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April 6, 2013 7:06:40 AM

Hey everyone! I have been Saving up for some time now to build my own computer. When it comes to building it I have that taken care of! What I really need advice about is the components! My budget is $1500 if I have to go over then I can but nothing more then 2000. I will be using this for gaming. I would like to have at least three monitors and be able to run games at high and ultra if possible. Just so you can get a feel for what type of games I play... I play all the new release games that come out mostly like fps to rpg and more most of the new games that are being released are becoming more graphically advanced so I would like this computer to last at least 2-3 years tops! Thanks in advance for all your help on picking out parts!

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April 6, 2013 7:59:10 AM

So are the monitors included in the budget or not?
April 6, 2013 8:03:16 AM

Norlag said:
So are the monitors included in the budget or not?

No they aren't!
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April 6, 2013 8:04:07 AM

jaikens19 said:
Norlag said:
So are the monitors included in the budget or not?

No they aren't!


Alright give me a few minutes, I'll come up with a build.
April 6, 2013 8:10:40 AM

Norlag said:
jaikens19 said:
Norlag said:
So are the monitors included in the budget or not?

No they aren't!


Alright give me a few minutes, I'll come up with a build.

Thanks so much!
April 6, 2013 8:20:28 AM

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 ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1804.19

That's what I came up with. If you want to spend a bit more, go with an i7 3770k and maybe a better motherboard, though you don't need an i7 for gaming and the motherboard I chose is great.
April 6, 2013 8:30:43 AM

Norlag said:
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 ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1804.19

That's what I came up with. If you want to spend a bit more, go with an i7 3770k and maybe a better motherboard, though you don't need an i7 for gaming and the motherboard I chose is great.


Awesome dude thanks so much! Could you by any chance recommend a monitor? Yeah I think I will stick with the i5! What other motherboard would you suggest? Just so I have some options
April 6, 2013 11:58:13 AM

jaikens19 said:
Norlag said:
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 ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1804.19

That's what I came up with. If you want to spend a bit more, go with an i7 3770k and maybe a better motherboard, though you don't need an i7 for gaming and the motherboard I chose is great.


Awesome dude thanks so much! Could you by any chance recommend a monitor? Yeah I think I will stick with the i5! What other motherboard would you suggest? Just so I have some options


For the monitor, what size and resolution do you want, and what is your budget?

For the motherboard, it really depends on what you want to spend. The one I listed is pretty much the best under $150. Between under $200, the asrock extreme 4 is the best deal, but above $200 I recommend the asus z77 sabertooth.
April 6, 2013 12:02:32 PM

Norlag said:
jaikens19 said:
Norlag said:
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 ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1804.19

That's what I came up with. If you want to spend a bit more, go with an i7 3770k and maybe a better motherboard, though you don't need an i7 for gaming and the motherboard I chose is great.


Awesome dude thanks so much! Could you by any chance recommend a monitor? Yeah I think I will stick with the i5! What other motherboard would you suggest? Just so I have some options


For the monitor, what size and resolution do you want, and what is your budget?

For the motherboard, it really depends on what you want to spend. The one I listed is pretty much the best under $150. Between under $200, the asrock extreme 4 is the best deal, but above $200 I recommend the asus z77 sabertooth.

Hmmm screen res probably 1920x1080 or higher
April 6, 2013 12:04:31 PM

Hmmm screen res probably 1920x1080 or higher
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Budget for all 3 monitors?
April 6, 2013 12:08:19 PM

Norlag said:
Hmmm screen res probably 1920x1080 or higher


Budget for all 3 monitors?[/quotemsg]

350-400 max
April 6, 2013 12:14:51 PM

Norlag said:
Hmmm screen res probably 1920x1080 or higher


Budget for all 3 monitors?[/quotemsg]

If I need to go over that budget then I will
April 6, 2013 12:29:49 PM

Alright I'm giving you some options here.


Acer G246HLAbd Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor - $170 each, $510 for 3, $8 shipping, so $534 total with shipping.

Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" 2ms Widescreen 1080p 120Hz 3D LCD Monitor - $230 each, $690 total, free shipping

BenQ XL2420T Black-Red 24" 5ms (2ms GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight Height & Pivot Adjustable 120Hz 3D-Ready LCD Monitor - $390 each, $1170 total, free shipping

The latter 2 have 120 Hz displays, which I feel would be worth it for a high end system like your's. If I were you, I would pick the second one I listed, but you should do some research to make sure that's your best option. This was just what I came u with in a few minutes, so it is by no means the end all resource for monitor choosing.
April 6, 2013 2:07:40 PM

jaikens19 said:
Norlag said:
Also take a look at this one

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



I am going for the second on like you said! Thanks for all your help man! I'm already to order my parts!


Awesome! Well, it's gonna be an awesome pc. Good luck with the build!
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