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July 8, 2013 6:51:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eEFw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eEFw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eEFw/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($55.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1001.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 21:49 EDT-0400)

I think I have everything just right, but just want to make sure. I have speakers and a mouse so thats not a problem. My budget is 1000, but I dont think $1 wil break the bank :p .
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July 8, 2013 6:58:54 PM

Looks solid to me. I think that might be the monitor I've got, and it is crisp and bright. For a non-overclocking system like that, the stock cooler will be fine.
Unless you have a strong preference for nVidia (which is fine), check some prices because it seems to me I saw some HD7870s for $199 also recently, and that's a little stronger than the GTX660.
Edit: yes, this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which has the additional benefit of exhausting its heat.
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July 8, 2013 7:09:09 PM

Go with a H77 Motherboard since that processor isn't overclockable and Z77 is for overclocking.
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July 8, 2013 7:27:55 PM

wtalk2 said:
Go with a H77 Motherboard since that processor isn't overclockable and Z77 is for overclocking.

Okay thanks
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July 8, 2013 7:43:10 PM

I agree with the H77 recommendation. With the money you are saving however with going with a h77 board you may want to spend the extra on a more expensive keyboard. Anything really beyond a 20 dollar barebone keyboard I would look towards a mechanical keyboard. The quality is much higher then your normal keyboard and your hands will love you for it. If you haven't used a mechanical keyboard before I would probably go with one of the two either a brown switch browns have a tactile feedback without the clickyness of the blues kind of a mix of blues and blacks. I use a brown keyboard its my first and I can tell you the experience is really good and its a good switch to go with. If you are mainly someone who types a lot maybe you would want to go with a blue. People really like blues because they are both offer tactile feedback and the clicky response. I'll like a guide to switches so you can see but I'll list two keyboards that aren't a whole lot more then what you are going to pay with your keyboard. I just think i may be worth looking into since mechanical keyboards are build to last where as membrane don't weather time very well.
browns
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...
blues
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-g...

NOTE: only reason why i suggested a mechanical keyboard is because you are spending 50+ dollars on a keyboard that I feel you can do better with :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($55.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $986.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 22:36 EDT-0400)
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July 8, 2013 7:51:19 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I agree with the H77 recommendation. With the money you are saving however with going with a h77 board you may want to spend the extra on a more expensive keyboard. Anything really beyond a 20 dollar barebone keyboard I would look towards a mechanical keyboard. The quality is much higher then your normal keyboard and your hands will love you for it. If you haven't used a mechanical keyboard before I would probably go with one of the two either a brown switch browns have a tactile feedback without the clickyness of the blues kind of a mix of blues and blacks. I use a brown keyboard its my first and I can tell you the experience is really good and its a good switch to go with. If you are mainly someone who types a lot maybe you would want to go with a blue. People really like blues because they are both offer tactile feedback and the clicky response. I'll like a guide to switches so you can see but I'll list two keyboards that aren't a whole lot more then what you are going to pay with your keyboard. I just think i may be worth looking into since mechanical keyboards are build to last where as membrane don't weather time very well.
browns
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...
blues
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-g...

NOTE: only reason why i suggested a mechanical keyboard is because you are spending 50+ dollars on a keyboard that I feel you can do better with :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($55.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $986.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 22:36 EDT-0400)


Thank you so much! I will definitely look into the mechanical keyboards, as I type a lot for school.
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July 8, 2013 7:54:25 PM

Anonymous said:
bigshootr8 said:
I agree with the H77 recommendation. With the money you are saving however with going with a h77 board you may want to spend the extra on a more expensive keyboard. Anything really beyond a 20 dollar barebone keyboard I would look towards a mechanical keyboard. The quality is much higher then your normal keyboard and your hands will love you for it. If you haven't used a mechanical keyboard before I would probably go with one of the two either a brown switch browns have a tactile feedback without the clickyness of the blues kind of a mix of blues and blacks. I use a brown keyboard its my first and I can tell you the experience is really good and its a good switch to go with. If you are mainly someone who types a lot maybe you would want to go with a blue. People really like blues because they are both offer tactile feedback and the clicky response. I'll like a guide to switches so you can see but I'll list two keyboards that aren't a whole lot more then what you are going to pay with your keyboard. I just think i may be worth looking into since mechanical keyboards are build to last where as membrane don't weather time very well.
browns
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...
blues
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-g...

NOTE: only reason why i suggested a mechanical keyboard is because you are spending 50+ dollars on a keyboard that I feel you can do better with :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($55.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $986.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 22:36 EDT-0400)


Thank you so much! I will definitely look into the mechanical keyboards, as I type a lot for school.


For sure! Yea it really depends on what you are after. I feel the brown switches are a good balance and that keyboard is at a good price only really 20 dollars more then your sidewinder keyboard there. I'll link my setup so you can see it. My keyboard is a bit more expensive then that one. I have a G710+ from logitech. I just prefer browns because blues have this clicky sound where if anyone is in the same room as you may become a bit annoying.


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