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May 24, 2013 3:09:46 AM

Hey everyone,
So I've done some research and have come up with a build that I'm about ready to pull the trigger on and I'm looking for some suggestions. I'm going to be doing some gaming (WoW mostly) but otherwise need this computer for work.
I'm debating between the I5 3550K and I7 3770k as it would save me about 50 dollars.
Anyways here's my build so far and input would be greatly appreciated (especially if I could decrease the cost by just a little bit. This is on the high end of my budget.)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZB1r
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZB1r/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZB1r/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (Purchased For $69.99)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($57.71 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN751ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-248NWU (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $708.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 06:09 EDT-0400)
May 24, 2013 3:27:41 AM

go with i5-3570K, it will give you similar performance like the i7 but only at a cheaper price. and you don't need an aftermarket cooler unless your are overclocking. try to get a radeon HD 7790 insted of GTX 650 ti, else get a 650ti boost edition for better performance than those 2.
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May 24, 2013 3:37:30 AM

Depending what you do for work. If you don't do heavy processing, the 3770k is not gonna help (the app has to be extremely well threaded to benefit). But besides that, your rig looks fine, if you can squeeze in a 7850, it's quite a decent jump up.
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May 24, 2013 3:43:38 AM

That 3770k price is so low. That I like to buy one that price. If you do not buy it then I can send you money if you send package to me? :)  Only thing I find cheaper is DVD drive. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns95

I5 3550K do not exist. you mean 3570k ? That is good choice too.
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May 24, 2013 4:02:13 AM

Yeah I meant the 3570K. Do you all have any recommendations for cases that are easy on first timers for cable management or does that one that I have selected work well for that?
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May 24, 2013 4:03:15 AM

I would get the i5-3570k and use the money to get a better GPU. Something like the Radeon 7850 or the GTX 660.
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May 24, 2013 4:05:26 AM

Silentstalk said:
Yeah I meant the 3570K. Do you all have any recommendations for cases that are easy on first timers for cable management or does that one that I have selected work well for that?


I'm not too sure about the case you chose but its Raidmax which is a budget case. It is probably not the best for cable management.

Corsair cases are known for cable management though it will cost more.
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May 24, 2013 6:36:44 AM

Thanks for all the responses so far. Based on this budget do you guys think I should wait a few weeks to see Haswell or will this build service me for the next couple of years?
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May 24, 2013 7:24:44 AM

Silentstalk said:
Thanks for all the responses so far. Based on this budget do you guys think I should wait a few weeks to see Haswell or will this build service me for the next couple of years?


No haswell is not giving you anything , that price 3770k is so low. New haswell is costing 30% more so it maybe 330 -350$ price(my thought). Take 3770k it is so cheap. You can use it at least five years(maybe more). Really good buy.
Video card is easy to upgrade later and it need anyway to upgrade sooner than CPU.
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May 24, 2013 7:39:12 AM

go with i5 if your gaming, go with i7 if your video editing simple as that, benchmarks reveal that i5 performs almost identical to i7 in games, so go with i5 and use that bo bucks to buy a powerful GPU like 650ti boost or GTX 660. trust me your gonna get much better results in games with that setup compared to the i7 and 650 ti.
and as for the haswell you can go with that but those CPU's are gonna cost more but this CPU will serve you fine for atleast 4 years.
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May 24, 2013 7:43:26 AM

Just wait for haswell, won't cost much more, worth it.
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