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$1600 Gaming PC

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February 6, 2013 1:31:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: $1600 - $1800 Including shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Netflix, Working Station, Web Browsing (Windows 7)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (Doesn't necessary need to be all newegg)

Location: New York City, New York

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, SSD Harddrive & HDD 7200rpm or 10000rpm

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC that works efficiently, fancy look does NOT matter. Mostly used softwares: Minecraft Game, Bandicam, Chrome, Java, Norton Anti-virus, Skype

More about : 1600 gaming

February 6, 2013 1:49:39 AM

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: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ 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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Tower Case Black Pearl ($89.99)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Drive ($89.99)
Total: $1570.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The hdd is this one : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&...
The case : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1292.
Ncix offers free shipping with 100$ in the cart.
This includes a high performance cooler and it's a very silent one, an ips monitor, a good ssd with 256GB, a 670 gtx, the os, a silent case.
Also if you prefer amd cards get the 7970 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 6, 2013 2:05:19 AM

would go with django's build

also if it is not to far
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/westbury.aspx

go here. Get the i5 3570k+asrock extreme4(changeable to a better board but just going with this because it is very good and reliable) and get samsung ram over there for around $40
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February 6, 2013 2:10:08 AM

forgot to add some notes.

Microcenter has:
IPS 2560x1440p monitors for $300(pretty much half off)
the plextor m5s can also be picked up if you don't want to deal with Shipping
http://www.microcenter.com/product/398906/M5s_PX-256M5S...(SSD)_with_Marvel_88SS9174_controller

-if going for the 2560x1440p monitor get a 7970 instead
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February 6, 2013 2:10:30 AM

If he can do it, it will be better, also worth mention the i7-3770K is just 230$ in microcenter, if i'm not mistaken, it might be worth it with the extreme 4 since it has a combo discount(the i5 too), i don't know if the extreme 6 is much more cheaper there, i guess not, the better deal will be indeed the extreme 4 for 80$
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February 6, 2013 2:13:24 AM

I think the ud5h is cheaper or the ASUS pro(meh to me)
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February 6, 2013 2:15:26 AM

In that case, the best option there is the asrock extreme 4 for just 80$.
It might be a game changer if he can access one, with the i7 and cheaper mobo.
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February 6, 2013 2:25:41 AM

as for me i would just stick to the i5(since you do not do a lot of video editing or CPU intensive stuff like that....i think...)

and try to use the money on getting the 1440p monitor and/or a better cooler.

Also recommend this CPU cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and add a second fan or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
better fans come included(quieter) but has its cons like fugly(won't look inside that much anyways)
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February 6, 2013 2:46:53 AM

boulbox said:
as for me i would just stick to the i5(since you do not do a lot of video editing or CPU intensive stuff like that....i think...)

and try to use the money on getting the 1440p monitor and/or a better cooler.

Also recommend this CPU cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and add a second fan or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
better fans come included(quieter) but has its cons like fugly(won't look inside that much anyways)

I think the poster intended to use the PC for gaming and Video editing mostly
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February 6, 2013 9:49:33 AM

id grab something like this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BNlF

all the following parts have to be bought by today

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76779&promoid=1292

hard drive
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1292

case
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1292

CPU cooler. you will have to email noctua for a 1155 mounting kit. the kit inside doesnt work since it was designed for 2011. the kit should be free.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64540&promoid=1292
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