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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
So this will be my first gaming build. Was hoping I could get some input from those in the know.

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COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower . .

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel

XFX Double D FX797ATDJC Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0

XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional (70SB135600000) 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 for Desktop IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express

Total cost of 1730.90 from NewEgg.

Now I don't have the funds upfront. So I am planning to piece it out. Hopefully I can finish befor:o:oe the parts are outdated.
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Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
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Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
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Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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post #2 of 24
I have bought my PC parts on several weeks.

Be careful when you do that, don't buy the CPU/GPU/MOBO at first since if you have to RMA one of them, you can have troubles if you have to do it couple weeks later.

Be careful of what you buy, make your mind on one setting because you won't be able to switch from Intel to AMD or vice versa once you bought couple parts. Only buy the parts when you find a good deal, otherwise you'll feel bad when you find the same part the next week for 2/3 of the price.
post #3 of 24
welcome to the saving for a rig club smile.gif

First before you decide on parts. Ask your self why do i need this rig? i'll answer yours if you are going for gaming. which is most user's question

CPU: Nice Choice
Mobo: Overpriced for the cause. get a UD3H or Asrock Extreme 6
Ram: Personal choice really. but make sure they have good timings.
GPU: I would say stay away from XFX now. yes they are good but sapphire is offering a Vapor-x edition from the 7970 which is just one of the best GPUs right now
Case: Have a look at the Carbide 500-R
PSU: seasonice 650W will be enough to juice this baby (Stay away from the XFX PSUs)
Wireless PCI?? you can get that built in your motherboard smile.gif

all storage is fine so as sound card too.

Have fun.. and wish me luck saving up as well biggrin.gif
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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 
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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BEAST
(26 items)
 
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 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide 500R logitech G400 Cooler Master SteelSeries Syberia V2 
Other
NZXT LED strip 
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post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info, and good luck to you
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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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1st Gaming Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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post #5 of 24
Get it all when you have the funds all at once unless you're using slickdeals.net.... no point in paying retail for keeping the box in your house vs the warehouse...
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
Also, you seem to not like anything XFX. Is there a reason why?

I also modded my wishlist with your suggestions, down to 1600
1st Gaming Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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1st Gaming Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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post #7 of 24
XFX is not a really good brand to get unless you're going to run it at stock it's really cheap.

Got my friend one $350 or $310 AR and selling Never Settle...
post #8 of 24
I can build beast computers

4.5ghz 3570k + 7970 without cheaping out on other components for around $800.

$190 + 100 CPU/MOBO
350 GPU
25 (cx430) PSU or a 550w @ $30AR
60 HDD
60 SSD
30 case
35 memory 8gb CL9 ddr3 1.5v

etc

examples of older builds i've done
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aoqm-6PvQW_OdEwzZ045aUJLTExGSnJ1dUJzbGs3MEE&usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aoqm-6PvQW_OdDJFT2lwNExtMFhDTmtmcWQwc0h3U3c&usp=sharing
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
The thing is, I really want it to last for a few years. My thought was to try and buy more high end for a longer use life
1st Gaming Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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1st Gaming Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socke... ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X  Nvidia GeFORCE GTX 770 Classified w/ ACX CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital  Western Digital  Sunbeam Tech Core Contact Freezer CPU Cooler Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus HD Widscreen Logitech Raidmax 750W Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer Death Adder Razer Logitech C110 Webcam 
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post #10 of 24
3570k + 7970 will last for a few years... price does not mean more future proofing beyond a certain point.
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