$1300-1400 gaming build suggestions?

Uses: Photoshop, Web design, Video editing, Gaming (most important to least)
Built for: aesthetics, overclocking, future proofing, relatively quiet


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.16 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.18 @ Computer Valley)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($238.33 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($175.95 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1334.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I already have:

Logitech g9 gaming mouse
Logitech g15 gaming keyboard
Logitech g51 surround sound
Western digital 2.5 500gb 7200rpm
Western digital 2.5 320gb 7200rpm
Samsung 21.5 inch 1080p
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  1. You could fit a 7950 and an i7 3770k (REALLY GOOD FOR PS AND EDITING) if you took it down a notch on some things that arn't required to be so hefty. You can get a nice PSU that would run that build for like $80, an you don't need liquid cooling if you are going to be editing. Also the Trooper-X case would be perfect, I have it now and its only like $70, it looks good (LEDs, Turbo fan on the side, glass pane, ect..) with those savings, you could get a 3770 (don't get K version as you don't need to OC for editing) and a DD 7950 which has a nice 3GB ram for gaming (bf3 :P)
  2. CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.40 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.48 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($131.73 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.68 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.18 @ Computer Valley)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($384.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.98 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.48 @ NCIX)
    Other: Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM
    Other: Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM
    Other: Samsung 21.5inch 1080p
    Total: $1253.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Better? brought the price down too! maybe i'll get another monitor with the extra cash
    im thinking i should get the k version as its not that much more expensive and in the future i can oc it
  3. StrangeInstance said:
    You could fit a 7950 and an i7 3770k (REALLY GOOD FOR PS AND EDITING) if you took it down a notch on some things that arn't required to be so hefty. You can get a nice PSU that would run that build for like $80, an you don't need liquid cooling if you are going to be editing. Also the Trooper-X case would be perfect, I have it now and its only like $70, it looks good (LEDs, Turbo fan on the side, glass pane, ect..) with those savings, you could get a 3770 (don't get K version as you don't need to OC for editing) and a DD 7950 which has a nice 3GB ram for gaming (bf3 :P)


    On a $1400 rig - avoid Apevia like the plague. They make truly awful cases that are poorly constructed and fall apart easily, I wouldn't recommend them to anybody. Actually avoid Apevia on any budget.

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    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.40 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.48 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($131.73 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.68 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.18 @ Computer Valley)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($384.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.98 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.48 @ NCIX)
    Other: Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM
    Other: Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM
    Other: Samsung 21.5inch 1080p
    Total: $1253.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    That looks pretty good but you don't need two hard drives unless you're setting them up in RAID 0. Go with a 2TB mass storage drive - that will give you all you need.
  4. Or just screw the other HDD and get more SSD?
  5. Aidan900 said:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.40 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.48 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($131.73 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.68 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.18 @ Computer Valley)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($384.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.98 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.48 @ NCIX)
    Other: Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM
    Other: Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM
    Other: Samsung 21.5inch 1080p
    Total: $1253.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Better? brought the price down too! maybe i'll get another monitor with the extra cash
    im thinking i should get the k version as its not that much more expensive and in the future i can oc it


    Yep, very nice build, that sabretooth was overkill for $1400 build :D. Very solid build, good case and PSU, excellent GPU and very nice CPU. Have fun building this!
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