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post #11 of 21
No problem. Almost forgot to mention: Try and stick with modular power supplies. The one I suggested is the cheapest available from Corsair (good brand. energy efficient.) Makes for much cleaner and manageable cable system in your case. Also helps airflow too!
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Chase Quinnell View Post

Here's my personal recommendation for ya:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse ($29.76 @ Amazon)
Total: $1236.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 22:17 EST-0500)

Notes:

Definitely stick with the 3570k or 3770k processors. Those are the top-line Ivy Bridge processors and will be future proof for quite a while.

If you wanna save some bux, try downgrading from my 650 TI to a regular 650. The Ti is much better though! If you want better, go with a 670. A 680 is only slightly better, and not really worth the extra money.

 

 

 

Why a 650 ti..?

Drop the 200$ motherboard and the 100$ logitech keyboard and put the extra money toward a decent gpu. thumb.gif

 

And get this PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261&Tpk=capstone%20450%20m

30$ less than the corsair, it's 80+ gold and modular.

post #13 of 21
post #14 of 21
You're Sorted. thumb.gif

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.60 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Samsung S24B350HL 23.6" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1475.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 23:43 EST-0500)
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post



Why a 650 ti..?


Drop the 200$ motherboard and the 100$ logitech keyboard and put the extra money toward a decent gpu. thumb.gif


And get this PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261&Tpk=capstone%20450%20m


30$ less than the corsair, it's 80+ gold and modular.

Isn't 450w psu kinda pushing it. I know a quality psu can do miracles as I had my tt430w for years but this severely limits expandability, if down the road they want to throw in a second mid range gpu or a more powerful single gpu from the next gen line ups?

*edit*

Forgot to mention that since you live near a micro center and would be willing to overclock ram id pick up this set

http://microcenter.com/product/380720/8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL11_UDIMM_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

They may look flakey/iffy, but I have them running @ 2133 9-10-10-24 1T on 1.488v with very little effort.
Edited by rv8000 - 2/10/13 at 8:53pm
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960 Evo 850 Evo WD Blue 1TB Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z G413 EVGA 750w G2 CM MC5 
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960 Evo 850 Evo WD Blue 1TB Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct 
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by rv8000 View Post

Isn't 450w psu kinda pushing it. I know a quality psu can do miracles as I had my tt430w for years but this severely limits expandability, if down the road they want to throw in a second mid range gpu or a more powerful single gpu from the next gen line ups?

Future GPUs (and CPUs) are going to get more and more power efficient, pretty soon you could probably run two highly overclocked cards in Crossfire/SLI all on a 500W PSU.
Edited by StayFrosty - 2/10/13 at 8:52pm
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

Future GPUs (and CPUs) are going to get more and more power efficient, pretty soon you could probably run two highly overclocked cards in Crossfire/SLI all on a 500W PSU.

True redface.gif
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R7 1700 ASUS X370 CH6 Gigabyte R9 290 2x8GB Trident Z @ 3200 C14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
960 Evo 850 Evo WD Blue 1TB Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z G413 EVGA 750w G2 CM MC5 
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G703 SS Qck Onboard Logitech Z906 
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HD518 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
960 Evo 850 Evo WD Blue 1TB Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z G413 EVGA 750w G2 CM MC5 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
G703 SS Qck Onboard Logitech Z906 
Audio
HD518 
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post #18 of 21
I'd pass on the SSD for now and spend the money on the best possible GPU he can afford. He can add an SSD later, and they're going down in price. It's easier to add an SSD later than to upgrade a GPU that disappoints. I've had my OS on an SSD and it was cool and all, but I wouldn't downgrade my graphics for what you get out of an SSD.

Also, what are you using for an operating system?

I would get this Keyboard. It's a bit of a 'cult classic' and this is a solid price. I've had mine for over 2 years with no issues at all.
Edited by BillOhio - 2/10/13 at 9:25pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770k GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H 7950 Windforce 7950 Windforce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 1600 16gb ddr3 M500 256GB SSD Sandisk 250 GB SSD 1TB Samsung HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BluRay player H100i Win 7 Asus PB278Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Supernova 850 G2 Corsair 650D Corsair Sabre Audiengine A4's/Jamo Sub/Denon D2000 Cans 
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4770k GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H 7950 Windforce 7950 Windforce 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 1600 16gb ddr3 M500 256GB SSD Sandisk 250 GB SSD 1TB Samsung HDD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BluRay player H100i Win 7 Asus PB278Q 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Supernova 850 G2 Corsair 650D Corsair Sabre Audiengine A4's/Jamo Sub/Denon D2000 Cans 
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by BillOhio View Post

I'd pass on the SSD for now and spend the money on the best possible GPU he can afford. He can add an SSD later, and they're going down in price. It's easier to add an SSD later than to upgrade a GPU that disappoints. I've had my OS on an SSD and it was cool and all, but I wouldn't downgrade my graphics for what you get out of an SSD.

Also, what are you using for an operating system?

I would get this Keyboard. It's a bit of a 'cult classic' and this is a solid price. I've had mine for over 2 years with no issues at all.

Personally anything more than a 7950 or GTX 670 is just not worth the money, the build is fine. thumb.gif
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by rv8000 View Post


Isn't 450w psu kinda pushing it. I know a quality psu can do miracles as I had my tt430w for years but this severely limits expandability, if down the road they want to throw in a second mid range gpu or a more powerful single gpu from the next gen line ups?

*edit*

Forgot to mention that since you live near a micro center and would be willing to overclock ram id pick up this set

http://microcenter.com/product/380720/8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL11_UDIMM_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

They may look flakey/iffy, but I have them running @ 2133 9-10-10-24 1T on 1.488v with very little effort.

 

 

Dont worry about it, 450w is plenty. :)

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