Approximate Purchase Date: Between 11/28/12 and 12/10/12
Budget Range:700 Before Rebates; After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primariliy gaming surfing the web and using photoshop.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade:Everything.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Location: Tampa FL 33617
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900,
Additional Comments: The case can be a regular old box ugly outside but I want the insides to kick!
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current pc has grown to old and decrepit to upgrade to play the newer games out there on the lowest setting, that and I just feel like its time to change after 6 years. Keep in mind I have never built a pc.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 01:41 EST-0500)
some people might say the 3570k is a bit much for a budget build like this but i guess it matters if u want a better gpu
Yes, 100 % the same, the i5-3570k is a waste if you don't know how to oc, and if your playing at that resolution paired with a 650 ti no difference at all and you save money.
Plus you get a good case, better psu and 1.5 TB instead of 1TB.
The graphics card is the same, but with a better brand/model and price.
Wow you are awesome I just have a few questions:
1.Is Ubuntu a good choice for this build
2.How would this build handle the following games: Arma II paired with the Day z mod. Team fortress 2. Minecraft. Left 4 dead. And last but not least could this system handle GTA 4 on low to mid settings?
i dont know anything about ubuntu so cant help you there but if u want to oc go with the 3570k and the evo is a good cheap cooler
i cant really help to much with those games u have listed but there are benchmarks for other more intensive games like skyrim and bf3 check http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/680
Note: these are not the latest drivers for the card most likely
also with the case id look into 1 that u like that also has good features u like just make sure it comes with some good case fans
Also ya djangoringo has a point with ur resolution it will perform even better
I was hoping to avoid having to buy an operating system but if it must be done, so shall it be done! Also if I wanted to learn to OC in the future should I go with the i5-3570k and then buy an after stock cooling fan later? Or tack on the extra 20-40$ right now so I know I will have the capabilities?
If you want to do oc, you'll have to spend more 20$ for mobo, 29$ for cooler and 20$ more for cpu, for a 650 ti it's a more balanced system, the most important in gaming will be the gpu, there will be no much difference between the two cpu (even with oc), the most important thing is to have a quad core with more than 3 ghz.
If you're going to buy the os, it will be over the budget.