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November 15, 2012 2:32:03 AM

Hi my friend is going to build a new gaming pc and he has a budget of 3500$ would these parts do him well and what do you guys recommend for him

Here"s his list of parts we gathered

DVD/Blueray Drive:


Case:


CPU:


RAM:


Motherboard:


Hard Drive:


GPU:


Power Supply:

Liquid Cooling:


Would the liquid cooling be Necessary?

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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 2:39:25 AM

No. You guys seem to have just put together the most expensive parts together and called it a build.

I will tell you with no ill intent that this is the worst build you can ever make with money.

A great gaming PC will only be $1000 to $1500.

Do not buy that. It is a waste of money.
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November 15, 2012 3:15:14 AM

cutebeans said:
No. You guys seem to have just put together the most expensive parts together and called it a build.

I will tell you with no ill intent that this is the worst build you can ever make with money.

A great gaming PC will only be $1000 to $1500.

Do not buy that. It is a waste of money.


Yeah, my gaming PC is just $1300 and it works fine for every game.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($437.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (64-bit) ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1351.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 00:16 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2012 3:23:43 AM

Not to mention that by buying the most expensive parts, you have a rig that WILL NOT work together. XP

Go with Kelvin's rig - it's similar to what I have, and I max out any modern game at 120fps.
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November 15, 2012 3:25:44 AM

OK i will tell him that he should go with Kelvins build since it is his first time building a PC
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November 15, 2012 3:30:08 AM

Yeah but if you don't want the OS, you can cancel and upgrade the Video Card or maybe add a SSD, but I suggest you buy the OS because I have a PC once without genuine OS and bang, everything messed up.
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November 17, 2012 2:00:05 AM

No. First, that Sabertooth is just nice looking, not really that pro in your mind. You don't need water cooling, I prefer air cooling. They are more easy and you don't need that for a gaming PC. Get 8GB is enough. That hard drive is a super overkill, downgrade and get a barracuda 500gb instead, or if you wanted to buy now then you can get the 1TB as newegg has a offered it from $109.99 to $49.99, super cheap! As you downgrade that hard drive, you can add a SSD for your OS, games and apps. You don't actually need a Blu-ray drive and Win 7 Ultimate (overkill), just get a DVD burner and a Home Premium. And that PSU, did you get it by filling up the budget? I LOLed with it hahahaha. Anyway, wait for a sec I rebuild for you. And ah, I think there is a bug on the Video Card, there isn't a price.
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November 17, 2012 2:08:29 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($509.47 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($131.29 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1636.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 23:06 EST-0500)

Yea, some parts were downgraded and some were upgraded based on gaming and your friend's preferences. He don't really need to fulfil $3500, with these specs, he can already buy 2! Or maybe he can save money to buy some donuts and coffees and share some for you and me hahah.
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