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First Build!!! $1250-$1750 Budget

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February 18, 2013 1:23:24 AM

I am building my first computer i picked the parts based on the criteria below, however i want to be sure that the parts are compatible(and that i got all the necessary parts lol). I also want to be sure that I can easily upgrade the parts or add another Graphics card if i need to.

1. Approximate Purchase date: Plan to purchase parts within a month. (2/17-3/17)

2. Budget: between $1250 and $1750 (For computer)

3. System Usage: Gaming, Movies some amateur video/photo editing

4. Parts not Required: (I also need a Keyboard, monitor, and speakers), but this is separate from the 1250-1750.

5. Preferred Website For Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Fry's, Tigerdirect, microcenter

6.Country: US / Southern California

7. Part Preferences: Intel/ Nvidia

8. Overclocking: Yes

9. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

10. Monitor: Probably going to be 1920x1080

11. The games the my computer will be running are League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Starcraft Heart of the Swarm, Steam Games.

12. I currently own a laptop that is about 4 years old, and it is time for an upgrade because my laptop cannot handle the stress of these games anymore. Also want to build my first computer !!!


Parts That I am Thinking of buying based on reading forums and websites for Information.

Asus P8Z77-V Pro TB Intel Z77 1155 Thunderbolt Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/383892/Barracuda_2TB...

NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

: Sony Optiarc High Speed DVD RW Drive 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you in advance for helping me out, trying learn all this at once is confusing but hopefully i will have a sweet computer at the end of all the research and help from the community!!!

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February 18, 2013 2:08:59 AM

There are a few changes I would make in brand quality and I also switched the 680 out for a 7970 Ghz. The 7970 is a better gpu that will give you more power.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EeoE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EeoE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EeoE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1482.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 23:06 EST-0500)
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February 18, 2013 10:16:40 AM

Yeah defiantly gotta swap out that Cooler that's a shocking cooler for that 3770k :o 

Other than that iKes9711 is pretty spot on with the parts!
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