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February 6, 2013 1:47:55 AM

Hello I'm planing on building a new gaming PC that would be able to run new games such as Battlefield 3 or Planetside 2. Im wondering if my build below can run these games and other intense games and if it can be good for video capturing/editing and maybe some everyday use for work. Please leave any comments or suggestions of what I can change or if it would be good.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K ($215) I'm not 100% sure if I will be overclocking but I may. So Should I not get the K? Intel Core i5-3570 ($200)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 ($135)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (DDR3 1600Mhz) ($50) I kinda want 16gb but I think 8 would be enough for my needs. I can always upgrade later, right.

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti (2GB) ($290)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue 1TB (7200 RPM, 64MB Cache) ($75)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower ($60)

Power Supply: Corsair CX600 V2 CX Series (600 Watts) ($60)

DVD Burner: Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)

This whole build is around 900-1000 dollars.

If there are another builds out there that people think would work for me feel free to share. I'm looking for something that is under the $1,000 range.

Thanks

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February 6, 2013 1:56:07 AM

Couple thoughts:

You'll need a CPU cooler if you plan to overclock (the 212 evo is a nice choice), if you don't, you won't need the CPU you have up there.

PSU: I'm going to push this, like I will for anyone that doesn't need more power: Seasonic 550w G series 80+ Gold $89
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February 6, 2013 3:41:31 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $791.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 00:41 EST-0500)

Hi, this would be better and cheaper. It has 2 free games that are free.
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February 6, 2013 4:17:58 AM

Here's two for you. One if you want to OC, and one if you don't. You'll notice very little changes, but most notably the CPU, MOBO, and RAM (samsung OCs better). You could always get a nicer case in either build. I went with the Fractal Design R4, being that it's a very quiet case, but it's $60 more. There's a lot of quality in both of these builds. The only skimp was on the optical drive, but realistically you won't use it much. If there's a Microcenter near you, you'll save an additional $50 on the OC version until 2/10/13 by buying the MOBO/CPU there (pick up the evo 212 and samsung dimm while you're there too, if you have one).

Not OC

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($161.98 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $847.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 01:14 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.18 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $975.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 01:23 EST-0500)
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February 6, 2013 4:39:21 AM

I would recommend a AMD fx 8350 for that. First of all, games like Battlefield 3 will utilize more cores so the the 8350 will give you better performance. Also streaming + gaming on battlefield 3 the AMD fx 8350 will demolish the intel 3570k.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BM5U
this build will let you stream while playing BF3 and Planetside 2 just fine :) 
Edit: Planetside 2 supports lots of cores (I play that game)
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