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Building first gaming pc

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November 13, 2012 9:11:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:Christmas

Budget Range: Under 1400 (preferably 1300)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Dayz mostly but also recording for youtube

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade:ALL?

Do you need to buy OS: Ye


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com
Location: Stafford VA usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.:I would like any on ethat is more powerful for the same price no matter intel or amd

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I am going to use this for battlefield 3 and dayz I need to be able to have on everything on ultra the highest graphics while recording fraps or dxtory for youtube.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2012 9:21:30 PM

it doesn't gets better than this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCUZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCUZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCUZ/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 ($26.55 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Solid 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($306.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($98.50 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1086.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 18:21 EST-0500)
November 13, 2012 9:27:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCXo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCXo/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCXo/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 ($26.55 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($285.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($148.77 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1286.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 18:26 EST-0500)

Destroys those games. Also a decent monitor.

Btw, just get a free os. No need to spend money on it.


a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 13, 2012 10:49:22 PM

A free OS from....

And the i7 is pointless for gaming.

Here's how I would do it.

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 ($26.55 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.79 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($386.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1098.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 19:49 EST-0500)

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