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November 19, 2012 11:44:10 AM

Hi,
I am purchasing a new custom desktop. I wish to minimize the cost but at the same time have a decent setup which will allow many of the current games and future ones on high setting.

The specs are as follows:
Motherboard: Intel DX79SL extreme series
Processor: Intel Core i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition
RAM: Kingston Hyper X 8gb DRR3 16000 (x2)
SSD: Kingston hyper x SSD 240 GB
Hard-disk: SEAGATE SATA 1TB 7200 RPM
Graphics card: ASUS HD 7870 2GB DDR5
DVD Writer: Poiner BD writer
Case: CORSAIR C70
Power supply: CORSAIR HX1050
CPU cooler fan: COOLER-MASTER CNPS11X
OS: Windows 7 ultimate pack 64bit

I have already decided to change the processor to a i7 3930k, a smaller hard disk and cheaper windows 7 edition.
Any other options that will save money and have minimal performance changes would be helpful.

Thank you in advance,
Regards George P66

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November 19, 2012 12:15:04 PM

With a 7870, you probably won't need all of that processing power. A 3960x or a 3930k would be overkill. If you have your heart set on a ton of cpu, I'd suggest a nice i7-2600k or an i7-3770k if you want to use PCIe3.0 with your GPU. Also, I couldn't find your motherboard anywhere on Google? Can you link me? And if you plan to get the 7870, you won't need that much PSU either. 850w should be enough (but stick with Corsair's PSUs. And for the heatsink, you're going to need a lot more than the one you listed, if I'm correct. I'd suggest a Noctua NH-D14 if you have your heart set on air cooling, or a Corsair H80 with the 2600k/3770k, or mabye if an H100 if you want to do some strong overclocking. Also, you're going to need some faster RAM if you want to OC. I'd think a nice 2133 RAM kit would do nicely. Also, it'd be better to have 4 modules of 4GB each than 2 of 8GB. More memory bandwidth. And for a motherboard, I'd suggest this--> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 19, 2012 12:21:13 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ 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 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.88 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1323.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

For gaming purposes the i5-3570k will be enough with a 670 gtx.
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November 19, 2012 12:22:54 PM

well if you want to minimize your spendings why would you go for the high end x79 chipset? that chipset is designed for multiple graphics cards giving you 16x pcie lanes for each card. cheaper lga 1155 will give you 16x lanes for a single card or 8x 8x for dual cards. extreme processor is 1 grand, you can get a good 3xxxk unlocked processor for 300 bucks. you also have a 1000w power supply which is an overkill unless you will be running dual card config. you have basically picked a high end motherboard with cpu and a mid end video card. your build is not balanced
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November 19, 2012 1:11:22 PM

Hi.
I'll just leave this here
It's a highly improved version of djangoringo's build.

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 ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1609.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 10:11 EST-0500)

It's going to allow you to play almost every game at its maximum settings even if you don't overclock it.
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November 26, 2012 7:21:01 AM

Best answer selected by George P66.
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