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~$800 First Time Custom Gaming Build

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May 30, 2012 2:17:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 Months

Budget Range: $600-800 After Rebates, before tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching movies, School, Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, microcenter.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No Preference, First Build

Overclocking: Not right away, possibly in future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Need to buy a monitor as well

Additional Comments: I'm looking to use integrated graphics while I save up for a nice video card

Case and PSU Combo - $190 Combo Price Free Shipping
Rosewill Thor V2 White Edition With Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo and CPU Combo - $280 Before Tax, No Shipping Needed
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard With Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HDD- OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $95 After Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I have a 320GB 7200 RPM HD That i'll use for storage

Ram- Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive- Not Blueray, Looking for suggestions here

Monitor- Looking for suggestions here

Total so far : $615

Any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks in advance

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May 30, 2012 2:52:09 PM

do not get the agility 3. it has a high failure rate. get something like a crucial m4 128gb. its much better

dont get hyperx ram. they run at higher voltages and will make your memory controller die faster. get something like crucial ballistix sport or mushkin blackline

better case is antec 302 and xfx 550-650w power supply.

get the hyper 212 evo for better cooling.

in the future when you have money, get the gtx 670 from asus or gigabyte or msi. they have good coolers
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May 30, 2012 3:33:22 PM

Thanks! Would Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 ram be any better?
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May 30, 2012 4:05:57 PM

its good but the heat spreaders are a bit too high. get either low profile versions or what i said before :) 
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May 30, 2012 4:54:29 PM

So I switched out the agility 3 for the crucial m4, and i've decided to get the crucial ballistix sport 1600, as well as the hyper 212 evo. I'm going to keep the case and the psu. Thanks for your help :)  any suggestions on a decent monitor?
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May 30, 2012 5:44:47 PM

asus ve247h or vs247h-p. they are about the same
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May 30, 2012 5:45:12 PM

or anything with 1080p and 2-5ms resposne times
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May 30, 2012 7:51:38 PM

The PSU he has combo'd is just fine. The HIVE series is high quality.
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May 30, 2012 10:23:18 PM

yeahh....im not a big fan of newegg's house brand other than their keyboards
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June 11, 2012 1:05:09 PM

Best answer selected by pmcgondel.
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