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post #11 of 17
Post a finalized list so I can see exactly what you're buying.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by I_Try_Pregame View Post

Post a finalized list so I can see exactly what you're buying.

I guess I need a decent suggestion for a motherboard and a case. I guess a cooler as well.


CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99

Memory Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99
Storage Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $129.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $407.99
Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1029.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-19 22:30 EDT-0400)
Edited by apolloroad - 8/19/12 at 7:33pm
post #13 of 17
What's the max on the budget is it 1,000? Or can he go a bit higher? Does he need an OS?
post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by apolloroad View Post

I guess I need a decent suggestion for a motherboard and a case. I guess a cooler as well.
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99

Memory Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99
Storage Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $129.99
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $407.99
Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1029.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-19 22:30 EDT-0400)

Looks good, get rid of that H100 and drop back to a Hyper 212 though, it's seriously good enough and it's fine for his first PC. Especially with a 3570k..
I'd suggest a Crucial M4 SSD, and maybe a 2TB Regular/Maybe a green? drive for it too, it's only a few dollars more and he'll see more improvement with that.

Also see what you can do with a Z77x-D3H or Z77x-UD3H much nicer board. smile.gif
 
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Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes. He can go up to 1200.

Should I go for a 660 instead? It's cheaper, and leaves room for more on the motherboard side as I want to find him a Z77.

And I'll drop back to the Hyper 212.
Edited by apolloroad - 8/19/12 at 10:23pm
post #16 of 17
$1300 budget approach...

MOBO/SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1040757
$20 combo savings. Well respected SSD, SLI capable board with nice big VRM config, great value.

HD/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1025483
$30 combo savings. This is the performance leader in this price/size class for mechy drives. Respectable PSU here as well, will be a bit overkill but there is nothing wrong with headroom, especially if you go with the i7 deal I found here below... (which will use more power, being both a sandy instead of ivy, and being an i7 instead of an i5)

CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1024890
$25 combo savings AND $32 promo code savings (enter promo code: HARDOCPX815F) I tested it, yes, this is a combo that allows both promo and combo savings to apply at the same time, take advantage before they "fix" their mistake! Why build an i5 rig when you can get an i7 rig for effectively ~$30 more by using this little "trick?!" (there's a good chance this "good deal" will be "fixed" soon so act fast if you want to take advantage.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053
20% off promo code: RWCP2008 I think this thing looks great for the money. If your friend insists on a full tower this is probably the best value option.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

$1194 shipped, leaves about $100 for an optical drive and the CPU cooler of your choice.
     
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the effort put into helping me out. I'm definitely taking the CPU/GPU deal, case, HD/PSU and RAM. Gonna think about the MOBO/SSD one and get the Hyper 212. But it might be a done deal if nobody else chimes in before Monday night.
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