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Hey Guys,
want to build a rig mainly for gaming (including a screen), got about around 2.2K to spend, done a little research.
Appreciate your opinion.

Case
Nanoxia DS1 - Deep Silence 1 Black
MotherBoard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Z77 LGA 1155
PSU
SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K
CPU Cooling
Zalman CNPS14X
Memory
16GB 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance desktop RAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10B
HD - SSD
OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB 2.5" SSD VTX4-25SAT3-256G Sata III 6G/s Solid State Drives
HDD
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
Graphic Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Monitor
CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P 27" - Pixel Perfect

10x for the feedback,
Oded
post #2 of 17
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GykB

Will you be overclocking at all?
If you don't, you can save a bit on the mobo.
This mobo is a good overclocker for its price.

The rest of the parts are more or less what you chose.
It can run today's games perfectly.

You can achieve your rig for roughly half your price.
If you feel like you need to use the whole allowance.
Add another video card for Crossfire, or get a 7970 instead.

The Samsung SSD 840 series is good for that price, and is cheaper than your OCZ choice.
The RAM is Samsung's Wonder RAM, and will fare you very well in terms of overclocking. Even if you don't overclock, it's still a good choice.
Edited by Snownation - 2/28/13 at 4:44am
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250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (S... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor 
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250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series 2.5" SATA 6GB/s (S... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 64MB Cache Hard D... Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor LG 23MP65HQ-P 23" LED IPS HDMI Monitor 
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Snownation View Post

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GykB

Will you be overclocking at all?
If you don't, you can save a bit on the mobo.
This mobo is a good overclocker for its price.

The Samsung SSD 840 series is good for that price, and is cheaper than your OCZ choice.
The RAM is Samsung's Wonder RAM, and will fare you very well in terms of overclocking. Even if you don't overclock, it's still a good choice.

I'd go the other direction, if you wish to overclock get a better board, since you have the funds! thumb.gif

agreed on the SSD and the RAM. but if it is gaming you wish to do then there is really no need for 16GB of ram so just stick to 8GB
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post #4 of 17
Hello and welcome to OCN!
I put together a little list for you of a $2200 build, let me know what you think!
Edit: forgot the link tongue.gifhttp://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gykw

I figured that for around that price, you could go with a dual 7950 crossfire system, so i increased the motherboard to standard ATX and added a second 7950. I bumped up the power supply to accommodate that extra card. For 'mostly for gaming' i would only suggest 8 gigs of ram, and if you decided later to upgrade those, you could easily buy 2 more dimms. Because your budget allowed it, i gave you a better CPU cooler. I decreased your SSD size to 120GB as i thought that was appropriate and the Corsair Neutron GTX's are great SSDs. I found the Crossover 27q on ebay, and assumed the 'Pixel Perfect' version would be $100 more. I also added an operating system (Windows 7 HP). I couldn't find any pricing for your case as it isn't out in the US yet (as far as i know) so i put the Fractal Design R4 there instead merely as a look-a-like placeholder tongue.gif. It's also a great case though.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
~Aaron
Edited by AaronO - 2/28/13 at 4:54am
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Case
Nanoxia DS1 - Deep Silence 1 Black
MotherBoard
Gigabyte Z77 up5-th
PSU
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K
CPU Cooling
Crosiar H100
16gb Samsung wonder ram
HD - SSD
Samsung 840 pro 256GB SSD
HDD
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
Graphic Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB x2 or Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB x2 or Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 6GB
Monitor
CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P 27" - Pixel Perfect
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7 1.44v Asus Z170 MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT  GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 1tb Samsung EVO 250 GB Corsair H100i [With Dual SP120 fans] Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 24mg77 144hz TVS E-GOLD keyboard Cherry Mx Blue Corsair AX860 860Watts Corsair Obsidian 250D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime  ATH-M50xDG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 Extreme 2920XM/Intel Core i7 2860QM P180HMx AMD Radeon HD 6990M AMD Radeon HD 6990M 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Samsung  Samsung  Samsung  Seagate 750GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu-Ray reader  Sager Cooling + CM SF-19 USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 18.4 1920x1080 Glossy 16:9 Plastic covered  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte wirless 300W+8 cells battery SagerNP8180 Gigabyte wireless 
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Table ultrasone pro 550 + FiiO E7++ on board 5.1 soun... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3630qm Lenovo HM76 Nvidia GTX660m 8GB 1600mhz 
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WD Blue 750GB Blu-Ray Reader Stock Windows 7 
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1366x768 Internal Screen 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 1tb Samsung EVO 250 GB Corsair H100i [With Dual SP120 fans] Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 24mg77 144hz TVS E-GOLD keyboard Cherry Mx Blue Corsair AX860 860Watts Corsair Obsidian 250D 
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Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime  ATH-M50xDG 
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Intel Core i7 Extreme 2920XM/Intel Core i7 2860QM P180HMx AMD Radeon HD 6990M AMD Radeon HD 6990M 
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Blu-Ray reader  Sager Cooling + CM SF-19 USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 18.4 1920x1080 Glossy 16:9 Plastic covered  
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Gigabyte wirless 300W+8 cells battery SagerNP8180 Gigabyte wireless 
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Table ultrasone pro 550 + FiiO E7++ on board 5.1 soun... 
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i7 3630qm Lenovo HM76 Nvidia GTX660m 8GB 1600mhz 
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post #6 of 17
thats so much money... look

