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January 20, 2013 10:01:50 PM

So I've been watching a few vids on putting a computer together looks pretty straight forward,(virgin line)it will be my first time. I'm making a choice now on a alienware or building my own computer I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on the alienware I'd be dumping about 2800 into it. I was wondering how much it would be to build a computer that would allow max frame rates on Warcraft
Starcraft 2, and diablo while recording and streaming gameplay. I'm kinda getting into the video editing / recording now but my current computer gets crushed when I try to do it as I only have 4 gigs ram, Ati radeon HD 6770 and a single core 2.8 ghz and processor. I also game at 1920/1080 res. thanks for the help in advance.

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January 20, 2013 11:28:17 PM

Purchase Date = last week of January.

Budget range = 1500-2000( I can go up to 2800 but it would take another week)

System Usage = Recording and Streaming Live gameplay, and video editing.

Over clocking: I really don't know too much about I would love to do it if possible but within safe limits.

Sli or Crossfire? I'd like to go with sli just because I've been with Ati before and wanted to experience what it's like with nvidia also I'd love the fact id have a back up card Incase anything went wrong with one. I wouldn't be left without a card >_<

Monitor resolution is 1920x1080 I would probably upgrade in the future to 2560x1600.

Additional info: I play mostly warcraft, Starcraft 2, diablo and black ops 2. I'd really like kinda a big case with room to work. Right now I'd like to go with a decent SSD for the Os, and games. I'd also like a 1 or up to 3 TB Hard drive for storage. In the future I'd like to have 1 ssd, and 2 storage hard drives in the case. I'd love it if the computer were future proof like I'd want it to last me a good few years and when it came time to upgrade it wouldn't be so much of a hassle. I'm not sure how much ram I'd need I was going with 16 before but I'm not sure with all the editing and streaming and such would I need to go with 32? All in all I just want to be able to game max settings with the above games without falling below 60 fps while recording or uploading.

After being with AMD and Ati for so long I'd like to give intel a shot with like a i5 of i7 processor, and I'd like to go with dual gtx 680's in sli or a single gtx690 whichever would be better.

I live in Mississippi right outside of Jackson so plenty of best buys and radio shacks around me.

I would need to purchase a OS with this build I have been stuck with vista and am quite sick of it I was leaning towards the windows 7 (64 bit) home edition if pro or deluxe would be better please advise)

I will not be buying a monitor with this build. I would possibly upgrade in the future from 1920/1080 to 2560/1600.

I'm upgrading because I have a not so great computer now as its been listed in the first post ,and can't come close to what I would really love to do.

Thank you once again for the help.

Edit:" I haven't really looked into parts other than graphics card performances and processors. I really have no idea how to pick parts out as I'm still new to computer building."
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January 20, 2013 11:58:41 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ 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: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.43 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1362.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 20:49 EST-0500)

Currently it only has one graphics card, as until you get a large resolution monitor or an Eyefinity/Surround setup its not worth adding in more cards.
No case either, as that's largely a personal choice. I'l link to a couple of good full-towers.

Coolermaster HAF-X. $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Switch 810. $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 800D. $275 ($25 rebate and 10% code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 21, 2013 12:15:26 AM

Got a few questions about it :x I saw the motherboard is sli ready. If I put a gtx680 in it now and I ended up upgrading my monitor and picking up another gtx680 at the same time would it be compatible with the power supply and build? I do apologize If these questions seem dumb or silly I just want to make sure I get it right. All the sound inputs and such are on the mother board? So I wouldn't need a sound card or anything? I would be leaning towards the cooler master case as well.
January 21, 2013 12:23:53 AM

Better off with a 670 than 680, its 95% the performance for $100 less. Can even overclock them past 680 performance.

Yep, the PSU can handle another graphics card in the rig.

The motherboard has inbuilt sound capability. No need for a sound card unless you have a high quality audio setup for it to power.
January 21, 2013 12:26:46 AM

Alright :)  Ty so much for your help!
January 24, 2013 1:10:58 PM

Sorry for a late question but would I be able to over clock this? And how much if so.
January 25, 2013 1:00:03 AM

Yes it can overclock, haw far will depend on ow hot your willing to get. But in a 212 EVo you can get good temps at around ~4.3Ghz.
January 25, 2013 1:18:25 AM

whats ur maximum budget and country of origin, and are u buying pre-built or making ur own?

January 25, 2013 1:08:26 PM

Alright so I should be okay then if I do overclock. I just wouldn't want to overheat anything and I'm still a little confused on how to even overclock I'm sure once I get it built ill have to ask for some help in that thread. >_< but thank you once again you've been a great help!
January 25, 2013 1:21:52 PM

well that build looks good markkx ;) 

February 1, 2013 12:43:51 AM

Best answer selected by Markkx18.
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