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March 4, 2013 11:13:47 PM

Hey all,

so this build really encompasses everything i want to get for my new PC. can you please tell me if its good or if you would consider making some changes to give me more value? i can go a bit higher but i really like its pricing as of now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ghd9

Thanks,
Daniel.

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 4, 2013 11:19:25 PM

one thing I would change is go to a quad core CPU. This would give you more future proofing and allow you to keep the system longer with out upgrading.
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March 4, 2013 11:20:24 PM

which CPU would you suggest?
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March 4, 2013 11:49:57 PM

and i wont need a CPU cooler for it?

also i dont know...its a little steep.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2013 5:32:55 AM

it will come with a cooler albeit a stock intel cooler. stick with an Ivy Bridge CPU they have cheaper ones but that one is a top of the line For gaming.
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March 12, 2013 6:15:08 AM

+1^ a quad core like an i5 is good if you want to record in hd (720p) if you live near a micro center you can get an i5 3470 for 150USD. (cant overclock but theres more benefit overclocking your gpu than your cpu)
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a c 100 B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2013 3:55:50 PM

For $1K you can definitely get a better CPU than an i3. I'd forgo the SSD initially and then you can add one later.

Try this:

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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1066.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 18:55 EDT-0400)

If you don't need the SSD it comes down to $985.07.
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March 12, 2013 4:00:45 PM

g-unit1111 said:
For $1K you can definitely get a better CPU than an i3. I'd forgo the SSD initially and then you can add one later.

Try this:

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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1066.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 18:55 EDT-0400)

If you don't need the SSD it comes down to $985.07.


his original build had an OS, mouse, and monitor. i dont think his budget for the tower is 1k
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a c 100 B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2013 4:05:05 PM

Sarutobi0997 said:
g-unit1111 said:
For $1K you can definitely get a better CPU than an i3. I'd forgo the SSD initially and then you can add one later.

Try this:

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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1066.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 18:55 EDT-0400)

If you don't need the SSD it comes down to $985.07.


his original build had an OS, mouse, and monitor. i dont think his budget for the tower is 1k


I seriously would skip the $100 keyboard and $40 mouse on such a limited budget. If you need monitor that is one thing but these are things you can definitely add on later. Don't let that cut into your budget.
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