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June 4, 2012 3:07:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: July 31st

Budget Range: ~$1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming / autocad

Parts Not Required: Mouse and Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.microcenter.com

Country: USA! USA! USA!

Parts Preferences: Leaning toward Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet computer, sleek, no bling

Intel
Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor

Asus sabertooth z77
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1280MB GDDR5 (x2 in crossfire)

Starcraft, Max Payne 3, Battlefield and Diablo are the games i plan on playing. Since im a noob i have a lot of questions.

Will i regret not getting the i7 over i5?
Will the 560 ti keep me happy for years to come?
How do i pick the right case? I am not into lights, i want something neat and sleek

I apologize if my questions are unclear but any help or feedback is appreciated. I plan to buy everything here www.micocenter.com

This new project has me feeling like this!

:bounce: 

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June 4, 2012 3:25:42 AM


This is my take on it:

Monitor: Samsung 27" $279.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz $189.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $89.99 (bundled with 3570k)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair 500r $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition $127.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD BURNER $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW Edition $419.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 256 GB $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO $29.99 (Up for Change, Don't know much about higher-end CPU coolers)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1662.89

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June 4, 2012 3:33:40 AM

Your help is really appreciated! I'll look into that GTX 670. Do you suggest crossfiring? Or will that card stand strong on its own?
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June 4, 2012 3:35:28 AM

Chilipepper said:
Your help is really appreciated! I'll look into that GTX 670. Do you suggest crossfiring? Or will that card stand strong on its own?

The 670 should be able to handle anything at that resolution for the next year. You probably only need 2 670's (it's called SLI btw :p ) if you are going to use a triple monitor setup.
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July 5, 2012 7:21:17 AM

Best answer selected by Chilipepper.
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