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US$1300-1600 First PC build

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June 14, 2012 9:55:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: $1300-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming(BF3, Diablo 3, LoL, CS) , surfing internet, bluray, download music

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: GTX 670 ftw, ssd

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I have a 22" PSI 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first build. I want a reliable rig. Looking for a case that has a rugged look and quiet

More about : 1300 1600 build

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June 14, 2012 10:32:30 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional online reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $214.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro4/ <---- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $238.98 save: $14.00
Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
COOLER MASTER X6 Elite RR-X6NN-18PK-R1 Honeycomb Design 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler NOT Compatible with High Heatsink RAM/Memory

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner WH14NS40 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99 - $409.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total: $1,435.89 *not including shipping & rebates
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June 15, 2012 12:45:05 AM

Thanks! Any other suggestions?
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June 15, 2012 1:38:35 AM

why_me's build looks pretty good. the only thing i would change is that the i5 3550 doesnt need a aftermarket heatsink. also, gigabyte windforce 670 cools much better than the ftw, but then it is upto personal choice whether you want to go with gigabyte or not. they are pretty good
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June 15, 2012 4:32:11 AM

What kind of benefits would I see if I decide to go with an i7 over an i5?
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June 15, 2012 4:46:17 AM

jktxjl said:
What kind of benefits would I see if I decide to go with an i7 over an i5?

None for gaming.
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June 15, 2012 6:33:52 AM

Best answer selected by jktxjl.
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