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First build help please 800$ gaming computer, PLEASE HELP THANKS!

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February 6, 2013 7:29:18 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month hopefully ( selling my laptop because i don't move it much and i can get around 600 for it i paid 700 and got an Xbox with it which i sold for 150 so i spend 550 on it)

Budget Range: 650-850 no looking to spend a ton and this is after mail in rebates and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Easy games such as WOW, also other games as i have been looking around at other games to start playing i've played APB before and plan to try out BF3 and skyrim etc. i also will be doing homework on this and general web use, maybe sony vegas pro 12 if i get back into makeing videos but that is not to important.

Overclocking: Maybe

So here is what i have so far:
CPU - Intel i5 3570K 3.4GHz for 189.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?...
( My reason for this is so if i wish to OC i can )

MB - Asus P8Z77 for 134.99 after 50$ savings for buying with the CPU http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?...
(i picked this because i like asus and also the wifi go thing and some of the other features i read about that i now forget)

Ram - Most likely 8gb (2 x 4) unless i find a good deal on 16gb(2 x 8) any suggestions will be useful

GPU - I dont know yet, i think i am going to go with a 7850 from what i have read but i need help picking one out it can be that or something different.

PS- i dont know what kind of wattage i would need for this, so all suggestions are good here

Case- either the COOLER MASTER HAF 932 full tower - 139.99 (newegg) but i think i found it for 100 on another site, or a $50 Mid tower

cd- 19.99 normal idc

hard drive- cheap average hard drive 750gb or 1tb depedning on cost might upgrade later to an SSD or something

i think thats everything any advice would be awesome looking to spend under 250 after i sell my laptop so 850ish is my area
February 6, 2013 7:34:01 PM

The asus LK is just 60$ in microcenter, buy a pcie wifi adapter, it still goes a lot cheaper than the asus p8z77-v.
A 500W is suffice for that, like this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's of quality, made by seasonic.
I'd get the 7870 le : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the savings of the motherboard, you can get that card.
For a case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 6, 2013 7:39:22 PM

Just throwing out there that if you're gaming, you do NOT want to be on wifi - you want an ethernet connection. Way faster and way more reliable.
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February 6, 2013 8:03:13 PM

^ I agree with all the above comments, on my laptop I plug into ethernet rahter than use wifi when possible

Also that case is great and the 7870 LE is a good card
February 6, 2013 8:48:19 PM

Man most of the components you have listed don't really belong in an $800 build - maybe a $1600 build.

Realistically for an $800 build you're looking at this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($314.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $799.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 17:48 EST-0500)
February 6, 2013 9:04:31 PM

im not gaming on wifi, but in response to g-unit1111 what do you mean a 1600 build?

for the CPU i can get the Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor for 189 @ microcenter which comes with a deal to get 50 off a Motherboard, which i can get Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard for 60 if i buy that processor which is 250 for both in comparison to 230 for yours

and for the Video card i feel like that is so much nicer than every other part in there that you wouldnt get to take the full advantage of having such a card but i dont know.
February 6, 2013 9:27:31 PM

^ he means that that the value of the case comapred to the rest of the build is too high
February 6, 2013 9:27:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BST8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BST8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BST8/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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $783.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 18:27 EST-0500)

all u need. to overclock and game like a god.

February 6, 2013 9:38:53 PM

oh i agree the case is a little pricey but im very childish at heart and i like bright lights lol. the case isnt my main concern its more just parts being compatible and worth the money
February 6, 2013 9:43:28 PM

stickmansam said:
^ he means that that the value of the case comapred to the rest of the build is too high


It's a very sizable portion of your budget so if you want it to be under $800 and get that case you'd have to cut corners somewhere. And that's usually not a good idea.

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oh i agree the case is a little pricey but im very childish at heart and i like bright lights lol. the case isnt my main concern its more just parts being compatible and worth the money


You could get the HAF 912 and add the clear window (which can be purchased at Cooler Master's website) and LED fans to the front and side and you'd come out about $70 ahead.
February 6, 2013 9:44:01 PM

iceclock
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg) , is there anything else you could suggest instead of this one?
February 6, 2013 9:49:11 PM

g-unit1111 said:
It's a very sizable portion of your budget so if you want it to be under $800 and get that case you'd have to cut corners somewhere. And that's usually not a good idea.

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oh i agree the case is a little pricey but im very childish at heart and i like bright lights lol. the case isnt my main concern its more just parts being compatible and worth the money


You could get the HAF 912 and add the clear window (which can be purchased at Cooler Master's website) and LED fans to the front and side and you'd come out about $70 ahead.


ahh very good idea, currently i have no intentions of spending more than 100 for a case, i was going to deal with the case last if i had enough money left after i put all the parts together i would throw a few extra bucks into a cooler case but not at the expense of any other parts currently when i do my calculations for pricing i just put down a 50$ case
February 6, 2013 10:37:16 PM

djangoringo said:
The Corsair 200R is out of stock, if you want another 7870 XT(or tahiti le) get this one :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But the other is fine too, just if you want a dual fan cooling system.


Yeah I have the same card - two of them actually, excellent GPUs.
February 6, 2013 11:04:57 PM

the 7870xt is great value atm.

February 7, 2013 1:38:00 AM

^912 lacks front panel USB3.0 AFAIK
February 7, 2013 4:38:06 AM

stickmansam said:
^912 lacks front panel USB3.0 AFAIK


That doesn't matter. If you really need it you can buy a motherboard that comes with a bracket or you can buy a bracket for like $10.
February 8, 2013 9:53:06 AM

yup :)  10 dollah so expensivo.

February 8, 2013 8:50:29 PM

well you can also get a $10 more case then that has USB3 :p 
February 8, 2013 9:04:10 PM

I'm going to vote for the Sapphire 7870 Xt as well. Just bought one. I went with sapphire over powercolor due to the reputation of each company. Sapphire's also has dual fans. For me, it was worth the $5 price difference.

That MOBO/CPU deal ends on 2/10. So if that's what you want, get it now. I'd pick up the samsung ddr3 2x4Gb ram while there (they had it at mine, I bought the last pair).

You can always buy a front panel for the 3.0 usb, or you can simply buy an extender; plug it into the back and attach it to the side/top of your case for ease of use.

I think going with that CPU/MOBO is a great idea considering the cost is the same (or close) to a non-OC CPU. That said, when it comes time to do it, you'll want an aftermarket cooler. I went with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, and it seems to be popular with many. I'd suggest you go ahead and get it now, for ease of install. It's only $30 at microcenter.
February 9, 2013 2:13:50 AM

yar :D 

February 9, 2013 2:47:40 AM

yea i wont be able to get it that fast need to sell my laptop first got an offer for 500 but i want 600 lol or at least 550, but as long as i get my full build down i can always find deals this is my current build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C1hg and i think i will be going with this pretty much, might shave a few dollars off the PS/case/ram but they are 3 easy things. thanks for all the help everyone
February 9, 2013 3:12:09 AM

Yes, you can shave off some with the crucial ram in microcenter and with a cheaper psu, that one is overkill and expensive, there's the seasonic M12II 620, which is modular and of high quality.
Other than that, it's a good build.
February 9, 2013 3:36:32 AM

ya +1 on seasonic. agree there.

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