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February 2, 2013 3:43:06 AM

I am trying to pick all of the parts for my new gaming PC and would like some help and advice on the parts I have come up with so far. Here is what I have come up with:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXDu

Things I plan to use this rig for:

-Possible game design in engines such as UDK
-Everyday word processing and applications
-Hardcore maxed out 1080p gaming in games such as
-COD: Black Ops II
-Battlefield 3 & 4 when it is released
-Crysis 3
-Diablo III
-Far Cry 3


Now my question to you guys is whether or not this rig will be enough to max out these games consistently above at least 50 fps in 1080p. I am not interested in buying a thousand dollar monitor. If there are any parts that you like or dislike, please tell me. I would love to hear some feedback on the parts that I have picked so that I end up with the best rig I can.

Regards,

Tyler

EDIT: On another note, "get another MOBO" or "go with another GPU" are not helpful at all. Please give me some suggestions.

EDIT: Been looking around and changed a few things up. Any suggestions? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AYkO

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February 2, 2013 3:53:23 AM

Noob12 said:
You can save some money by taking cheaper MoBo, 8GB memory, And HDD seagete is good and you can take 3 T version at same price.

For gaming take 7970 for GPU.

Terrible experience with AMD so I will pass on the video card. Also, the seagate is slower and has generally unfavorable reviews.
February 2, 2013 4:10:59 AM

Noob12 said:
seagate is now same as samsung was. Its better than WD today.
Less returns than WD has.

I am still going to stick with the WD Black because almost all of the comparisons between the two and other HDs have favored the WD Black performance-wise.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 4:11:47 AM

country of origin. max budget. need os+monitor+key+mousse?

February 2, 2013 4:16:08 AM

iceclock said:
country of origin. max budget. need os+monitor+key+mousse?

-USA
-Flexible, but definitely no more than $2,500
-Yes, all of the above

But did you even click on the link that I put on there? It had all of those included in the build price...
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 4:17:36 AM

i know just i like double checking, to make shur.

February 2, 2013 4:20:54 AM

iceclock said:
i know just i like double checking, to make shur.

Alright, well do you have any recommendations for changes in my build? I would like to stay nVidia for my video card and intel for my CPU, however.
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 4:22:15 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AY1I
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AY1I/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AY1I/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.12 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.59 @ Compuvest)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.79 @ Amazon)
Total: $1870.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 01:21 EST-0500)

should do the trick :) 

February 2, 2013 4:32:45 AM

Yeah I've heard mixed reviews about the Mushkin SSDs...if anyone out there can vouch for them I'm all ears but it is always safe to go with Intel :) 
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 4:57:42 AM

bakertylerea said:
I am trying to pick all of the parts for my new gaming PC and would like some help and advice on the parts I have come up with so far. Here is what I have come up with:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXDu

Things I plan to use this rig for:

-Possible game design in engines such as UDK
-Everyday word processing and applications
-Hardcore maxed out 1080p gaming in games such as
-COD: Black Ops II
-Battlefield 3 & 4 when it is released
-Crysis 3
-Diablo III
-Far Cry 3


Now my question to you guys is whether or not this rig will be enough to max out these games consistently above at least 50 fps in 1080p. I am not interested in buying a thousand dollar monitor. If there are any parts that you like or dislike, please tell me. I would love to hear some feedback on the parts that I have picked so that I end up with the best rig I can.

Regards,

Tyler

EDIT: On another note, "get another MOBO" or "go with another GPU" are not helpful at all. Please give me some suggestions.
Looks fine to me you won't be maxing out Far Cry 3 but the others you should be fine.
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 6:17:06 AM

bakertylerea said:
I am trying to pick all of the parts for my new gaming PC and would like some help and advice on the parts I have come up with so far. Here is what I have come up with:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXDu

Things I plan to use this rig for:

-Possible game design in engines such as UDK
-Everyday word processing and applications
-Hardcore maxed out 1080p gaming in games such as
-COD: Black Ops II
-Battlefield 3 & 4 when it is released
-Crysis 3
-Diablo III
-Far Cry 3


Now my question to you guys is whether or not this rig will be enough to max out these games consistently above at least 50 fps in 1080p. I am not interested in buying a thousand dollar monitor. If there are any parts that you like or dislike, please tell me. I would love to hear some feedback on the parts that I have picked so that I end up with the best rig I can.



Regards,

Tyler

EDIT: On another note, "get another MOBO" or "go with another GPU" are not helpful at all. Please give me some suggestions.



You cannot max out Far Cry 3 with any single card. I'd recommend you SLI two of them, the 670's. If you want to wait, the Nvidia Geforce Titan is coming out the end of this month. $900 for a board faster than any SLI or CF pair out there. Otherwise, to save money, get two of these:

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

That's $360 each.

Or, for top quality 670's:

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

That's $390 each.

And, if you have another $100 laying about, consider a 1920X1200 display. The extra height is really nice. I have one at home and dual 1080's at work. I really miss that extra height at work. I cannot wait until I get a 2560X1600 in a couple months.
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 7:09:57 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($45.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($484.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($484.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($137.67 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1998.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:09 EST-0500)

Best performance out of any computer suggested.

Edit: If you want the peripherals and OS that you wanted it will top out to $2300, but you will be maxing all your games without any trouble at all. This will also be able to run next gen games for years to come.
February 2, 2013 10:42:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.16 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($483.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.59 @ Compuvest)
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($154.90 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.79 @ Amazon)
Total: $1907.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 07:33 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 1:35:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B0KK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B0KK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B0KK/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 ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.59 @ Compuvest)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2770Smh-LED 27.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1942.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 10:34 EST-0500)

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