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Budget Gaming build/upgrade. $600-700, Need advice (Edited previous post)

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May 3, 2013 2:57:13 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: $600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM)
INTEL E6750
ASUS P5G41-M LX2/GB
GSkill DDR2 PC6400 4gb
Corsair HX520 Modular

Parts to keep: (Build around)
GeForce GTX560Ti 1gb
Hitachi 1TB HD (May replace, Have not decided)
LG CD/DVD RW

Do you need to buy OS: No, I have WIN 7 Ult 64.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Jonesboro, Georgia.

Parts Preferences: Would rather stick with INTEL, But will take anything into consideration

Overclocking:no

SLI or Crossfire:no

Your Monitor Resolution:1360x768 (Phillips 32in HD TV as monitor)

Additional Comments: I'm a heavy gamer, Online and off. World of Tanks, WarThunder, Warframe, COD, NFS, WOW, SC2, COH

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My sys as is still runs all said games decent. But I had to recently replace my Video card(BFG 8800GTS 512) as it started dying.
I know I have to be bottle necked by my older components now and also they have many years of hard gaming on them as is and are gonna go out on me sooner rather than later I'm sure

List of parts I have selected for consideration:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All the parts listed are not "have to haves" Just what I considered. Any advice or suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks.

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May 3, 2013 10:52:32 AM

This should last you a while. For such a drastic change, you may have to reinstall your OS.

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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $457.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 3, 2013 11:24:15 AM

WOW! Thanks Ksham. I had just edited my post after looking around the forums a bit and saw the guidelines. Thank you for your response. I wiil have a look at those parts right away. Again thanks!
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May 3, 2013 11:29:42 AM

You're welcome. Let us know if you need anything else. :) 

Edit: sorry didn't see your overclocking = no. You can save more money by downgrading the CPU to an Intel Core i5-3350P or Intel Core i5-3470, whichever is cheaper. And then remove the CPU Cooler.
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May 3, 2013 11:36:28 AM

ksham said:
You're welcome. Let us know if you need anything else. :) 

Edit: sorry didn't see your overclocking = no. You can save more money by downgrading the CPU to an Intel Core i5-3350P or Intel Core i5-3470, whichever is cheaper. And then remove the CPU Cooler.


I'd rather have aftermarket cooling anyway, Gets rather warm in here. But as far as the CPU, will either of those edge out the other in gaming at all?

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May 3, 2013 11:45:09 AM

The 3470 has a bit higher processing speed and a built-in HD 2500 GPU. If it's <= $10 of the 3350P, buy it. $20 or more, it's not worth it and get the 3350P instead.
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May 3, 2013 11:48:36 AM

ksham said:
The 3470 has a bit higher processing speed and a built-in HD 2500 GPU. If it's <= $10 of the 3350P, buy it. $20 or more, it's not worth it and get the 3350P instead.


Ok. thanks again. And it is good to know I was not very far off with the original parts I was looking at :-)

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