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December 12, 2012 10:40:24 PM

So this is going to be my last post as I have for years been debating on getting a gaming PC, and I have now decided I will. This is my build and was wondering how I can save money in it. I need to get a mouse and keyboard, and was thinki9ng of getting the m400 mouse, but I am not sure about which keyboard to choose as they are pricey. Here it is:


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December 13, 2012 3:26:27 AM

Here, I threw together a rough build to help ya out. Feel free to switch things out such as the case to suit your taste. Try not to overspend in some areas. For example, you don't need a $200 motherboard. A $100 motherboard will more than suit your needs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($155.00 @ Compuvest)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1281.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 00:26 EST-0500)

Also, if you want SLI/Crossfire capabilities, you'll want to switch out the motherboard for something like the ASRock Z77 Extreme4. You'll also want to switch out the PSU I selected for something in the 750 watt range. Just make sure it's 80+ certified. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps; good luck!
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December 13, 2012 4:00:14 AM

This seems really good, one thing is I want to keep it from newegg. I dont really trust microcenter from what I have heard.
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December 13, 2012 4:18:42 AM

oops, my bad. Let me revise that for ya. :) 

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 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Wired Gaming Keyboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1413.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 01:17 EST-0500)

And if you want other cheaper merchants (excluding Microcenter)...

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 ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($155.00 @ Compuvest)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1326.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 01:18 EST-0500)
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December 13, 2012 4:25:21 AM

And to be honest, you really don't need a $75 keyboard. Any wired/USB keyboard will work. You're really only paying for the brand and the extra colored lights, lol. The mouse is more important. And even then, the Razer DeathAdder will more than get the job done for $45.

If you want a cheaper keyboard, I'd recommend the Logitech K120
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December 13, 2012 4:30:44 AM

For a build like this, I would strongly suggest getting at least the Extreme 3 or 4.
You may think you won't do SLI/Crossfire right now, but in the future, who knows.
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December 13, 2012 4:34:59 AM

The build up there ends up equaling my build. This might sound stupid, but I want to stick with the mpower because of the free 8gb ram and wifi and bluetooth dongles.
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December 13, 2012 4:44:33 AM

Throwing out there a bit about the keyboard...

There are three types of keyboards:

1) Basic keyboards. A good one will run you about $20, and will be more than sufficient for your needs. They work EXACTLY the same as the ones right below. (From these, I like the Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000.)

2) So called "gaming" keyboards. These are pieces of $#!@ that are wastes of money. Often they're rip-offs that are built as cheaply as possible, and even when they aren't, all you're getting are, perhaps, a few extra buttons and some lights that you shouldn't ever be looking at anyways. Even if you get the best of these, it won't actually PERFORM any better than a normal keyboard.

3) Mechanical keyboards. These are the cream of the crop - they run about $100+, but if you have the money, are more worth it than anything else. Each key has it's own switch (instead of a sheet of rubber supplying contacts for the entire keyboard), which means that not only will the keyboard never, ever break, (and if it does, it's very easily repairable), but it'll let you press every key at once, and all of them will register. (On a PS/2 connection.)

If you can afford it, do a little research and get a good mechanical keyboard. I have one, and within 5 minutes of opening it, my words-per-minute went up 20 points. And that's from hands that were used to an ergonomic keyboard. (My mechanical keyboard also causes less fatigue than the ergonomic one did, as well. No kidding.)
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December 13, 2012 5:46:00 AM

DarkSable said:
Throwing out there a bit about the keyboard...

There are three types of keyboards:

1) Basic keyboards. A good one will run you about $20, and will be more than sufficient for your needs. They work EXACTLY the same as the ones right below. (From these, I like the Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000.)

2) So called "gaming" keyboards. These are pieces of $#!@ that are wastes of money. Often they're rip-offs that are built as cheaply as possible, and even when they aren't, all you're getting are, perhaps, a few extra buttons and some lights that you shouldn't ever be looking at anyways. Even if you get the best of these, it won't actually PERFORM any better than a normal keyboard.

3) Mechanical keyboards. These are the cream of the crop - they run about $100+, but if you have the money, are more worth it than anything else. Each key has it's own switch (instead of a sheet of rubber supplying contacts for the entire keyboard), which means that not only will the keyboard never, ever break, (and if it does, it's very easily repairable), but it'll let you press every key at once, and all of them will register. (On a PS/2 connection.)

If you can afford it, do a little research and get a good mechanical keyboard. I have one, and within 5 minutes of opening it, my words-per-minute went up 20 points. And that's from hands that were used to an ergonomic keyboard. (My mechanical keyboard also causes less fatigue than the ergonomic one did, as well. No kidding.)


