Closed 1200-1500 Gaming/3DRendering Rig Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Systems Product Last response: February 6, 2013 9:00 PM in Systems Share lecrash February 6, 2013 5:16:37 PM Hello guys, I need some help getting a 1200-1500 gaming/3D Rendering rig. I haven't kept up with the hardware advances, therefore my knowledge in hardware is a tad (for lack of words ) obsolete. The price does not include monitor, keyboard, mouse or OS (I have the OS). I'll buy the rest apart. Thanks in advance. PS. Couple of things I would really like. Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor RAM 16 GB at least. Also, if possible various suggestion wanted. =) Thanks djangoringo for the fast reply. More about : 1200 1500 gaming 3drendering rig Best solution djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming February 6, 2013 5:20:32 PM My suggestion : PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter) Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon) 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) 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: $1341.39 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) The case is this one : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1292 The hdd this one : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&... This includes a high performance cooler and a quiet one, a quality silent case, the i7-3770k+16GB ram, a 670 GTX. If you prefer amd cards get the 7970 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (same price as the 670GTX). Also worth mention, is if you have a microcenter store near by, you can get the i7 for 230$ and the extreme 4 for 75 or 80$. Share lecrash February 6, 2013 5:48:01 PM For future suggestion, I'm getting that i7 from micro center today, so, please use this CPU. Again, thanks djangoringo for that Micro Center suggestion, 100 dollars saved on the CPU is extremely good. =) Score 0 Related resources Building a gaming rig $1200-$1500 - Forum New $1,200-$1,500 Gaming Rig, looking for recommendations - Forum Home Built Gaming Rig Help (Budget: $1200-1500) - Forum $1200-$1500 Gaming Rig - Forum $1200-$1500 Gaming Rig Build need advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming February 6, 2013 5:54:34 PM Yes, get the extreme 4 there too, it's cheaper. And the plextor ssd 256GB and the 670 gtx on microcenter. Also since you can access one, get the ram there : http://microcenter.com/product/385182/Ballistix_Sport_1...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_8GB_Memory_Modules) It's cheaper. Score 0 lecrash February 6, 2013 5:57:00 PM So basically, everything is cheaper there :-p Score 0 djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming February 6, 2013 6:03:01 PM Yep, almost, somethings aren't. Score 0 lecrash February 6, 2013 6:06:50 PM djangoringo said:Yep, almost, somethings aren't. also the extreme 4 (assuming this is the motherboard you put up there.) Is still at 130 in micro center, unless I'm missing something. =( Score 0 djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming February 6, 2013 6:09:19 PM When you buy the i7-3770k+z77 extreme 4 you get a discount combo, the mobo goes for 80$. See here : http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c0a7cbf9#/c0a7cbf9/... Score 0 lecrash February 6, 2013 7:31:22 PM Best answer selected by lecrash. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $1200-$1500 i5 2500k gaming rig; Advice please Forum $1200-$1500 High-End Gaming Rig Forum New Rig - Budget = $1200-1500 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !