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First Gaming Build $1200 before shipping

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February 19, 2013 11:06:54 AM

Hello! I have decided on peripherals already, so I just need a tower right now. I am looking to get the most bang for my buck at 1200$ before shipping. I am specifically looking for Intel proc. and Nvidia gpu. I will not use ATI's, just a preference. Here is what i've been looking at so far.

Case - C283-2071 - 79.99 - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Mobo - A455-2035 - 189.99 - ASUS P8Z77-V Intel 7 Series Motherboard
Proc - I69-2500K - 209.99 i5 2500k
CPU Cooler - C13-2527 - 54.99 - Corsair H60 Hydro
PSU - T925-2510 - 69.99 - Thermaltake 700W
GPU - G458-0676 - 419.99 - Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC 4GB Overclocked (comes with $40 mail in rebate which is nice.)
RAM - P33-6302 - 89.99 - 16GB Patriot Viper 3
HDD - T24-9901 - 69.99 - Toshiba 1tb
DVDW - L49-8020 OEM - 17.99 - LG Burner

Total: 1202.91

Keeping in mind I want to keep Intel, Nvidia, and 16gb of RAM, any suggestions? I have 1200 to play around with.

Thanks!

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February 19, 2013 11:12:13 AM

There is really no point to this thread, you have already gotten all the parts you need...
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February 19, 2013 11:21:28 AM

Sorry, I mean that's the parts i'm looking at.
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February 19, 2013 11:54:49 AM

dish_moose said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You could save a little by going 8GB RAM and get gtx670.
Bruce



True, but as I said before.

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Keeping in mind I want to keep Intel, Nvidia, and 16gb of RAM, any suggestions?


So, I would like to stick to 16gb RAM for reasons other than gaming. Thanks though!
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February 19, 2013 12:17:46 PM

Anyone else? I am also thinking about a SSD but not sure.
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February 19, 2013 1:28:57 PM

Im pretty new to builds can i ask why you have gone with the I5 2500k instead of the i5 3750 ? is it that you wish to OC the 2500k ?
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February 19, 2013 1:35:20 PM

I was leaving that possibility open yes, plus there doesn't seem to be a huge difference in testing performance between the two when it comes to running games/applications.
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February 19, 2013 1:47:49 PM

roughknite said:
Hello! I have decided on peripherals already, so I just need a tower right now. I am looking to get the most bang for my buck at 1200$ before shipping. I am specifically looking for Intel proc. and Nvidia gpu. I will not use ATI's, just a preference. Here is what i've been looking at so far.

Case - C283-2071 - 79.99 - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Mobo - A455-2035 - 189.99 - ASUS P8Z77-V Intel 7 Series Motherboard
Proc - I69-2500K - 209.99 i5 2500k
CPU Cooler - C13-2527 - 54.99 - Corsair H60 Hydro
PSU - T925-2510 - 69.99 - Thermaltake 700W
GPU - M452-0660 - 319.99 - MSI GTX 660ti OC
RAM - P33-6302 - 89.99 - 16GB Patriot Viper 3
HDD - T24-9901 - 69.99 - Toshiba 1tb
DVDW - L49-8020 OEM - 17.99 - LG Burner

Total: 1102.91

Keeping in mind I want to keep Intel, Nvidia, and 16gb of RAM, any suggestions? I have 1200 to play around with.

Thanks!



If you have another $90 or so in your budget, why not go with a 670 instead of 660 ti?
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February 19, 2013 2:11:21 PM

miketen587 said:
If you have another $90 or so in your budget, why not go with a 670 instead of 660 ti?


Very good point! Updated the list to a GTX 670 4GB OC, 100$ more but it comes with a 40$ mail in rebate.
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February 19, 2013 3:00:41 PM

Nice. There's a solid jump in performance from the 660 ti oc to the 670. My brother has the 660 ti oc and I have the 670, so I've experienced it first hand. Not to mention the 670 OC's nicely, to the point where you should see close to the same performance as a reference 680.
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February 19, 2013 3:00:51 PM

Nice. There's a solid jump in performance from the 660 ti oc to the 670. My brother has the 660 ti oc and I have the 670, so I've experienced it first hand. Not to mention the 670 OC's nicely, to the point where you should see close to the same performance as a reference 680.
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February 19, 2013 3:25:21 PM

Go for an i5 3570k (around $149 at microcenter) and around $169 on Newegg specials (like once a week).
You're paying $209.99 for an I5 2500k lol. At my Microcenter they had a deal 2months ago for an I5 3570k ($100-it sold out like crazy) and the I7 3770k/3820 are usually $199-$209 here.
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February 19, 2013 3:27:06 PM

You were saying you "weren't sure" if you wanted to go with a SSD or not. The difference in speeds between a HDD and a SSD is actually quite shocking.

Some get a 120GB SSD just to run OS and games, I got a 256 Samsung 840 pro so that I could run ALL programs and be safe on capacity. I also have a 1TB HDD for storage.

The price is high but you will see a definite improvement over an HDD. Here is an article comparing them in case you want to read for yourself.
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February 19, 2013 4:23:17 PM

Price difference between I5 3570K and I5 2500K is 10 dollars on newegg. I would get the 3570. As for a small difference in "there doesn't seem to be a huge difference in testing performance between the two when it comes to running games/applications" Actually more than enough difference! 22nm vs 32. wattage is 20 less.
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