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February 7, 2013 7:10:08 PM

Okay so im building a new CP. Its gonna be my first build ever and I've been watching alot of youtube vids and looking up parts and things like that. My budget is 1500 dollars. The parts I have selected are as follows,
Graphics Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GTX 670 FTW edition Price=400$
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Asus Sabertooth Z77 Price=250$
Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core I-3570k Price=230$
Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.Skill Ripjaws X series 16gb Price=100$
Hard Drive:
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-D... Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Price=100$
CPU Fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Price=35$
Power Supply:
http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/gs-series-... Corsair GS800 Plus
Case:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-692-KKN2-Power-S... Cooler Master RC-692 Price=100$
DVD drive (Not really important since the games I play are downloadable):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Asus Black 18X DVD ROM 48X Price=20$
Total Price So Far=1365$
So can someone tell me if these parts are compatible please. Also can someone maybe recommend cheaper parts that get the same performance or better. But I am gonna keep my Graphics Card, Motherboard, and processor for sure. If someone is wondering why i didnt check why these are comaptible or if the case is big enough is because I'm a total newb at building computers except for the building part so I dont know really how to make sure these parts fit. Also can someone tell me if i should get more fans or what. also games I'm gonna be playing are Dayz, BF3, Call of duty, Natural Selection 2, and some planetside 2. Also, do i need a sound card or anything like that, please let me know. Lastly, can someone recommend a cheap monitor that has a 1600x1280p resolution and a keyboard. Now I don't want to pay 200$ for a keyboard and monitor. The most I want to pay for a monitor is 100$ and a keyboard is 50$. These don't have to be special they just need to get the job done.
Sincerely,
CP Newb :pt1cable: 

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 7, 2013 7:36:54 PM

Drop the Snaggletooth for a normal mobo in the ~$150 range (ASRock, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte - doesn't matter).

Drop down to 8GB RAM - more is pointless for gaming and you can use the money elsewhere. Get low profile, Vengeance or other, to keep from interfering withe CPU cooler.

Take the money saved on the mobo and ram to get at least a 128GB SSD for OS, programs, and a few of your longest level-load games. Everything else goes on the HDD.

If not going to SLI down the road, drop to a 550 or so watt PSU.

Don't skimp on the monitor. Spend in the $150-$180 range for a Dell or Asus 1920x1080 LED LCD with at least a 5ms response. Way more value than an expensive keyboard.

Wouldn't get the FTW unless it's the signature2 edition (can't follow your link from here). Reference style fans are way loud under load. Want a card with two or three fans on it. Might want to add a side intake and top exhaust fan to the case if you get a multi-fan card since it will vent into the case instead of outside.
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February 7, 2013 8:05:18 PM

I agree with J_E_D on the monitor. If you're only going to use a $100 1600x1200 monitor there's no point in spending $400 on a GTX 670. An HD 7870 or GTX 660 will handle any game at 1600 x 1200 and save you $150.


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February 7, 2013 9:04:31 PM

Might want to get a smaller wattage, more power efficient PSU.
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February 8, 2013 1:52:31 AM

I think I'm gonna sub out the EVGA GTX 670 FTW for a Signature 2 edition, the ram for Vengeance Low Profile 8GB dual channel DDR3 memory, I think I am gonna swap my MOBO with a Gigabyte GA-Z77-HG4-LGA 1155 Intel= Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G SSD for about 125$, keep my original hard dirve,CPU,case,CPU fan,and dvd drive. I'm gonna sub my PSU for a 600 Watt Corsair Builder series CX600 V2 for about 75$. And I am going to buy 3 120mm fans for the case. With a total of 1,338$ its a little cheaper than my other build but I think it will be better also someone please reccomend me a monitor, remember I want to play games a decent resolutions and graphics settings so please recommend a decent monitor.
Sincerely,
CP Newb
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February 8, 2013 3:04:35 AM

What resolution do you want? You want TN panel or IPS? TN is cheap and sufficient for most gamers, but IPS is better in color accuracy (which isn't that useful for games, but it's nice for watching DVDs or photo-editting).
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 3:08:10 PM

Are you limited to ordering from only newegg? You can get better deals from various other distributors.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 3:11:35 PM

The reviews on that one at newegg are pretty ugly.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 3:14:32 PM

If you can use other distributors, all for under $1500. 750W PSU for later CrossFire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL272HPB 27.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Enermax KM001W Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($19.43 @ Amazon)
Total: $1395.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 12:13 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2013 8:24:28 PM

cball1311 said:
If you can use other distributors, all for under $1500. 750W PSU for later CrossFire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL272HPB 27.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Enermax KM001W Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($19.43 @ Amazon)
Total: $1395.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 12:13 EST-0500)

But can i swap the radeon 7970 with the gtx 670 FTW I found it on amazon for about the same price.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 11, 2013 8:43:04 PM

Roaddogjr said:
But can i swap the radeon 7970 with the gtx 670 FTW I found it on amazon for about the same price.


Sure, it that is your preference.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 11, 2013 9:30:07 PM

Roaddogjr said:
But can i swap the radeon 7970 with the gtx 670 FTW I found it on amazon for about the same price.


I would go with a 7970 over a 670 any day... Personally, eyefinity has more perks then physx
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 11, 2013 10:08:51 PM

camohanna said:
I would go with a 7970 over a 670 any day... Personally, eyefinity has more perks then physx


+1...Totally Agree
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July 2, 2013 1:48:08 PM

How about a gtx 770? Or the and version now that there about 400$
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