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~$750 First Build, need last minute input/review

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April 21, 2012 8:14:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-14 days

Budget Range: ~800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly gaming. WOW and EVE online, along with Skyrim, Starcraft 2 in a few months along with future games like C and C generals 2 and Simcity.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, screen and...

Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling S61EPS 610W

EVGA 512-P3-N971-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB

Also have a 500GB 7200 rpm HDD I am going to use as a secondary drive from my old computer.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon but if there is a place that comes out a better price that is reliable ill buy it there.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Intel for CPU, Nvidia for Graphics, but willing to go with anything as long as it is reliable and worth it.

Overclocking: Yes, but not to the extreme

SLI or Crossfire: No, I prefer a single card

Monitor Resolution: !680x1050 is what my screen can do now. Im fine with it for now but will upgrade within the year.

Additional Comments: I am using my GT 9800 for now but will upgrade in the next 6 months when i find a really good deal and prices drop a little.


So I just want to get input before I hit the buy button on these. This is a first build for me. If anyone has any suggestions feel free to leave them. Also if there are any small details I may have overlooked or things i need to buy that would be helpful to know as well.

Motherboard- $135
ASRock Z77 Extreme4

CPU- ~ $220
I5-3570k Ivy
I am not sure the exact price but I have read it will be around there hopefully

Ram- $48
SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

SSD- $140
Crucial 128 GB m4

Case- $60

Optical Drive- $18
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive

CPU Cooler- $35

OS- $100
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Total= ~ $756

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April 21, 2012 8:21:38 PM

looks good, but i wouldnt suggest ordering until ivy actually comes out. the price could be off, and you might get a bad deal.