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February 27, 2013 1:18:50 AM

I need help the build needs to be $1680 max
heres what i have so far

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GgbN

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February 27, 2013 1:30:09 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($105.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($157.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.86 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $1530.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 22:30 EST-0500)
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February 27, 2013 1:39:15 AM

+1 to SHORYUKEN's build. Great for gaming with a 2tb hdd for lots of space.
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February 27, 2013 1:39:54 AM

Do you plan on SLI your system in the future?

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($423.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.86 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $1628.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 22:38 EST-0500)

you can upgrade the PSU to 750W if you're planning to SLI your system in the future...

the monitor i included is an IPS panel...

or something like this...

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.86 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $1597.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 22:42 EST-0500)

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February 27, 2013 1:43:14 AM

Your list is looking pretty good. I'd get the newer gen model of that mobo:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...

Couple of other considerations:
-That HDD is a really nice high end model, but pricey. You can get cheaper that still perform well. See Shoryuken's list

- I'd only get the 4GB gtx 670 if you're planning to game at extreme resolutions / multi monitors. Again see list above for cheaper option

- With your PSU...are you planning on a potential SLI upgrade? If so good choice. If not save some money and go lower wattage.

- Are you not interested in an SSD?
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February 27, 2013 2:45:43 AM

Formata said:
Your list is looking pretty good. I'd get the newer gen model of that mobo:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...

Couple of other considerations:
-That HDD is a really nice high end model, but pricey. You can get cheaper that still perform well. See Shoryuken's list

- I'd only get the 4GB gtx 670 if you're planning to game at extreme resolutions / multi monitors. Again see list above for cheaper option

- With your PSU...are you planning on a potential SLI upgrade? If so good choice. If not save some money and go lower wattage.

- Are you not interested in an SSD?


1) for the HDD... it is mostly about the warranty... Black is a bit faster than blue... but the main reason people go for black is because of the warranty...(5y for black and 3y for blue)

2)i'm pretty sure 4GB of Vram will benefits him in the future... a heavily modded Skyrim already fill up 3/4 of a 4GB Vram video card... even Crysis too can fill up 2/4 of Vram...

3)the minimum power requirement for GTX 670 is 500W as stated in Nvidia's website... so it's better to go for 600+W... it is always better to have some headrooms for future upgrades and overclocking...
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February 27, 2013 11:12:08 AM

TimeLass said:
1) for the HDD... it is mostly about the warranty... Black is a bit faster than blue... but the main reason people go for black is because of the warranty...(5y for black and 3y for blue)

2)i'm pretty sure 4GB of Vram will benefits him in the future... a heavily modded Skyrim already fill up 3/4 of a 4GB Vram video card... even Crysis too can fill up 2/4 of Vram...

3)the minimum power requirement for GTX 670 is 500W as stated in Nvidia's website... so it's better to go for 600+W... it is always better to have some headrooms for future upgrades and overclocking...


They always put up " recommendations " for PSUs on AMD and NVIDIA. Really no point in them except for PSU companies to make more money. Normally for a i5-3570K + 670 setup you only need 400~ and like 550~ if you're OCing. Also, you don't know if he's ever going to SLI. Maybe he has the intentions of never doing SLI, then that's money wasted.

For the hard drive thing, I guess, but most people satisfy with a Barracuda or a Blue because it's cheaper, but still nice, although it has a 2 year shorter warranty. Imo, I think that really shouldn't matter that much.

Finally, for the VRAM, you also don't know he wants to play Skyrim or not. He could get it just to be safe, but just the high graphics games really use that much VRAM.
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February 27, 2013 11:32:27 AM

SHORYUKEN said:
They always put up " recommendations " for PSUs on AMD and NVIDIA. Really no point in them except for PSU companies to make more money. Normally for a i5-3570K + 670 setup you only need 400~ and like 550~ if you're OCing. Also, you don't know if he's ever going to SLI. Maybe he has the intentions of never doing SLI, then that's money wasted.

For the hard drive thing, I guess, but most people satisfy with a Barracuda or a Blue because it's cheaper, but still nice, although it has a 2 year shorter warranty. Imo, I think that really shouldn't matter that much.

Finally, for the VRAM, you also don't know he wants to play Skyrim or not. He could get it just to be safe, but just the high graphics games really use that much VRAM.

Hmmm... it's not a bad choice to spend more on PSU for higher wattage... never mind... it's just my opinion... :(  only OP knows what he needs and what he want to get... so it's up to him to choose... :( 
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