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1st build, $1000 Budget

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November 18, 2012 5:17:57 PM

So I want to try building my own rigs now And want a gaming PC that Would run games on max with no problems for the next couple of years

Approximate Purchase Date: December 18-21
Budget Range: $1000-$1300
System Usage: Gaming, Multimedia
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Location: New jersey
Overclocking: Maybe

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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 5:29:56 PM

Hows this ?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1248.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 14:30 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 7:59:05 PM

If you want to max out i'd recommend either a 670 gtx or 7970 ghz edition.
Here my pick :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oerf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oerf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oerf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1264.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Comes with a 670 gtx oc and if you need more power latter on you can still add another one 670 gtx cause the mobo and psu support it.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 8:05:31 PM

djangoringo said:
If you want to max out i'd recommend either a 670 gtx or 7970 ghz edition.
Here my pick :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oerf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oerf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oerf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1264.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Comes with a 670 gtx oc and if you need more power latter on you can still add another one 670 gtx cause the mobo and psu support it.


-the hyper 212 is a better heatsink. zalman stuff tends to have mounting that isnt easy to assemble
-cheaper ram again
-dont get the 840. it uses nand that is lower quality than async nand which is the lowest tier of flash you can get for a SSD. the 840 uses usb quality nand
-the 670 can easily be powered by a 550w. you would want a 750 for SLI
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November 18, 2012 8:23:02 PM

TheBigTroll said:
on max for the next few years? not going to happen.

try this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/odyU


This is a great set up. I would really recommend it !
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 8:29:09 PM

This zalman is more easy to install than the hyper 212, also does a pretty good job as a budget cooler, if he said "Overclocking: Maybe" this one allows to oc the cpu @ a 4ghz, i think whats most important will be 670 gtx or a 7970 ghz in the system for gaming.
I always recommend low profile ram not that expensive.
And yes 550w will be enough for the 670 gtx but the 650w will be enough for sli the two cards while the 550w will not.
SSD ok, switch for a samsung 830 128 gb, my mistake i though it was 840 pro series :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 8:33:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oeKG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oeKG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oeKG/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.22 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1289.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

ok still in the budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 10:39:19 PM

overclocking to 4ghz is nothing when the max turbo is already 3.9ghz

i wouldnt for a gtx 670 especially the power edition
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 11:21:17 PM

I see nothing bad with the msi 670 gtx...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ogcR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ogcR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ogcR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($409.66 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1284.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

another cool build, with the 7970 ghz edition.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2012 11:56:09 PM

there is nothing bad. just saying that the 650w isnt quite enough for the 670 power edition

and change that SSD. anything below 128 isnt worth it. its above 1$/gb
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a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2012 12:12:36 AM

I think a 64 gb ssd for boot os still is better than no ssd at all(ofc i know all 64gb are overpriced), for the 7970 ghz fit on it had to be a 64 gb ssd which by the way is a really good ssd, and i just made enough builds for this thread if anyone has a better recommendation by all means.

The 650w of the xfx is more than enough even for a 690 gtx see : GeForce GTX 690 - 46A (there is a guy running a i7-3770k and a 690 gtx with 550w).

XfX 650w : Single, high power +12V rail (up to 52A/624W)



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a b 4 Gaming
November 19, 2012 9:36:46 AM

the 690 should be using a 650w.

if you uise the 64gb as a cache it would make more sense but using it as a standalone would limit everything you do. the SSD is supposed to store both the OS and some games but SSDs arent supposed to go above 80% capacity or they slow down by large amounts. add onto the fact that 60/64gb SSDs are slow compared to their 128gb models
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