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here is a quick build with monitor under $1300.
$1300 Build! (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.90 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1227.32
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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post #12 of 24
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https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=18051291
It's a public wishlist you should be able to view it if not let me know, I ended up using the money i saved from downgrading the ram and the mobo and got two 560's and a 600w psu. two things wont go into the ws and that's the New mobo which is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754
and the same old cpu.
I ended up at about 1300 all in all.(coupons and stuff) Still waiting to see if someone could build an intel build for more bang for the money biggrin.gif
Edited by Sota - 9/11/12 at 10:42am
post #13 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

here is a quick build with monitor under $1300. $1300 Build! (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.90 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1227.32
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
For all that, Would the amd rig be more powerful or that intel build??
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sota View Post

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=18051291
It's a public wishlist you should be able to view it if not let me know, I ended up using the money i saved from downgrading the ram and the mobo and got two 560's and a 600w psu. two things wont go into the ws and that's the New mobo which is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754
and the same old cpu.
I ended up at about 1300 all in all.(coupons and stuff) Still waiting to see if someone could build an intel build for more bang for the money biggrin.gif

You need to use this link instead
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18051291

Dont get such a large SSD, it's not needed. you should not be using it as storage, you should be only using it for loading things applications fast. You can use programs like steam mover to move (well create symlinks) programs from your ssd to hdd and vice versa

Do not limit yourself to newegg, unless you want to spend a much higher premium, use other sites like NCIX, Amazon, TD, and B&H for parts as well. this way you can get the best bang/buck
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For all that, Would the amd rig be more powerful or that intel build??
i5 build will be much more powerful in games, for heavy video editing and other heavily multi-threaded applications, they will perform about the same.
Edited by Ironman517 - 9/11/12 at 10:46am
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post #15 of 24
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So basically, For around the same amount of money I might as well go and do a i5 Watercooled OC?
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sota View Post

For all that, Would the amd rig be more powerful or that intel build??

Intel.
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post #17 of 24
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So basically, For around the same amount of money I might as well go and do a i5 Watercooled OC?

Definitely the i5, AMD rigs are good for ~$800 and $300 budget. If you have a higher budget you go with an i5.

Also, I would not go with an audio card unless you have a good set of cans, Normally onboard sound is good enough for most users.
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post #18 of 24
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Intel.
Damnit lol, Back to the drawing board.
And Ironman, I noticed you added watercooling to that short draw up, would I just need that or much more for the watercooling. And how simple is it to setup? Because when it comes to doing something i haven't done before, i tend to make a lot of mistakes lol.
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Definitely the i5, AMD rigs are good for ~$800 and $300 budget. If you have a higher budget you go with an i5.
Also, I would not go with an audio card unless you have a good set of cans, Normally onboard sound is good enough for most users.
Nope, Just a set of x1's LOL. I've had em for ages.
post #19 of 24
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Damnit lol, Back to the drawing board.
And Ironman, I noticed you added watercooling to that short draw up, would I just need that or much more for the watercooling. And how simple is it to setup? Because when it comes to doing something i haven't done before, i tend to make a lot of mistakes lol.
Nope, Just a set of x1's LOL. I've had em for ages.

Well the reason I added that particular watercooling setup was because it is VERY easy to do, it's no different than a regular heatsink and adding some case fans. it's super simple. It is a all-in-one water cooler made by corsair, you never have to worry about changing the water or it dripping or anything due to corsair's incredible warranty. thumb.gif

The list I made is plenty for a gaming rig. For most games, you will never benefit from a CPU better than an i5. You will never need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming. And the PSU will be enough for any single card solution. Normally you want a single high end card like a 7950/70 or a GTX 670/80 over getting sli/xfire mid range cards
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Well the reason I added that particular watercooling setup was because it is VERY easy to do, it's no different than a regular heatsink and adding some case fans. it's super simple. It is a all-in-one water cooler made by corsair, you never have to worry about changing the water or it dripping or anything due to corsair's incredible warranty. thumb.gif
The list I made is plenty for a gaming rig. For most games, you will never benefit from a CPU better than an i5. You will never need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming. And the PSU will be enough for any single card solution. Normally you want a single high end card like a 7950/70 or a GTX 670/80 over getting sli/xfire mid range cards
Awesome! I've just got to figure out how to OC without breaking it lol
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