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December 19, 2012 7:12:16 AM

Hello guys!
Im looking to build a gaming pc that i can play latest games on ultra settings or high.
I decided im going with intel I5 3570k and would like to get a nvidia gtx 670.
In the future i would like to add one more video card so if you can recommend a motherboard that will suit that.
This is my first build and i dont really know much about this stuff.And if i need to overclock the cpu,if i need an aftermarket cooler or something.
Also i dont have a monitor.
Thank you

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December 19, 2012 7:27:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month
Budget Range: under 1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming ,movies

Are you buying a monitor: would like too if its possible


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: where is cheaper

Location: van nuys ca
Parts Preferences: wanna get the gtx 670 and i5 3570k

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes want to add another video card in the future
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December 19, 2012 9:19:20 AM

You budget is too small to your preferences. Here's the build and it goes over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.33 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1125.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 06:18 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 19, 2012 2:08:41 PM

Here's my little revision.
You'll need more than 550w if you're going to SLI in the future and I'll have to be against EVGA or any reference cooling cards since they run noisier and hotter than custom ones especially on SLI.

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $973.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 11:04 EST-0500)

That doesn't include a monitor, if your current one has a native resolution of 1920x1080, you're good to go.

Else, here's a great budget monitor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2012 5:46:22 PM

butremor said:
You budget is too small to your preferences. Here's the build and it goes over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.33 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1125.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 06:18 EST-0500)

will this setup be able to run the new games on ultra settings?
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December 19, 2012 6:19:24 PM

danmartis said:
will this setup be able to run the new games on ultra settings?


the build from excella is about as good as it gets for your budget..you'll need the 750w psu to sli..here is a benchmark with the gtx670 for farcry 3

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performan...
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December 19, 2012 6:19:30 PM

If you plan on running dual video cards in the future, make sure you get a power supply that can handle it. Probably 750 watts.
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December 19, 2012 8:32:45 PM

excella1221 said:
Here's my little revision.
You'll need more than 550w if you're going to SLI in the future and I'll have to be against EVGA or any reference cooling cards since they run noisier and hotter than custom ones especially on SLI.

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $973.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 11:04 EST-0500)

That doesn't include a monitor, if your current one has a native resolution of 1920x1080, you're good to go.

Else, here's a great budget monitor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for helping me.
How about a Wii fi card or something that I can use to connect wireless to my router.
And what about those fast boot drives, can I wed one in The future?
And the monitor you recommended is it any good to run games at ultra?
Will I be able to overclock the CPU with this motherboard?
I'm ok if I go 100 our so over the budget.
The only thing I want to be able to upgrade in the future .
Do you think two video cards will be over kill?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 20, 2012 2:50:20 AM

Okay.
Just look for any wifi-card around $15, and insert it on one of the PCI slots.
SSD? sure, you can add one anytime.
Yes, it has good response time, it's basically all the other 21.5" monitors out there but cheaper. Running games on certain settings depend on how powerful your GPU is, the monitor's resolution is 1920x1080, it's easy to look for benchmarks regarding that.
Yes.
Okay, that's good.
The GTX 670 should max almost any game out there, but if you're playing the new games that are very graphic-demanding like Far Cry 3 on Ultra, you might need the extra performance - though another 670 would be overkill. I suggest you get a 120Hz monitor with that to get the most out of the SLI cards.
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