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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.

CPU -
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO -
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU -
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD -
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY -
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU -
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE -
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL -
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER -
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+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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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

CPU+CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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

HDD+MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
if you want to choose your own case instead

not a fan of OCZ PSU i would much rather go with Seasonic/Corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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?
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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
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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 :) 
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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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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
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