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April 8, 2012 10:18:09 PM
April 8, 2012 10:33:31 PM

What's your budget?
April 8, 2012 10:38:16 PM

around 1200$
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a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
April 8, 2012 11:16:13 PM


If this build is meant for gaming then it's all wrong. You have too much money in the case and motherboard, and that old school 1.65v Corsair RAM you have up there doesn't work well with these 1155 boards. You want low voltage RAM as in 1.5v or less.


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Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

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OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225
Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570K 3.4GHz

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

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G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

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Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

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Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

or...

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Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11199-00-20G

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a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
April 9, 2012 12:32:43 AM

Graphics card:
Wait for the GTX670. It should be roughly $400 and completely blow away the HD7870. (you can use the CPU graphics in the meantime)

CPU:
If the i5-3570k is under $250 that's awesome and worth the wait. I couldn't actually find it yet though.

CASE:
I prefer the ANTEC ONE. It has USB3 front panel support, cable hiding system, and two built-in fans, and it's inexpensive.

Windows:
Windows 7 Premium 64-bit OEM

*WARNING:
Be very careful to ensure that the CPU you choose is compatible with the motherboard. Some of the new motherboards support the new 22nm CPU's and older i5/i7's whereas other motherboards don't support the new 22nm CPU's.

I don't have time to investigate this further, but it sounds like the above CPU listed is the best choice, just double-check motherboard compatibility.
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
April 9, 2012 12:52:42 AM

photonboy said:
Graphics card:
Wait for the GTX670. It should be roughly $400 and completely blow away the HD7870. (you can use the CPU graphics in the meantime)

CPU:
If the i5-3570k is under $250 that's awesome and worth the wait. I couldn't actually find it yet though.

CASE:
I prefer the ANTEC ONE. It has USB3 front panel support, cable hiding system, and two built-in fans, and it's inexpensive.

Windows:
Windows 7 Premium 64-bit OEM

*WARNING:
Be very careful to ensure that the CPU you choose is compatible with the motherboard. Some of the new motherboards support the new 22nm CPU's and older i5/i7's whereas other motherboards don't support the new 22nm CPU's.

I don't have time to investigate this further, but it sounds like the above CPU listed is the best choice, just double-check motherboard compatibility.

That's because the Ivy Bridge cpu's are due to be released until April 29th. They just released the Panther Point boards early is all.
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