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Could use some advice on my potential build.

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May 29, 2013 6:50:37 PM

What i want it to do: Be able to play any game at a decent fps, and above average graphics level.

Other information: My budget is > or equal to 900$, this is my first build. Lastly I could use some pointers that will help me build this, I have a basic understanding but any extra info would be great.
here is the link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10QCM

Thank you for your time.

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May 29, 2013 7:00:41 PM

read thru the forum posts to learn all you can about what parts go well with others, how to put it together properly when you have all the parts, and how to troubleshoot an issue if one comes up - you'll likely find a better rig that's been suggested to others as well

there's tons of information here for you to read that will answer probably any questions you can come up with
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May 29, 2013 7:20:07 PM

Building a computer can be scary the first time but once you do it once it's pretty simple. There are tons of YouTube videos online as well which makes it much easier then 10-15 years ago. The hardware looks fine as long as you can fit the fan. You're looking at a heat sink of 6.2 in tall and a total case width of 8.5 in. That might be kind of tight but will hopefully work for you.
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May 30, 2013 4:47:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($0.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $850.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-30 19:46 EDT-0400)

I think this would be a better build for you.
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May 31, 2013 8:07:39 AM

Wait, your gettings a 165$ z77 motherboard, and a CPU cooler, but you don't plan on overclocking? That's a complete waste. You should at least spend the 10 extra dollars and get a 3570k.

Also, why are you gettings a 3 year old GPU? To spend 900$ on a build and only get a 100$ gpu is wrong. You should at LEAST get a GTX 650Ti for 125$. That 3 year old part won't get you anywhere.

And pick you out a good case. For 900$ you should be able to afford a good 100$ case. Get a nice one with a window like the Fractal Design Define r4 or the Corsair Carbide 300r for 79.99.

You should really take some of our advice and do some more research before you buy anything. For 900$ I can build the perfrect gaming machine. What you have won't come close to playing Crysis 3. It won't even overclock.
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May 31, 2013 8:12:14 AM

TheBigTroll said:
heres what i would get. got rid of the extra fluff and crap that you put in
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11AFp


3470? Why spend that kind of money on a CPU and not have it overclocking? That's a waste IMO.

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May 31, 2013 8:17:38 AM

i can use the money towards the GPU which makes a much bigger difference than having a overclockable CPU
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May 31, 2013 8:19:48 AM

Here, let me do one for you the right way.

3570K CPU 219.99
Gigabyte z77-UD3H Motherbaord 139.99
Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo 29.99
2x4GB Kingston HyperX Genisis RAM 59.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD 59.99
Nvidia GTX660 199.99
Corsair 500w PSU 49.99
Lite On DVD/CD 19.99
Fractal Design Define r4 w/Window 119.99

This way you have a really nice CPU, GPU, and Motherboard, not to mention an AWESOME case. And you can overclock everything. Well rounded build with all high quality parts. Not skimping anywhere in this build. In fact, if you put blue LED's in it, it'll look like the one in my picture.
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May 31, 2013 8:29:41 AM

yeah the 660 doesnt come close to the 7950 in any way. overclocking wont help much either. and also im pretty sure that the ram that you are using is 1.65v which is over the 1.5v rating intel set for their chips
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