$1600 Gaming PC

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
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  1. 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&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1292
    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=N82E16814161412
  2. 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
  3. 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_256GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_with_Marvel_88SS9174_controller

    -if going for the 2560x1440p monitor get a 7970 instead
  4. 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$
  5. I think the ud5h is cheaper or the ASUS pro(meh to me)
  6. 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.
  7. 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=N82E16835233029&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    and add a second fan or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    better fans come included(quieter) but has its cons like fugly(won't look inside that much anyways)
  8. The Noctua NH-D14 is probably the best aircooler among the quiet ones, there's the phanteks phanteks ph-tc14pe and thermalright silver arrow, but those are more noisy.
    There's this one, though, some reviews said it's silent : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709019
  9. 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=N82E16835233029&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    and add a second fan or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    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
  10. 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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