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April 24, 2012 10:25:16 AM

Hi guys and gals, i wanna build a new computer for the upcoming game Diablo 3. Here is what i have in my mind so far. This is also the first time for me to build a computer. Please give me suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before May

Budget Range: $1000-$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming -> surfing the internet -> watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case(NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower Steel)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or Microcenter

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: no preferences

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

CPU: Ivy Bridge (probably i5 third gen) -Around$200.00

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard -$139.99

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card -$349.99

Power supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible -$89.99

Ram: 8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL -$55.88

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) -$17.99

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache -$74.99

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack -$99.99

Total: 1028.82

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April 24, 2012 2:19:28 PM

to bad you just missed out on Microcenter deal last week for i7-2600k for 200. I picked one up to sell on ebay or amazon since it goes for 300.
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April 24, 2012 6:51:27 PM

If Diablo III is the most intense game you will be running, you could do with a 7850. But If I was you, I would spend the extra for the 7870, just so that you can play the latest and best looking games at a decent detail level.
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April 24, 2012 7:02:36 PM

http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ivy-bridge-gets-prelau... $194
Intel Ivy Bridge i5 - 3550 3.30Ghz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=B75%20Pro3 <----- another look at that board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $44.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utili... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... <----- Review of that Asus card w/benchmarks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $117.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
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May 1, 2012 9:40:16 PM

Thank you folks. Everything is good except i don't want to have a SSD right now. maybe 1 or 2 years later
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