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May 11, 2012 11:44:16 PM

Hey everyone.
I am planning to build my first computer. I am a bit nervous, just because of the amount of money and the components can be a bit delicate at times. I figure I will give you an idea of the use and what I hope to get out of this. I want to be able to play games like Skyrim at max settings (or close to) and I am hoping the computer will last for a few years with minimal upgrades (mainly a new card down the line and maybe buying a better power supply). Let me know if there is anything that you would change to improve, or to take away unnecessary bloating.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99
MoBo: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$239.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$244.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 Mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$49.99
Video: Radeon HD 6850 (Already own, plan to upgrade later)
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$134.99
Optical: ASUS Blu-ray
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$57.99
PSU: 750 Watt already owned
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit


I only want to buy these parts for now, but by the end of everything I have a budget of $1300 (with a new gpu and psu down the line).

Thanks in advance.

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May 11, 2012 11:49:38 PM

Honestly you could already upgrade your graphics card now.

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Just keep your PSU.

Honestly, you don't need the Sabertooth, and it really isn't that great of a board for the price. It's been shown that the Sabertooth can be out performed by the much cheaper Asrock Extreme6 Z77. And to be honest, no one will notice the difference from the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 to a $225 board. Even in overclocking the difference isn't large enough to justify a $100 increase. Plus the Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 from Asrock has all the features of Z77 but at a lower price anyways. Gen3 performs the same as PCI 3.0 in Z77 and the USB 3.0 is still the same.

May 12, 2012 2:36:24 AM

I'll definitely have to take a look at that. I kinda like the sabertooth, but I think that is more aesthetic than anything.
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May 12, 2012 3:17:37 AM

Yeah the Sabertooth looks good, don't get me wrong, but at the price/performance it's not even close to worth it.
May 12, 2012 8:18:00 PM

I see what you mean. Anyone else have any suggestions? Like I said this is my first build so I am not 100% sure on anything lol.
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