Building New Gaming PC.

Hey guys, first time poster. I'm looking to build a gaming/multimedia PC for around $1000. I'm only a high school student, so you can imagine it's not easy to get funds. Anyways, here are some of the things I'm looking at. I'm looking for advice on some components, as it's also my first time building a PC.

Case - Cooler Master Haf X (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225)
Power Supply - Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200)
Motherboard - Something cheap, Intel based.
Processor - I'd love an i7.
Heatsink - No ideas here.
Memory - I'm just gonna go with crucial 8GB. I can always upgrade.
Hard Drive - I'd love an SSD, but I can start with a cheap 7200 rpm HDD.
DVD or Blu-ray Drive - I would definitely love to experience blu ray on my new desktop.
Video Card - Nvidia GeForce gtx 680. Not budging. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768)
Sound Card - A good one. Try to keep it cheap.
Network Card - High performance, cheap.
Keyboard - No ideas.
Mouse - No ideas.

Thanks, have a great day! :lol:
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  1. What's your monitor resolution?

    GTX 680 sucks. The 670 is better.
  2. cutebeans said:
    What's your monitor resolution?

    GTX 680 sucks. The 670 is better.


    I always forget. I don't have a monitor in mind yet, but i'm aiming for 1920 x 1080. And yes, the 670 is what I'm going for after some research.
  3. 670 is cheaper by $100.
    The only performance boost you get from the 680 is 5% so 1fps or 2fps.
    So it's really not worth it.

    Do you have an OS?
    Mouse and Keyboard?

    What games do you want to play?
  4. cutebeans said:
    670 is cheaper by $100.
    The only performance boost you get from the 680 is 5% so 1fps or 2fps.
    So it's really not worth it.

    Do you have an OS?
    Mouse and Keyboard?

    What games do you want to play?


    Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard, I dunno.

    I want to play heavily modded skyrim, battlefield 3, crysis 3, etc.
  5. Last Question, Do you plan to OC?
  6. cutebeans said:
    Last Question, Do you plan to OC?


    If you recommend it! (but probably)
  7. cutebeans said:
    Last Question, Do you plan to OC?

    I hate to double post, but do you have any suggestions?
  8. 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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.68 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $798.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 20:09 EST-0500)

    Do you have a monitor?
    Anyway, This is a great build for $800. :) You can get a 670 and it's still under budget.

    What you can use the remaining $200 for
    128gb SSD
    or
    GTX 670.
  9. Thank you, this is awesome. I'm thinking the 670. No, I don't have a monitor, though I could use my small tv in my room for a while. :)
  10. Hey, it's better to have a monitor. That will put your budget up to 1k.

    Don't worry, the 660ti will HIGH-MAX most games out there. Let me make edits.
  11. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $978.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 20:30 EST-0500)
  12. Thanks, man. I'm gonna go the extra mile to get the 670 though, it's important to me. What about a sound card?
  13. Motherboard has onboard sound card. :)

    Okay, it's your money bro HAHAHA!
  14. shadow_xg said:
    Thanks, man. I'm gonna go the extra mile to get the 670 though, it's important to me. What about a sound card?

    You really don't need to waste the money on a sound card. The motherboard already has one on it.
  15. well this is akward..
  16. Thanks guys!
  17. Just saying, the 7870 LE (That new one) Performs WAY better than the 660ti, at the same price point.

    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $244.99

    Benchmark if you want it: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930-benchmark,3401.html
  18. Yeah, he's getting the 670 though and he seems to be Nvidia fan :)
  19. Love nvidia!
  20. byogamingpc said:
    Here is my recommendation. I used to be an Nvidia fan back in the day but the AMD's have come such a long way. The 7950 is an amazing bang for your buck but you could always just swap it for whichever Nvidia you would prefer. I did put a link to a GTX 670 at the very bottom. 8GB of RAM is the bare minimum you would want so I'd just put in the extra 8 now while you are building it. You won't regret it. =)
    
    CPU​
    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor
    http://tinyurl.com/ag9da7q
    ​$223.79 + FREE Shipping = $223.79
    
    CPU Cooler
    ​Cooler Master Hyper 212
    http://tinyurl.com/aktuhwh
    $25.98 + FREE Shipping = $25.98
    
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    http://tinyurl.com/a2pwqj9
    ​​$89.99 + FREE Shipping = $89.99

    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600
    http://tinyurl.com/bxy7vpg
    $89.99 + FREE Shipping = $89.99

    Storage
    Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive
    http://tinyurl.com/ay6cn7w
    $116.55 + FREE Shipping = $116.55
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    http://tinyurl.com/bawe84c
    $74.99 + FREE Shipping = $74.99

    Video Card
    PowerColor Radeon HD 7950
    http://tinyurl.com/b8dksvc
    $294.99 + FREE Shipping - $20 Rebate = $274.99

    Case
    CM Storm Enforcer
    http://tinyurl.com/bzxk8ao
    $79.99 + FREE Shipping = $79.99
    
    Power Supply
    Raidmax 850W 80 Plus Gold
    http://tinyurl.com/bkbhosc
    ​$93.49 + FREE Shipping = $93.49
    
    Optical Drive
    Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
    http://tinyurl.com/b7hm9l4
    $17.99 + FREE Shipping = $17.99
    
    Base Total: $1,107.75 w/ SSD
    Rebates: -$20.00
    Shipping: $FREE
    Total: $1,087.75 w/ SSD - $116.55 w/o =$971.20

    Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2 GB GDDR5
    http://tinyurl.com/act44ze
    $359.99 + FREE Shipping = $359.99


    I really like this build. Thanks man. EDIT: I managed to upgrade all of the components (graphics card, SSD) and got a total of: $1,152.91
  21. byogamingpc said:
    Here is my recommendation. I used to be an Nvidia fan back in the day but the AMD's have come such a long way. The 7950 is an amazing bang for your buck but you could always just swap it for whichever Nvidia you would prefer. I did put a link to a GTX 670 at the very bottom. 8GB of RAM is the bare minimum you would want so I'd just put in the extra 8 now while you are building it. You won't regret it. =)


    Hey man, should be my last question. Do I need 4GB vram for a very heavily modified Skyrim? I'm thinking it's the safest thing to do, especially to be future proof.
  22. Not really. The max you would need on a single resolution would be 2gb.
  23. cutebeans said:
    Not really. The max you would need on a single resolution would be 2gb.


    Cool cool. Thanks.
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