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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gUHn
I would take something like this its just an upgrade from what I ordered some days ago;) I would change the CPU cooler to Thermalright HR-02 Macho, and like many do if you preffer the Samsung SSD take that, better motherboard maybe if you have the money, oh and I put in the 4 GB version of the 680 cause you got a big buget... Other than that I don't really see many flaws with this build but then again what do I know wink.gif
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Or you could get the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM like I will its not that bad for gaming and it must be nice cause its an IPS monitor...
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Or you could get the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM like I will its not that bad for gaming and it must be nice cause its an IPS monitor...

Its nice but i'm a gamer so the lower the ms the better. I also am suppose to go 120hz instead of 60hz not sure if i will tho... hmm
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updated list so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.31 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1508.17
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 21:44 EDT-0400)
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($181.31 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($391.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1715.22
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 22:30 EDT-0400)

updated the monitor to a 120 hz and i'm at my budget limit. Really unsure about the harddrives and mobo if anyone can give any suggestions.
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Why not an i7? I mean you can cut back on something and fit an i7 in there since you are dropping a lot of money into this thing.
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Why not an i7? I mean you can cut back on something and fit an i7 in there since you are dropping a lot of money into this thing.

From what i hear its not really needed for gaming. If i get a i5 it will give me everything the i7 will as far as games go?
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I would take something like this its just an upgrade from what I ordered some days ago;) I would change the CPU cooler to Thermalright HR-02 Macho, and like many do if you preffer the Samsung SSD take that, better motherboard maybe if you have the money, oh and I put in the 4 GB version of the 680 cause you got a big buget... Other than that I don't really see many flaws with this build but then again what do I know wink.gif

^this. 4GB GPU. get the i7 and lock it for gaming . . . unlock it for tasks needing it. ivy? get a H100.
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What is everyone's obsession with the i7? For gaming you don't need the hyperthreading. Many games don't even use a quad core properly.

The EVO cooler is more than enough for ivy bridge cpus. They don't produce a lot of heat, despite the fact they have higher temps. You're not going to get the absolute max OC out of it, but it'll serve you well enough, at least until you start wanting to really push things.

The Gigabyte is a good board, but you might want to go with the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 instead. I've heard good things, and I think it's cheaper.

Ram, SSD, PSU, and CD drive are all excellent choices. The HD is questionable. The Spinpoints used to have a great track record, but now they're being made by Seagate, and apparently quality is suffering. No first hand experience, just rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. If you can swing it, the WD black series are great.

The BenQ monitor is probably one of the best gaming monitors currently available, so good choice there. And seeing as how monitors will typically last through several builds, its a place well worth spending a little extra coin.

You may want to consider a 670 instead of the 680. You'll get nearly identical performance, especially when overclocked, for a good $50 less per card. Unless you want absolute bleeding edge, that's the way to go.
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post #50 of 125
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What is everyone's obsession with the i7? For gaming you don't need the hyperthreading. Many games don't even use a quad core properly.
The EVO cooler is more than enough for ivy bridge cpus. They don't produce a lot of heat, despite the fact they have higher temps. You're not going to get the absolute max OC out of it, but it'll serve you well enough, at least until you start wanting to really push things.
The Gigabyte is a good board, but you might want to go with the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 instead. I've heard good things, and I think it's cheaper.
Ram, SSD, PSU, and CD drive are all excellent choices. The HD is questionable. The Spinpoints used to have a great track record, but now they're being made by Seagate, and apparently quality is suffering. No first hand experience, just rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. If you can swing it, the WD black series are great.
The BenQ monitor is probably one of the best gaming monitors currently available, so good choice there. And seeing as how monitors will typically last through several builds, its a place well worth spending a little extra coin.
You may want to consider a 670 instead of the 680. You'll get nearly identical performance, especially when overclocked, for a good $50 less per card. Unless you want absolute bleeding edge, that's the way to go.

well said +rep in awe of your greatness.

so you think i should go to a 500gb WD around the same price as the 1tb?
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