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post #11 of 18
Micro center has the best deal on processors by far, but the only downfall is you have to drive there.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by RatPatrol01 View Post

IMO your buddy should take advantage of the price drops that Haswell and the GTX 7XX cards are causing and jump on Ivy Bridge and a GTX 670 4GB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.48 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($407.13 @ TigerDirect)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $987.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 17:01 EDT-0400)

Probably also a good idea, except the 4GB of VRAM on a 256-bit bus memory interface is pretty useless. You will run out of GPU power way before you run out of VRAM.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Wolfram View Post

Closest I could get to squeezing in a 770 on a good mobo. If you want to drop to a worse mobo or if he isn't interested in OCing then that should put you in the range of 1000$. The PSU *can* handle SLI but I personally wouldn't OC them too hard if you do use SLI 770s. If he wants to get under 1000$ there's a good deal on a 7970 for 325 right now at NCIX US

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Respire T40 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($21.31 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1026.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 00:33 EDT-0400)

This build might work, could try cut some corners with the mobo ( quite a few features on recent mobos are nice to have, but not really needed.)
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Originally Posted by RatPatrol01 View Post

IMO your buddy should take advantage of the price drops that Haswell and the GTX 7XX cards are causing and jump on Ivy Bridge and a GTX 670 4GB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.48 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($407.13 @ TigerDirect)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $987.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 17:01 EDT-0400)

This will be Plan B I suppose but I don't think he need 4G vram.
post #14 of 18
In that case you could maybe swing a 680 if you look for a sale
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Wolfram View Post

G.skill doesn't make DRAM. The current DRAM manufactures are Hynix, Micron, Elpidia, Samsung, Nanya and Winbond do. G.Skill attaches the ram to a pcb and sells it. Unless a company takes specific ram and sells it for more it's still silicon lottery as far as ram quality.

so how do we find out what is in what? (I will begin googling now, but any help is appreciated)

I like Samsung products quality a lot, is there any preference among these manufacturers from the OCN community in terms of reliability or performance?
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jollyburner View Post

so how do we find out what is in what? (I will begin googling now, but any help is appreciated)

I like Samsung products quality a lot, is there any preference among these manufacturers from the OCN community in terms of reliability or performance?

Checking the model numbers on the RAM itself can sometimes tell you what the ICs are. If you are running stock then RAM is RAM and should all be about the same same but if you are overclocking Samsung and a few Elpidia ICs are what's wanted.
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post #17 of 18
This is the best you can go at your budget (relatively-speaking):

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1112.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 02:40 EDT-0400)
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Wolfram View Post

Checking the model numbers on the RAM itself can sometimes tell you what the ICs are. If you are running stock then RAM is RAM and should all be about the same same but if you are overclocking Samsung and a few Elpidia ICs are what's wanted.

yes I want to get the best ram I can, I don't mind the research. thanks for getting me started. I remember a thread about Samsung miracle ram from way back, and as I said I love Samsung so I would be very happy to know I have Samsung ram in my machine. I will be buying ram really soon. I think I will make a thread just for my ram...
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