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New 1300$~ gaming build

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April 1, 2013 6:08:52 PM

Hello Fellas,

Looking to build a new gaming computer, would love to know what you guys think of what I have so far.

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1000-1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: No, getting from school.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Philadelphia, Pa, US

Parts Preferences: Intel Cpu most likely

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Most likely not going to sli/crossfire, but thinking about going with a psu/mobo that can handle it so I can if I choose to later. Mobo and psu recommendations if I decide against xfire are more than welcome.

What I'm thinking so far:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

219.99

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

134.99

GPU: PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4 Radeon HD 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

299.99

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

64.99$

PSU: OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

104.99

SSD Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

109.99

HDD Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

74.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemLi...

59.99

Total on newegg is 1049.91$.

Any advice you guys have would be greatly appreciated.


Edit- Need a Cpu cooler also. I've had good experience with the corsair h50 and h80 in other builds, but I've read that there are better air coolers around. Would love recommendations on those also.

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April 1, 2013 6:31:59 PM

Very nice. I am trying to use newegg for simplicity of shipping, but that's a good enough deal that I'll probably buy it from amazon if I do decide to stick with that psu. Thank you!
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April 1, 2013 6:48:37 PM

Also, the mobo you want is 20 bucks cheaper on amazon.
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