$1300 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: few weeks

Budget Range: Around $1300, pretty flexible (after everything)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: idc

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Missouri, USA

Parts Preferences: idc

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: will play high end games

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i want to run games fast

Here's what I have so far:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJHq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJHq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJHq/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 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1272.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:06 EST-0500)
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  1. The only thing i would change is the PSU. The Corsair Builder CX600 is onsale for $39.99 right now.
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJOA
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJOA/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJOA/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 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1202.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:22 EST-0500)

    How's this?
  3. Looks good to me :)
  4. 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 X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1282.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:42 EST-0500)

    gives you a better PSU so you can SLI/CFX is you so wish in the future.

    the plextor m5s is enough, not the fastest but you shouldn't see that much differences between quality SSDs

    Case is preference, i personally like the 500R/CM haf XM more.
  5. lukethebeast12 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: few weeks

    Budget Range: Around $1300, pretty flexible (after everything)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web browsing

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Parts to Upgrade: new build

    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: idc

    Location: City, State/Region, Country - Missouri, USA

    Parts Preferences: idc

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

    Additional Comments: will play high end games

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i want to run games fast

    Here's what I have so far:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJHq
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJHq/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJHq/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 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1272.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 02:06 EST-0500)


    You have a perfectly good build.. there is no need to change anything.. if you want a different psu i'd suggest the modular antec 620w for 80$.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
  6. The psu blake suggested is a good deal but its not modular and its not the same quality as the enthusiast series.. but its definitely not a bad one and is still sufficient for your needs..
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