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April 11, 2012 10:31:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month
Budget Range:around 1000 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, school mostly office, surfing internet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but not limited if i can find it some where else cheaper
Country: usa
Parts Preferences: intel processor

Overclocking: not at first but maybe later to keep up with games

SLI or Crossfire: open to either

Monitor Resolution: i would like to use my 60 in tv led lcd 1080p

Additional Comments: dont need a lot of bling best performance for price. would like it upgradeable.

after my research this is what i have came up with, but would appreciate any comments and suggestions.

110.00 AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, ASRock Instant Boot

$120 i3 2200

$180 ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$50 Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

$130 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


$120. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL

$109 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

thank you for your help
paul

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April 11, 2012 10:36:38 PM

Go with an IB CPU (i5-3750k will do fine), and the ASRock Extreme4 Z77 motherboard.
16GB of RAM is excessive... get 8GB (make sure they're 1.5v). Your GPU is rather weak... try a Radeon 7850 or a 7870, if you can step up to it. I suggest the MSI Twin Frozr II OC edition. Apart from that, everything is fine.
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April 11, 2012 10:48:10 PM
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 11, 2012 11:09:04 PM

Above is fine, but again... switch out the CPU with IB 3570k, or, if you can't wait, an i5-2500k. Overclocking is a good idea, ESPECIALLY because he indicated a cooler... if you're not overclocking, stock cooler is fine. His motherboard is fine, unless you are going IB, in which case the Extreme4. PSU also looks bad... many reviews say it's dead. Try Silencer Mark II for another cheap but good PSU.
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April 13, 2012 5:24:34 PM

Thanks for the help. Do you think 7870 is worth the extra 100 over the 7850?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 13, 2012 5:45:30 PM

Yeah, ^ 7870 offers great performance for the price.
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April 13, 2012 6:14:33 PM
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April 13, 2012 6:55:16 PM

I think the 400R is a better bet than the 300R. Other than that, it looks fine. I'd get an MSI OC GPU, and a 1TB 7200rpm HDD for $20 more, but after that it looks fine.

Of course, IB is a good idea.
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April 17, 2012 2:43:09 PM

Thanks for everyone's help ended up spending a little more than I ment but I feel I have a system that will fit my needs for a while with the ability to upgrade after a while.

i5 2500k
Msi 7870
Mushkin 8gb 1600
Samsung F3 1 tb
Corsair TX650
Hyper 212 EVO
 HAF 912 
ASRock z68 Extreme 3 
Windows 7 
Once again thanks for all the imputs
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