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April 17, 2013 6:10:21 PM

Messed up my idea or my old build :/ 

Budget: $700 total shipping everything. An willing to go up to $750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, skyrim, gaming, gaming, gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade:

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred website: newegg or amazon or tigerdirect

Location: California

Parts Preferences: looking for stability and performance for a good price

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor resolution: it's my 19" HDTV not sure of the resolution

Additional Comments: I already have the case a coolermaster haf 912, keyboard, mouse,TV, DVD drive, hard drive 1tb 7200 rpm

More about : gaming build 700

April 17, 2013 6:30:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $756.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 21:30 EDT-0400)
April 17, 2013 6:41:37 PM

will u need a wireless adapter?
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April 17, 2013 6:46:09 PM

No,
And here's my modified build is it ok?
I won't get the CPU cooler yet to save money so I won't be overclocking yet either but I'd rather have it for later. Think ill new to cut down on the gpu as well :/  any suggestions?

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $49.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB $234.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $74.59
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Total ~$790

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April 17, 2013 7:07:07 PM
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Yea, thats good.
April 17, 2013 7:13:47 PM

Just saw the intel hd 4000 that's on the CPU and that it can play skyrim!
I was thinking I could get rid of my gpu bringing the price down to $550 and save up the extra money for a 7950!
April 17, 2013 7:44:03 PM

Alright here is my revised build. Will the CPU cooler fit Ina coller master haf 912?

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.99
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $49.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $74.59
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

~$570
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April 17, 2013 7:51:52 PM

It will fit.
April 17, 2013 7:56:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.69 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($103.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $743.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 22:56 EDT-0400)
April 17, 2013 8:40:39 PM

I prefer intel then amd CPU
April 18, 2013 5:04:52 PM

You will need a GPU if you want Skyrim on Ultra settings, and add in a couple of mods, and that game will look awesome. And assasin's build is good for other games, but skryim is more CPU dependent, so the 3570k is ideal.
April 18, 2013 5:11:50 PM

Yeah going with this.

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.99
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $62.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $66.99
Power Supply Rosewill 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V $129.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Would I even need to OC the 3570k to max skyrim?
And I'm saving up for a hd 7950
Until then ill play on the integrated 4000 on low settings
April 18, 2013 5:30:55 PM

Well I wanted to future proof my PSU so it's done and I don't ever need to worry about if I need a better gpu or crossfire later on
April 18, 2013 6:41:28 PM

Don't trust the reviews on Newegg, a couple months down the road, it's going to either blow up, or go dead. Rosewill PSU's aren't trusted a lot. Plus you don't need 1000w for two GPU's. Hell 750w will do the job. Mine is the same price, but enormous quality difference.
April 18, 2013 6:50:56 PM

Hmm ok well ill think about it. Yours does sound pretty good thx
April 18, 2013 8:22:37 PM

sethwilliam said:
Hmm ok well ill think about it. Yours does sound pretty good thx


Don't get a Rosewill PSU they are junk. Even if they gave me one for free when I built my computer I still wouldn't use the dang thing. Nor could I sell one in good conscious on ebay to some poor unsuspecting person, I'd have to throw it away.
April 18, 2013 8:28:15 PM

Yeah I know I'm trying to find a corsair unit that can power my build with a 7950 and support upgrades for the next few years. Suggestions?
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