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May 26, 2012 6:00:02 PM

Hey everyone!

So I posted a couple days ago looking for suggestion on a new gaming build to be purchased this week. My budget range is $900-$1000. I will be using this build 90% for gaming. I would really like to go through Newegg for parts.

Overclocking - maybe.

Sli or Crossfire - in the future.

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

I am open to any suggestion or changes that you might have to make this build better and/or reduce the price!
Thanks everyone! :D 

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May 26, 2012 6:07:03 PM

That's a pretty awesome build. Only thing I might add is put in a Radeon 7870 or a gtx670 if you have the budget.
May 26, 2012 6:28:44 PM

nice parts you can combo a few things to save some money
NOTE:if you live near a microcenter or is in drive-able distance you can get an i5 3570k for $190 and a ASrock extreme4 for $90

your case does not have front USB 3 so i just chose a case that does have it
this case is very nice and roomy and has handles to carry it
NOTE: if not this case check out Corsair cases such as 300R and 500R, they are very nice and the 500R has a white version that just looks awesome

the HDD saves some money and doesn't lose much performance compared to WD black. the mobo has 2x PCI 3.0 slots for future upgrades
NOTE:for HDD update firmware to get the best performance and least glitches
do the same for the Mobo

another option to go is
if you want to choose your own case instead

not a fan of OCZ PSU i would much rather go with Seasonic/Corsair
Corsair HX750, it is better rated (silver) and better rated (customers)
it is modular, and it is $149.99 with promo is 10% off and it has rebates to make it $129.99

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May 26, 2012 6:54:39 PM

Do you think I would need a full tower compared to the one I chose? I really like the suggestion on doing a combo with some of the items listed. Also, would you change the GPU at all?
May 26, 2012 7:07:34 PM

mid tower is all you will need for your build

if you are concern about space issues i would suggest looking at a 500R

i have one and i have not had any space issue that were major
some minor issues would be like taking off the brackets to install something like a big graphics card but with the newer models GPU they are fairly small so i doubt you would need to

the backside of the Case has a lot of room to secure the wires back there so you can see less wires in front of the case and have a better airflow

500R already comes with a lot of fans like exhaust, front fans(near HDD/SSD drives), and a side fan not to mention that it has LED lights to make it look better
May 26, 2012 7:48:09 PM

Sounds great! Thanks for all of your help so far! :D 

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated before I put in the order :) 
May 26, 2012 8:57:49 PM

either one is very good

i just choose UD3H to save some extra cash with the combo with the CPU

extreme4 is one of the best budget mobos if not the best for its price
here is a combo with 500R if you want 500R

the case is about 130 and that is about more than 1/10th of your build i suggest to look more on the hardware and go for the fancy stuff later on

btw 500R has a on/off switch for the LEDs and has a really nice fan controller