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post #1 of 22
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Hi, I have no experience with computers.
I want a gaming build with a budget of 1300, and was wondering if someone could help me..

I went around asking for information and help from friends and websites and I randomly assorted something roughly around my budget, without a case or any fan-related items lol. Please help, thanks!
post #2 of 22
P67/Z68 or wait.. someone will put together a nice build for you.

i5 2500k
decent heatsink (thermalright, prolimatech, noctua etc.)
decent motherboard (asus, gigabyte etc.)
8gb ram (corsair, g.skill etc.)
gtx 560ti/gtx 570
1tb spinpoint f3
decent power supply


do you need a monitor? os? kb & mouse?
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post #3 of 22
For gaming, Sandy Bridge is king. So go with a 2500K if you don't care for hyper threading(doesn't help in games), or a 2600K which has hyper threading. If you are sure you aren't going to overclock, then get the one with the "K".

Get any 1.5V 1600MHz RAM kit, or faster if you desire. Here's an article on Sandy Bridge memory scaling in case you want to give it a read.

Choose a power supply using this guide, and this list.

Give some more info on how you want your computer to look like, and be able to do so OCN can help you better.
Edited by nawon72 - 8/4/11 at 5:32am
post #4 of 22
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hm well I don't think I can afford an ssd right now so I'm just going to buy a big hdd and add on the ssd when I get some more money.

To be honest I've been using the same laptop for almost 6-7 years now, so really what I'm looking for is just a computer to last me a long time. I'm planning to play a lot of games and record lots of video via fraps, and do some video editing on the side.

Is this okay to start with:


Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7Q-8GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231329


As for the motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&Pagesize=20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&Pagesize=20

something on this? I'm not sure
Edited by Kaoculus - 8/4/11 at 7:26am
post #5 of 22
There are a lot of opinions about it. Everyone has their own type or brand they would prefer.

I'd go with:

i5-2500k
Hyper 212+ cpu cooler
ASRock P67 Extreme 4
Corsair Vengeance low profile 2*2 or 2*4GB
Whatever GFX card you want to afford. The previously mentioned gtx 570 will be good. Perhaps even a 560ti. Don't know what your goal is.
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600
Samsun spinpoint 1TB / WD blue or black 1TB
Some nice case you think looks nice.

All depends on what you eventually want to do with it. Heavy OC, just playing games stock, how many monitors at what resolution, etc.
 
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kaoculus View Post
hm well I don't think I can afford an ssd right now so I'm just going to buy a big hdd and add on the ssd when I get some more money.

To be honest I've been using the same laptop for almost 6-7 years now, so really what I'm looking for is just a computer to last me a long time. I'm planning to play a lot of games and record lots of video via fraps, and do some video editing on the side.

Is this okay to start with:


Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7Q-8GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231329


As for the motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&Pagesize=20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NG&Pagesize=20

something on this? I'm not sure
for $1300 u can make a really good rig...
here u go:

1) Processor-Intel Core i5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

2) Motherboard-ASUS roG Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

3) Ram-Corsair vengeance 2x4gb(8gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

4) Graphic Card-Msi hd6970 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127554

5) H.D.D-Samsung Spinpoint f3 1th hdd 7200rpm + another f3 1tb hdd(total 2tb in raid)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...spinpoint%20f3

6) Power Supply Unit-Corsair Tx 750 v2 80+ psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...air%20750%20tx

7) Dvd Writer-Liteon black dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

8) Case-NZXT Phantom fulltower--->best case ever created
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146074

9) Cpu Cooler-Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Total cost--$1233.40
shipping free

i hope u like it...
and u do have keyboard mouse and monitor do u????
Edited by ghost_z - 8/4/11 at 8:11am
post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost_z View Post
for $1300 u can make a really good rig...
here u go:

1) Processor-Intel Core i5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

2) Motherboard-ASUS roG Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

3) Ram-Corsair vengeance 2x4gb(8gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

4) Graphic Card-Msi hd6970 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127554

5) H.D.D-Samsung Spinpoint f3 1th hdd 7200rpm + another f3 1tb hdd(total 2tb in raid)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...spinpoint%20f3

6) Power Supply Unit-Corsair Tx 750 v2 80+ psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...air%20750%20tx

7) Dvd Writer-Liteon black dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

8) Case-NZXT Phantom fulltower--->best case ever created
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146074

9) Cpu Cooler-Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Total cost--$1233.40
shipping free

i hope u like it...
and u do have keyboard mouse and monitor do u????
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post #8 of 22
I would get msi 6950 tf3 instead of 6970. Most of the benchmarks are 3-5 fps difference. Save some bucks for mouse or keyboard

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post #9 of 22
what ghost_z said, only that I'd advise getting the 6950 over the 6970, even if it's not going to be unlocked.
post #10 of 22
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Thanks a lot guys, this looks great!

Just wondering though... If I had more money to spend and wanted to swap out an HDD for an SSD, which SSD do you recommend that I get? Do I have to switch the remaining hdd out with something else?

ps I have a keyboard mouse monitor thanks for asking.
Edited by Kaoculus - 8/4/11 at 12:35pm
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