First Gaming Build $1200 before shipping

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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  1. There is really no point to this thread, you have already gotten all the parts you need...
  2. Sorry, I mean that's the parts i'm looking at.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    You could save a little by going 8GB RAM and get gtx670.
    Bruce
  4. dish_moose said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    You could save a little by going 8GB RAM and get gtx670.
    Bruce



    True, but as I said before.

    Quote:
    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!
  5. Anyone else? I am also thinking about a SSD but not sure.
  6. 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 ?
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Also, I'm not sure where you'll be purchasing your parts, but here is a cheaper 670 than the one you have listed if you're interested.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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