Alright, so here are the build list. Which looks best for gaming?

I know all are just about equally as good. However some my favor slightly. These were edited left and right from suggestions, so I think I'm done switching different parts. ((Reason being is, for example ill go with one mobo suggested from one guy, then the next would suggest another, and so would the guy after him.))

However I do want to make sure everything I have WILL go together and should be a clean easy install.

With that said, here are the different builds, all pretty similar. Let me know what you like best!

Build 1: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DgbM ((Suggested from a guy with over 30 + years exp with this stuff.))

Build 2: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DuzA

Build 3: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dvd7


The computer will be used for streaming, gaming in ultra, and on 1440p.
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  1. number 2 for sure except get a better case and get a 7950 instead
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dzdw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dzdw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dzdw/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 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.21 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1039.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 18:32 EST-0500)
  3. Alright so one vote for build #2.

    Camohanna, you choosing build #3 just about? It seems your build is relatively close to that. Not sure what the difference is between the XFX radeon and the saphhire
  4. vincenntxue said:
    Alright so one vote for build #2.

    Camohanna, you choosing build #3 just about? It seems your build is relatively close to that. Not sure what the difference is between the XFX radeon and the saphhire


    Pretty much. But my changes are my suggestion.
  5. camohanna said:
    Pretty much. But my changes are my suggestion.


    Why do you suggest those changes? Also what's the difference between the sapphire and xfx? Why do you prefer the xfx
  6. The first build is the best gamer . It has the strongest graphics card

    It will also encode better than the intel options
  7. vincenntxue said:
    Why do you suggest those changes? Also what's the difference between the sapphire and xfx? Why do you prefer the xfx


    Well, its GHz. nothing wrong with sapphire. Sapphire and XFX are my two fave AMD card makers (msi as well.) XFX is usually a bit cheaper

    1) Memory- dont need the 1866MHz, 1600 is plenty. 2) Haf 912 is an excellent case 3) corsair cx 600 excellent psu, enough for overclocking as well.

    Plus you will need an aftermarket cooler if your overclocking.
  8. Outlander_04 said:
    The first build is the best gamer . It has the strongest graphics card

    It will also encode better than the intel options


    Uhm, 7970>670 ?
  9. generally a little in favor of the GTX
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