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#1 User is offline   aristidesb 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Hey hi guys I want to get a new gaming computer I need your help...

 Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: 1000/ After Rebates; After Shipping 
 System Usage from Most to Least imortant: gaming  
Are you buying a monitor: / No
   Do you need to buy OS: Yes 
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: dont matter l 
Location: City, State/Region, Country - bronx, new york 
Parts Preferences: dont matter
 Overclocking: Maybe  SLI or Crossfire: Maybe  
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 
Additional Comments: i want a wireless keyboard and mouse please Check out this one I made myself any advise so I can get better graffics? 



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wHm7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker....m7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker....Hm7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($26.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Gigabyte KM7580 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($23.48 @ Amazon)
Total: $1099.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 09:50 EST-0500)
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

View Postaristidesb, on 10 January 2013 - 06:51 AM, said:

Hey hi guys I want to get a new gaming computer I need your help...

Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: 1000/ After Rebates; After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least imortant: gaming
Are you buying a monitor: / No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: dont matter l
Location: City, State/Region, Country - bronx, new york
Parts Preferences: dont matter
Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: i want a wireless keyboard and mouse please Check out this one I made myself any advise so I can get better graffics?



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wHm7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker....m7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker....Hm7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($26.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Gigabyte KM7580 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($23.48 @ Amazon)
Total: $1099.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 09:50 EST-0500)


Hi and welcome to the forums. Looks pretty good, but have some suggestions. First go to a full ATX Motherboard. You really don't want to use a Micro atx mobo if you are planning om sli / crossfire down the road. With a decent MOBO, you don't really need a sound card. I would drop the sound card and go with this MOBO: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157297 The only other thing I can see is tyou went with the i5 3570. the i5 3570k would allow for OCing.

This post has been edited by coastie65: 10 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Coolermaster HAF 912 Case....ASUS Z87Pro MOBO.....Intel Core i7 4770k Haswell ( OC'd to 4.6 Ghz ) .... Gelid Tranquillo cooler.... Samsung 830 256 GB SSD.... Primary HDD- WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA III /6.0 .... SECONDARY HDD - WD 1TB Caviar Black SATA II / 3.0....16Gb GSkill Ripjaws Series X 2133 Mhz Memory....Corsair AX850w PSU....EVGA GTX 680 Super Clocked Signature 2 Gb GDDR5 Video Card....Samsung CD/DVD RW, DL, DVD-Ram, w/ Lightscribe Optical Drive....Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX 22" Monitor..... Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS




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Gateway FX6800-01e----Intel Core i7 960 ( 3.2 GHz)---- Seagate Barracuda 750 Gb SATA II / 3.0 Hdd---- 6 Gb Crucial 1066 Mhz memory, running in Tri Channel conf-----Corsair TX650w PSU----- EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti 1gb GDDR5 Vram ----DVD +/- RW / CD ,RAM/DL Optical drive w/ Label Flash-----Gateway TBGM-01 Motherboard.... Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS w/ SP2; Samsung Synch Master 2243BWX 22" Monitor.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Cool any other advise?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

Along with what coastie mentioned, I would suggest changing the SSD to something that doesn't use Sandforce. (though it does use Intel's custom firmware) For instance, the Crucial M4 is particularly known to be reliable. (it's a bit too early to tell with the Samsung 840/840 pro IMO - there were a few pre-production firmware bugs, but I think those are fixed now) I wouldn't trust OCZ though.

Also, do you have any specific reason for getting a sound card? Generally, onboard is quite good. (the only thing is that onboard audio usually doesn't support more than 2.0 digital audio output, but then again, I'm not sure if the ASUS card does either)

The PSU is good - I have the non-modular, slightly lower wattage (S12II 520W) version of that, and have been happy with it. It's pretty quiet as well.

Also, I personally think Windows 7 is a better option (due to the lack of a tablet interface that gets in the way), but it's up to you (it is faster).

Finally, the reviews on that keyboard and mouse don't look too good. I'd advise something else, like the Logitech MK260 or Microsoft 5SH-00001. (just a few similarly priced ones I found via some quick searching)
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I just added the sound card optional but I will take it out I have the option of adding it later anyways of I need it, I was thinking about w7 cuz of compatibility tho, that mouse and keyboard was just the cheapest an decent ones I want a 1000 budget maybe 1050 no more so im trying to stay there... by the way what SSD you suggest me?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

And thank you guys really appreciate ur advises another note this will be my first building!
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

I'd take the sound card out. It's easy enough to add one in later if you want anyway.

Windows 7 and 8 are basically the same in terms of compatibility. Basically, it comes down to this: not having a tablet UI to get in your way vs some performance improvements.

For the SSD, I was thinking that the Crucial M4 is a good option. Yes, the write speeds aren't the best, but it's known to be really reliable (along with the now-discontinued Samsung 830).


Edit: Here's a thought: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wXCW

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

I used to have a crucial but I added the Intel cuz of space and price was more space for a lil less money but I want quality too if the crucial is better im going for that one, I think ill end up with windows 7 still I have the option to update to 8 with the time if I want... you are right any other suggestion? Lol guys help a rookie make good moves ...
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

The thing is, Intel has a very good reputation when it comes to SSDs, but I'm worried about the fact that they're using Sandforce controllers now. (which are/were known for being problematic) By the way, the problem with the OS is that you can get 8 later, but the upgrade is $40 (until the end of this month, at which point it goes up). I suggest going to a local store and trying out a machine with 8 to see if you can tolerate the metro (tablet) interface or if you don't want that. (7 is likely to be plenty fast on a machine like that, particularly with the SSD)

Edit: oh, and see the link I posted above. (since I posted that edit at almost exactly the same time you posted, you might not have seen it)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Saw it I updated my selection on pcparts another question my estimated wattage by pcparts says would be 35o I added a 650 power supply should I take it down to 500 and see if I can get a better deal or just stay in 650 just in case?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

And yeah I will go with 7 im not really a fan of updating windows rite away I like giving it a few months and wait for some updates to come out...hehe
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Oh whoops - just realized I forgot to add a hard drive into the build I mentioned...

To be honest, you could get away with something like a Corsair CX500 here.

Also, it doesn't look like you changed anything on your build. Did you forget to save it? (which, unfortunately, means creating a new parts list, unless you signed in when doing it originally)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

I saved it under another name sorry I added the CPU the keyboard took off the sound card and yeah. Its giving me more performance on the benchmark I will add up the link in here later so you can check it!
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