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Looking for some help on building a new computer.

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January 21, 2013 12:52:19 AM

Hey there all, looking to build a new computer that is pretty much a beast at running whatever game i want. I'll be playing some Crysis 3 and Far Cry along with SC2, LoL and maybe even some WoW (i would imagine a new MMO if it comes out). My knowledge of computers is probably a little more than basic so if some of the things i chose aren't compatible feel free to let me know. I don't want the computer itself to cost more than 1600. If you have any suggestions please let me know, i'd like to be ordering the parts sometime this week.


I also do some photo editing and such and i plan to stream games etc.

All help is appreciated!


EDIT: i also plan to overclock the CPU, which is why the power supply i chose is a higher voltage than what the system is expected to draw.

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January 21, 2013 2:02:46 AM

I would say....

i5 - 3570k
Noctua NH-D14 (h50 wont do anything for you lolz)
Motherboard z77 chip you can choose more your preference brand but asrock around 180 extreme 6 i think is good for that price. you could probably afford a better one though.
why are you buying a velociraptor after buying an SSD? just buy some big hdd as secondary 7200rpm

with that said you should be able to get a system for about 1400$

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 -$10.00 FREE $219.99 Newegg

$10 promotional gift card w/ purchase, ends 1/21

CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler $72.29 FREE $72.29 NCIX US

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $151.99 FREE $151.99 Amazon

G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.98 $40.98 NCIX US

Corsair Force Series GT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $207.98 FREE $207.98 Amazon

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 $69.99 NCIX US

Video Card
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $399.99 -$20.00 FREE $379.99 Newegg
$20.00 mail-in rebate

Sound Card
Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $25.25 FREE $25.25 Compuvest

Power Supply
Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $99.96 $7.37 $107.33 TigerDirect

Optical Drive
Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $79.99 -$20.00 FREE $59.99 Newegg
$20.00 mail-in rebate

TOTAL $1335.78

i tried to stay within your choices a bit... but the only thing im not sure about your ssd. (i dont know much about em)

January 21, 2013 2:16:56 AM

Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($191.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1412.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 23:28 EST-0500)

The sound card that you picked would've been about the same as the motherboard's sound. The psu is enough to oc and add a second gtx 670 later. I guess you don't need a case but if you do this is a good case Fractal Design Define R4
Corsair 400r

If you're only using one monitor or your monitor is 1920x1080 or lower just get a gtx 670 2gb
January 21, 2013 3:04:28 AM

really appreciate the input!

few questions,
1. im guessing buying a cheaper CPU thats almost as fast (and still a solid processor from what i've read) is the smart choice if i plan to overclock it anyways?
2. Would it be a better idea if i plan to add a second monitor once my comp is up and running to grab the 670 4g?

Thanks again for the info