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December 5, 2012 3:48:24 AM

Hello,

With the help of this forum I have finally completed my build. It is primarily for flight simulators, hence the lower GPU and higher CPU. If anyone can improve on anything or notices and compatibility issues it would be greatly appreciated. One thing I am not sure of is the RAM. It says in the description that it is the Intel P55 chipset. I am using a Z77 board to OC the 3570k. Not sure if this would be an issue or not. Thanks!

Sharkoon T9 Value ATX Midi Tower Red(9Bay,USB3,USB2) $69.00
Antec VP-550P 550W Strictly PSU $69.00
Seagate SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache $74.00
G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9D-8GBRL) $45.00
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w Transparent 12cm $36.00
Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge $229.00
Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Elegant Multimedia USB KB & Mouse $13.00
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick $34.50
Samsung SATA Black Internal DVD±RW Drive $18.00
Sapphire HD7850 OC 2G 256Bit GDDR5 PCIE3.0 DVI HDMI 2*MiniDSP $220.00
Asrock Z77-EXTREME4 Z77/4 x DDR3/2 x PCI-E3.0/4 x SATA3/6 x USB3.0/HDMI $134.00
Total : $941.50

Couldnt copy the link to the ram so here are the specs of the website:

Product Specifications:
Main Board: intel
System: Desktop
System Type: DDR3
M/B Chipset: Intel P55
CAS Latency: 9-9-9-24-2N
Capacity: 8GB (4GBx2)
Speed: DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage: 1.5 Volts
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Type: 240-pin DIMM

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December 5, 2012 4:30:04 AM

For $950 you can do way better. Don't include accessories like the joystick in your budget as they're not essential to the build.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ 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 ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 01:29 EST-0500)

Get the accessories after the fact. All you really need for PC gaming is an XBOX controller and a good keyboard and mouse, that's about it. Your budget should focus on what's inside the tower, not what's outside.
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December 5, 2012 4:43:45 AM

g-unit1111 said:
For $950 you can do way better. Don't include accessories like the joystick in your budget as they're not essential to the build.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ 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 ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-05 01:29 EST-0500)

Get the accessories after the fact. All you really need for PC gaming is an XBOX controller and a good keyboard and mouse, that's about it. Your budget should focus on what's inside the tower, not what's outside.


That makes no sense. Why on earth would I purchase a flight simulator computer and not buy a joystick? I dont have a mouse and keyboard so of course I will be buying them. Also, I am in Australia and do not have access to newegg.
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December 5, 2012 4:44:10 AM

If anyone knows about the ram it would be greatly appreciated! = D
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December 5, 2012 3:37:49 PM

Biggles_ said:
That makes no sense. Why on earth would I purchase a flight simulator computer and not buy a joystick? I dont have a mouse and keyboard so of course I will be buying them. Also, I am in Australia and do not have access to newegg.


Oh you should definitely mention that in the first post.

The thing with accessories is that you can always add them in later.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($275.00 @ Scorptec)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $852.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 04:37 EST+1100)

And then the difference will allow you to get whatever peripherals you need.
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December 5, 2012 4:02:49 PM

actually at OP even with your carrot and board and mice included it is still a nice build, you can already buy it as you have a nice cpu and a decent gpu, which you can also upgrade to something else if whatever smiles in your mind.
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December 5, 2012 9:32:31 PM

Thanks for the help, but does anyone know if the ram will work?? I'm going to the store in a few hours.
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