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Old 08-24-2012, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is for all the gamers out there. I want to get a build that can run BF3 on max settings. I also would be running League of Legends, Dayz Mod, MW3, etc. I need my computer to easily run these games on max settings also. I will also be using Bandicam and Fraps to record my games and I'll be streaming. There will also be video editing.
So to make every thing sound easier. I want to be able to record games and stream them. These 2 are the builds I received so far, if you think there is a stronger build for about the same price, please post it up. I am looking for it to be under about $900 before shipping. What would also be a good monitor for this computer? I don't want the monitor to be over $150.


lordofdeath24's build
I5-3570 Ivy Bridge Quadcore 3.4ghz (3.8ghz Turbo boost) $215
HIS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $240
LGA 1155 Intel H77 Motherboard $75
G.SKILL Ares Series 4GBx2 DDR3 $44
Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE 450W Power Supply $70
OCZ Agility 3 SSD $70
Seagate Barracuda 750 gb 7200 rpm HDD $60
Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $50
Total = $824

Corey's build
I5-2500K Sandy Bridge Quadcore 3.3ghz $160
HIS IceQ Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $240
Asrock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Motherboard $105
G.SKILL Ares Series 4GBx2 DDR3 $44
Rosewill RP600V2 600W $60
Agility 3 AGT3 120gb SSD $90
Seagate Barracuda 750 gb 7200 rpm HDD $60
Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $50
Total = $809

SilveryHat build
Processor : I5-2500K Sandy Bridge Quadcore 3.3ghz $160
Mobo : Asus P8Z68-V Pro $220
GPU : GTX 560 ti $230
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 $92
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $70.00
HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 750 gb 7200 rpm HDD $60
Case: Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $50
Total = $882

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i didnt put in a copy of win7, as whoever these other people are didnt either. they also didnt have dvd drives.
youre going to want the 3570k. newer chip on a newer z77 board. i love my 2500k, but this is better. ram is ram. this doesnt have giant fins to get in the way. the other builds skimp on the power supply. theres a narrow market of quality makers. corsair and antec generally being the best; seasonic is good, and anecdotal certain models of other certain makers. you might think you are sort of getting more product with those other builds in some cases, but thats only because you are cheaping out on other parts. im not sure about the case either. a high quality case lasts more than one build and makes cable management easier, better quality fans, etc.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Newegg.com - 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 - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

$995 -$60 MIR 935 -$20 gift card

$905

you get the gift card 4 days after purchase, and with it, i would get:
Newegg.com - LG EW224T Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 5,000,000:1
promo code TSHDQBL25 until 8/27
$110

total $1015
$35 under budget, or $25 over budget if the MIR's mysteriously asplode somewhere.

even if you dont like my build, dont go with those other ones...
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i didnt put in a copy of win7, as whoever these other people are didnt either. they also didnt have dvd drives.
youre going to want the 3570k. newer chip on a newer z77 board. i love my 2500k, but this is better. ram is ram. this doesnt have giant fins to get in the way. the other builds skimp on the power supply. theres a narrow market of quality makers. corsair and antec generally being the best; seasonic is good, and anecdotal certain models of other certain makers. you might think you are sort of getting more product with those other builds in some cases, but thats only because you are cheaping out on other parts. im not sure about the case either. a high quality case lasts more than one build and makes cable management easier, better quality fans, etc.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Newegg.com - 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 - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

$995 -$60 MIR 935 -$20 gift card

$905

you get the gift card 4 days after purchase, and with it, i would get:
Newegg.com - LG EW224T Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 5,000,000:1
promo code TSHDQBL25 until 8/27
$110

total $1015
$35 under budget, or $25 over budget if the MIR's mysteriously asplode somewhere.

even if you dont like my build, dont go with those other ones...

I really love your build, I do have a question though. I know my friends build has a good over clocking potential, how about the you gave me? And is it a high end gaming computer? Because Ill need it to run Battlefield 3 on ultra even if I can't record it. Ill have to drop the settings to medium or high to record but that's fine. Can the build you made for me give me that?
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I really love your build, I do have a question though. I know my friends build has a good over clocking potential, how about the you gave me? And is it a high end gaming computer? Because Ill need it to run Battlefield 3 on ultra even if I can't record it. Ill have to drop the settings to medium or high to record but that's fine. Can the build you made for me give me that?
I5 3570k got very good overclocking potential.
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I5 3570k got very good overclocking potential.
I know nothing about computers but almost every time, people reviewed the 2500k higher than the 3570k.
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Stock for stock Ivy Bridge is faster than Sandy Bridge. The 2500k can overclock higher, but it isn't necessary to overclock these CPUs for current games. When it comes to it a 4.5ghz 3570k will rival a 4.9ghz 2500k. The 3570k is the better CPU clock for clock.
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Stock for stock Ivy Bridge is faster than Sandy Bridge. The 2500k can overclock higher, but it isn't necessary to overclock these CPUs for current games. When it comes to it a 4.5ghz 3570k will rival a 4.9ghz 2500k. The 3570k is the better CPU clock for clock.
Thank you, that helped me a lot. I'll stick with the 3570k.
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Also, I would grab a 660ti over the 7870.
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Also, I would grab a 660ti over the 7870.
It's almost $100 over the other card. Is it worth it? Will their be a big difference or a small difference in frames?
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There is only a 50 dollar difference between the 2 on Newegg. On quite a few games the 660ti even bests the 7950 without OC. I'd say that's worth it considering the 7950 is still more expensive than the 660ti. With some OC you can get 670 performance out of it for only 299.
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