for 1852$ i made you a crossfire7950 with twin frozr which u can OC easily to 1100mhz.
its still with 8gb ram.. so for 1900$+ it would be a 16gig ram machine.

with the cooler i chose for you, u can do at least 4.4ghz with that cpu and this will be more than enough for firing the two 7950´s

pls tell me what you think.. i also picked another monitor 27" and a corsair tower and psu for about the same price of your choice.

heres the link
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GyyD




without all discounts the complete machine should be under 2000$ even with 16gig ram..
of course this with a 1080p monitor... with your 1440p you chosen the Rig will cost about 2200~2300$

hope this helps a bit





edit:
u might just wanna add a fan controller and maybe one or two 120mm fans...
Edited by smex - 2/28/13 at 5:45am
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by odedzr View Post

Hey Guys,
want to build a rig mainly for gaming (including a screen), got about around 2.2K to spend, done a little research.
Appreciate your opinion.

Case
Nanoxia DS1 - Deep Silence 1 Black
MotherBoard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Z77 LGA 1155
PSU
SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K
CPU Cooling
Zalman CNPS14X
Memory
16GB 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance desktop RAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10B
HD - SSD
OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB 2.5" SSD VTX4-25SAT3-256G Sata III 6G/s Solid State Drives
HDD
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
Graphic Card
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Monitor
CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P 27" - Pixel Perfect

10x for the feedback,
Oded

Here are some revisions I did, based on your Budget.

Case
Nanoxia DS1 - Deep Silence 1 Black

MotherBoard
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H (no point in going with a micro ATX board with your chosen case)

PSU
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified (gives you a bit of expandability going with the 750W)

CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K

CPU Cooling
Corsair H80i (with your budget, really should go with a high end AIO cooler. Easy installation, Low Temps, Nice overclocks)

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2133MHz (if it's a gaming rig, don't need 16GB to be honest. Can't beat 2133MHz or Cas 9 timings for $60. I'm sure it can overclock a bit too)

HD - SSD
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB (Definitely faster than the OCZ drive, and more reliable

Intel 335 Series Jay Crest 240GB (Having a second drive for games would be really nice, and it's within budget)

HDD
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB (Don't see the point in the green drive)

Graphic Card
GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (Going with the 7970 GHz Ed will give you a little more power to drive that 1440p resolution and in the future if you go Crossfire, gives you a really good setup that should max out most games for a decent amount of time)

Monitor
CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P 27" - Pixel Perfect
post #8 of 17
here is mine.. it's a bit overkill on the gpu but heck you have 2200 to spend biggrin.gif

