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$865 gaming build. AM i getting good build?

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February 11, 2013 7:39:04 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week


Budget Range: 800-1000) After Rebates; After Shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.Microcenter.com


Location: Bloomington ,illinois

Overclocking: Yes / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 - any of this

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)


Parts :

Case - Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case ($37.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0351733

Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherb ($129.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0387554

Cpu - Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor ($229.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0388575

PSU - Thermaltake TR2 Series 600 Watt ATX Power Supply ($44.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0365238

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) ($49.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0354611

Video card -EVGA 02G-P4-2662-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked ($219.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0400675

HDD - HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($59.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0375261

Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler ($29.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0373900

Total - $865.15 (including tax)


I wanna buy screen too,, but not in hurry cuz i have few at home which i can use while i get better one.
I have gaming keyboard, and mice.
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February 11, 2013 8:03:47 PM

i was just asking opinion, and gave out all info which i assume will be enough for some good advice.
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February 11, 2013 8:36:18 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week


Budget Range: 800-1000) After Rebates; After Shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.Microcenter.com


Location: Bloomington ,illinois

Overclocking: Yes / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 - any of this

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)


Parts :

Case - Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case ($37.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherb ($129.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Cpu - Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor ($229.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

PSU - Thermaltake TR2 Series 600 Watt ATX Power Supply ($44.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) ($49.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Video card -EVGA 02G-P4-2662-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked ($219.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD - HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($59.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler ($29.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Total - $865.15 (including tax)


I wanna buy screen too,, but not in hurry cuz i have few at home which i can use while i get better one.
I have gaming keyboard, and mice.
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February 11, 2013 9:00:09 PM

I wouldn't touch that case or power supply with a 10 foot pole. Diablotek cases are among the worst in the industry. Thermaltake isn't a very reputable PSU vendor either. Don't get the 3770K - get the 3570K instead and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950, that will be way better. If you're not going to overclock the i5-3350P and i5-3470 are better choices.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
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 ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($315.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $875.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 17:59 EST-0500)

$10 more and you get far far far better components.
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February 12, 2013 3:16:19 AM

airohead said:
is i5-3570k better then 3350p for overclocking? and i was getting i7-3370k for $229..

is i5-3570k worth more $10? i mean it's for $ 189 in microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...


You can save 40 bucks and get the i5 for 190. Then upgrade that terrible case/psu or the gpu. The 3350p has a locked core multiplier IE you can't overclock it, thus the i5 3570K was born, K = unlocked multiplier. I agree with everything g-unit has said in this thread, especially the 10ft pole part. However, MSI has a better gpu at a better price = $279.99 + a 20$ rebate; And the 200R has bad cooling, whereas this is the best for the price 4 Good Fans nom nom
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February 12, 2013 3:30:21 AM

ok forget my case and psu. i'll get better one,, my only concern is what is best cpu+mobo+gpu combination for performance/price ??

and i'll do overclock if it's avaliable and give better ratio for performance/price.

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February 12, 2013 3:35:19 AM

airohead said:
ok forget my case and psu. i'll get better one,, my only concern is what is best cpu+mobo+gpu combination for performance/price ??

and i'll do overclock if it's avaliable and give better ratio for performance/price.


MSI Best mobo@$109.99+ a 10$ rebate If you don't want to buy from newegg find this exact model elsewhere

MSI Best gpu@$279.99 + a 20$ rebate If you don't want to buy from newegg find this exact model elsewhere

i5-3570k Best cpu@189.99 when you buy at microcenter

I am right, don't listen to anyone else here, this is what you want. Add a hyper 212 evo for your heatsink and GG, take your i5 to 4.5ghz, 3 clicks with MSI OC Genie Bios. Enjoy, /thread

-Prax :sol: 
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February 12, 2013 3:43:46 AM

thanks man.. now tell me what psu and case should be good? and also i assume evo fan should be good for heatsink.. right?
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February 12, 2013 4:39:57 AM

airohead said:
is i5-3570k better then 3350p for overclocking? and i was getting i7-3370k for $229..

is i5-3570k worth more $10? i mean it's for $ 189 in microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...


Well if you have access to a Micro Center then by all means. The 3350P is a good cost-cutting CPU. Usually on sub $900 builds I recommend cutting out overclocking to save money but sometimes the Micro Center deal you actually come out ahead in this area.

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MSI Best mobo@$109.99+ a 10$ rebate If you don't want to buy from newegg find this exact model elsewhere


I'll disagree - I had an MSI 870 motherboard and it died on me after 3 days. I wound up returning it for an Asus M4A87TD.

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thanks man.. now tell me what psu and case should be good? and also i assume evo fan should be good for heatsink.. right?


Corsair 200R / 300R and Antec One Hundred are the best cases in the sub $70 range. If you want to pay a bit more get the NZXT Phantom 410.

As far as power supplies go the reputable brands are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX (rebranded Seasonic). I also like the NZXT Hale 90 which are made by Super Flower but those will run you way more than an average PSU will.
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February 12, 2013 5:02:48 AM

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