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building my first gaming pc, need help

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July 8, 2013 10:25:37 AM

(sorry for my bad english)
the title says it all
i want to build a gaming pc that cost around 600~700$
after some research i came up with these graphic card and cpu:
asus gtx 660 ti directcui 2
intel core i5 3570k
are these any good?what mobo should i choose
P.S:i already have a hard drive

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a c 327 4 Gaming
July 8, 2013 10:34:51 AM

why not the newer intel haswell? i5 4570K

if you dont mind, please fill this form so we can help better suggesting build for you

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

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Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)
July 8, 2013 10:49:36 AM

thanks alot for fast answer
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next few days

Budget Range: 600~700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, editing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: only part i'm going to reuse is my sata hard drive (my pc is pretty old)

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: im going to buy it from shop myself

Location: kuala lumpur, malaysia
Parts Preferences: im more an intel, nvidia person

Overclocking: maybe in few years

SLI or Crossfire: i really dont know (im new to these stuff, sorry)

Your Monitor Resolution: i have 2 monitors:main is 1920x1080, second one is 1440x900

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: because of upcoming games like watch dogs etc, and i have a really crappy pc right now
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a c 327 4 Gaming
July 8, 2013 11:06:31 AM

i hope it will help. find similar parts on your local store. maybe it will be more expensive tough

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($178.09 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.55 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $661.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 14:06 EDT-0400)
July 8, 2013 11:20:18 AM

isnt core i5 3570k better?
as it is unlocked and has higher clocking speed
does it fit in that motherboard
a c 327 4 Gaming
July 8, 2013 11:24:19 AM

yes it is, i5 3570k is from intel previous 3th gen ivy bridge
the newer one is i5 4670K from 4th gen

if you can afford it, go for it :) 
July 9, 2013 12:20:11 PM

just bought the whole system as you said AND ITS A BEAST
thanks a lot for your help