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December 17, 2012 7:36:42 AM

Hey, I'm a pretty big newb when it comes to building a PC. I've done some research, but it's not really coming together.. My budget is 900-1100$ ish. If going from 900$ to 1100$ is an insane difference, then I would wait an extra few weeks for it. Atm I don't have any parts or anything picked out, not even the case..
having problems, and to try for an ATI. If that isn't true then ignore that.

My only preference is an ATI over Nvidia, unless you guys think Ndivia is better. Told by countless people that the nvidia geforce series (what I have atm) has been
I have too little knowledge to know what my preferences should be for what I'm doing, but my friend had a lot of good things to say about the forums here and knowledge you guys have, so I'm hoping you guys might have an idea.

As the title states it's a gaming PC. Currently playing/teaching League of Legends for a living, but I plan to move on to other games when I get my stream/youtube channel up and running (which may take years of hard work, but ya). Which brings me to my stream, which I want a PC good enough to at least stream (Probably through Twitch or Own3d) in 720p at good FPS. At this time I'm only going to be streaming (through Open Broadcaster or Xsplit, probably the former) WarZ (new game similar to DayZ), LoL, Tetris, and Touhou. The last two obviously not requiring much CPU, but will be played at the same time (or at least be open) while playing/streaming either WarZ or DayZ.

And I'm going to be working on videos in the future using Sony Vegas (when I can afford a copy~).

I want to somewhat future proof it of course, which from what I've gathered 1000$~ should last awhile, but I was hoping you guys would be able to spread some light on that, too..

I'm not sure how this website runs, if you guys on the forums here get paid to help others/me figure out their build ect, but in advance I really appreciate all the work and knowledge that you guys do here. Thanks a lot!

p.s I'm probably going to order the parts on newegg (not sure if its going to be worth it for me to learn how to put it together myself or not, probably just going to have them do that), but if there are other websites you can think of as good/better than newegg that I could use then let me know.. thanks again so much

pp.s Going to be on for another hour or so, if you need additional information ask and I will provide asap

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December 17, 2012 8:47:08 AM

Hi, you have a nice budget so i can suggest a good capable build to you thta even includes ssd.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $995.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 05:46 EST-0500)
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December 17, 2012 10:29:21 AM

butremor said:
Hi, you have a nice budget so i can suggest a good capable build to you thta even includes ssd.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $995.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 05:46 EST-0500)


Hey thanks so much for your time/research, everyone's opinion of this list that I've asked so far says it's very good, ty! I have one question though- The case doesn't fully support the motherboard: two 3.0 USB's on the front can't be used I think. You think it might be worth it an extra 10$ or so to get one that does? I think it is, but I ask because I thought there was a reason you chose this one ?
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December 17, 2012 11:10:08 AM

butremor said:
No reason, i just have these templates where some details are chosen just to provide a full perspective, i encourage you to edit list i provided and choose whatever case you want, cos it's you who's gonna be seeing it everyday.

Here's some minimalistic looking cases i can suggest http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210e001
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caso22001


Oh, thanks very much:)  I over thought it! I wasn't sure if all the pieces you chose you based around that case or something, I mean, I figured the case isn't that important but yeah.. suffice to say I'm silly heh. Thanks again:) 
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December 17, 2012 4:11:03 PM

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