BESTgaming build 1500$

Im making my first gaming build . I want the best performance/price components . So i have this feautres.
I want to know from you guys all advices about better things with the same budget. What do you think i can improve in this build? Thank you.


Processor: Core i5-3570K 227 $
Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) 52$
Hard disk: barracuda Xt 3 Tb Seagate 160 $ / Samsung 1TB HD103SJ 80 $
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 190$
Video . Nvidia gygabyte gtx 670 395 $

CPU cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 37 $
Shell: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 60 $
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III 250 $
Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V 90 $

TOTAL> 1461 $
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  1. country of origin, also max budget and need os+monitor?
  2. Im from canada quebec, but ill buy them at toronto . About the OS im getting windows 7 64 bit .About monitor , i plan to get this one : ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052


    iceclock said:
    country of origin, also max budget and need os+monitor?
  3. Nice build! Only thing i'd throw out is maybe dropping to 1600mhz 1.5v ram. Could also ditch the hard drives completely if this is strictly for gaming.
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zHMk
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zHMk/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zHMk/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($216.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.78 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.44 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Total: $1313.18
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 13:42 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $1418.18
    Promo Discounts: -$10.00
    Mail-in Rebates: -$95.00
    Total: $1313.18

    :D
  5. Nko said:
    Im making my first gaming build . I want the best performance/price components . So i have this feautres.
    I want to know from you guys all advices about better things with the same budget. What do you think i can improve in this build? Thank you.


    Processor: Video . Nvidia gygabyte gtx 670 395 $


    at that price i'd get a Radeon HD 7970... or even save yourself some cash and get a HD 7950... both will outperform the 670.
  6. Why you suggest to drop from the 1866 ? And also would you advice me a 3 tb seagate over a western digital ? Or better i stick safe with the samsung 1 tb . ( I want a high capacity reliable drive)
    J_E_D_70 said:
    Nice build! Only thing i'd throw out is maybe dropping to 1600mhz 1.5v ram. Could also ditch the hard drives completely if this is strictly for gaming.
  7. What about the HDD would u suggest me the seagate barracuda over a western digital one?
    ingtar33 said:
    at that price i'd get a Radeon HD 7970... or even save yourself some cash and get a HD 7950... both will outperform the 670.
  8. I like WD personally.

    You can go either 1866 or 1600 as long as the timings are close and it's 1.5v (looks like those ripjaws are good).
  9. My final build is this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cpta
    Feel free to advice me on anything. Thank you
  10. Nko said:
    My final build is this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cpta
    Feel free to advice me on anything. Thank you



    looks good... that is an awful lot of case for 1 optical drive. While cases are sorta subjective choices it seems like a bit overkill to me... unless you have an aesthetic reason for picking it. Since you're getting the evo 212 I assume that means you're not water cooling. you probably can save yourself some cash and space going with a smaller case.

    make sure the SSD is an 840 PRO. that looks like a basic 840... the 840 is fast reading/accessing data on the SSD, but very slow (in comparison to high end SSDs) writing the data to the drive.

    Probably should take the 20-30 dollars you save on a smaller case to make sure you have the 840 PRO.


    Otherwise, it looks great.
  11. Yeah the 840 outperforms the others , but in terms of price/efficiency its bettter to save those 60$ and get the 840 . Thats what ive read on other posts.
    ingtar33 said:
    looks good... that is an awful lot of case for 1 optical drive. While cases are sorta subjective choices it seems like a bit overkill to me... unless you have an aesthetic reason for picking it. Since you're getting the evo 212 I assume that means you're not water cooling. you probably can save yourself some cash and space going with a smaller case.

    make sure the SSD is an 840 PRO. that looks like a basic 840... the 840 is fast reading/accessing data on the SSD, but very slow (in comparison to high end SSDs) writing the data to the drive.

    Probably should take the 20-30 dollars you save on a smaller case to make sure you have the 840 PRO.


    Otherwise, it looks great.
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