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June 29, 2013 2:23:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within this week

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movie, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Location: Philadelphia PA

Overclocking: Must be easy to do, don't want to damage any part by error

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Need an OS: No

And I have a system build right here:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sam9527uel/saved/1RKr

Things I am not clear about are:
1. Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower (the current one) or CoolerMaster HAF 912
2. GPU: Any better suggestions?
3. Is the current PSU good?


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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
June 29, 2013 2:29:51 PM

I would go with the 200R for better looks and the sheer amount of fan mounts. For $300, you're not gonna find anything better than a 7970 - good brand choice, too. Definitely change your PSU to either an XFX, Antec, Corsair or Seasonic of at least 550w. Avoid the Corsair CX series, however. Otherwise, excellent build!
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a b C Monitor
June 29, 2013 2:40:37 PM

Case - $150 - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$45 MIR
PSU - incl. w/ above - Corsair TX750 included with above

MoBo - $360 - ASUS Z87 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl. w/ above - Intel Core i5-4670k Included w/ above and MoBo has built in wireless, $80 combo discount and $10 off w/ promo code Z87MB617, ends 6/30

RAM - $65 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 8 DDR3-1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Free $25 Hawken in game credit w/ purchase, limited offe
Cooler - $30 - CM Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GFX - $260 - Gigabyte GTX 760 Windforce http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same

HD - $95 Caviar Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Writer - $17 - Asus DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $977

If ya can add $100 to ya budget ($1117), upgrade to the 770 .... which outperforms every other single GPU choice but the 780 and Titan
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...
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