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1600.00 build almost from scratch.

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January 31, 2013 3:28:25 AM

I've been a long time lurker and leech from toms but never made an account. No idea why but alas I'm here. Taxes are due and it's about time to get a new pc. I've been running off laptops for awhile but feel I need a stationary machine. I still have my windows 7 64bit hanging around but other the same that it's a relatively from the ground up and I would love input. I plan on wanting to run at ultra 60fps 1080p single monitor for the situation currently but I will be indulging into 3 screens later on in the year.

I intend to game (Planet side 2, Cs:s, natural selection 2, bf3, Tera, guild wars 2 as well as the elder scrolls online.) I've had mediocre rigs in the past but want to run on max out of the gate. Overclocking will be done both gfx and cpu to yeild the best results and gains.

Currently I have the parts as listed but I am open to to feedback.

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Cpu - i5 3750k

MOBO- asus sabertooth z77

Gpu - Sapphire 10351SR Radeon 7970 HD 3gb 348bit gddr5

Ram - G. Skill sniper 8gb 2x4 ddr3 1866

Hdd - WD 1TB 7200RPM

Case - Roswell challenger

Dvd - Asus 24x dvd drive

PSU - Cougar Cmx 1000w 80 plus bronze certified (not entirely sure about this)

Cpu cooler - coolermaster hyper 212 evo

Misc

Keyboard - corsair vengeance K90 mechanical keyboard

Mouse - Razer molten mouse

Monitor - asus vh242h 24inch monitor 5ms 1080p

Total before shipping and tax

$1582.88


I am open to suggestions ideal.

Thanks Community,
Respect.

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January 31, 2013 3:44:26 AM

Looks good to me!
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January 31, 2013 3:12:06 PM

Sounds good. Thanks rock!
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January 31, 2013 3:16:14 PM

I'd say cut down on the motherboard and invest in a better case. The Sabertooth is overrated, expensive, and the thermal armor traps more heat than it prevents. Get a less expensive motherboard. You've got a $1600 budget - no need to purchase a cheap case on this build. I'm not sure about that PSU either - you don't need 1KW for a single card setup. No need for the expensive peripherals for now either - get less expensive ones and then you can get the better ones later on.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($383.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1342.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 12:15 EST-0500)

Then use the difference for monitor and whatever peripherals you want.
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January 31, 2013 3:17:00 PM

budget and country of origin and need os.monitor?
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January 31, 2013 3:33:57 PM

US 1600 just need monitor have os
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January 31, 2013 3:44:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AFyw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AFyw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AFyw/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 ($33.20 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: LG IPS231B-BN 23.0" Monitor ($199.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1368.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 12:43 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1412.84
Combo Discounts: -$14.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Shipping: $6.99
Total: $1395.83

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January 31, 2013 3:45:35 PM

Also g-unit, I 670 over 7970 or 680? I plan to Sli down the road this year. And os is not necessary.
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January 31, 2013 4:32:20 PM

Maxpwns said:
Also g-unit, I 670 over 7970 or 680? I plan to Sli down the road this year. And os is not necessary.


The 670 and 680 use the same processor. The 670 is $100 cheaper. Dual 670's will get you the same FPS as a single 690 will within 2 or 3 FPS.

Dual 7970 would be the best but there's always that stubborn micro stuttering issues that have plagued AMD cards from the beginning. NVIDIA doesn't have this problem.
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January 31, 2013 4:34:55 PM

amds suppose to fix the issue via driver, 670 is a viable option also.
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January 31, 2013 4:58:34 PM

Well cheers for all the input! Some great info here ideally!
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January 31, 2013 5:00:15 PM

shur whatever build u choose either one will be asolid choice
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January 31, 2013 5:01:39 PM

Best answer selected by Maxpwns.
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January 31, 2013 5:03:52 PM

thanks max, if u need more help just pm me and ill gladly help :) 
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January 31, 2013 5:07:31 PM

Sure ice, I'll be around. ^_^
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January 31, 2013 5:10:34 PM

excellent.

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January 31, 2013 9:39:09 PM

The Overclocking beast:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($329.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.37 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1671.12

it is way under your budget without the monitor but the monitor puts you $70 over with my build
this thing can hit 5.0GHz with not much issue if you get some noctua fans
the reasoning for the 500gb ssd is because I hate small drives and I only get 500gb ANYTHING or higher, idc about speed on drives that much but since most people here jizz over them I usually include a retarded huge ssd :p 
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February 1, 2013 12:22:55 AM

not bad,

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February 1, 2013 1:20:52 AM

g-unit why are you always copy-pasting that same build all the time? Also the Sabertooth is a really nice motherboard, it has more panel ports and PCIe slots and it looks much nicer, has 2 more years of warranty, has less of a DOA rate and ASUS has better customer service. Plus AsRock steals peoples art and ideas and uses it for themselves, and I do not support a company like that. Also the thermal armor and extra fans it comes with may be a little gimmicky but they do not trap in heat, that is ridiculous.
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February 1, 2013 1:22:37 AM

asrock was owned partially by asus, they dont steal ideas, and are of high quality. sabetooth is overpriced for what it offers.

asus and asrock service kind of suck compared to evga. gigabyte.

tbh.

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February 1, 2013 2:23:00 PM

They stole art from deviantart users and didn't credit them or anything and used it for their products. The Extreme4 has a very high DOA rate, look at some reviews. The Sabertooth is only $50 more, however is built to last longer, and looks more aesthetically pleasing.
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