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June 7, 2013 8:56:38 PM

I am new to pc gaming and I am planning on building a gaming pc build. This is my first build and I want to avoid bottlenecking. I would like input on these components I am considering.

- my range is around 1,200$
-Parts Not Required: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical drive, OS)
-Country United states (Maine)
-Overclocking: not sure

-please forgive my lack of knowledge on the subject

CPU - intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
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CPU fan -Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
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Motherboard-Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
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video card-Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
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ram-(x2) G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
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SSD-(x2) Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
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psu-Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 720W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
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case-Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case
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June 7, 2013 9:03:43 PM

Hi, i'm not really expert but i can share some of my exp.

1. You should choose Haswell CPU, just arrived couple of days ago

2. RAM should be 1600 BUS 4x2

3. PSU, 600W is more than enough
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June 7, 2013 9:57:53 PM

Intel Core i5-3570K - $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus "Heatpipe Direct Contact" - $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - $70.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 Video Card OC with Boost - $379.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $1200
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June 7, 2013 11:18:49 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($97.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1177.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 02:17 EDT-0400)

This is a fine build in my opinion; 7970 is a great card, and it gives you Haswell and a awesome case as well.
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