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800-900 Gaming Build (z77 mobo but Sandy bridge-CPU)

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April 14, 2012 2:08:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: I can wait until early-mid May (maybe even longer).

Budget Range: 800-900 After Rebates

System Usage: Gaming (Skyrim, ME3, etc.), surfing the internet, listening to music, etc

Parts not required: Monitor, mouse, keyboard

Country: USA

Overclocking: Yes

Crossfire/SLI: No

Monitor: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I have already bought the case and Hard Drive.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $885.03
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-13 22:08 EDT-0400)

Any suggestions/tips appreciated! It's my first build so I am pretty excited :D .
April 14, 2012 2:10:29 AM

chaoticbear said:
Approximate Purchase Date: I can wait until early-mid May (maybe even longer).

Budget Range: 800-900 After Rebates

System Usage: Gaming (Skyrim, ME3, etc.), surfing the internet, listening to music, etc

Parts not required: Monitor, mouse, keyboard

Country: USA

Overclocking: Yes

Crossfire/SLI: No

Monitor: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I have already bought the case and Hard Drive.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $885.03
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-13 22:08 EDT-0400)


Also I can get the mobo for around 109.99 at microcenter with the cpu+mobo combo deal.
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April 14, 2012 2:15:18 AM

i7 2600k is $199 at microcenter right now. Shoot for the moon.

Rest looks good.
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