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February 24, 2013 3:58:05 AM

Hi, I am planning to go with this build. I am also not planning on spending anymore money then this.
I just want fee back and suggestions on this build :) .


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Raidmax Seiran (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer ($25.02 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $869.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 00:52 EST-0500)

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February 24, 2013 5:03:05 AM

Do you need to include the keyboard and mouse? Also what kind of gaming are you doing? Because from the looks of it, this is an editing PC. If so, here's what I would go with. If not, here's what I would go with.

Editing PC:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $854.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 01:51 EST-0500)

Gaming PC:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($103.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $864.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 02:01 EST-0500)

Hope this helps! Also, you really shouldn't be spending $80 on a case unless you have a budget of $1000 or more. Anyway, this is before tax and after Mail-In Rebates. So you'll actually wind up paying $942 for the gaming PC, but you'll get $70 back. For the editing PC you'll wind up paying $934 but you'll get $85 back. All in all, yes the editing PC is a better deal and it can game really well, but the better performance is with the gaming PC.
February 24, 2013 12:10:01 PM

mesyXD said:
Hi, I am planning to go with this build. I am also not planning on spending anymore money then this.
I just want fee back and suggestions on this build :) .


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Raidmax Seiran (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer ($25.02 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $869.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 00:52 EST-0500)

you wish to game on that system only right? 3470 is good enough... also you do not need a CPU cooler if you're not going to overclock your system...if you wish to overclock it in the future, get a 'K' CPU and Z77 board and also Xigmatek Gaia is good enough...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FDNG
something like this will do even better...
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February 24, 2013 1:43:34 PM

TimeLass said:
you wish to game on that system only right? 3470 is good enough... also you do not need a CPU cooler if you're not going to overclock your system...if you wish to overclock it in the future, get a 'K' CPU and Z77 board and also Xigmatek Gaia is good enough...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FDNG
something like this will do even better...


This is true. I just assumed you'd be doing some heavier gaming, but yes. A 3470 or even a 3550 would do you just fine, if you're not going to overclock. If you are, you've got some choices. You can go Sandy Bridge with the 2500k and save $14, or you can spend $14 more and get the more efficient, more powerful 3570k. I say if you're not going to overclock just get a B75 chipset, and pair it with a 3470, and get a better GPU like a 660ti or a 7870 GHz.
February 24, 2013 2:09:57 PM

maxicusdagreat said:
This is true. I just assumed you'd be doing some heavier gaming, but yes. A 3470 or even a 3550 would do you just fine, if you're not going to overclock. If you are, you've got some choices. You can go Sandy Bridge with the 2500k and save $14, or you can spend $14 more and get the more efficient, more powerful 3570k. I say if you're not going to overclock just get a B75 chipset, and pair it with a 3470, and get a better GPU like a 660ti or a 7870 GHz.


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February 24, 2013 2:23:08 PM
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This is a good gaming build that will last you along time. You can overclock with it, you can run crossfire with it in the future, and it's got USB 3.0 all over the place.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $809.66
(Prices include shipping, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 11:30 EST-0500)
February 24, 2013 3:29:21 PM

Best answer selected by mesyXD.
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