Nov 24, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: by the end of 2012

Budget range: ~$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (specifically Arma and Just Cause 2), Online movie watching, Microsoft office

Are you buying a monitor: I have an aoc (link below), is an upgrade needed? if not then I will not be purchasing a monitor http://www.amazon.com/AOC-I2353PH-23-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B0062K9LXE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353788361&sr=8-2&keywords=aoc+monitor

Do you need an OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Parts preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking: if i can figure it out, yes but nowhere past 4.5

Sli or Crossfire: in the future when funds allow

Monitor resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A mouse, keyboard, and headset are needed. I'd prefer not to skimp out on these parts if budget allows. Liquid cooling is prefered as i do HATE the look of air coolers. Also I will be transporting this case quite a bit. A case like a Corsair C70 or NZXT vulcan with carry handles would be preferred.

Thank you very much for the help,




Apr 5, 2012
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master SGC-2100-GWN1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $954.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 15:43 EST-0500)

leaves room to upgrade

C70 has bad airflow

7870 is up to par to a 660 Ti, can upgrade to a 7970 if you want to.

some headsets i recommend

if you do not need a mic, i would go with some studio headsets which sounds a lot better than "gaming" headset

NOTE: gaming headset is only a term to advertise "this is great for gaming" when it is pretty much the same as many others


Apr 5, 2012
I leave keyboard and mouse to you, it is what ever you need/want to upgrade for that i left out, these are pretty much what you want for the build.

for keyboard find cherry MX blues,reds, or blacks

mouse is mostly on preference, i like heavy mouses so Logitech G9X or something along of those lines.