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Friends needs a new GTX 670 build around $1,000.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
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First, thanks to OC for helping me build my first computer. Couldn't have done it without you guys.

Anyway, my friend is looking for something around $1,000. Can be over, but nothing beyond $1,300 let's say.

Here's what I know:

GTX 670 is the desired GPU.

A full-tower case.

An SSD for OS and an HDD (1TB)

i5 3570k for CPU.

Was thinking an AX 650 PSU?

No need to include monitor/speakers/keyboard/mouse/etc.

Help us out.
Edited by apolloroad - 7/22/12 at 10:22pm
post #2 of 17
going to be close but I think I can make this work. Off to PCPartsPicker, be back with a build in a minute. May have to sacrifice a little on the HD or SSD but we will see.


edit - Ok this is what I've got, does not include a case because I feel that is a really personal decision to make and we should not do that. We can steer you in the right direction though if you would like. This build leaves you up to $250 for a case if you really wanted to splurge, but you can pick up a good full sized case for around $120

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 ($30.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1038.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-23 00:49 EDT-0400)
Edited by xRehab - 7/22/12 at 9:50pm
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i5 3570K Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 EVGA 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix 16gb (2 x 8gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 240gb Seagate 3tb None Liquid Fusion 250ml 
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Raystorm MCP35x Black Ice SR1 Cougar 120 
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i5 3570K Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 EVGA 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix 16gb (2 x 8gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 240gb Seagate 3tb None Liquid Fusion 250ml 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Raystorm MCP35x Black Ice SR1 Cougar 120 
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Primochill UV green Windows 7 Asus 23" Das Keyboard Ultimate 
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post #3 of 17
The above only works if he lives near a microcenter, since that deal is in-store only.
I'd buy it all from newegg. Below is the same list as above, but from newegg.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1090.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-23 01:16 EDT-0400)
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Wow. Thanks a lot! Really good build. Should I make him go for an H100 or H80 instead?
post #5 of 17
Stick with the Noctua.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

Stick with the Noctua.

Noctua fans? Any one in particular?

And I was thinking this for the case: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
post #7 of 17
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler.
post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by apolloroad View Post

Wow. Thanks a lot! Really good build. Should I make him go for an H100 or H80 instead?
it wouldn't hurt, but if it is his first build I would recommend starting with air cooling. Then later if he wants he can bump it up to water cooling. Stick with the hyper 212 though, it is much cheaper and gets close to the same cooling.

As for fans, depends what you want. Ultimate cooling power, silence, or something in between? I recommend the Cougar fans for silence, I have them on my radiator and my GPUs fan is louder then all 3.

As for the case. Meh, I don't like how it looks but that is my opinion. I prefer a cleaner look to my cases, that is why I opted for an NZXT since they seem to keep it clean simple. Consider the phantoms, multiple colors and they are sizable towers.
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i5 3570K Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 EVGA 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix 16gb (2 x 8gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 240gb Seagate 3tb None Liquid Fusion 250ml 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Raystorm MCP35x Black Ice SR1 Cougar 120 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Primochill UV green Windows 7 Asus 23" Das Keyboard Ultimate 
PowerCaseAudio
OCZ ZT 750W NZXT Switch 810 Gun Metal  ultrasone pro 750 
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(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 EVGA 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix 16gb (2 x 8gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 240gb Seagate 3tb None Liquid Fusion 250ml 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Raystorm MCP35x Black Ice SR1 Cougar 120 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Primochill UV green Windows 7 Asus 23" Das Keyboard Ultimate 
PowerCaseAudio
OCZ ZT 750W NZXT Switch 810 Gun Metal  ultrasone pro 750 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Won't be buying anything until after August 10th or so. Lots of time to do some extra research and hope for price drops.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
bump

Ok, friend is looking to order before Wednesday. Can anyone offer any extra tips?
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