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December 27, 2012 6:49:06 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Early next year, between now and the end if Feb.

Budget Range: I would like for the total cost to be less than 850.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I'm a gaming nerd and I upload vids to YouTube.

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: Want a whole new computer

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preferred website.

Location: Edwardsville, Illinois, US of A.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type no prefferance

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 728

Additional Comments: I play high- res games like Skyrim and DayZ. I also like to upload vids to YouTube

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current comPuter cannot handle today's games.

More about : gaming rig 800

a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 7:00:52 AM

Do you need an operating system?
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December 27, 2012 7:07:03 AM

No, sorry, I fixed the thread.
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a c 287 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 7:08:39 AM

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 ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $780.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 04:14 EST-0500)

base build you may want to improve :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 7:19:13 AM

Just sayin, its kind of ironic that your name is AMD Radeon and you are recommending a Nvidia :) 

Also, if the OP says he does not need to overclock, there is no need for the "K"

Although, the option is nice in the future and holds value more.
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December 27, 2012 7:22:29 AM

I don't have any clue as to what overclocking is.
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a c 287 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 7:23:51 AM

^ LOL i am not a fanboy

he can improve more by cheap out on CPU, MOBO, and remove cooler
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December 27, 2012 7:25:30 AM

Going to bed, will check on this tomorrow, thanks guys.
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December 27, 2012 3:34:58 PM

I'm back. Are there any other graphics cards for about the same price, AMD Radeon?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 6:16:43 PM

Lol I wasn't sayin you were, I don't like fanboys either. That's a pretty good card for the price and a little bit more attractive than the 7870 that should be a little bit more.
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December 27, 2012 11:51:27 PM

AMD Radeon said:
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 ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $780.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 04:14 EST-0500)

base build you may want to improve :) 


So, I have no clue about the best computer parts, etc. Do you believe that this setup is good for a hardcore gamer? I like to play games on med-high settings.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2012 12:08:06 AM

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 728 :o 

Get a new monitor with the pc lol...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $783.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

And yes, the card and cpu will do for 1080p gaming with med/high settings with good fps...
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December 28, 2012 12:17:15 AM

Thanks, and I'm just used to 1024, I have bad sight.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2012 12:34:02 AM

So you want to keep on that really low resolution ?
Cause any of those cards will be a waste for that resolution, even a 650 gtx non ti will do for 1024x768
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December 28, 2012 12:48:59 AM

I am willing to change my resolution, of course
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December 28, 2012 2:53:33 AM

I'm still up for suggestions, also, I don't want a new monitor. Thanks.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2012 3:05:12 AM

Does your monitor support 1080p resolution ?
Cause like i said for 1024x768, you really don't need much...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $554.87


or if your monitor supports up to 1080p :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $743.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 28, 2012 3:49:07 AM

djangoringo said:
Does your monitor support 1080p resolution ?
Cause like i said for 1024x768, you really don't need much...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $554.87


or if your monitor supports up to 1080p :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $743.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Yes, it does support 1080p
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2012 3:53:22 AM

Then get the second build, the 670 gtx is out of stock at this moment, but it will be back soon, at the price it's the best bang for the buck.
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December 28, 2012 4:11:42 AM

Are all of the parts that you have recommended good for gaming? Will it be able to run games like Skyrim on med-high graphics?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2012 4:15:59 AM

It will run skyrim 1080p maxout at ~60 fps even with mods, yes you'll be able to run any game @1080p with high settings.
An i5 ivybridge and 670 gtx, you couldn't get any better.
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December 28, 2012 4:33:20 AM

Oh, cool, thanks!
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December 29, 2012 8:04:59 AM

I'm going to take the best suggestions and make the best comp out of all.
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December 31, 2012 4:24:49 AM

Still taking suggestions.
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December 31, 2012 5:10:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $821.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 14:10 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 6:27:41 PM

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.66 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $783.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 15:27 EST-0500)
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