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November 28, 2012 3:43:46 PM

HEY... i need to build a new gaming pc...i need some help...budget less than $1500
this is my choice...


processor: i7 3770
mobo: asus z77 extreme 4
psu: cooler master 750w
ram: g.skill ripjawsX 8gb
hdd:samsung f3 1tb
gpu: gtx 660ti


can you give me other hardware to complete the rig
including the case..

thanks..

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November 28, 2012 8:30:39 PM
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Gaming PCs won't benefit from i7 - better to have the i5-3570K. Also in that price range the 7950 is better than the 660TI.

Try this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ 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: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1402.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 17:30 EST-0500)

If you need monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS I can adjust accordingly.
November 29, 2012 3:27:34 AM

Thanks...but what is the diffrence hdd and ssd
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November 29, 2012 3:39:14 AM

A HDD are what you are mostly likely using right now, they are quite literally spinning magnetic plates that hold your data.
An SSD is based on an entirely different technology, Flash Storage. They are blazingly faster than HDD's with a near non-existent access time.

However the caveat is that SSD's are much more expensive than HDD's. Your standard 1TB HDD can achieve aound 11GB to the dollar, 2TB drives even better than that. Recently SSD have just managed to start toeing the line of $1/GB, with older/low performance ones starting to hit 80c/GB.

So what most people do is buy a small SSD (128GB) and put the OS, drivers and any important programs on there. Then get a HDD to put your big, unimportant files on, so music, movies and documents.

Heres a performance comparison between an SSD and a HDD. Its a relatively old video, so the performance has become even more pronounced. Also prices have dropped a lot, a 128GB drive is roughly $130.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lR0XoHFU6Y
November 29, 2012 5:38:04 AM

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