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January 18, 2013 9:35:05 PM

Well I said I wouldn't build a new computer but I guess I have no choice as HP doesn't make a big enough case for gaming. I know that there are a lot of threads about this but I want this one a certain way. My limit is $1000.

I need the case and everything except an OS. I have already purchased Windows 7 AND I already have a monitor to use (w2207.) I want the computer build to lean more to the graphics card and the parts that compliment it in gaming. I do want a decent amount of memory, but it's not a big deal if it's not a huge amount.

A few musts:

GTA IV at full settings w/ small graphics mods
Minecraft with high graphics mods
Latest Need for Speed games at full settings
Skyrim at full settings

I don't want it to be very loud, but some sound isn't going to hurt anything. I would prefer that it doesn't get so hot that I'll get afraid that it'll ruin. I must be able to overclock it, as well.

I also do not want any components that're going to give me trouble constantly, like some people post about.

Any help?



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January 18, 2013 9:38:57 PM

Hi, here's my suggestion :
It has an i5-3570k+good value cooler-good motherboard for overclocking, the case is good for it's value, with a 7950, it will run any game at high settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $959.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Feel free to change anything if you want to.
Like if you don't need a ssd, you can upgrade the card for a 7970 : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100351...
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January 18, 2013 9:44:44 PM

whats ur country of origin, and ur maximum budget and the apps u will use the most?

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January 18, 2013 9:48:42 PM

USA and the rest is up there.
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January 18, 2013 9:57:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yj6b
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yj6b/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yj6b/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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS05-B ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ 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 ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $923.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 18:56 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1000.89
Combo Discounts: -$13.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $12.55
Total: $950.44

that should do it :) 

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January 18, 2013 10:16:28 PM

Only thing I'm kind of worried about is will it play gta iv? It's a crappy port lol
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January 18, 2013 10:19:10 PM

Hi, an i5-3570k + 7950/7970 will run gta iv maxout @1080p with good amount of fps.
Specially since you can overclock the i5.
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January 18, 2013 10:33:01 PM

yes ut will run fine, i run at 1080p max on gtx 660ti at 55fps

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January 18, 2013 11:04:12 PM

Which GPU has the most trouble over time? Like sounds, fan stoppage, etc.
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January 18, 2013 11:56:20 PM

u wont see a big increase from gtx 660ti to 7950,

also doesnt fit in ur budget, id have to get a smaller ssd or less good parts.

up to u seafire.

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January 19, 2013 12:25:31 AM

As in iceclock words : "a 7950 overclocks to levels of a 680 gtx or 7970".
As for the 660 ti, it's good but it's a stock cooler one, the 7950 gigabyte is quieter :) 
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January 19, 2013 12:28:43 AM

660 ti has better stability and driver support

7950 has better OCing abilities and a bigger BUS
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January 19, 2013 12:31:53 AM

They sure are but at its current point, i still have to say it sucks.

7950 is a great card, it would be better if the drivers could make it more stable since the instability comes from the drivers support.
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January 19, 2013 12:37:02 AM

Hi, there's no micro-stuttering with a 7950, that's rubbish.
See the techreport new update, and there's gonna be more drivers updates soon :) 
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January 19, 2013 12:45:29 AM

Hi, didn't you check the latest techreport news ?
You always recommended 7950 cards(today i counted three), it seems because i putted one, you're doing all that show.
My last post in this thread, i gave my suggestions and without bias.
@OP good luck with your future build.
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January 19, 2013 12:50:03 AM

As i have said, drivers suck, 7950 is undoubtedly the stronger one vsing 660 Ti but the drivers are just holding it back.
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January 19, 2013 12:52:52 AM

i recommand usually a 7950, but the gtx 660ti fits better in his budget :p 



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January 19, 2013 7:53:42 PM

Do I need a network adapter for it? I run 6 Meg wireless internet in my house.
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January 19, 2013 7:55:26 PM

yes, what do u want me to recommand u one?

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January 19, 2013 7:58:41 PM

Yes I would.
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January 19, 2013 9:01:44 PM

Well considering that the router is right above my PC with no interference, it works great. Only reason I use it is because there is 3 gaming systems (2 PS3s and 1 xBox) in my house and I don't want to be bothered with running cables everywhere
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January 19, 2013 9:45:18 PM

Iceclock, is the build that you suggested for me like yours? I'm not a big AMD fan but I'm not a Nvidia fanboy.
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January 19, 2013 9:58:50 PM

yes its for u the build. :) 

my pc is similar

i2500+grx 660ti. 16gigs of ram.

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January 19, 2013 10:02:18 PM

Alright, I'm going with yours, iceclock. I've had better experiences with Nvidia than with AMD.
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January 19, 2013 10:13:31 PM

both are good but nvidia is more stable atm. and has adaptive vsync i like alot.

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January 19, 2013 11:19:53 PM

that looks of mediocre quality sorry.

still sticking with my recommandation.

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