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February 16, 2013 6:29:27 AM

Hello!

A friend of mine asked me to build him a gaming computer and after a little investigating I believe I have everything set and just wanted to make sure everything would work together and whatnot. The price range is around $1200. If you have any recommendations or see anything wrong with this build I would love to hear it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1205.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 03:11 EST-0500)

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February 16, 2013 6:39:18 AM

this is an overkill for gaming
what you should do is change few parts around and put money into gpu, so it can be called gaming pc
my advise is change cpu to i5-3470, mobo to H77 chipset one, 8 GB of ram(which is more than enough) so money saved you can put into getting gtx 670 and if some left put into wd black which has 5yr warranty.
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February 16, 2013 6:42:15 AM

For a gaming system you're building it wrong. You need to start with the best GPU and you don't need an i7.
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February 16, 2013 7:04:55 AM

Change your CPU to a I5-3570K wich you can overclock because an I7 is a waste of money.
Get a lower end mother for around 150$, for instance a MSI-Z77A-GD65 or a lower end Asus board so that you can put more money in your GPU.
You only need 8gb of memory for gaming.
With the money you saved you can get a higher end GPU such as a 670 and get a better PSU.
I really like Seasonic PSU's and if you do some research you will find that they're on of the most apreciated and trusted brands on the market.
And you might want to invest in a good CPU cooler.
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February 16, 2013 7:43:19 AM

Thank you for all of the help with this. I messed around with the list and here is what I have now. Hopefully this should be much better. If not let me know.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($443.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1206.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 04:41 EST-0500)
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February 16, 2013 7:52:02 AM

Why get the 3470? you can get a big performance increase if you OC the 3570K.
Also get a motherboard with a Z77 chipset and a GPU with 2GB of memory, 4GB wont give you a performance increase and you can save 50$ with that and get a better PSU
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February 16, 2013 8:03:05 AM

If your mate isn't interested in overclocking the 3470 is a good way to save some money.
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February 16, 2013 8:03:48 AM

As far as I know my friend has no intention of overclocking. I grabbed the 3470 because it was what was first suggested to me. I'll look into the 3570 as well and look at some 2GB GPUs.
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February 16, 2013 8:24:37 AM

Ok so I think I have it down now. Thanks again for helping me with this build. I do feel like an idiot for some of my previous build ideas lol.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1239.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 05:20 EST-0500)
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February 16, 2013 8:36:03 AM

You don't need a $190 mobo. Waste of money.
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February 16, 2013 9:03:17 AM

This should be the final build. I'd like to thank you all again for helping me with this. As for now I must rest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1142.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 06:00 EST-0500)
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February 16, 2013 9:10:38 AM

Pretty nice. Squeeze in a SSD and you're done! :lol: 
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