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzZO
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The Black Pearl
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intel i7 3770K Gigabyte Z77 UD3R Sapphire Radeon r9 290x Sapphire Radeon r9 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 8GB seagate barracuda 7200 RPM 1 TB PNY 120GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ek fc r9 290x  swiftech mcp655 Koolance COV-RP450  EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingMonitor
Swiftech MCR320 360MM  Primochil ghost rigid compression fittings Primochill PETG Tubes X-star 
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Nixeus moda v2 EVGA SuperNova GS850 NZXT H440 Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DGX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 4430 Asrock z78 pro 4 Sapphire 7870 XT G.Skill Aries 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
A LOT OF THEM Corsair H80 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Quickfire TK Corsair 650XT Thermale take armor revo 4 Cooler master storm xornet 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries CKQ Steelseries Flux luxury edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k GigaByte GA-Z77x-UD3H sapphire R9 290X Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 AlphaCool XT45 EK supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel PrimoChill Advanced LTR tubing 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
X-Star Dp2710 @ 92HZ BenQ E2400HD Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate seasonic M12II 750W 
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Corsair Carbide 500R logitech G400 Cooler Master SteelSeries Syberia V2 
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BEAST
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The Wifey's Rig
(14 items)
 
The Black Pearl
(25 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
intel i7 3770K Gigabyte Z77 UD3R Sapphire Radeon r9 290x Sapphire Radeon r9 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 8GB seagate barracuda 7200 RPM 1 TB PNY 120GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ek fc r9 290x  swiftech mcp655 Koolance COV-RP450  EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingMonitor
Swiftech MCR320 360MM  Primochil ghost rigid compression fittings Primochill PETG Tubes X-star 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nixeus moda v2 EVGA SuperNova GS850 NZXT H440 Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DGX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 4430 Asrock z78 pro 4 Sapphire 7870 XT G.Skill Aries 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
A LOT OF THEM Corsair H80 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Quickfire TK Corsair 650XT Thermale take armor revo 4 Cooler master storm xornet 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries CKQ Steelseries Flux luxury edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k GigaByte GA-Z77x-UD3H sapphire R9 290X Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 AlphaCool XT45 EK supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel PrimoChill Advanced LTR tubing 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
X-Star Dp2710 @ 92HZ BenQ E2400HD Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate seasonic M12II 750W 
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

here is mine.. it's a bit overkill on the gpu but heck you have 2200 to spend biggrin.gif

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzZO


you call one lousy 7970 overkill vor 2300$ ?! not for sure bra ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Here are some revisions I did, based on your Budget.

Case
Nanoxia DS1 - Deep Silence 1 Black

MotherBoard
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H (no point in going with a micro ATX board with your chosen case)

PSU
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified (gives you a bit of expandability going with the 750W)

CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K

CPU Cooling
Corsair H80i (with your budget, really should go with a high end AIO cooler. Easy installation, Low Temps, Nice overclocks)

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2133MHz (if it's a gaming rig, don't need 16GB to be honest. Can't beat 2133MHz or Cas 9 timings for $60. I'm sure it can overclock a bit too)

HD - SSD
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB (Definitely faster than the OCZ drive, and more reliable

Intel 335 Series Jay Crest 240GB (Having a second drive for games would be really nice, and it's within budget)

HDD
Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB (Don't see the point in the green drive)

Graphic Card
GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (Going with the 7970 GHz Ed will give you a little more power to drive that 1440p resolution and in the future if you go Crossfire, gives you a really good setup that should max out most games for a decent amount of time)

Monitor
CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P 27" - Pixel Perfect

why not having crossfire for the same cash?!




dudes.. this is no competition here how many partlists we can present .. everybody talkin out just his authistic idea.
for THAT CASH i´d never take one stinky 680 or 7970.. and then AGAIN buy a second card doh.gif
Edited by smex - 2/28/13 at 9:45am
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by smex View Post

you call one lousy 7970 overkill vor 2300$ ?! not for sure bra ?
why not having crossfire for the same cash?!


dudes.. this is no competition here how many partlists we can present .. everybody talkin out just his authistic idea.
for THAT CASH i´d never take one stinky 680 or 7970.. and then AGAIN buy a second card doh.gif

Single overclocked Ghz ed will be more than enough. Two decent 7950s is still 650-700 range.
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 2/28/13 at 3:51pm
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