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November 26, 2012 10:25:14 PM



I'm not very savvy when it comes to PC so please bare that in mind as I probably don't know all the technical issues, what's good/current in the PC world. I know what parts are involved and their functions to the lamest terms. Thank you in advance for your advice and help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the new year.

Budget Range: $2000 after rebates and deals. Lower if possible to save more money.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, online video streaming, and minimal office work.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Los Angeles CA, USA

Parts Preferences: Learning towards an AMD build

Overclocking: In the future, maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: I mostly play MMO's(WoW, FFXI, etc) so anything slightly above needed for that would be great. As for a tower, I plan on stacking it with as many HD's as possible, so something that can hold many would be great as well as something that has dust filters(if possible). Suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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a c 295 4 Gaming
November 26, 2012 10:47:01 PM

For $2K - do not even think about going AMD. Intel all the way. Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1698.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 13:16 EST-0500)
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November 27, 2012 2:05:18 AM

Thanks a lot. I think I'm gonna give this a try, wish me luck!
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a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 3:03:36 AM

Err, 1024 x 768 monitor res.

Buy a new Monitor as well. G-unit was too hasty and did not notice your monitor.

Get a 1920 x 1080 monitor as well.

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November 27, 2012 3:19:25 AM

ahhh, get EVGA GTX 680 Signature Edition 2GB ($469.99 - amazon) instead and a decent IPS monitor that has low response time.

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November 27, 2012 3:37:08 AM

If you such a budget why not spend the extra dollars on a nice 3770k...but that 3570k is also a boss. I have both.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 3:39:49 AM

No difference in gaming.

i7 3770k and i5-3570k

Waste of money for his uses.

GET A BIGGER MONITOR.
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a c 295 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 3:11:34 PM

cutebeans said:
Err, 1024 x 768 monitor res.

Buy a new Monitor as well. G-unit was too hasty and did not notice your monitor.

Get a 1920 x 1080 monitor as well.


With the difference in my build you can get a nice monitor and any peripherals you want. 1024 x 768 - I'd upgrade that with the new build and use that monitor as a secondary.

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i7 3770k and i5-3570k

Waste of money for his uses.


Agreed there - that money is best spent on a new monitor.
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November 27, 2012 4:52:50 PM

Thanks for all the info and recommendations. I'll look for a new monitor as well.
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