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February 4, 2013 9:43:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime this month

Budget Range: 1200-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, maybe video editing as a small hobby

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon, open to others

Country: USA


Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe in the future


Additional Comments:

Hi guys! This is my first time building a PC and i've done a lot of research on parts and everything else. I came up with a build and I just want any advice, thoughts, or suggestions. I think i have most things in place. Feel free to let me know anything. I am open to any ideas.

Build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz/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 ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($287.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1277.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:26 EST-0500)

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February 4, 2013 9:52:50 PM

vN3MO said:
Approximate Purchase Date: sometime this month

Budget Range: 1200-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, maybe video editing as a small hobby

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon, open to others

Country: USA


Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe in the future


Additional Comments:

Hi guys! This is my first time building a PC and i've done a lot of research on parts and everything else. I came up with a build and I just want any advice, thoughts, or suggestions. I think i have most things in place. Feel free to let me know anything. I am open to any ideas.

Build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz/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 ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($287.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1277.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:26 EST-0500)




You're spending too much in the motherboard, the z77 asus LK has the features you'll ever need, also 8GB is suffice even for a bit of editing or gaming.
Ditch the bluray drive.
I'd get a larger hdd and spend more in a better monitor and card.
My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.84 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1177.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you can spend a bit more, get a ssd, like this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/plextor-internal-hard-driv...
Cheap, fast and as reliable as it gets.
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February 4, 2013 10:00:50 PM

You build is pretty good. I think that the motherboard is an overkill. If you are thinking of SLI in the future, get a 750W PSU now. You really don't need 16GB of RAM but I left it in the build. These are just some recommended changes to the build. I would gladly post a personal preference build if you wish.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($287.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1205.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:55 EST-0500)
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February 4, 2013 10:33:11 PM

Okay thanks for the suggestions. Another problem is wireless connection. Routing an Ethernet cable over to my room would be a bit difficult but it is possible. So, if i don't use direct wire, would i need a Wireless card? and any suggestions on one of those?
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February 4, 2013 10:59:40 PM

Thanks I definitely will use these suggestions!
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February 4, 2013 11:08:50 PM

vN3MO said:
Approximate Purchase Date: sometime this month

Budget Range: 1200-1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, maybe video editing as a small hobby

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon, open to others

Country: USA


Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe in the future


Additional Comments:

Hi guys! This is my first time building a PC and i've done a lot of research on parts and everything else. I came up with a build and I just want any advice, thoughts, or suggestions. I think i have most things in place. Feel free to let me know anything. I am open to any ideas.

Build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Butz/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 ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($287.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1277.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 18:26 EST-0500)









try this one..


MSI Z77A-GD65 = $159.99
Core i5-3570K retail = $219.99
G.Skill 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v = $46.99
HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition = $209.99 (w/$20 MIR)
Intel 330 Series 240GB = $199.99
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm = $109.99
Asus 24x DVD-RW = $16.99
Fractal Design Define R4 = $119.99
Seasonic G Series 450W = $79.99
Asus VS248H-P 24" = $179.99 (w/$20 MIR)
Logitech Z323 2.1 = $68.99
Microsoft Keyboard 600 = $16.99
Logitech G400 = $49.99
Total = $1,500.87
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February 5, 2013 1:34:54 AM

Nephilim_17 said:
try this one..


MSI Z77A-GD65 = $159.99
Core i5-3570K retail = $219.99
G.Skill 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v = $46.99
HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition = $209.99 (w/$20 MIR)
Intel 330 Series 240GB = $199.99
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm = $109.99
Asus 24x DVD-RW = $16.99
Fractal Design Define R4 = $119.99
Seasonic G Series 450W = $79.99
Asus VS248H-P 24" = $179.99 (w/$20 MIR)
Logitech Z323 2.1 = $68.99
Microsoft Keyboard 600 = $16.99
Logitech G400 = $49.99
Total = $1,500.87


that monitor is 80 dollars more than you need to spend. you can get a 1080p monitor for 100 dollars. get a cheaper mobo, case, and only get a 128GB SSD, you'll save and you only really want to use if for a couple games and a boot drive.

take all that saving, and go from a 7870 to a 7970 or a 680.
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March 4, 2013 10:39:08 PM

Best answer selected by vN3MO.
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