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January 17, 2013 11:59:46 PM

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
2


EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 02G-P4-2662-KR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130826
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$459.98


2


NVIDIA Gift - Assassin's Creed III Game Coupon
Item #:N82E16800999296
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$99.98


1


RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
Item #:N82E16817152035
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$69.99
$59.99


1


G.SKILL Value Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231608
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$77.99


1


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811147153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$59.99
$54.99


1


ASUS P8Z77-V LK ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #:N82E16813131837
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$149.99
$139.99


1


Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822148834
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$129.99
$109.99


1


Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116501
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$329.99


Grand Total: $1,232.92
January 19, 2013 1:27:47 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
January 19, 2013 1:28:27 AM

whats ur full budget, do u need windows. monitor. keyboard.mouse.

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January 19, 2013 2:47:28 AM

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: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($364.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.57 @ Amazon)
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)
Total: $1124.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 23:23 EST-0500)

For a gaming rid, the i7 is pointless. Go with an i5 because games lack the support for hyperthreading. You will be better off with a single card over an SLI setup and I chose the 670 because you can overclock is to reach 680 specs and it is about $70 cheaper. For a build of this caliber, you will definitely want an SSD. Raidmax does not make any reliable PSUs, you definitely can't skimp on this. The one I suggested is modular and from a reliable company. You could get by with 500 or 550W but I put some playroom in there for overclocking on CPU and GPU.
January 19, 2013 1:02:59 PM

Thanks cball1311, awesome information, i do like the i7 ivy for non gaming processing needs (programming) though, i love this setup, if my budget is 1500 usd, would you upgrade anything else?

@iceclock, my full budget for the system components is around $1500 usd, i will be using windows 7 ultimate for the os (already have a copy of the os) the monitor keyboard and mouse are another are on another budget of mine, which is about $600 usd
January 19, 2013 1:25:40 PM

You could get the i7 and 16gb ram if you are going to be doing any rendering, photoshopping, or any other instruction intensive applications. The 670 is a "sweet spot" for performance/price (can play games on high-ultra settings) so stick with that.
January 19, 2013 1:48:11 PM

@cball1311, should i upgrade the psu to something with sli support? or will that psu be sufficient?
January 19, 2013 3:00:50 PM

Ok, here is what i got now:

CPU Intel Core: i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $309.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $24.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $114.99
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $89.99
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $89.99
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $112.98
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB $364.99
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower $60.57
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V $159.99
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $15.99

Total: $1344.47

What do you think?
January 19, 2013 3:10:50 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.68 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($318.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2000-MLON1 Wired Optical Mouse ($32.54 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1559.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 12:10 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1689.12
Mail-in Rebates: -$55.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1639.11

within ur budget with kick ass 27b inch ips panel for good gaming and design :D 
January 19, 2013 4:19:57 PM

@iceclock nice, i think i have the build i'm going to go with, just debating about the case now, i'm kinda split 3 different ways between http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-challengeru3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

in the future i'm going to add a 2nd vid card. I like all 3 cases, but i'm not sure which one would be the best fit for all of the components + best cable management options
January 19, 2013 4:21:14 PM

so whats the build ur going for?

Fractal Design Define R4 is my top pick.

January 19, 2013 4:33:47 PM

HoboCannibaL said:
Ok, here is what i got now:

CPU Intel Core: i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $309.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $24.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $114.99
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $89.99
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $89.99
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $112.98
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB $364.99
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower $60.57
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V $159.99
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $15.99

Total: $1344.47

What do you think?

January 19, 2013 7:54:53 PM

here are some cuts i can do for u.

and modifications

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yslK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yslK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yslK/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: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.68 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1183.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 16:54 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1308.58
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1263.57

January 20, 2013 3:54:04 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)

is an in store pick up only, unfortunately, i would spend way more on gas to get there to pick it up than i would be able to save :( 
January 20, 2013 4:49:57 AM

oops chose that wrong.

here.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yxA1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yxA1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yxA1/benchmarks/

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: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.68 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Other: 3770k 309$ ($309.00)
Total: $1262.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 01:49 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1307.59
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $1262.58
January 20, 2013 6:56:08 PM

awesome information, and thank you to you both for helping me with the build {=^.^=}
January 20, 2013 6:58:50 PM

no problem dude :) 

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