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January 18, 2013 5:51:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1200-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and editing video

Parts Not Required: ****

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ****

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: ******

Overclocking: Need to learn how

SLI or Crossfire: ****

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: I need an monitor, operating system, keyboard, and mouse...... pretty much everything. Want to be able to run up and coming games like Dayz Standalone and ARMA 3

More about : 1200 1500 gaming rig

January 18, 2013 6:03:29 PM

Hi, since you're planning to do video editing i recommend going with an i7 and 16GB ram, also for gaming a 7970:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1436.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It all fits in 1500$, feel free to make the changes you like.
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January 18, 2013 6:08:09 PM

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

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($32.54 @ NCIX US)
Other: 3770k ($229.99)
Total: $1445.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 15:07 EST-0500)


Base Total: $1490.38
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1445.37

all u need for top performance.

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January 18, 2013 6:13:50 PM

not bad proper but for video editing nvidia is prefered, and supports cuda.

but thats ati and isnt the best for video-editing.

also cuda has the following advantages.

Advantages

CUDA has several advantages over traditional general-purpose computation on GPUs (GPGPU) using graphics APIs:
Scattered reads – code can read from arbitrary addresses in memory
Shared memory – CUDA exposes a fast shared memory region (up to 48KB per Multi-Processor) that can be shared amongst threads. This can be used as a user-managed cache, enabling higher bandwidth than is possible using texture lookups.[12]
Faster downloads and readbacks to and from the GPU
Full support for integer and bitwise operations, including integer texture lookups

also got him a sleeker and stealthier looking case, quiet cooler. intel 3770k 230$ at microcenter versus 320$.

64 gb is fine for os for an ssd. and the chronos2 is a smoking ssd.

2tb great for storage and zippy.

the benq is slightly better quality.

better powersupply and more wattage when hes gonna run a slied gtx 660ti.

gaming mouse and keyboard. but ur build is decent still i can say otherwise :) 

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January 18, 2013 6:16:23 PM

Thanks alot guys, I pretty much a newbie at computer builds. I'm going to try it out after hours and hours of youtubing and believing/hoping I wont mess up lol.
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January 18, 2013 6:16:53 PM

so witch build do u prefer?

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January 18, 2013 6:19:51 PM

Hi for compute GPGPU the AMD cards are better, and for gaming also.
Here you are again bashing other builds with things that isn't true, if you don't stop this and keep it to yourself i will have to report you, cause this is unbearable, i put the amazon link, cause for it's the way it should be, not everyone can pick the i7 on microcenter, it's a walk by store only, so i put where everyone can pick it.
Also i think it's best to have a larger ssd and not a hdd, and the corsair cx 600w is fine for a single card, he didn't mention sli or crossfire.
And the asus is an ips monitor, which is good for editing or other things.
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January 18, 2013 6:20:06 PM

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

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($32.54 @ NCIX US)
Other: 3770k ($229.99)
Total: $1445.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 15:07 EST-0500)


Base Total: $1490.38
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1445.37

all u need for top performance.



for the 3770k, he would need a microcenter.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: SteelSeries 62016 Wired Optical Mouse ($38.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1592.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 15:19 EST-0500)

went a bit over but i think you will be pleased with the KB/M

of course you can also lower down the SSD to make it cheaper
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January 18, 2013 6:23:49 PM

I think it would be wise to toss in $30-40 more for a better board that Asrock MB is for penny pinchers
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January 18, 2013 6:34:52 PM

ASrock extreme4 is one of the most cost to performance boards. You could put in a better board if his Budget was higher though but, extreme4 will have all the needs for him.
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January 18, 2013 6:41:54 PM

the cx builder series isnt of great quality. only the cx430m id recommand out of the series.

also im simply stating my opinion, go ahead and try and report me, im respectful and my mission here is to help people.

its not against the rules to speak ur mind and be respectful at the same time.

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.33 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: SteelSeries Zboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master Recon Wired Optical Mouse ($34.65 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1398.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 15:41 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1519.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $1478.85

thanks for the ideas boulder and properbuild@

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January 18, 2013 6:48:35 PM

Hi, you know what you said about those things, like the ssd, monitor,hdd,etc.
An ips is the best option for him, and if you say that the other monitor is better, it's not true, it's probably cheaper but not better, and a ssd with 64GB isn't better than a 128GB or larger independent of the hdd.
It's curious that you made the changes like i suggested :) 
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January 18, 2013 6:59:59 PM

im always open for suggestion, im all for it. i dont mind making the appropriate changes, for whats better for the op.

i dint say its better its just fits better in his budget with the bigger ssd and all.

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January 18, 2013 7:06:53 PM

I would actually would have gone for a 670 for him since he is going for video editing too. It is just that i didn't have a lot of room for his budget.

price to performance i say is 7950 as king but i really like 670 as it consumes a lot less power and is a fairly strong card with great quality.

Your IPS monitor is better, but as i have said, i was trying to make it into his build so i had to go cheap on a few parts.

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January 18, 2013 7:07:54 PM

iceclock said:
im always open for suggestion, im all for it. i dont mind making the appropriate changes, for whats better for the op.

i dint say its better its just fits better in his budget with the bigger ssd and all.


Hi, the monitor you said it was better which isn't and 64GB for a ssd isn't recommended hence my observation, we are here to give advises to the op, not to bash each other.
Boulbox could have a point, depending on how much he plans to game or editing, the 670 gtx could be more balanced for video editing, the 7970 more intended for gaming and compute.

@ op good luck with whatever parts you chose, it's gonna be a good pc :) 
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January 18, 2013 7:09:30 PM

@ properbuilds, 64 gb is fine for an os drive, and the ips u chose was better but doesnt fit in his budget.

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January 18, 2013 7:28:05 PM

The problem is, is that 64GB is enough for just the OS but it is actually a very high price per GB ratio and that is why people usually recommend 128GB SSDs and most of the time 256GB SSDs because they are actually a lot more cheaper if you think about it.
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January 18, 2013 7:28:42 PM

+1 to boulbox, good point mate :) 

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January 18, 2013 7:53:46 PM

Unless you are installing two separate OSs onto one drive, 64 GB is more than enough for an W7/8, Office and a game or two. I just put one into my wife's PC and installed W7 Ultimate, Office 2007 Ultimate and Guild Wars 2 with room to spare. I can't argue that the prices are better per GB on larger SSDs, but if all he wants it for is a boot drive, then 64 GB is fine.
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