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    New computer build. suggestions? thoughts?

    Hello, long time lurker, first time poster. I'm going to be building my first computer this year/Christmas, and wanted to share what my friend came up with in about 10mins or so. I'm mainly looking for thoughts/ suggestions/ recommendations to the build he put together quickly. As I am not very computer savvy, and I like to read other opinions before purchasing something. I have a budget of around 1500 to 1600 dollars.

    I'm looking to be able to live stream and fraps, with the new computer. I mainly play wow and diablo 3, but will most likely get other games to play around with it. I don't need a mouse/keyboard/monitor/speakers, I'd like to leave the os out of the final cost, as I may be able to get a cd one. anyway here's the current build he linked me.

    video card : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130799 cost : 529.99
    ram? : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231314 cost : 39.99
    ssd : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147192 cost : 149:99
    computer case : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119160 cost : 139.99
    motherboard : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131837 cost : 139.99
    power supply : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139010 cost : 129.99
    hard drive : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136533 cost : 109.99
    processor : .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819116501 cost : 319.99

    final cost : 1.559.92

    and I am from the us.

    Thanks again

    ps : add www for each link, just found out i can't post links as a first time poster. d'oh

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    There's the list link-ified.

    Drop CPU to i5-3570K and graphics card to GTX666ti or Radeon 7950 instead. Nvidia cards tend to work better with Blizzard games but there's no reason not to get AMD card if you want to.

    With the money saved get third party CPU cooler, Xigmatek Gaia for example and get dedicated video capture card for streaming like this. With the rest of the money saved up the SSD to 250GB model or RAM to 16GB or both.
    Last edited by vesseblah; 2012-12-16 at 11:07 PM.
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    You can build a PC with this same performance but cheaper. Just because a component comes with a higher number doesn't mean it comes with better performance.

    I agree with vesseblah, drop CPU to i5-3570K, then use Asrock B75 Pro3-M mobo. Either you use GTX666ti or GTX670 DirectCU II, you can save a few dollars. Also, use Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD... but it's your call, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harhis23 View Post
    Asrock B75 Pro3-M mobo
    Can't be overclocked and it's mATX. No point.

    Quote Originally Posted by harhis23 View Post
    Also, use Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD
    Samsung 830/840 are good, and usually much cheaper.
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    Trolling should be.

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    I advise against the Intel 330-series.
    OCZ Vector, Vertex 4, either Samsung 800 series (non-pro 840 is meh though) or Crucial M4 are better choices.

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    What's the system for? If it's just WoW and other games of the like, then I agree with others, get a i5-3570k and a decent cooler (Hyper 212 Evo or a H80 if you prefer liquid cooled) and just OC to 4.2-4.4 and you'll get top notch performance. Regardless of if you stick with the i7 or get the i5, I would think you should get an aftermarket cooler since you're spending the money to get a -K chip, which says you're interested in OCing.

    I agree with a Crucial/Samsung SSD. I'd lean Samsung as I have a Crucial ATM and it's having problems with UEFI BIOS.

    As for GPU, I like the 660 TI for a cheaper alternative. I think the 670 has a better priceerformance ratio if you do want to spend a few hundred on your GPU.

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