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Old July 30, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Hi guys, looking to get back into PC gaming, I had a co-worked put together a build for me. What do you guys think? Any advice would be great. Thanks.


- Vesta i7 5500 SLI
- SLI Ready
- Intel Core i7 2600K Hyperthreading Processor
- Liquid Cooling
- 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory
- GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Graphics
- 120GB SSD drive
- 1TB Hard Drive
- 24x DVD/CD Writer
- 750W Corsair Power Supply
- 10 USB Ports (2 front)
- 2 USB 3.0 Ports
- 7.1 108dB SnR high definition audio
- Windows 7 Home Premium

Processors (CPUs) Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5GHZ Ivy Bridge 8MB Retail 1 $379.98
CPU Heatsinks Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3 1 $67.43
Motherboards ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard 1 $210.63
DDR3 Desktop Memory Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit 2 $118.58
Video Cards MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twinfrozr II 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Minihdmi PCI-E Video Card
$20.00 mail in rebate, valid from Jul 01, 2012 to Jul 31, 2012
Rebate Form: http://source.ncix.com/pdf/http://ww...ncix-exclusive
1 $289.99
Computer Cases Lian Li PC-Z60B Black Aluminum ATX Case 3X5.25IN 6X3.5IN INT 2X2.5IN 2XUSB 3.0 Audio eSATA No PS 1 $178.98
Power Supplies Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140mm Fan
$15.00 instant discount, valid from Jul 25, 2012 to Jul 31, 2012 1 $159.99
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
Please note that Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit only supports up to 16GB of RAM. 1 $107.94
Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM 1 $99.98
Solid State Drives - SSD Intel 520 Series 120GB 2.5IN SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive Retail w/ Mounting Bracket 1 $152.71
CD & DVD Drives ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black 1 $24.98
Sound Cards Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard 1 $0.52
Network Adapters Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard 1 $0.52
Assembly Options PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
PC Assembly & Testing does not include servers and requires an additional 4-5* business days to ship once all parts are in stock. NCIX will install aftermarket heatsinks or pre-filled CPU liquid coolers. *typical lead time (currently 5-10 business days) 1 $44.75
Warranty Options Standard 1 Year Limited Warranty With NCIX IN-HOUSE Tech Support
Please note that Extended Service plans with On-Site service are available for your system at check-out. 1 $0.53

Reg. Price: $1,852.51
Instant Discount: -$15.00
Your Price: $1,837.51
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Old July 30, 2012, 09:39 PM
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imho, drop ur ram to 8gb, and switch to an i5 3570k or 2500k and throw your savings onto a better video card.

if ur still not saving to jump from 289.99 to $400 (recommending the gtx 670) then drop the ssd and get the better video card.

this is recommended based on ur usage as a gaming pc.
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Old July 30, 2012, 09:53 PM
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imho, drop ur ram to 8gb, and switch to an i5 3570k or 2500k and throw your savings onto a better video card.

if ur still not saving to jump from 289.99 to $400 (recommending the gtx 670) then drop the ssd and get the better video card.

this is recommended based on ur usage as a gaming pc.
what ottawamayn said. i concur.
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Old July 30, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Looks very expensive for what your getting... make sure your price-matching.. Ohh and whats said above.. You will not notice any difference between 8 and 16 Gb ram or an i5 to i7..

Save the bucks and get a GTX 670 or 660 if it's out by the time your building... (totally depends on 660's performance and what res you play at and what games..)


What games are you going to be playing? What monitor are you playing it on (or more to the point what resolution?)

Depending on the games and applications you use it may be worth jumping to a 256GB SSD..
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Old July 31, 2012, 05:04 AM
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Definatly seems like a lot of money for older parts. I did a bit of checking and it looks like its a order-to-build system from NCIX. Why not try building it yourself and put better parts in it for that amount of money. You would have a very fast system that could do just about anything at that point.

If not, I absolutly agree with what other people have posted here, drop the ram to 8 Gig, get a better video card. Do you have a monitor to go along with this?
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Old July 31, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. No Monitor yet - what would you recommend?

Ravenor - You're right, it's from NCIX. I'm down with saving money or getting better parts. Could you post a better build? I'm open to anything.
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Old July 31, 2012, 08:57 AM
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You could save money on your case choice as well, Li-Li are good but you could potentially save $100 by looking at something like this:
Bitfenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Gamer Case, Black at Memory Express
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Old July 31, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Or if it's easier - if you guys could link me to a build you recommend... for example: I saw this in another thread - Build the Fastest $1200 PC - July | Tek Syndicate

=) Thanks.

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Old July 31, 2012, 02:13 PM
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List your usage... What games you play.. what applications you use etc..

also budget for computer AND monitor (not including mouse keyboard etc as they are very much personal preference)

When you've done that we can customize a build to your needs... before we find this out we are guessing a bit..
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Old July 31, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Hi Dzzope,
Usage - for night time gaming
Games - Guild Wars 2, Counter Strike: GO, PlanetSide 2... or any other big game coming out this year.
Applications - Just surfing, etc, though I have lots of pictures, movies... so storage is important.

Budget - for both, $2000-$2500'ish... but I'm not sure what a decent gaming monitor is going for these days, but I'd like to have a nice one if possible.
Thanks for your help. =)
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