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First Time Builder / $1200 Gaming Build

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June 6, 2012 7:56:51 PM

First off hello all! As the topic says this is my first time attempting a 100% from scratch build and I am in need of advice on parts compatibility plus maybe some advice on price etc.

Approximate Purchase Date: Jun 10-20

Budget Range: $1000-1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, mouse and keyboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:New Egg
Country:U.S.
Parts Preferences:AMD

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution:Not sure yet
Additional Comments: I have posted the link to my new egg wish list so you can see what I have choose so far. Also too if there are any parts missing that ill need it would help to know that as well. Thank you in advance. :) 

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

June 6, 2012 8:05:03 PM

I can't view your wishlist. :p 

This is what I would recommend:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9AGI

It will max out all modern games for a year or so, with enough headroom to SLI in the future.
Nowadays you just can't make an AMD build that will beat a Intel+Nvidia Build in straight up gaming performance.
June 6, 2012 8:05:24 PM

You have to make the wishlist public.
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June 6, 2012 8:29:02 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $349.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utili... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... <----- review of that card w/benchmarks


Here's some options to check out.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H0YS/ref=ox_sc_a... $76.81 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

June 7, 2012 6:09:14 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the responses. Also sorry about the new egg wishlist. I though I made it viewable to the public. Well I really liked your build too Merueth. I will more then likely be purchasing tomorrow or the next so ill let you guys know what I decided. Thanks everyone! :sol: 
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