1700$ gaming/streaming computer

Approximate Purchase Date: around February 5th

Budget Range: $1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, and video editing mostly newer FPS games


Are you buying a monitor: no


Parts to Upgrade: need everything


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com



Parts Preferences: want to stick to intel processor and i really want to get MSI GTX 680 2gb


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: i want to sli another gtx 680 in the future so keep that in mind please


Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: mostly want to stick to newegg even though im sure better deals are to be had elsewhere just want to keep the ordering to one shop and to get it all at once, i will be streaming at the highest resolution possible and lots of video editing so id like at least a 3tb hard drive and i would need a small ssd as well as a soundcard with dolby digital live to use my astro a40s with
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek AEGIR SD128264 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($182.94 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1444.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 00:18 EST-0500)

    The mobo already has a SPDIF port on it so no need for sound card

    the 670 is a lot cheaper than the 680 with minimal lose
  2. Forget the 680 seeing how it's a hose job. The 670 runs neck and neck with it and does it for cheaper while requiring less juice.


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Black-Computer-CC-9011011-WW/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_2?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1359357397&sr=1-2 $90.98 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011011-WW)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX750M/dp/B00ALK3KEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359357289&sr=8-1&keywords=CORSAIR+CX750M $95.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 744 Power Supply CX750M

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295 $151.99
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 $329.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $34.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231558 $80.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148907 $169.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Kit

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171701 $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SanDisk SDSSDP-256G-G25 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125438 $379.99 - $359.99 after $20.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GV-N670WF2-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132007 $89.00
    ASUS Xonar D1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

    Total: $1,601.01 *not including rebates & shipping


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
  3. Considering you are streaming I am guessing you will be working with videos so I have stuck in an i7, 1866mhz ram and a 256gb ssd

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.16 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1665.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 03:24 EST-0500)
  4. 1866 ram not needed, just save the $10 and go with 1600 as there is pretty much no difference or go with a 16GB kit
  5. boulbox said:
    1866 ram not needed, just save the $10 and go with 1600 as there is pretty much no difference or go with a 16GB kit


    And neither is the 3770K - go with a 3570K and then you can use the difference for a better case.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    And neither is the 3770K - go with a 3570K and then you can use the difference for a better case.


    well he did say that video editing and stream were going to be part of the main use so the i7 3770k "could" but useful.

    But, yes i would agree that the i5 would be a more solid choice than the i7
  7. boulbox said:
    well he did say that video editing and stream were going to be part of the main use so the i7 3770k "could" but useful.

    But, yes i would agree that the i5 would be a more solid choice than the i7


    Yeah but if you're just doing Youtube videos that doesn't take a lot of processing power. If it's full blown CS5 / 6 then I'd agree.
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