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January 13, 2013 2:55:50 AM

okay, so i am building a new pc from the ground up, and here is the set up that i am planning:

i5 3570k - Amazon $224
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB - Newegg $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type Case - Amazon $43
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013JOO4A/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - Amazon $30
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a...

Asrock z77 extreme4 - Amazon $128
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KTY4A6/ref=ox_sc_a...

PNY 2x4 GB ddr3 1600 pc3 12800 desktop ram - Newegg $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1000w ATX PSU by KENTEK - Amazon $60
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00596U0YQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

OCZ 120 gb SSD - Amazon $88
http://www.amazon.com/Vertex-Solid-State-Drive-OCZSSD2-...

TOTAL COST SO FAR = $888. est $50 in misc stuff like shipping and thermal paste etc.
Also wanting these accessories:


Cyborg Keyboard - Amazon $67
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VOE466/ref=ox_sc_s...

Logitech g700 mouse - Amazon $60
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VAM32E/ref=ox_sc_s...

Turtle beach p11 headset - Amazon $40
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GKD516/ref=ox_sc_s...

ideally i would like to cut costs to be able to get these 3 accessories in my budget lol, so the goal here is to be able to maintain the closest possible to the current performance levels of this build, yet cut as much of the $305 in costs approximately as i can.

P.S. I will be using this pc for EVERYTHING! from elderscrolls online and WOW, to COD and BF3. also will be doing school stuff on it as well as normal browsing. ofc i wanna play all of these games at max settings! please lend your advice on any and every part, including accessories!! i will respond to it all! much appreciated!

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January 13, 2013 3:59:55 AM

It's decent, but you DO NOT need a 1000w psu. You would be fine with a 750w max, and that's if you want to do sli. I don't know if I would trust that psu anyways.
Get the 7950. It is generally stronger and is better at over clocking. If you want to keep about the same performance you could get a 7870 or 660, just make sure the 660 is $15 cheaper than the cheapest 7870. Then look at an i5 3470. that about $80 off already. You could hold off on the cooler, because you can't oc with the 3470.
This motherboard is a lot cheaper, but you won't be able to sli or cfx with it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can cut off the $50 because all of your items have free shipping and you won't need thermal paste. I would also get a hard drive instead because 120gb isn't that much storage, and if you look for a few minutes, you will save some money as well.
There is about $200 off and you will lose almost no performance.
January 13, 2013 4:00:59 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($292.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $775.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 00:56 EST-0500)

no need for an ssd if ur basically gaming,

heres the accessories u want:

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823109191
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant


$59.99
$44.99
1

Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104577
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$49.99
1

Turtle Beach TBS-2145-01 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Ear Force Z11 Wired PC and Mobile Gaming Headset
Item #: N82E16826502024
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$4.00 Instant


$39.99
$35.99
Subtotal: $130.97

subtotal=800+131=931$ total :) 

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January 13, 2013 4:05:44 AM

Don't get a zambezi cpu. It might not be a bad idea to get that mobo and get a 4300, 6300, or 8320 though. The 8320 is only $150 on amazon prime...
January 13, 2013 4:06:41 AM

my build is fine, overclocked runs like a beast mate :) 

January 13, 2013 4:12:12 AM

yeah idk, i think the 3570k is best to go with moving forward, i dont want a completely non future proof desktop! and same with the mobo, it would make me lose in the long run cause i would have to buy entirely new and more expensive gpu instead of just adding another. for the storage.. i have 160 gb on my current pc and im not even at 120 gb usage, so i figured ssd would be best cause its faster and i dont need the storage. NOT going to AMD. good point on the $50 dollars. i would go with a 800w psu cause i plan to add another 660 ti eventually, but i found that 1000w and it has good reviews everywhere i read them.
January 13, 2013 4:15:29 AM

Football32player32 said:
yeah idk, i think the 3570k is best to go with moving forward, i dont want a completely non future proof desktop! and same with the mobo, it would make me lose in the long run cause i would have to buy entirely new and more expensive gpu instead of just adding another. for the storage.. i have 160 gb on my current pc and im not even at 120 gb usage, so i figured ssd would be best cause its faster and i dont need the storage. NOT going to AMD. good point on the $50 dollars. i would go with a 800w psu cause i plan to add another 660 ti eventually, but i found that 1000w and it has good reviews everywhere i read them.

what happened between you and AMD that causes you to hate them so much?
January 13, 2013 4:21:59 AM

i dont hate amd! nothing against it, just prefer to go intel bc all my friends and people i associate with irl have sall intel. i know a ton more about intel and comparisons of intel parts than i do amd, so that is my only reason
January 13, 2013 4:25:35 AM

Football32player32 said:
i dont hate amd! nothing against it, just prefer to go intel bc all my friends and people i associate with irl have sall intel. i know a ton more about intel and comparisons of intel parts than i do amd, so that is my only reason

oh nonono i thought that you hated the graphic card side of amd.they need to either pick gpu's or cpu's because it gets kinda confusing and ya intel>amd until amd get their stuff together

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January 13, 2013 4:25:47 AM
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k well if u dont want amd heres an nvidia, sli capable, intel build, but u aint gonna be able to cut anything off this build, if u want top performance, no way u gonna be able to shed 300$ and get decent performance.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xkXe
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xkXe/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xkXe/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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $803.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 01:24 EST-0500)

cheers

January 13, 2013 4:30:38 AM

Let's be honest intel isn't better than amd for the price. I am really confused on this thread now. I thought that you said you wanted to cut out $300 from your build. The only way you're going to do that is get a cheaper mobo, gpu, and cpu.
January 13, 2013 4:45:56 AM

he did, but if he cuts 300$ he wont get the desired performance, i cut corners and went with a decent 8core amd but he seems to hate amd, so i really dont get it.

January 13, 2013 4:46:48 AM

Best answer selected by football32player32.
January 13, 2013 4:47:26 AM

cheers mate :) 

January 13, 2013 6:51:59 AM

I would get that headset tho, mine broke in 6 months and customer service was an ass
January 14, 2013 12:35:06 AM

I think zephyr means wouldn't lol
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