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December 10, 2012 3:27:01 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rPS3

That's what i got so far, not sure if it's the best, been looking through a couple of threads and seeing what other people are saying. I want a nice looking case and i'll need a lot of storage since i'll be recording a lot of gameplay for my games. My budget is around 1.8k - 2k, and also what's the difference between an i7 and i5?

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December 10, 2012 3:46:16 PM

For gaming, you won't see a difference between the i5 and the i7. The build you have there isn't too bad, but it could use some improvements.

If you have any questions, just ask.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell ST2321L 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1694.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 12:46 EST-0500)
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December 10, 2012 3:54:53 PM

Rosewill CAPSTONE-650 (its a good brand psu the capstone, it's gold plus certified) if one card need and not planning to crossfire(if for multi-gpu i'd prefer a 670 or 680 gtx sli).
Also if your planning to do video editing, stick with the i7 and a better mobo (extreme 6 is not much expensive vs extreme 4).
The monitor you have is a good one, i wouldn't change it for worse.
Go with a samsung 830 256 sdd and a hdd seagate 2TB 7200 rpm.
Also no need to change the gfx card.
As for the case, there are two really good one : nzxt phantom white or corsair 500r white.
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December 10, 2012 4:03:09 PM

Don't plan on X-firing because i heard that OCing the 7970 is just as good as the 670 if not better?
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