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Help completing my gaming pc

Hi guys,
First of all,I tried making a gaming system at "pcpartpicker".Here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dzax (It's not completed by the way that's why I am seeking for some help.

1)I don't know if the hardrive I chose is good. Is it a good company??Is there better for the same price??
What's the sata thing?Should I get one but what does it do??

2)I having problem finding the video card.I would like to play games like Bf3,Far cry 3 and Need for speed on high graphics with high fps.

3)Are the other parts good??

I am new to do this I don't how to choose lol :D .There's is too much stuff.I probably sound stupid :( .I am gonna use this pc for gaming. I am willing to spend arround 1300$ for this computer with like everything mouse,network card,ect.
If you guys could help me finish my project and help me choose the right components will be really appriceated. Also if I could save some money by changing parts would be good.
Thanks :)
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  1. Just a couple of questions before I make any suggestions mate.
    First what type of monitor set up do you have? (resolution and number of monitors are important when picking a graphics card)
    Also do you actually plan on watching physical copies of blu ray movies on your gaming machine? If you do thats fine! but if not you could save about $30 and put that money into boosting your performance by getting a normal dvd drive instead. Which will install your OS and your games for the forseeable future, because games on blu ray are a long way off.
    Are you planning on using a wireless router to hook up to the internet or are you plugging straight into the modem via ethernet?
  2. Actually I will be using just one monitor and I would like to have one like this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2250

    Yes,i will use wireless connection because we just bought a pretty nice router and no I won't watch BD movie(so wich optical drive shoul i get?).

    But is there a better video card then the GTX 650 Ti, i am willing to pay 250$ for the gpu I really want to play Far cry 3 on decent graphics and is the cpu cooler really necessary?

    Thanks guys :)
  3. axleh93 said:
    Just a couple of questions before I make any suggestions mate.
    First what type of monitor set up do you have? (resolution and number of monitors are important when picking a graphics card)
    Also do you actually plan on watching physical copies of blu ray movies on your gaming machine? If you do thats fine! but if not you could save about $30 and put that money into boosting your performance by getting a normal dvd drive instead. Which will install your OS and your games for the forseeable future, because games on blu ray are a long way off.
    Are you planning on using a wireless router to hook up to the internet or are you plugging straight into the modem via ethernet?


    Actually games on BD-R will most likely *NEVER* happen. Everything is moving toward cloud computing and online distribution (Steam, iTunes, Kindle, you get the idea). Optical is the new floppy no matter which way you look at it. Even BF3 - which takes 25GB per installation (which is the capacity for a single layer BD-R disc) - is downloaded online.

    Quote:
    But is there a better video card then the GTX 650 Ti, i am willing to pay 250$ for the gpu I really want to play Far cry 3 on decent graphics and is the cpu cooler really necessary?


    Then get a Radeon 7870 GHz Edition.

    On the original build there's parts that you can get that are way less expensive - motherboards and cases that much don't belong on $900 builds.

    Get something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $931.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 19:35 EST-0500)
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DAbI
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DAbI/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DAbI/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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ 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: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1078.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 19:53 EST-0500)
  5. But the motherboard support crossfire and if I ever want to crossfire my sapphire would I have enough power ((wattage)Just a question). And is the monitor ok(http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2250 )? Which network adapter to you guys recommend me??I didn't know that pc games would not be on BD-R .
    The build that you "g-unit1111" gave me is pretty interesting lol.thanks guys

    Edit: Wich website you recommend me for buying the components I never bought online before.
  6. Abdo25 said:
    But the motherboard support crossfire and if I ever want to crossfire my sapphire would I have enough power ((wattage)Just a question). And is the monitor ok(http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2250 )? Which network adapter to you guys recommend me??I didn't know that pc games would not be on BD-R .
    The build that you "g-unit1111" gave me is pretty interesting lol.thanks guys

    Edit: Wich website you recommend me for buying the components I never bought online before.


    I would not worry about crossfire. Single gpu setups are always preferred over multiple one. If you dont want to overclock, i suggest this build.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DCGp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DCGp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DCGp/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.21 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $947.07
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 23:16 EST-0500)
  7. Abdo25 said:
    But the motherboard support crossfire and if I ever want to crossfire my sapphire would I have enough power ((wattage)Just a question). And is the monitor ok(http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2250 )? Which network adapter to you guys recommend me??I didn't know that pc games would not be on BD-R .
    The build that you "g-unit1111" gave me is pretty interesting lol.thanks guys

    Edit: Wich website you recommend me for buying the components I never bought online before.


