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My First Rig...Please look over and tell me what you think

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February 1, 2013 5:21:16 PM

Case: Antec 300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
Storage: WD Blue 750 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
Ram: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory
Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Videocard: ?
SSD: ?

again first build so dont make me feel like a noob =).....also recommendation on a video card and a SSD would be greatly appreciated, I play WoW and would like to atleast run on high and ultra if the price isnt crazy

Budget: 250-275 (for GPU an SSD)

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February 1, 2013 5:22:12 PM

whats ur full budget?

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February 1, 2013 7:00:35 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Forget about ssd. Add that later. Get yourself a nice fast gpu like the 7950

or if you prefer nvida

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However if your only playing WoW really any decent gpu will easily max that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd and 7850 come in your budget

However id rather get a 7950 which is much faster graphic card
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February 1, 2013 10:03:23 PM

Yeah drop the SSD. Just get yourself a nice video card like any of the ones listed above.
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February 1, 2013 10:33:35 PM

stantheman123 said:
Or for $194 with rebate you can get a

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gtx 660 Which will ultra WoW perfectly and play any other games just fine



Thank you very much im liking the zotac very much my only concern is it doesnt fit my color scheme...well that cant be a deal breaker....anything nice in blue and black lol
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February 1, 2013 10:41:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AUP2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AUP2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AUP2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($242.76 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller
Total: $611.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 19:41 EST-0500)

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February 1, 2013 10:44:34 PM

If you're mostly playing WoW, you want the SSD - install WoW to it and loading screens will go by so fast you won't be able to read them.
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February 1, 2013 11:50:55 PM

The $199 is better has dual fans however the single fan one is a better brand. However both brands a decent. The rest of your build is very good

You got yourself a i5 cx 600w Everything is perfect. Gtx 660+i5 will play games easily

You said you have a budget of around $270. This gpu is $199

Theres also the amd 7870 for $214

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Choose between the gtx 660 $199 and the 7870 $214 The 7870 is a faster. Id take it for $14 more.

However really The 7870 is $14 more and faster. But it depends whether you prefer amd or nvidia take your pick. Both are great cards

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February 2, 2013 12:04:41 AM

the build i made will run best.

the 7870xt is close to 7950 performance.

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February 2, 2013 12:29:01 AM

iceclock said:
the build i made will run best.

the 7870xt is close to 7950 performance.


I would love to throw the extra 50 bucks out there for that gpu but im workin with a limited budget and would really like an SSD aswell...but what would be the difference in the i5-3450 and the i5-3570k?
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February 2, 2013 12:43:22 AM

stantheman123 said:
Then get the gtx 660 $199
and this ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The diffrence between a i5 3570k and a i 3450 is that you can overclock the I5 3570k
the K means unlocked. Will you overclock? if not just get the i5 3450


i dont think ill ever need to overclock the only thing i see it doing is givin a lil umph and i think my build now will suffice for what i need to do...really appreciate the recommendations im pretty set on the gtx 660 and i was looking at that same ssd except its the pro series for an extra 40 bucks
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February 2, 2013 1:12:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWbe
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWbe/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWbe/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
Total: $561.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 22:12 EST-0500)

that should work :D 

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February 2, 2013 3:38:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXF3
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXF3/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXF3/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
Total: $601.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 00:37 EST-0500)

the 7870xt is a bit faster than the 7870 and closer to 7950 performance for less than 244$ :) 

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February 2, 2013 4:44:44 AM

jswain319 said:
Ok so ive changed my mind about the gpu it will just take me a little longer to build but i feel its worth it....between these two cards which would you recommend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$259 ($244 after rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$249 (no rebate)



Gigabytes cooling is great. and it comes with bio shock and tomb raider Get that and im sure you will be happy

7870 ghz gigabyte+i5 Now thats a gaming setup :D 
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February 2, 2013 3:33:44 PM

since the gigabyte is OC edition do i have to add any extra cooling?
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February 2, 2013 4:35:19 PM

get the xt is faster and similar price. makes no sense to get a regular 7870 for 220$ when at 240 u get a faster version.

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June 4, 2013 3:40:46 AM

jswain319 said:
Case: Antec 300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
Storage: WD Blue 750 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
Ram: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory
Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Videocard: ?
SSD: ?

again first build so dont make me feel like a noob =).....also recommendation on a video card and a SSD would be greatly appreciated, I play WoW and would like to atleast run on high and ultra if the price isnt crazy

Budget: 250-275 (for GPU an SSD)


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June 4, 2013 3:49:43 AM

Did you end up building your first gaming rip....I'm guess you found out that your budget of $600 just won't make it these days you can't buy much for $600 just a CPU and motherboard takes up the $600 with the parts you mention I'm sure you didn't bother building it you need at least $1500 up to $2000 and more if you don't have a monitor or all the small stuff you need that adds up...just wondering what you ended up with
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