Need last piece for first build

I have this so far. I play star trek online, guild wars, fallout, and elder scrolls so I would like to run those on max plus I would like two monitors. One to play and one to run other programs. I have about $200 to spend. Not interested in over clocking or anything. I’m a little nervous about the motherboard too. Any ideas about that? Thanks


Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core



ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155



Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333



Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM


Video Card



Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower


Power Supply

XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V

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  1. The motherboard if your not overclocking you don't need z77
    z77 and h77 are the same except only z77 allows overclocking
    a h77 might be a good choice
    for the graphics card a gtx 760 might be good for that price
    my answer was only quick and I am not great on this topic so wait for other reponses
  2. I found EVGA GeForce GTX 660 for $179.00. Is that a good one?
  3. For $170, here's a HD7870 that exhausts its heat from your case: . I've generally had good results from HIS cards in the past. I pretty much max GW2 on a HD7870 at 1920x1080.
    Edit: The HD7870 outperforms the GTX660 by a small amount in most games.
  4. 760s run for $250+. though by switching to an h77 matx, you save enough to get one. you could save even more by getting the 3350P or the 3470
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    Well, the less-expensive HD7870 out-performs the GTX660, making that one moot. The only question is if the OP wants to spend more and move up to the GTX760. Here's a HD7950 for $205 ($190 after MIR), which also comes with three free games:
  6. I was basing my choice on,review-32779-4.html
    the 3550p and h77 would be good choice and save money
    I can't do pricing as I live in the uk an work in £
  7. +1 for the HIS 7870 recommendation.

    Also, the i5 will do great with the games you've mentioned. They are going to max 1-2 maybe 3 cores. This is where the i5 really shines.
  8. adding up the prices of the motherboard, CPU, and a $200 gpu. you have ~$525 allocated to those parts
    the msi z77g45 m-atx board is the only sub-$100 board that supports SLI. you'll also find the 3350p along with a gtx 760, which should be a very solid gaming machine.
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