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February 23, 2013 7:06:17 AM

I want a gaming computer with 660 nvidia graphics card (I can upgrade to this) and Intel Core i7-3770K I have 720$ newegg store credit so it must be from new egg and a couple hundred also so I was wondering which gaming computer should I buy I really need one that can handle mondern games such as call of duty black ops 2, Skyrim, Planet Side 2 so if you could help me get this best computer with using the least amount of cash that would be great

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February 23, 2013 8:08:18 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FnIe
you don't need a i7 'k' series processor if you are only going to game on this system and not planning on overclocking it...
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February 23, 2013 8:39:40 AM

Can you please clarify your budget " and a couple hundred " has thrown me for a loop.
Do you need an OS, Monitor, Mouse + keyboard ?

Here's a build around your price range with the 'couple hundred' mixed in.
This will be able to play all games out right now on high, you have the potential to OC your GPU and CPU to keep up with the highest systems, if you're into that.
I chose the 7950 instead of a 660ti because It's the best price / performance card out atm.
You get an extra 1GB of ram and the OCing power of a god within a few dollars.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FnQK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FnQK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FnQK/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 ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.98

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
If you wanted to see the price difference. Whether it's worth the $10 is up to you. I'd link some benchmarks but my net is out to my house and fiddling around on my phone is tedious.

Marqol
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February 23, 2013 5:41:43 PM

I have about 150$ and the 720$ on newegg
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February 23, 2013 5:41:47 PM

I have about 150$ and the 720$ on newegg
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February 23, 2013 5:42:01 PM

I have about 150$ and the 720$ on newegg
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February 23, 2013 7:30:16 PM

Thats way out of my price range I am looking more for prebuilt
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February 24, 2013 2:17:54 AM

How is that 682$
it says 861$
but this is what I am looking for near my price range
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February 24, 2013 2:45:24 AM

fexal said:
How is that 682$
it says 861$
but this is what I am looking for near my price range

i sum up all the components that you will be buying from Newegg so it will be $682 excluding the CPU and ODD
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February 24, 2013 3:43:13 AM

is there a way on pc part picker to change where you buy it from
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February 24, 2013 3:48:28 AM

fexal said:
is there a way on pc part picker to change where you buy it from

yes below the configurations there's a sentence (Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
click on that and tick only Newegg and its done...
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February 24, 2013 3:55:09 AM

Is it cheap to hire someone to build this computer or is it easy to build by yourself
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February 24, 2013 3:55:12 AM

Is it cheap to hire someone to build this computer or is it easy to build by yourself
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February 24, 2013 4:03:08 AM

fexal said:
Is it cheap to hire someone to build this computer or is it easy to build by yourself

i would choose to build by myself... it's easy and fun as long as you do it carefully and follow the instructions or guides on youtube...
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February 24, 2013 4:28:04 AM

that motherboard you put on pc part pick doesnt support graphics cards Im pretty sure
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February 24, 2013 6:31:18 PM

fexal said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
are all these parts compatible?


We can't see that, you need to post the permalink. Building it yourself is cheaper and fairly simple although maybe you can try to get a friend who has built one before to help you.
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February 24, 2013 8:20:51 PM

I dont know anybody that has built a computer before
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February 24, 2013 9:42:16 PM



Yeah... Your build has a couple of problems:
1. An i7-3770k will give you NO performance increase compared to an i5-3570. The only difference is hyperthreading which games cannot utilize
2. You do not need a "k" processor since you are not overclocking, save a little money by getting the normal, locked processor. Furthermore, you would have needed to get a Z77 motherboard to overclock
3. You chose 1 stick of memory, if you get 2x4 memory, you can run it in dual channel, which will be faster

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Adesso AKB-131PB Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $874.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 22:54 EST-0500)

EDIT: I have no idea why I put the k processor up there, get the i5-3470, my mistake
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February 24, 2013 10:25:43 PM

a few questions isnt nvidia 660 better then radeon 7950 and are you sure i5 is the same as i7 because a lot of people told me i7 is better and that I should get i7 and if I did get nvidia would it work with that motherboard?
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February 24, 2013 11:22:56 PM

fexal said:
a few questions isnt nvidia 660 better then radeon 7950 and are you sure i5 is the same as i7 because a lot of people told me i7 is better and that I should get i7 and if I did get nvidia would it work with that motherboard?

Perfomance wise, hd7950 > gtx 660... Even hd7870 xt > gtx 660...amd radeon's gpu are gives better perfomance for the price... As for nvidia... if you loves PhysX and TXAA then go for it... And no an core i7 CPU will not give you a lot of perfomance gain in gaming but it will definitely help out much if you're going to do some video editing/graphic design... Get an core i5 CPU and spend more on GPU if you're really into gaming... And also i dont really understand what do you mean by that motherboard does not support graphic cards... :sweat: 
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February 24, 2013 11:46:30 PM

well I have been told that your motherboard needs to be compatible with certain types of video cards
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February 25, 2013 12:19:41 AM

fexal said:
well I have been told that your motherboard needs to be compatible with certain types of video cards

Do you mean by no SLI/CFX support on that MB? if so then yes that MB does not support SLI configuration but it did support CFX configuration... :sweat:  :sweat: 
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February 25, 2013 2:00:03 AM

You could say an i7 is a better processor, but it is not better for gaming. It's not my money so if you want to get an i7 just for the name, go ahead. There will be no compatibility issues with a 7950 and the b75 motherboard.
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