    I suggest buying from Newegg or wherever is cheapest that is listed on pcpartpicker
  8. camohanna said:
    I suggest buying from Newegg or wherever is cheapest that is listed on pcpartpicker


    Newegg has the best selection without question but they are in no means the cheapest.
  9. g-unit1111 said:
    Newegg has the best selection without question but they are in no means the cheapest.


    I would go with the cheapest, but Newegg is a good choice :)
  10. Well, sometimes Newegg is the cheapest ;)
  11. ok I will note these website down.

    But yeah I saw on youtube that the i5-3570k could go to 4.2ghz when overclocked and the sapphire overclocked (overclocked edition??) looked like to be a lot more powerful then the sapphire I am gonna get.

    If I said something stupid...well sorry lol
    so that's why I would like to overclock it but is it dangerous ?I know that have to find a stable temp but what's a stable temp???i have no idea.

    Anyway I am probably going to take the build that "camohanna" proposed me(the first one). But just some help on the overclocking paragraph would be really appriceated

    Thanks a lot guys

    Edit:why the first sapphire on "camohanna" have 1.05ghz for the core clock and in the second build the video card has 925mhz for the core clock??Is the first one the OC Edition??
  12. Abdo25 said:
    ok I will note these website down.

    But yeah I saw on youtube that the i5-3570k could go to 4.2ghz when overclocked and the sapphire overclocked (overclocked edition??) looked like to be a lot more powerful then the sapphire I am gonna get.

    If I said something stupid...well sorry lol
    so that's why I would like to overclock it but is it dangerous ?I know that have to find a stable temp but what's a stable temp???i have no idea.

    Anyway I am probably going to take the build that "camohanna" proposed me(the first one). But just some help on the overclocking paragraph would be really appriceated

    Thanks a lot guys

    Edit:why the first sapphire on "camohanna" have 1.05ghz for the core clock and in the second build the video card has 925mhz for the core clock??Is the first one the OC Edition??


    7950's have a low clock speed in comparison to 7870. Thats basically what the XT is, a 7950. I saw a guy label it as a "7930" . Sapphires 7950 has a clock speed of 925Mhz as well.
  13. camohanna said:
    7950's have a low clock speed in comparison to 7870. Thats basically what the XT is, a 7950. I saw a guy label it as a "7930" . Sapphires 7950 has a clock speed of 925Mhz as well.


    So i should get this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354ocl (with a clock speed of 1.05ghz) :??:

    And is it easy and safe to overclock the i5-3750k?
    And also should i get an ssd for quicker start up and faster storage??

    Thanks to all you guys :)
  14. Abdo25 said:
    So i should get this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354ocl (with a clock speed of 1.05ghz) :??:

    And is it easy and safe to overclock the i5-3750k?
    And also should i get an ssd for quicker start up and faster storage??

    Thanks to all you guys :)


    The XT one not GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  15. camohanna said:

    Ok but wich one is the best(higher graphics) I saw that the Ghz one is cheaper than the XT one so I assume that the XT one is the best??..
    Ill take the best.
    Its probably my last question lol
    Thanks a lot men for taking the time to help me :)
  16. Best answer
    Abdo25 said:
    Ok but wich one is the best(higher graphics) I saw that the Ghz one is cheaper than the XT one so I assume that the XT one is the best??..
    Ill take the best.
    Its probably my last question lol
    Thanks a lot men for taking the time to help me :)


    Yes the XT is better. Its practically a 7950.
  17. Dont forget best answer ;)
  18. Thanks a lot dude but how do I choose the best answer? lol where is the button?
    And should I get a ssd for like faster storage??
    If yes wich one you recommend me?
  19. Best answer selected by Abdo25.
  20. Abdo25 said:
    Thanks a lot dude but how do I choose the best answer? lol where is the button?
    And should I get a ssd for like faster storage??
    If yes wich one you recommend me?


    I suggest getting a SSD later down the line. Cruical M4, Intel 330, Samsumg 840 are good ssd's. 120/128Gb is a good size
  21. Ok thanks to camohanna and the others I am surely going to be happy with this build
    Thanks :) :bounce:
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