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December 23, 2012 6:46:38 PM

Hey all! - just joined and this is my first post :hello: 

I am looking to get some insight on a new build I'm gonna do. Like everyone, I want to get the best bang for my buck. I am generally open to Intel vs AMD. I'm basically looking for the best combination of MB/CPU/RAM/Dual Video Card/PSU...for approx 1k (easy right?)

I play World of Warcraft, Black Ops, Guild Wars, DC Universe etc...I rarely edit videos, but I always have at least a dozen programs going and some of the of are cpu/mem intense. My usual routine has been once every 5-7 years I build a monster pc with great MB that allows me to randomly upgrade according to my needs. ..well its time to create a new monster; but this time I figured id ask for some opinions.

Hardsware I am looking at is:
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2
AMD 8350
Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C10B1RK2 16 Gb
2x Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 OC 1gb


TLDR: if you had 1k to build awesome pc (MB/CPU/RAM/Dual Video Card/PSU) what would you buy.

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December 23, 2012 6:55:50 PM

Hello & Welcome.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1082.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 15:55 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2012 6:59:49 PM

I agree with ilysaml, 3570K is a good CPU for you, either that or a 2500K if you want really good overclocking, and as for video card, the 7870 is worlds better than a 7770 - that'll just hold you back. If you're on a budget, a 3450 or a 3220 will suit your needs welll!
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December 23, 2012 7:01:35 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by JAYDEEJOHN
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January 2, 2013 12:06:32 AM

Ok - so I am going in a bit of a different direction from original post lol (I always seem to end up going bigger). check out my pcpartpicker list below and tell me what video cards would complete the sli/crossfire setup without bottlenecks - I have triple 22" monitors i need to hook up to it (they only have dvi/vga outputs). can you guys maybe give me the top two setups? obviously money will be a factor, but I don't want the setup to choke :/ 

I have an awesome Zalman cpu cooler I can use with a nine dollar adapter and I have a case and compatible PS...I just really need to know what video cards to get to complete it.

Ilysaml - A special thanks for your awesome reply and the awesome website - I had no idea pcpartpicker existed! ..i'm new 'round these parts lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.95 @ B&H)
Total: $664.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 20:41 EST-0500)

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January 2, 2013 2:33:48 AM

No need for i7 3770k if you're mainly gaming.
If you have a quality 750W PSu it wil be fine.
I added a more reliable SSD for the price.
You don't need to cheap put in GPUs, it's the main factor at such a huge resolution.

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1562.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 23:32 EST-0500)
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