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February 26, 2013 6:25:52 PM

Hello, I am currently in the process of building/ creating my new computer, all of my parts are being purchased through newegg.com. Also I am a first time builder with some assist from my friend who just recently just finished his first build. but before I even consider getting all of the parts for this new PC I want to use all of the necessary sources to make sure that I am making no mistakes with the parts I purchase. Also, if you have any suggestions for a change in parts or possible upgrades please help me. I would also like to say that my budget is set at $1500 with little wiggle room. This computer would primarily be used for gaming but also I would enjoy I great computer for web surfing because nothing bothers me more than buffering...

Oh and one more thing I never picked out a graphics card I was seeking some suggestions for the best card I already heard some suggestions but I would like some input from some more knowledgeable people. I would also like it if you would keep the suggestions to yourself if you are not Positive that your suggestion is correct because this is a lot of money being invested into this computer to be buying incorrect parts. and before I list these parts I would like to say thanks ahead of time.

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fans:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adapter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Current Total
$1,139.86

Once again any suggestions would be very helpful also I would still enjoy suggestions for a higher end graphics card with a good price within the budget

Thanks :) 

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February 26, 2013 6:41:26 PM

Very nice PSU, you dont really need 850w for a single card (if that is what you are planning) but certainly will be good for future proofing otherwise, or if you plan on SLI or Crossfire anytime soon. You can ditch the CPU cooler if you are getting the "non k" version of the i7 3770. That is a massive CPU cooler for a CPU the is not made for overclocking. Get the K version if you are going to OC. I would probably go down to the i5 3570k, unless you do alot of video or 3D editing where hyper threading would come into play. Invest in an SSD as your main OS drive, this will be a huge boost to the overall speed of your PC.

As for the GPU, XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition all the way. On sale right now at Newegg for $369, you cannot beat the price/performance ratio.
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February 26, 2013 6:55:14 PM

the above poster or for a little more
GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB $430
the above card is well known to be an elite card

a choice between the k series chip or the GHz edition
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March 4, 2013 10:35:21 PM

After i heard the suggestions and had time to think im thinking im going to get the nvidia gtx 680 card because of the fact that it is a little bit better than the above suggestions despite the cost i think i can afford it thanks
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March 4, 2013 10:39:06 PM

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After i heard the suggestions and had time to think im thinking im going to get the nvidia gtx 680 card because of the fact that it is a little bit better than the above suggestions despite the cost i think i can afford it thanks


Get a 670 instead. On your budget - drop the fans and you could definitely get a less expensive power supply (good choice though). I'd also lose the RAM with the tall heat sinks.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1220.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 19:38 EST-0500)
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