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I like the build you posted, but I was wondering; will the SSD make a large difference in gaming and general computer operation? or is it not a necessity?

Well it is not a necessity, but it will make your computer seem significantly faster in every day uses. biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 18
As suggested above.

1. Get a high quality 650w PSU from seasonic or corsair . here is the Seasonic M12II S650 with 15% off w/ promo code SOCT15, ends 10/8 . costs USD 90 after promo code. 5 year warranty

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151106

2. Get a 3570k instead of a 3770k. you save 100 bucks. spend that money on getting a HD 7950.

3. ANTEC 302 is a very good case for 60 bucks. supports 12.5 inch length graphics cards. tool-less 5.25 inch bays.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

4. For the HD 7950 consider getting the Gigabyte or sapphire cards. both cards have good coolers and come with sleeping dogs game. been playing this game and its really nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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post #13 of 18
What Raghu78 and Ironman517 said!

Drop down your processor and beef up your video card. I too would recommend a top tier power supply. Also, I couldn't go back to a non-ssd system, so with a budget at 1,200, it is well worth it!
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post #14 of 18
Ssd is a must
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I recently have been putting together a PC that will primarily be used for gaming, I would just like some input on the components I chose and if there would be any better options while still keeping the price under $1200.00, Thank you
MotherBoard - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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The only thing a motherboard can do for you, is provide a place to plug things in, and support various levels of stable overclocking. Ask yourself what holes this motherboard has that some other board doesn't that you will actually be sticking something into. Once you get over about $120 on the MOBO, the difference in overclocking on an i5 Ivy won't be much different since the power requirements are pretty friendly. You can spend hundreds more and only see minor gains in overclocking potential (like, a few percent). For equal CPU, GPU, and RAM, the motherboard typically makes NO MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE in performance. $210 is too much motherboard for a gaming build at this budget.

Use this combo for your CPU/MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1071269

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CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
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See link above. i5 is the better value for a gaming system.
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Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 480
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This budget has room for a GTX670, which uses less power and is roughly twice as fast as the GTX480.

Combo special: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1076794
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Power Supply - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V
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EEK, raidmax? See link above for a combo with a respectable PSU. I fact, the PSU in the combo above will easily support another GPU and is overkill all around but hey, you rest easy knowing you have one of the finest PSUs money can buy.
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HardDrive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
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That's an excellent choice for 2010. This is 2012, and 1TB per platter density is available.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
better warranty, lower power consumption, higher transfer rates, similar price.
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Case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
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You can fit this case very nearly in budget ($15 over) with the other components I've selected. Otherwise, keep in mind that a case, very much like the motherboard, is just a place to put things, with a slight impact on max overclocks as some breath better than others. There are many mid-tower cases around $50 that will provide all the "holes" you need to install all of your stuff, while providing good air flow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
On special promo code savings right now for $40 free shipping. That's a savings of $70 compared to the "nine hundred" and will not change the performance of the machine. This brings you below budget.
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Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
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and I am using an optical drive from my current PC

RAM Speeds over ~1600MT produce no meaningful performance improvement. You're wasting a ton of money on that. Besides, a good low voltage kit will offer you plenty of headroom for playing with higher clocks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184
Because I'm bored with WondeRam suggestions and this is a few bucks less.
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post #16 of 18
Raidmax power supply?
Why not Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, or Antec?
Get a good power supply. 80$ for 8GB of ram? You could get 16GB of ram for 70$. A 480 is two generations old, and is power hungry and overheats. Not a good card anymore.
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post #17 of 18
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Raidmax power supply?
Why not Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, or Antec?
Get a good power supply. 80$ for 8GB of ram? You could get 16GB of ram for 70$. A 480 is two generations old, and is power hungry and overheats. Not a good card anymore.

16GB of RAM is pointless for a gaming rig. 8GB is more than enough. A 480 is still a very good card for those on a tight budget, It performs close to a GTX 570 and a 560 Ti 448. It does not "overheat," but it does run extremely hot. It is not the best bang/buck card anymore, but it is still a good card.

For a $1000 budget, he can easily fit in a 7950, with a $1200 budget you should be able to fit a GTX 670/680 in there.
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post #18 of 18
you should buy 3rd generation video card but overall your pc is really awesome and really suitable for playing any kind of good games.
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