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$1200-1400 gaming desktop

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December 18, 2012 6:41:46 AM

Hi, so i've been picking out parts for my new desktop that'll primarily be used for gaming, and I've come up with this(Mouse, keyboard, and monitor not included).

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($43.48 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($238.01 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec DF-30 ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.43 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1430.85 USD
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 03:39 EST-0500)

Preferably i'd have parts avalible either in Hong Kong(where I live), or an websites like Amazon that allow international shipping, my budget is around $1200-1400, and i'd like to check for compadibility and perhaps better alternatives, Thanks.

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December 18, 2012 7:19:24 AM

You have a newegg link in there? Is newegg viable or are you just linking to show the product? I am not sure how to help if I don't know what you can and can not get a hold of.
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December 18, 2012 7:23:45 AM

No point having an i7 for a gaming rig. Use than extra money to get an aftermarket 680 design. A gtx 670 is much better for the price and performs pretty much the same for much less money.

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December 18, 2012 7:28:51 AM

darth pravus said:
No point having an i7 for a gaming rig. Use than extra money to get an aftermarket 680 design. A gtx 670 is much better for the price and performs pretty much the same for much less money.


I agree the 1155 i7, and even the 2011 i7s have an insignificant amount of performance increase compared to the i5. I would go with an i5 build and look for a 4gb 670/680 depending on your budget.
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December 18, 2012 7:30:50 AM

Okay, i switched the processor to an i5 3570k, the video card to a geforce gtx 670, and the new egg link is only to display the product, sorry for the confusion
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December 18, 2012 7:36:12 AM

VagueSense said:
Okay, i switched the processor to an i5 3570k, the video card to a geforce gtx 670, and the new egg link is only to display the product, sorry for the confusion


That's probably the best build for the money. You should easily get a 4.5ghz out of that and run any game max settings. Make sure the 670 you have has 2 fans. Best 670 on newegg is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 18, 2012 7:41:46 AM

NO point in the 4gb card as you run out of GPU horsepower way before you run out of vram.

Maybe in multi GPU configs.
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December 18, 2012 7:42:58 AM

darth pravus said:
NO point in the 4gb card as you run out of GPU horsepower way before you run out of vram.

Maybe in multi GPU configs.


I disagree, and when I was running skyrim texture mods I thanked god I got the 2GB 6870 compared to the 99percent 1GB majority that said just that. They were hurting, I wasn't. Better to future proof I'd say but either way you are good to go.
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December 18, 2012 7:51:58 AM

2gb is needed for pretty much everything. Skyrim is an exception but it's tough to push over 2gb.

People saying they use much more are misguided. Most games grab as much vram as they can so it's in reserve.

They did tests on 3 1080 screens and only metro ran out of vram. That was highest AA and everything and the 4gb version only had 12 fps at this point.
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December 18, 2012 9:34:37 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($454.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($22.48 @ Amazon)
Total: $1270.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 06:34 EST-0500)
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