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March 3, 2013 2:39:42 AM

Hello tech gods of tom's hardware I need your help in building my new computer this outline should cover it but feel free to ask me any more questions.



Budget Range: $800-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, encoding/uploading gaming videos, web surfing, homework

Are you buying a monitor: I will be supplying my own 1080p HDMI

Do you need to buy OS: I will be putting windows 7 home premium 64 bit on it.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com and amazon.com but anywhere is fine.

Location:Howell, michigan, united states

Parts Preferences: I would like an intel proccesor prefferably an i7 but you guys know best. Also would like more than 8 gigs of RAM. I will probably only need a 500 gB hard drive as i will be getting a 3TB external from work. (i work at costco)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:sorry not completly sure heres the link http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito...

Additional Comments: if possible i would like the case to have a side window and blue LED's if possible
a b 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 3:03:23 AM

Both builds assume you need to buy an OS

Something like this
The 7950 boost is $300 + 10% off = $270 -$20MIR + $250
You can OC the 3570k with the cooler and mb
Put in an SSD since you got a HDD coming in

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
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: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $995.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 00:03 EST-0500)

For something with stronger graphics, a 7970
Comes with an i5 3470 you can max OC to 4ghz
Cheaper case used but still with USB3
Motherboard is a cheaper model but good for a 4ghz OC

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RI 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($370.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $994.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 00:14 EST-0500)



No OS build
OC the 3570k and 7970 all you want
(the 7970 can OC to and past 7970ghz perf levels)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
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: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($370.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $996.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 00:18 EST-0500)
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March 3, 2013 3:12:03 AM

This is the basic configuration you need in a CPU. you can buy SSD later on since in my opinion include a ssd only if you have budget of $1500 and above


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H9ew
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H9ew/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H9ew/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $999.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 00:11 EST-0500)
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March 3, 2013 4:40:06 AM

this might be a little over budget...

CPU:AMD Athlon II X4 651K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($87.99 @ Mac Mall)
CPU Cooler:D ynatron R9 10.1 CFM Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound:StarTech Metal Oxide 15g Thermal Paste ($2.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard:EVGA 151-SE-E779-K2 XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($318.86 @ Outlet PC)
Memory:Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($899.99 @ Newegg)
Memory:Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($899.99 @ Newegg)
Memory:Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($899.99 @ Newegg)
Storage:o CZ Agility 2 320GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($957.00 @ Amazon)
Storage:o CZ Agility 2 320GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($957.00 @ Amazon)
Storage:o CZ Agility 2 320GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($957.00 @ Amazon)
Storage:o CZ Agility 2 320GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($957.00 @ Amazon)
Storage:o CZ Agility 2 320GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($957.00 @ Amazon)
Storage:o CZ Agility 2 320GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($957.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card:Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($1006.13 @ Newegg)
Video Card:Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($1006.13 @ Newegg)
Video Card:Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($1006.13 @ Newegg)
Sound Card:SIIG LP-000022-S2 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Wired Network Adapter:Asus NX1101 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($15.46 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter:TRENDnet TEW-703PI 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.80 @ Amazon)
Case:Apevia X-FIT-200 Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan:BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive:I/O Magic IBD1 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($169.95 @ Compuvest)
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (32-bit) ($409.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor:NEC MD301C4 30.0" Monitor ($2956.73 @ Compuvest)
Keyboard:I/O Magic I012K03BMB Bluetooth Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse:Adesso iMouse T1 Wired Trackball ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers:Syba CL-SPK20115 6W 2ch Speakers ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $15832.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 23:01 EST-0500)
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March 3, 2013 12:54:02 PM

how does this look i combined some parts (not from yours ARICH5) and tell me what you think.

PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchantBenchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($85.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.60 @ Compuvest)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: FSP Group AURUM 92+ 450W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ 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)

Total: $1075.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 09:49 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 3, 2013 6:08:40 PM

^ grab an SSD since you're already getting an 3rb hdd for storage

you don't need a plantium psu as they are over priced, you would do much better with an 600-650w corsair/antec/xfx/seasonic psu

for the motherboard, you can't oc on the b75 chipset, making your 3570k useless(conpared to the regular 3570) so get the asus z77 lk so you can oc

for cooler, i woild rather take a good air cooler like the CM 812 TPC for $40 over the h100i

you can stick with the 16gb of ram if you feel u need it

other than that everything looks good :) 
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