+1

Mechanical keyboards are the shiz. I just can't see myself dropping that much cash on a keyboard, lol. However, this is the OP's decision. If you have the cash, grab one.

With the very limited amount of time I spent searching, here's one of the cheaper mechanical keyboards I can find. It's not the best, but it'll do. It also has a PS/2 connection like DarkSable was talking about. I was going to recommend the Razer Blackwidow mechanical keyboard, but apparently they're out of stock on Newegg.

Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And here's the USB (upgraded version)...

Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 13, 2012 5:48:02 AM

BubbaThing said:
The build up there ends up equaling my build. This might sound stupid, but I want to stick with the mpower because of the free 8gb ram and wifi and bluetooth dongles.


Nah, it's cool. Do what you want. It's your money, not mine, lol. :) 

Good luck!
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December 13, 2012 2:29:51 PM

Ok for now I cant afford a cherry switch keyboard. Is the saitek 8 dollar keyboard any good. Also, should i wait on getting the 212 evo, because I wont be overclocking at all yet. What else should I change, I want to keep the motherboard.
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December 13, 2012 8:22:25 PM

I know this might be the wrong place to ask, but does blender support amd cards for cycles rendering. Ive been looking around, and cant find anything.
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December 13, 2012 9:35:47 PM

DeusAres said:
Nah, it's cool. Do what you want. It's your money, not mine, lol. :) 

Good luck!

Thanks a bunch, found out i can get the extreme 4 for 120 with 8gb ram =D
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December 14, 2012 12:18:28 AM

Ok, another question, should I rather get a hyper 212+ or evo, or save my money to get the cm keyboard. I wont be overclocking yet.
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December 14, 2012 12:37:46 AM

If you're not OCing just yet, the stock fan would be enough to cool your processor.
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December 14, 2012 12:43:22 AM

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December 14, 2012 12:53:40 AM

What about the wifi, any recommendations?
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December 14, 2012 1:23:27 PM

excella1221 said:
Is there any special reason you're sticking with the XFX?

Both the Gigabyte suggested above and this Sapphire has a better custom cooler and it costs practically the same.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I mainly stuck with it becauseit was the cheapest with an overclock
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December 14, 2012 4:01:10 PM

It's easy to OC video cards, the Gigabyte and especially the Sapphire Vapor-X will take you further as well.

That XFX though isn't any cheaper, it only looks like it thanks to the $30 rebates, but after shipping it still costs $300~ so the better investment right now IMO is the Sapphire Vapor-X - it has a higher boost clock than any of those.
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Ok this is the last update, is it any good?
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December 14, 2012 10:41:10 PM

Looks good to me, I give it a go signal.
I don't see an SSD though. It's not a necessity, but it's nice to have especially for builds like these.
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December 15, 2012 12:11:54 AM

How big of an ssd is necessary, for the boot at least. Also, how to rebates work.
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December 19, 2012 8:44:14 AM

128gb is the general consensus of a sweet spot in SSD capacity.

Rebates.... you basically get some of your money back. Just google it. :lol: 
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December 19, 2012 7:20:33 PM

excella1221 said:
128gb is the general consensus of a sweet spot in SSD capacity.

Rebates.... you basically get some of your money back. Just google it. :lol: 

Also, I was wondering if the i5 overclocked to 4.1 would by any chance run the physx on borderlands 2 maybe on low or medium. I ordered the system =D
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December 19, 2012 8:18:58 PM

I'm quite sure you can run physx on borderlands 2 on max settings with the HD 7950.

Here's a vid providing proof. It's running on an AMD phenom x4 965 and a HD 7870. Your specs should be able to handle it without a problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odSnD6cSz5w
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December 20, 2012 4:25:42 AM

Ive found so many different responses. Half the people are saying that there will be a drop of 4-8 fps on medium physx and some are saying there is a huge drop. Has anyone tested it other than the videos. I found this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzEVixM-L4s. He is using an i5 3570k clocked to 3.8, will run it at 55 fps. But he is also using a hd 7970.
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December 20, 2012 4:59:28 AM

Hm, that's difficult. Not sure what to believe. Well, I have heard a lot of people say that ATI cards aren't optimized for physx. I'll do a little more research.
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December 20, 2012 5:37:44 AM

My best advice is to test it yourself. If it doesn't work out and you're not satified, you can send the 7950 back for a refund and then purchase the GTX 670 or GTX 660 Ti.
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