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post #21 of 26
+1 for the i5 build.
post #22 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrjellop View Post

I need to OC it for planetside 2 starcraft 2 dayz arma 3

but it has i5 with 760 so maybe I think about this one

BUT I need the base total to be under 1050ish$

I still think that the 7950 is a better GPU for nearly the same price. More RAM, higher clocks, more future proof.
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

No just no that M2 620 watts PSU is made by SevenTeam so that PSU is a huge no no

720 watts and up is Enhance Electronics units which is why you wont find 620 watts and lower on the list they suck

Oh wow. My bad. I thought I saw that PSU on the Recommended PSU List from here. Must have read it wrong. Good catch Shilka, thanks.

I also second the idea of getting either, an 8320 or a i5, also, that i5 build is good, but you could move money from the speaker budget to the GPU budget or for an unlocked i5. Real quick, here is 8320 vs i5-4670K using SC2 as a bench point. I am also not sure about that XFX PSU that is on there. Check out the links for PSU's I posted earlier in the thread, ignore the Cooler Master M2 suggestion though.
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
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Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
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Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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post #23 of 26
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anyone have any good for 1050$ 1100$ base total
post #24 of 26
I made a i5-3570K build here. Z77 MoBo with a 7950 3GB. I did not put the mouse and keyboard on there (besides the fact that it broke the budget by $20) but I think that investing in the core components of your computer, monitor included, is more important so that you do not allot funds to the wrong things. This is all just my opinion, but whatever keyboard and mouse set up you can throw together for cheap now (I like Logitech for the inexpensive mice and keyboards), then save up and watch for sales around the holiday season and get a nice keyboard (mechanical if you can) and a good gaming mouse. Since you are not playing FPS or any serious MMO's and BF4 does not come out for a few more months, that is plenty of time to invest in a better mouse (that is what I would upgrade first, I LOVE my Mionix 5000, changed PC gaming for me) but the cheap keyboard can be gamed on just fine if that means getting the best parts for the PC itself. Like I said, just my opinion, but this is enough to get you up and running and eat up SC2 and darn near anything you throw at it.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1krKd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1krKd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1krKd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.67 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($117.47 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $1040.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 04:25 EDT-0400)

I think that in the long run this build will keep your gaming itch scratched. I built a gaming rig for a friend in that Zalman case and was surprised with the quality and ease to build in and it is a good price. In all honesty I do not know much about Wireless cards and I read some thigns saying that the USB adapters were getting to be just as good as the PCI wireless cards. I also put Win7 on there because I am not a huge fan of 8 yet, it still needs its kinks worked out imo, and Win7 is less money. The only thing I would add on is an aftermarket heat sink if you want to OC, but out of the box that PC will run SC2 with no problems, most other games as well and all at 1920x1080. Hope this was helpful. Sorry for all the explination, just trying to help someone not make the same mistakes I did when I bought all my parts last year. Cheers.
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
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Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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post #25 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boxwunder13 View Post

I made a i5-3570K build here. Z77 MoBo with a 7950 3GB. I did not put the mouse and keyboard on there (besides the fact that it broke the budget by $20) but I think that investing in the core components of your computer, monitor included, is more important so that you do not allot funds to the wrong things. This is all just my opinion, but whatever keyboard and mouse set up you can throw together for cheap now (I like Logitech for the inexpensive mice and keyboards), then save up and watch for sales around the holiday season and get a nice keyboard (mechanical if you can) and a good gaming mouse. Since you are not playing FPS or any serious MMO's and BF4 does not come out for a few more months, that is plenty of time to invest in a better mouse (that is what I would upgrade first, I LOVE my Mionix 5000, changed PC gaming for me) but the cheap keyboard can be gamed on just fine if that means getting the best parts for the PC itself. Like I said, just my opinion, but this is enough to get you up and running and eat up SC2 and darn near anything you throw at it.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1krKd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1krKd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1krKd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.67 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($117.47 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $1040.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 04:25 EDT-0400)

I think that in the long run this build will keep your gaming itch scratched. I built a gaming rig for a friend in that Zalman case and was surprised with the quality and ease to build in and it is a good price. In all honesty I do not know much about Wireless cards and I read some thigns saying that the USB adapters were getting to be just as good as the PCI wireless cards. I also put Win7 on there because I am not a huge fan of 8 yet, it still needs its kinks worked out imo, and Win7 is less money. The only thing I would add on is an aftermarket heat sink if you want to OC, but out of the box that PC will run SC2 with no problems, most other games as well and all at 1920x1080. Hope this was helpful. Sorry for all the explination, just trying to help someone not make the same mistakes I did when I bought all my parts last year. Cheers.

thx I already have a razer abssus and I can buy a cheap rosewell for 5$ ohh and I plan on ocing the 3570k to 4.5ghz and the radeon to

i can spare extra 50$ so how about this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ksjD

is the sentry tower good because it looks cool with fan control and everything and do I need a sound card?
Edited by Mrjellop - 7/25/13 at 2:42am
post #26 of 26
That looks good to me. That MoBo is just as good as the ASRock one for less, nice find. I was looking for that XFX PSU, must have passed right over it, that is a steal right now. The monitor I suggested was less expensive and bigger than the one you put on your build though. That case looks like it will work, probably a single nob fan controller that runs the three fans that come with the case. I like the layout the Zalman case better and I wanted to recommend the Corsair 200R but the Zalman case is a great budget case, I cannot vouch for the Sentey case. But, the Sentey case does have a cut out behind the MoBo, good tool-less HDD trays, and it has room for some extra fans. Throw two more 120mm fans on there, one up front so that there are two up front and another up top in the back slot. Just spend some time reading reviews about that case to see what problems people have run into and how much people like the case itself; I have found that newegg.com is a good place to read reviews for the most part. I do not think it will disappoint you though.

As for the sound card: You do not need one. The MoBo has a built in sound, generally 5.1 or 8.1 on the higher end boards. I use the sound right out of my MoBo and its great for games and music on a 2.1 set up and my headphones support 5.1 so I set it to that when i am wearing them for gaming, and wow, it is intense hearing something growl or rustle the grass behind your shoulder playing Far Cry 3 , or listening to peoples conversations fade in and out while walking around Colombia in BioShock Infinite. Haha. Cheers. thumb.gif

Edit: Make sure to check the RAM compatibility list for the BioStar MoBo and check and see if you need to flash the BIOS before you instal Windows 8.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
CaseOther
Cooler Master HAF XB NZXT 5 Channel Fan Controller  
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