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New build with some old parts

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June 11, 2012 6:30:40 PM

ok this what i have now.

MB: BioStar H61MHB

CPU: intel g620 <stock Cooling>

Ram: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

PSU: GenMax 480W 20+4-pin Dual-Fan ATX Power Supply w/SATA & PCIe

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GFX Card: SAPPHIRE HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCIE

Case: Generic Full Case


Approximate Purchase Date: (piece together over 6 weeks)

Budget Range: (~$600) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Encoding movies, Watching Movies)
Parts Not Required: (opticial drive, )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (no Pref.)

Country: (U.S.A.)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel for chip, rest Mid-High End)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: (i use a LCD 32" emerson 720p )

Additional Comments: (would like to reuse what i can except MB and CPU.. plan on handing old one down to girlfriend)

Budget around ~$600

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June 12, 2012 12:01:49 PM

this is what i am looking @

Case: Thermaltake Dokker Mid-Tower Computer Case Single Bay HDD Docking Station High Airflow Design VM600M1W2Z

MB: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

Heatsink/Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

GFX: XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: Reuse; Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

H.D.D.: reuse; Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch



mainly wanna make sure the items are compatible and if GFX card is good or i should try a different one... any ideas and advice would be appreciated ...

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June 12, 2012 12:05:21 PM

get i5 3570k, asrock extreme4 or pro4 (pro=crossfire, extreme=SLI), hyper 212 evo, and a 7850. 7770 is pretty weak
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