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$600 All-Around PC (No Graphics Card) Help?

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May 26, 2012 2:46:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: June 10 (In 2 weeks)

Budget Range:$600 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Basic Video Editing/Rendering Videos, Movies

Parts Not Required: Speakers, Monitor, OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Graphics Card/GPU

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg, TigerDirect

Country: I don't care.

Parts Preferences:Ideally an i5 or better CPU. (Doesn't need to be IB though)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments:

I picked up a Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 already, so I would like to have the rest of the computer built to handle the card. I can stretch my budget to $650 if there is some kind of amazing deal on a motherboard or case, but I would definitely prefer not throwing in the extra.

Also, I live near a Micro Center, just to note.

This is my first build, and I'm not particularly tech-savvy, so any advice I can get on things that I can get on building the PC would be nice too.

Edit: This is what I am looking at atm

CPU:Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $189.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$189.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99.99

Case & PSU (Combo deal @ Newegg): CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply + Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$114.98 (After MIR)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$54.99

Motherboard: Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$89.99

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$17.99

Mushkin Chronos 60 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (MKNSSDCR60GB)
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Chronos-2-5-Inch-Solid-MK...

$67.99


Total Cost: $635.92

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May 26, 2012 6:22:30 PM

I would try to go for an Ivy Bridge i5 since you have a PCI-E 3.0 graphics card, Sandy Bridge only supports 2.0. It might not make a big difference but there's not much of a price difference either.

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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 7:08:43 PM
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Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Since you live by Microcenter that's $60 off.
Also since you've already got the 7850 that's $250 off.
Total: $561

Since you have extra left, use it on a quick little boot drive SSD.
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Chronos-2-5-Inch-Solid-MK...
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May 26, 2012 7:26:41 PM

aznshinobi said:
Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Since you live by Microcenter that's $60 off.
Also since you've already got the 7850 that's $250 off.
Total: $561

Since you have extra left, use it on a quick little boot drive SSD.
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Chronos-2-5-Inch-Solid-MK...


Actually, looking at the prices @ Micro Center, I can bundle the ASRock Extreme4: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
with the 3570k for $280. Do you think it's worth the upgrade?
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2012 5:24:31 AM

Yeah it's definitely going to be a nice bundle. Saves some money and the SSD can be even more affordable.
May 27, 2012 12:50:24 PM

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