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Old 05-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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U don't need 32gb ram for gaming, 8gb is plenty, I would get little better PSU and depending on ur budget I would look into 650/660(ti) video cards.
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What he said get a better PSU around 520-550 should be good and the 8gb of ram is over kill
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As was already said, you don't need 32GB of RAM at all for a gaming PC, and you need a better PSU than that. Depending on your budget and which card you go with I would get a Corsair TX650 or Seasonic Gold X650.

I also would swap out the parts for a 3570k and an ASRock Z77 Extreme 3 or 4 depending on budget.

And, to the HDD and BD? Are they really needed? Would be better to get an SSD in such a caliber of rig. A 120GB Corsair Neutron GTX is 129 bucks, and a 1TB which is sufficient enough space can be had for about 79 bucks. Only a tad more than a 4TB.
If you don't plan on buying and watching BD movies on your PC then I suggest against it. Especially at that price.

If you don't have any gift card or real reason to purchase from Amazon then I would do all of your PC part shopping at Newegg.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Should I get an ssd just for the os? And I misspoke about it only being a gaming pc, it's going to my main computer and I want it to be able to handle everything.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Should I get an ssd just for the os? And I misspoke about it only being a gaming pc, it's going to my main computer and I want it to be able to handle everything.
Everything I've said will handle everything unless you just need a ridiculous amount of storage. I just dropped from 8TB to 3TB without an issue. Was like meh, who needs 3TB of BD rips and 2TB of TV lol.

The SSD depending on how big it is can be used for more than just the OS. Mine is used for OS, few games, Vegas Pro 12, CS6 products, Office 2013, and quite a few other programs. That's on 120GB. Take a look at my stickied article and on the last page I have a Youtube video that shows the difference between an SSD and a HDD. It's a huge difference and very worth the money in a good budget machine.

With the budget at hand, I wouldn't look at anything lower than a GTX 670.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was looking at a gigabyte GeForce gtx 660 OC, it had some pretty favorable reviews but idk if it will be powerful enough. And yes like you I have a massive collection of movies and tv lol. I'm really to concerned about budget, just trying to keep it relatively close to 1500.
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For 1500, you better have something better than a 660 in there. Also, I would keep it to reference blower style cards, or more preferably eVGA due to their warranty and excellent CS.

When I get back I'll build you a setup for about 1500.

Do you need peripherals too?
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1500 for the system itself, not including keyboard, mouse, or monitor. Also this may sound like an odd question but do I need a sound card if I plan on using external speakers?
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Depends on the quality of the audio setup, but most likely no.

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K - Newegg.com

Motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

RAM:
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH - Newegg.com

GPU:
EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

PSU:
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

SSD+HDD:
Newegg.com - Corsair Neutron Series GTX 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

Case:
NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

Optical:
LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29 - Newegg.com

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Newegg.com

$1379
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