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1000-1500 Gaming PC

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November 20, 2012 7:37:29 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month

Budget Range: 1000-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, programming, art, everything else

Parts Not Required: Mouse and headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences:No preference so long as everything will work smoothly

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I mostly play video games so it would need a decent graphics card, I currently only need one and i will pick up a second one for Crossfire/SLI later on. I have built one computer before but I think I might of overpaid for the little power I had. So I turn to you guys to help me, my budget is a bit.... variable but it will mostly stay the same.

More about : 1000 1500 gaming

a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 20, 2012 8:50:19 AM

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 ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($63.36 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
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: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 05:50 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2012 9:09:33 AM

Here's a decent and reasonable setup compatible with your usage.

You can exclude the SSD, but actually it's the most important upgrade you'll ever make.
You can go with a 1TB drive but the price of this Seagate is very good, also it depends on your usage.
You can choose a case of whatever you want, you are the one who will be lookin at it 24/7.
750W for future CF or SLI, it's more than enough.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1275.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 06:12 EST-0500)
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 20, 2012 9:16:07 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.82 @ 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)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1473.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 06:15 EST-0500)
November 20, 2012 6:13:59 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
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 ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($63.36 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
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: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1501.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 05:50 EST-0500)


Thanks but i really need it all to come from a single company ie Newegg.com But ill see if can look up these on newegg (Im sure they are there)
November 20, 2012 6:18:17 PM

ilysaml said:
Here's a decent and reasonable setup compatible with your usage.

You can exclude the SSD, but actually it's the most important upgrade you'll ever make.
You can go with a 1TB drive but the price of this Seagate is very good, also it depends on your usage.
You can choose a case of whatever you want, you are the one who will be lookin at it 24/7.
750W for future CF or SLI, it's more than enough.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1275.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 06:12 EST-0500)


Everything looks good but i like you said i might change the case to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... And possibly up the SSD to a 256GB because I like to store my games that i play most often on my SSD. But otherwise this build leaves me with plenty of money to buy a new TV/Monitor to play on since my current one is about to die (8 Years Old).
November 20, 2012 6:20:48 PM

bigcyco1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.82 @ 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)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1473.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 06:15 EST-0500)


Oh hey a build that has windows included, i almost forgot i need a new copy of 7. Im an idiot lol....
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 20, 2012 7:07:49 PM

Lol!No i don't think your a idiot sometimes s*** happens hahahaha.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2012 10:44:34 PM

Anput said:
Oh hey a build that has windows included, i almost forgot i need a new copy of 7. Im an idiot lol....

I always exclude the OS for particular reasons no need to mention :lol: 
a b B Homebuilt system
November 20, 2012 10:46:26 PM

Anput said:
Everything looks good but i like you said i might change the case to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... And possibly up the SSD to a 256GB because I like to store my games that i play most often on my SSD. But otherwise this build leaves me with plenty of money to buy a new TV/Monitor to play on since my current one is about to die (8 Years Old).

So up the SSD and you're done.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 20, 2012 10:50:03 PM

ilysaml said:
I always exclude the OS for particular reasons no need to mention :lol: 
:whistle: 
November 21, 2012 6:28:24 AM

I may be able to spend up to 2k on the build now so I might try and throw my hand a building a computer ill post it soon and can you guys tell me what you think?
November 26, 2012 1:26:54 AM

CPU:Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage: Intel 330 Series SSDSC2CT240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage: Western Digital WD Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1,483.89
a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 3:49:07 PM

Everything looks sweet except for the SSD, get Samsung 830 or 840 Pro...they are more reliable and performance wise.

Also, you don't need the 3770K for gaming, 3570K performs the same particularly in gaming.

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 has more features and is a hot pick for the Ivy bridge.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 1:18:36 AM

Looks fine to me.I agree you don't need the 3770K for gaming, 3570K performs the same.I don't like ASRock get what you prefer.
November 28, 2012 7:25:50 AM

Well ive only built one computer before so i dont really have a preference yet. But if I dont like it ill just switch it out.

Parts have been ordered and will be here in a couple days :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 7:35:44 AM

So you order the Asrock or Asus motherboard ?
November 28, 2012 8:36:47 AM

ASRock
November 28, 2012 8:37:23 AM

A friend from work also said they were good so i said ill try it
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 8:38:54 AM

awe... i disagree oh well good luck hope it works out enjoy!! :) 
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