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Mid Range Gaming First Build Advice

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June 7, 2012 1:38:46 PM

Basically I'm looking for advice with the mobo, ram, and ssd. I'm pretty intent on keeping the case, but if the psu isn't good quality I'll switch that out.
Thanks in Advance!
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Approximate Purchase Date: 1 - 2 months

Budget Range: 700-800 After Rebates, not including monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming Movies, School, Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, GPU (Using integrated until I can upgrade later)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Microcenter

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, other than that none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Need Advice on a new monitor

Additional Comments: Purchasing the components in pieces as sales come and go
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CPU Core i5 3570K $190
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Mobo ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & PSU Combo Rosewill THOR V2 With Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 Modular $ 180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SSD Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB $99 After $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-233-...

Ram Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive - looking for advice here as well. Good Quality, Cheap price

Monitor- I'm looking for a mid-range monitor good enough to game on


Total With Parts Picked $677



June 7, 2012 2:41:41 PM

That PSU is fine, bigger than you need, but not low quality.

Any particular reason you are getting that extreme6 mobo? You more than likely won't need anything more than the extreme4 and it's cheaper. Microcenter offers discounts on select motherboards when you purchase the IB chips so check on that before you buy that i5.

I wouldn't go with that SSD you picked. Get the Crucial M4 or a Mushkin Chronos.

Almost any old DVD-drive will work. You shouldn't need to spend more than $20.

As for a monitor, what is your budget?
June 7, 2012 2:44:47 PM

sounds good. i might want to switch to a extreme4 as you wont be needing the extra features.

the psu is ok. the SSD is also ok. for a graphics card, you will need something good like a 7870 or a gtx 670 to play all the games at max settings. or you could wait it u o a gtx 660
June 7, 2012 4:06:16 PM

vengeance ram is kinda expensive over the other brands such as gskill and mushkin. the regular vengeance dont fit under most good heatsinks and the low profile ones are more expensive. that reminds me, you must get a hyper 212 evo if you are to overclock
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