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Hello my fellow companions throughout the internet; I'm here today to ask for some reviews and opinions on the new desktop I'm building.

I'm a NL gamer and I need it to be decent to play everything that is a new game, AND I need it to be capable of live-streaming my WoW Raids.


First of all, I have three important parts that I'm keeping: my Case (Haf 922), my HDDs and my PSU (Corsair CX500).


This is the setup I have in mind, considering a 1200USD budget (as seen in Tigerdirect.com [might take suggestions]):

CPU: i7 3770K
MoBo: ASUS Z77 SaberTooth
RAM: 16GBs of Corsair (I'm still considering if I'm going for Vengeance or XMS, opinions appreciated)
GPU: eVGA GTX680
CPU Cooler: Corsair H40


PS. I do not live in the US, therefore, if one is suggesting websites, I need it to have online shopping.


Thanks in advance


Edit: My current resolution is 1440x900, but I intend picking up a 1920x1080 monitor. No SLI intended
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  1. I would get a 3570k, asrock extreme4, 8gb ram, and a 7970 ghz.
  2. that ps isnt that great id upgrade it to a 620watts from seasonic. for better quality and better efficiency.

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€206.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€89.27 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€130.29 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€79.31 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (€355.95 @ Amazon Deutchland)
    Total: €861.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 07:53 CET+0100)

    total price:€861.67

    thats close to ur 1200$ us. i tried getting u the 680 and 3770k but doesnt simply fit in ur 1200$ us budget.
  3. And considering that I might go a little bit further on my budget, I should get the 3770k for a smoother live-stream sessions and video editing, right?

    Also, I don't know if that was the reason, but I'm not in europe either, but still, thanks for the reply.
  4. i7 3770k @ microcenter for $230
    asrock z77 extreme4 @ microcenter for $125
    16 gb pny 1.65v 1600 mhz pc3 12800 ram @ newegg for $70
    evga gtx 680 2gb dedicated @ newegg for $470
    evo 212 cooler @ newegg for $30
    corsair hx750 80 plus gold @ newegg for $150 (will future proof yourself and put your system at optimal power usage)
    total cost = $1075
  5. Football32player32 said:
    i7 3770k @ microcenter for $230
    asrock z77 extreme4 @ microcenter for $125
    16 gb pny 1.65v 1600 mhz pc3 12800 ram @ newegg for $70
    evga gtx 680 2gb dedicated @ newegg for $470
    evo 212 cooler @ newegg for $30
    corsair hx750 80 plus gold @ newegg for $150 (will future proof yourself and put your system at optimal power usage)
    total cost = $1075


    He doesn't live in the US....

    You are not supposed to use 1.65V ram with that CPU. Unless you want to void the CPU warranty.
  6. I dont live in the US right, but I'm having a trip to your country in a few weeks, thus why I asked for links in case you had other suggestions besides TigerDirect.

    So, should I keep the i7 and the 680, instead of saving a bit and going with the i5 and 670 as the other members suggested?


    Cheers
  7. je kan denk ik het beste de i7 laten vallen aangezien je geen video-editing gaat doen, je 680 zou ik lekker houden :)
  8. toine777 said:
    je kan denk ik het beste de i7 laten vallen aangezien je geen video-editing gaat doen, je 680 zou ik lekker houden :)



    Using google translate:
    toine777 said:
    I think the best you can drop the i7 since you not going to do video editing, you 680 should I keep good



    Ok, I do edit videos too. I forgot to mention in the first post

    These are the programms I use the most:
    Sony Vegas
    AfterFX
    Particle Illusion
    Cinema4D for 3d modeling
  9. Best answer
    Alright. So if you want to have the option to do video editing, streaming, 3D work etc. Then go with the i7 3770k(you can still do all of these with a 3570k but if you're planning to do all of these on a daily basis then get the 3770k) If not stick with the i5 3570k. If you feel like you can afford the gtx 680 and don't want to switch to a different gpu then keep it. Its an amazing card ;P. But if you want to save $100 then get a gtx 670. Both of these GTX 670's are amazing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787 I'd also recommend getting a new power supply. I'm not sure if 500w would cut it with the components you have. Theres a seasonic x-850w on sale right now at newegg for $140 PLUS a $20 mail in rebate card so $120. Heres the link for that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102 The motherboard you have is amazing also. Heres some other choices you could go with for your motherboard.

    Asus P8Z77-v Pro $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819

    Asus Maximus V Gene $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H $189 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

    Asrock Z77 Extreme4 $134 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Hopefully this was helpful and good luck with your build! I'm sure it'll be amazing no matter what components you choose!

    EDIT: I just saw that you will be editing. Yes definitely get the i7 3770k. Its worth the extra $100 if you will be doing that on a daily basis.
  10. Potential said:
    Alright. So if you want to have the option to do video editing, streaming, 3D work etc. Then go with the i7 3770k(you can still do all of these with a 3570k but if you're planning to do all of these on a daily basis then get the 3770k) If not stick with the i5 3570k. If you feel like you can afford the gtx 680 and don't want to switch to a different gpu then keep it. Its an amazing card ;P. But if you want to save $100 then get a gtx 670. Both of these GTX 670's are amazing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787 I'd also recommend getting a new power supply. I'm not sure if 500w would cut it with the components you have. Theres a seasonic x-850w on sale right now at newegg for $140 PLUS a $20 mail in rebate card so $120. Heres the link for that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102 The motherboard you have is amazing also. Heres some other choices you could go with for your motherboard.

    Asus P8Z77-v Pro $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819

    Asus Maximus V Gene $199 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H $189 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

    Asrock Z77 Extreme4 $134 @Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Hopefully this was helpful and good luck with your build! I'm sure it'll be amazing no matter what components you choose!

    EDIT: I just saw that you will be editing. Yes definitely get the i7 3770k. Its worth the extra $100 if you will be doing that on a daily basis.



    Thanks for the answer Potential, you definitely answered to every question I had. Since you're not the first one to tell me that I should replace my PSU, I'm considering to go for an Asrock Z77 extreme4 instead, and save some extra money for a more suitable PSU.

    I'm quite satisfied with my Corsair one, so I might take a look into some of their modular PSUs available.

    Thank you, once again.

    Edit: I did find a HX750 (Corsair) for a really good price. I might order that one, since it would fit my desires
  11. Best answer selected by Heinzen.
  12. As I said, I'm not in europe either. I'm from Brazil and will buy these components in the US, hence why I asked for american stores.

    Either way, if anyone read my comment, a HX750 (Corsair) should handle the deal, right? And also, iceblock suggested Vengeance for my RAM, that should be ok, since I agree with the statement, but does anyone else has a different suggestion?
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