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Final gaming build. $1000

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April 21, 2013 1:57:43 PM

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.95
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $66.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.74
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB $234.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $59.99
Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $119.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $96.04
Keyboard Gear Head KB2500U

Total: $1023

Just want to make sure everything's good and I'm getting the best performance for $$$

Already bought the case, DVD drive, HDD, Keyboard.
Will buy the rest soon.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2013 2:07:29 PM
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sethwilliam said:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $32.95
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 $104.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $66.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.74
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB $234.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $59.99
Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $119.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $96.04
Keyboard Gear Head KB2500U

Total: $1023

Just want to make sure everything's good and I'm getting the best performance for $$$

Already bought the case, DVD drive, HDD, Keyboard.
Will buy the rest soon.


Everything is good to go, I would take what you have and run with it, don't let anyone persuade you otherwise.
a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2013 2:10:01 PM

It's all compatible enjoy!
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April 21, 2013 2:12:20 PM

Thanks guys! I've been researching and comparing parts for weeks, it's good to know it was all good!
So is the thermal compound that comes with the CPU any good? Would a sepeartes one be better? I probably won't OC past 4.0ghz
a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2013 2:13:21 PM

With the thermal compound that comes with the cooler you can achieve upwards of 4.4Ghz, (from personal experience) so no you do not need to buy anything extra.
April 21, 2013 2:15:10 PM

sethwilliam said:
Thanks guys! I've been researching and comparing parts for weeks, it's good to know it was all good!
So is the thermal compound that comes with the CPU any good? Would a sepeartes one be better? I probably won't OC past 4.0ghz


For light overclocking it won't matter much. The one that comes with the cooler is fine. Although, I would buy a tube of Arctic Silver, if I was building it. However, it does take a little longer to "set in"
April 21, 2013 2:25:23 PM

Yeah I'd never go over 4.4 ghz for sure. So I'm good thanks everyone!
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