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January 6, 2013 12:21:46 PM

Hello.

I would like some feedback regarding a new build. It's a budget gaming pc; all parts will be bought
locally, in Lebanon - Beirut.

The games I normally play are: Skyrim, Fallout NV, Hitman Absolution, Crysis 2, Far Cry 3, League of
Legends, Battlefield 3, CODMW3, and so on. Note that the following build will have to play at
1920x1080. Eye candy is not so much of a factor to a certain extent.

I would like to reach a stable 4.5GHz rating on the K series cpu. Can the motherboard pull that off? Should I need an aftermarket cooler?

CPU: Intel i5-3570K $264
Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL-50K $147
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) KHX1600C9D3B1/4G $27
VGA: Gigabyte GV-R777OC-1GD Radeon HD 7770 1GB DDR5 or MSI GeForce N650-MD1GD5-OC GTX 650 1GB DDR5 both at $161
Case: Thermaltake V3 VL800M1W2N $59
HDD: WD 1TB WD10EZEX 7200RPM SATAIII 64MB $87
DVD: LG GH24NS90-24X DVDRW $26
PSU: Gigabyte GE-N500A-C2 PoweRock 500W $55
LED: LG E2242C 21.5" LED 1920x1080 $160

A total of $986.

I am aware that parts are otherwise cheaper abroad, but it's less of a hassle.

Any input is appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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January 6, 2013 1:07:08 PM

For $1000 gaming build you can do much better. I put a HD 7770 in my $400 build lol. This sounds like a pre-built website that builds it for you. HD 7770's are like $100 not $160. Build your own it will be alot more performance per dollar.
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January 6, 2013 1:10:40 PM

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $929.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 10:10 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2013 4:44:22 PM

I did build my own. As I said, I'll be purchasing the parts from a local store. Shipping to Lebanon is kind of a hassle. I am well aware that prices abroad are much cheaper, but that's what I have to make do with.

I appreciate the suggestions. Prices in this country are ridiculous.
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January 6, 2013 5:06:58 PM

I've thought of something else. Which one seems better off?

CPU: Intel i3-3220 $131
Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL-50K $147
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) KHX1600C9D3B1/4G $27
VGA: Palit NE5X56T01142 GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB DDR5 $296
Case: Thermaltake V3 VL800M1W2N $59
HDD: WD 1TB WD10EZEX 7200RPM SATAIII 64MB $87
DVD: LG GH24NS90-24X DVDRW $26
PSU: Gigabyte GE-N500A-C2 PoweRock 500W $55
LED: LG E2242C 21.5" LED 1920x1080 $160

A total of $988.

Considering the games I have posted earlier and whichever ones are similar, which setup seems more suitable?
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January 6, 2013 5:22:05 PM

Neither. You definitely want the i5 for multiplayer fps's, unless you don't play competitively... but you don't need a 3570k. Get a 3450, and an h77 motherboard (Look at AsRock - Intel themselves don't make amazing motherboards) and a 7870, and you'll be golden.
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January 6, 2013 5:23:04 PM

Bigger display, 21 inches is way too small. Display is the most important part to me then GPU then CPU, ram etc. Go at least 24" if not 27" you wont be disappointed. Spend the extra or save it up and go bigger. Get a 128gb SSD for Windows and a few games will load so much faster and worth the extra it cost.
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January 6, 2013 5:27:28 PM

I've got a 15.6" laptop and a 19" wide lcd. I'm not that interested in screen size to be honest.
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