leave this off for now.

    Try this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Monitor: Acer V233HAJbd 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $1168.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 01:29 EST-0500)
  3. ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card

    I want this item because I will be using high end headphones (Denon AHD2000) and it has a built in amplifier for the headphones, aswell as virtual 7.1 surround sound.

    Also will 8GB Be enough RAM, and would you suggest I get a higher MHZ Rating, 1600 seems low. Thanks.
  4. sparkoza said:
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card

    I want this item because I will be using high end headphones (Denon AHD2000) and it has a built in amplifier for the headphones, aswell as virtual 7.1 surround sound.

    Also will 8GB Be enough RAM, and would you suggest I get a higher MHZ Rating, 1600 seems low. Thanks.


    You still don't need a sound card no matter how high end your headphones are - the onboard audio will cover up to 7.1 channel on most motherboards.

    You don't need higher than 1600MHz RAM - by default your motherboard runs the lowest speeds and timings it can handle. Intel frowns on using RAM above 1600 and will void warranties if it's discovered you are doing so.
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