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October 16, 2013 4:31:43 PM

I recently decided to build a gaming desktop, and these were the parts that I came up with. Please tell me if these will work well together, and if you have any ideas on better components. I would like to stay that same price that I already have, or lower.
Parts:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1PEgI

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing

Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" - Keyboard Logitech K120 - Speakers Logitech X-140 4W 2ch
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a c 192 à CPUs
October 16, 2013 4:39:46 PM

looks fine i swap the ram for cosair lp 1866 ram it onsale on newegg as a combo deal.
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October 16, 2013 4:42:33 PM

The price on the PSU and GPU weren't showing up when i clicked through your link, so i'm not sure what the original actual price was, but this should be close to it. All i did is change the PSU line from Corsair (from pro to enthusiast, still an awesome PSU), then use the savings to put in a 7950 instead of a 7870, it's a good upgrade, get's you 3 free games instead of 2, and shouldn't end up being much cost difference with the savings from the PSU :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.17 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.47 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($163.98 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.63 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech X-140 4W 2ch Speakers ($25.60 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Headset ($30.01 @ Amazon)
Total: $1006.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 19:40 EDT-0400)
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October 16, 2013 4:52:50 PM

Jaxem said:
The price on the PSU and GPU weren't showing up when i clicked through your link, so i'm not sure what the original actual price was, but this should be close to it. All i did is change the PSU line from Corsair (from pro to enthusiast, still an awesome PSU), then use the savings to put in a 7950 instead of a 7870, it's a good upgrade, get's you 3 free games instead of 2, and shouldn't end up being much cost difference with the savings from the PSU :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.17 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.47 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($163.98 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.63 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech X-140 4W 2ch Speakers ($25.60 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Headset ($30.01 @ Amazon)
Total: $1006.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 19:40 EDT-0400)


Is the enthusiast series still modular? If not, how bad are the extra cords?
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October 16, 2013 4:56:53 PM

As long as your Case has decent cable management areas it's not a big deal at all, the modular version is like $10 dollars more
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October 16, 2013 5:08:17 PM

Ok, I'll upgrade the GPU to the 7950, but I think I'll keep the pro PSU (because of the modular) because it's only $10 more. Also, when it says "3 free games," how does that work? What are the limitations?
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October 16, 2013 5:11:44 PM

Well, i meant the modular enthusiast version, i think the pro version is about $30 more total than the non-modular TX650...but with the free games, you get a coupon with the card that you go online to AMD's website and redeem, there's a list of games you get to pick from. They send you steam/origin keys to download the games. Here's the details on it:

http://sites.amd.com/us/promo/never-settle/Pages/nsrelo...
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October 16, 2013 5:22:23 PM

Oh! I just realized that the one listed there wasn't the PSU I chose on Amazon! I chose the http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=asc_df_B004LB5A... 650w modular series. I jsut went and changed it on the pc part picker. Was this the one you were talking about?

Also, so since I'm getting the 7950, I would get to chose 3 games from the gold list?
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October 16, 2013 5:24:34 PM

That is the one i was talking about :)  and yes, you'd get to pick any 3 from the gold list (steal of a deal).
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October 16, 2013 5:28:00 PM

Wow, thanks for all of the help, you're awesome ;) !
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October 16, 2013 5:30:15 PM

thanks, i try :D 
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