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May 22, 2012 3:02:30 AM

This is where I am right now.

cd rom - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

case - Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED

HD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

I'm going to stick with the integrated graphics card till I decide which gaming one I will get. I'm thinking of getting the HD 6850.

Would my psu handle all of this.

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May 22, 2012 3:11:56 AM

Are you gaming? If so, then this is a very unbalanced rig. You know it's for overclocking, right? Anyway, here's the build I'd suggest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1009.66
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-21 23:08 EDT-0400)
May 22, 2012 3:17:06 AM

Thank you for the advice, yes this is going to be for gaming. My main concern was to build a solid PC first that I know would support high end gaming for at least 3 years. That's why I chose the Ivy bridge because I know it can overclock for me later in time.

Do you think the build you suggest is pretty solid for the future?

Is that graphics card neccesary or do you think I can downgrade to maybe a gtx 560? ATM I will probably only be playing Diablo 3 and maybe botting 3 clients in an mmorpg.
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May 22, 2012 7:48:54 AM

What games will you play later on?
May 22, 2012 10:47:54 AM

Yeah... I mean, if you're looking for it to be solid for the future, you'll want a higher GPU. Right now, you'd be fine downgrading, but later on, the 560 just won't cut it.
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