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Planetside 2 & LiveStream $1300 Intel PC

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January 6, 2013 12:08:00 AM


Planetside 2 & LiveStream $1300 Intel PC in progress build

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week, and/or Now.

Budget Range: Hopefully under $1300 After Taxes and rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing Planetside 2, Streaming and Recording Planetside 2, Editing said videos of Planetside 2.

Do you need monitor: Nope

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, and Amazon. Almost any other place is ok if the difference is substantial.
I am charged a 10% sales tax for anything from Newegg.com but not for Amazon purchases.

Location: Tennessee.

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes, I want to take advantage of the i5 3570k

SLI or Crossfire: No, I don't need a space heater.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, at the moment, but down the road X2.

Additional Comments: Dust filters or a dust conscious case would be great bonus, my house is dusty. I also want a ~220gb SSD, and a Small (1tb-750gb) but fast HDD

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to be able to play Planetside 2 and Livestream @ 720p in high to ultra settings. PS2 is a CPU intensive game, and I'm tired of running things with 20-35 fps. I want to mildly (3.8ghz) overclock the Cpu down the road, and as far as I've read, the stock cooler will be sufficient for this, but if this isn't true id appreciate what you all know.

This is what I've assembled so far in Partpicker, The things I am uncertain of are the Case, Motherboard, Memory, and PSU. Will what I'm looking for fit into a Mid-tower? Do these components run hot to where a Full tower may be a wiser choice for airflow?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w5nH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w5nH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w5nH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.18 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($103.14 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1273.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 20:58 EST-0500)


I'm pushing my budget with this, especially after taxes, I think i could save alot on my case and PSU, but I really want clean power for audio clarity.
Thank you for your help!
a b å Intel
January 6, 2013 12:48:01 AM

you pick the wrong mobo dude,,,,
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155

get the regular extreme4 ATX mobo for more expansion room, except if you want to fit it in micro atx case
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a b å Intel
January 6, 2013 12:49:36 AM

and this one
Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB
for 4gb version, get gigabyte windfore dude, great cooling and more popular
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