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diztrukted November 2, 2012 07:32 AM

2013 Gaming PC
 
I'm building a gaming PC and wanted to see what you guys think about it and what changes you would suggest I make.

Thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($244.96 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 800W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1789.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

dandelioneater November 2, 2012 09:38 AM

Looks good overall. Are you planning on adding a few more 670's in the future for SLI? If not you could drop down to a regular ATX motherboard and smaller capacity power supply to save some cash. With the money saved you could get a 680 instead of the 670. Also for the SSD, I would go with:

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
or an Intel 520 240GB
Though the Force GT is still a great drive and you'd not really notice any difference.

Good luck with the build

diztrukted November 3, 2012 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dandelioneater (Post 668143)
Looks good overall. Are you planning on adding a few more 670's in the future for SLI? If not you could drop down to a regular ATX motherboard and smaller capacity power supply to save some cash. With the money saved you could get a 680 instead of the 670. Also for the SSD, I would go with:

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB
or an Intel 520 240GB
Though the Force GT is still a great drive and you'd not really notice any difference.

Good luck with the build

I do plan on adding a 670 later down the line. Im also going for a black and red theme which is why I went with the Force GT...I'll check out the neutron and intel drives. Thanks!

alex knipfer November 6, 2012 10:28 PM

If your getting a 670 I would say save some money and get a 660 Ti. Or completely change to a 680 like he said above. But I have a Force GT series SSD and it's darn good, intel and samsung have some good SSD's as well. Other wise, good choices, looks like it's going to be a good build!

Pabz0r545 November 7, 2012 04:45 AM

Why does everyone always get i7's for their gaming machines? Save yourself over 100 dollars and get an i5 3570k.

Bungwirez November 7, 2012 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pabz0r545 (Post 669146)
Why does everyone always get i7's for their gaming machines? Save yourself over 100 dollars and get an i5 3570k.

yeppers... and you could drop the H100. and for another 50bucks get a XSPC Raystorm starter kit :thumb:

diztrukted November 16, 2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Bungwirez (Post 669162)
yeppers... and you could drop the H100. and for another 50bucks get a XSPC Raystorm starter kit :thumb:

hmmm xspc raystorm starter kit?

ok will definitely check that out.

Soullessone21 November 16, 2012 03:12 PM

Drop the board the BigBang Z77 from MSI is far far better:)

Adzsask November 16, 2012 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Soullessone21 (Post 671411)
Drop the board the BigBang Z77 from MSI is far far better:)

Only mainboard failure I have had in over 120K of hardware...msi, only other failure was a coolermaster 1000watt PSU.


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