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My PC is getting a little old and im going to be building a new one, i have a $1500 budget and im trying to get the best bang for my buck. Let me know what i should go with for components. Im pretty big aesthetics guy so it has to look nice. Im pretty set on a Black Switch 810 for case, and i was either going with a maximus v gene or a sabertooth z77 for the mobo since they go well with the black and red color scheme. I want to go high end on the GPU, i was think either a 670 or a 680.. i definately dont play on going with an amd card anytime soon, since i do alot of live streaming and amd cards love to crash all the time when i stream, i gave them 2 shots, dont know why i did, should have always stayed with nvidia. A few others guide lines i have for the build is that i would really prefer having an ssd, just for my os and a few games. thats about it... Let me know what you guys think i should use. And im also pretty set on using a i5 3570k, i really dont need an i7 and due to this unlocked cpu i can get a good overclock out of it.
post #2 of 8
Do you need a full system or just the components that you've mentioned.
     
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
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Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
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Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
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Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
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Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
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Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
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Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.26 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1455.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This look good? You might want to knock down to a 670 because I've heard that the performance increase of a 680 doesn't justify its price.
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Okay so this is what I put together. You can do somethings different and come out cheaper, I just put the best components together for your amount of money.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/TemporaryWishList.aspx?ChangeQty=0

Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

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NZXT SWITCH 810 Black CA-SW810-B1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBRID Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
Model #:CA-SW810-B1
Item #:N82E16811146089
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$169.99 $169.99

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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:SABERTOOTH Z77
Item #:N82E16813131821
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$249.99 -$20.00 Instant $229.99

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EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:02G-P4-2678-KR
Item #:N82E16814130787
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$409.99 $409.99

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CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Model #:CP-9020031-NA
Item #:N82E16817139010
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card
$169.99 -$25.00 Instant $144.99

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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Model #:BX80637I53570K
Item #:N82E16819116504
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$229.99 $229.99

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SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit
Model #:MZ-7PC128N/AM
Item #:N82E16820147137
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$129.99 -$20.00 Instant $109.99

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Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model PV316G213C1QKRD
Model #:PV316G213C1QKRD
Item #:N82E16820220729
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$99.99 $99.99

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Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$149.99 -$40.00 Instant $109.99
Subtotal: $1,504.92
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Edited by Lshuman - 10/13/12 at 8:18am
     
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
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Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
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Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
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Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
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Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - White CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit - ... CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Bla... 
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
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Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
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Here is something similar to Lshumans build except more cost efficient and a awesome CPU cooler

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.26 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($148.54 @ Amazon)
Total: $1449.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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im building a full system, thanks for the help so far. I would also like to include windows 7 in the price BTW. I have a HDD with windows and my games on it right now but i want to reformat the HDD and sell it as a full system with windows. ill give you guys my build list that i have going so far in my shopping cart.

CASE: NZXT Switch 810
MOBO: Asus Maximus V Gene
GPU: EVGA GTX670 (670 can be overclocked almost to the performance of a 680 for $100 less, also the 680's arent the best for overclocking, can get way better gains off a 670 for the money.)
CPU: Intel Core I5 3570K
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 (This HDD was recommended to me by someone else, orignally had a 1tb Caviar Black.)
SSD: 120GB Sandisk Extreme
RAM: Samsung 8GB (highly Overclockable)
PSU: SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W (Fully modular for $140, probably going to change out to a semi modular since i think they look cleaner IMO since there is no huge 24 pin sticking out of the PSU)
CPU-Cooler: Corsair H100 (more than likely going to downgrade, maybe to a Hyper 212 and adding two high flow fans)
DVD-Drive: Lite-ON IHDS118-04
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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Looks good. I wouldn't really change anything except if you want to go air cooling, in that case get the cooler I pointed out earlier if you want to keep your CPU really cool.
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Seagate Barracuda 1 Terabyte Win7 Home Premium 64bits Hx750 Corsair 800D 
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Originally Posted by Pubertie View Post

im building a full system, thanks for the help so far. I would also like to include windows 7 in the price BTW. I have a HDD with windows and my games on it right now but i want to reformat the HDD and sell it as a full system with windows. ill give you guys my build list that i have going so far in my shopping cart.
CASE: NZXT Switch 810
MOBO: Asus Maximus V Gene
GPU: EVGA GTX670 (670 can be overclocked almost to the performance of a 680 for $100 less, also the 680's arent the best for overclocking, can get way better gains off a 670 for the money.)
CPU: Intel Core I5 3570K
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 (This HDD was recommended to me by someone else, orignally had a 1tb Caviar Black.)
SSD: 120GB Sandisk Extreme
RAM: Samsung 8GB (highly Overclockable)
PSU: SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W (Fully modular for $140, probably going to change out to a semi modular since i think they look cleaner IMO since there is no huge 24 pin sticking out of the PSU)
CPU-Cooler: Corsair H100 (more than likely going to downgrade, maybe to a Hyper 212 and adding two high flow fans)
DVD-Drive: Lite-ON IHDS118-04
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Did you read the reviews on that power supply, its not a good power supply. It has a problem with the fan. I would go for the corsair hx750 or the ax750 around the same price and much better power supplies. wink.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-256-059&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=5&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29#scrollFullInfo
     
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
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Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - White CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit - ... CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Bla... 
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA... ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB... EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING, 11GB GDDR... CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F240GBLS 2.5" 240G... Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... Hydro Series™ H110i 280mm Extreme Performance L... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboa... CORSAIR HXi 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATI... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Graphite Series 760T CC-9011074-WW Whit... Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mou... Audioengine A2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speaker... 
AudioOtherOther
Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - White CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit - ... CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Bla... 
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