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December 17, 2012 11:37:16 PM

Hey Guys,
I have been looking at builds with a psychotic obsession. More than ever now that Christmas break is here and money (hopefully) will be flowing more I am closer to affording the build I want. Roughly 1500 dollars. I chose the parts below with a yellow and black color scheme. If there is a bigger case I should get (want to get two 680's or so in future) I mostly game/school work/watching videos/some small photo work. Maybe perhaps downgrade to a 670 and sli those in the future? Tell me what you guys think. Also I wanted a yellow and black color scheme.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ6v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ6v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZ6v/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII S524 77.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)

Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.55 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 800W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)

Other: MSI Z77 MPOWER Optimized (Yellow LED) DDR3 1600 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) Dual Channel 240-pin (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Module Model AVD3U16000904G-2CM ($49.99)
Total: $1360.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 20:10 EST-0500)

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December 17, 2012 11:43:31 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZrw
-Cheaper, you can tack some greens on the GPU side. (However do not buy the 680 as it outperforms the 670 by an extremley small margin
-Added a nice SSD and HDD
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December 17, 2012 11:44:52 PM

Good looking build. I would get 8 GB of RAM because its so cheap.
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December 18, 2012 12:04:10 AM

No point in the VelociRaptor. Get yourself a 1TB drive and an OS SSD if you really are concerned about boot times.
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December 18, 2012 1:04:46 AM

PoplicoMan said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sZrw
-Cheaper, you can tack some greens on the GPU side. (However do not buy the 680 as it outperforms the 670 by an extremley small margin
-Added a nice SSD and HDD









Thanks for your input. I was not sure on whether to get the 670 or 680. I have only been reading up on Nvidia graphics cards. Not sure about the Radeon Graphics card, I only know that crossfire is worse than sli in some cases. That is why I went with Nvidia. Also was looking for a case with a window. Really wanted to go with the black and yellow scheme. IF not that scheme a New England Patriots theme (at least red and blue). I will take up your suggestion with the SSD and the HardDrive and poke around. Thank you very much for your input. Definitely great help. This will be my first build.
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December 18, 2012 1:06:42 AM

avenseth12 said:
Good looking build. I would get 8 GB of RAM because its so cheap.


Isn't the Msi gb kit at the bottom ram? Should I be concerned with any of the parts? I think I will drop down to a 670 still go with the PKNY brand
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December 18, 2012 1:36:46 AM

If your max budget is $1500 I highly recommend this build for $1518. The suggestions above are great if you don't feel like spending your whole $1500 budget, but if you do, here you go. :)  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0Qx
And a cheaper version, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0PG for $1369

The first one I linked is my actual build, if you want cheaper I recommend the second link. GL

EDIT: The PSU is alot cheaper on my build because I am from Canada, so I would take another PSU from someones else suggestion. If you don't plan on overclocking, you can drop the cooler and either use stock cooler, or just downgrade to a hyper 212 Evo which isn't a bad cooler at all.
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December 19, 2012 1:06:11 AM

techdude9 said:
If your max budget is $1500 I highly recommend this build for $1518. The suggestions above are great if you don't feel like spending your whole $1500 budget, but if you do, here you go. :)  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0Qx
And a cheaper version, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t0PG for $1369

The first one I linked is my actual build, if you want cheaper I recommend the second link. GL

EDIT: The PSU is alot cheaper on my build because I am from Canada, so I would take another PSU from someones else suggestion. If you don't plan on overclocking, you can drop the cooler and either use stock cooler, or just downgrade to a hyper 212 Evo which isn't a bad cooler at all.




I like it however I think i would switch the case for a window case then drop down to 1 Tb because I have no need for 2 tb.
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December 19, 2012 1:14:02 AM

This build is what you need.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/taom
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/taom/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/taom/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1363.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 22:13 EST-0500)
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December 19, 2012 3:25:36 AM

kladice said:
I like it however I think i would switch the case for a window case then drop down to 1 Tb because I have no need for 2 tb.

Yep. That's exactly what you should do.
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