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November 29, 2013 12:05:44 PM

Excited to hit up microcenter to build a powerful but reasonably priced pc. Please advise on the case/power supply or anything else. Will all this fit well together?


CPU
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkuA


Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 FREE $194.99 NCIX

Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $164.99 -$30.00 FREE $134.99

Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $124.99 FREE

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $149.99 FREE $149.99

MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 FREE $249.99 SuperBiiz


Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 -$30.00 $59.99 NCIX US


EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 -
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November 29, 2013 12:44:19 PM

kp3horam said:
Excited to hit up microcenter to build a powerful but reasonably priced pc. Please advise on the case/power supply or anything else. Will all this fit well together?


CPU
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkuA


Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 FREE $194.99 NCIX

Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $164.99 -$30.00 FREE $134.99

Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $124.99 FREE

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $149.99 FREE $149.99

MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 FREE $249.99 SuperBiiz


Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 -$30.00 $59.99 NCIX US


EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 -


Will you overclock!? If not,go with the 4670k,if not ill save and stay witht he 3570k,and buy something even better in the later years!
I would get this ram,but crucial is good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I recommend this psu: Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX750)
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November 29, 2013 12:58:39 PM

If you're including Microcenter as a vendor, I'd recommend these changes.

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.91

The price difference between Ivy Bridge and Haswell is really small right now, so I don't see any reason to get the older platform. I've added a CPU cooler, because even if you don't overclock, it's quieter than the stock cooler. I've dropped RAM down to 8GB to save money. Unless you're doing 3D rendering or video processing, the 16GB is unnecessary. I added a 1TB spindle drive since you didn't have one before. I changed the PSU to a great XFX unit that's on sale right now. The case is a lot of personal choice for what you think looks nice, but Antec makes a nice chassis so I think that will be great.
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November 29, 2013 1:02:13 PM

Also, will you need an optical drive?
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