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June 15, 2012 4:47:54 PM

Purpose : Gaming, video editing.

Upgrades in future: YES*

Overclock: Was talked into it *YES

CF or SLI: CF

Country: US

Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate (OWNED)
Case: NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020002-NA
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Hardrive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Optical Drives: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard (Owned)

Case:Amazon$70
CPU: Newegg$221.99
PSU: Newegg$69.99
Mother Board: Newegg$142.86
Hard Drive: Frys Local store xD $90
Video Card:amazon$250
DVD:amazon$17
Memory:amazon:$46.99

$911.86


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June 15, 2012 4:52:55 PM

Assuming your budget is $1000, try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1013.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

If you want to save money, get a 7850 instead of the 7870.
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June 15, 2012 5:00:38 PM

go with merueth's build. the only thing i would change is the case. you can get a 300r or a antec 302 for about 10-20 bucks cheaper. if you are to do crossfire in the future with the 7870, you will need a 750w unit. if you are to run only a single card, get seasonic m12II 520w. it is currently on sale at newegg for 59.99
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June 15, 2012 5:00:42 PM

Merueth said:
Assuming your budget is $1000, try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1013.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

If you want to save money, get a 7850 instead of the 7870.



but g. Skill memory are red ._. also I like my case better...with the LED's multi-colors with the combo on newegg.

Maybe I shouldn't get a 3570k...I'm not getting a cooler anytime sooon...and if im not gnna Overclock it..ill stick to my Ivy bridge 3450..


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June 15, 2012 5:20:26 PM

MilkyTCIV said:
but g. Skill memory are red ._. also I like my case better...with the LED's multi-colors with the combo on newegg.

Maybe I shouldn't get a 3570k...I'm not getting a cooler anytime sooon...and if im not gnna Overclock it..ill stick to my Ivy bridge 3450..

Why do you care if the memory is red? It's not like you look at it everyday....
I understand that some people don't like the look of the Carbide, but in all seriousness, the Chaser is a waste of cash. Feel free to go with it, but if it goes over budget, that's not my fault :p . You can OC the 3570k to 3.8 GHz on stock cooling you know, it also gives you an option to overclock farther if you get a cooler. Worthwhile investment for me, it may not be the same for you.
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June 15, 2012 5:30:53 PM

There is nothing wrong with your build.

If you don't want to OC then get the CPU you have picked out. The reason Mereuth is suggesting the 3570K is because you might as well have the option to OC later for such a small difference in price.

If not, you might as well save some money on the mobo and go with a B75 board or something similar. Especially since you aren't going to SLI later anyway.

I also would not get the 7870. It's overpriced. Stick with the 7850.
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June 15, 2012 5:34:06 PM

The 7870 has dropped from $350 to a more appropriate ~300 now, so I think it's a solid buy though you may want to wait to see what the GTX 660/660 Ti have to offer when they are released. Also, you really don't have to upgrade the memory in the future, because by the time most games use 16GB of RAM, you'll need a new graphics card anyway to run them.
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June 15, 2012 9:16:35 PM

Merueth said:
The 7870 has dropped from $350 to a more appropriate ~300 now, so I think it's a solid buy though you may want to wait to see what the GTX 660/660 Ti have to offer when they are released. Also, you really don't have to upgrade the memory in the future, because by the time most games use 16GB of RAM, you'll need a new graphics card anyway to run them.


I didn't see the price drop. Thanks for the info on that. $300 is far more appropriate for that card, maybe still a touch overpriced but much closer to a reasonable performance/$ ratio.
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June 16, 2012 8:35:14 AM

cranked said:
There is nothing wrong with your build.

If you don't want to OC then get the CPU you have picked out. The reason Mereuth is suggesting the 3570K is because you might as well have the option to OC later for such a small difference in price.

If not, you might as well save some money on the mobo and go with a B75 board or something similar. Especially since you aren't going to SLI later anyway.

I also would not get the 7870. It's overpriced. Stick with the 7850.





Okay you convinced me only 30 bucks more xD

I like that motherboard and psu, and memory!

I chose my old case from my budget build. will my motherboard fit in it?

I might go with Samsung 1TB cuz i know a local store that sells one for 90$ no shipping just tax c:

I WILL CF. not sli...Thanks for help hope this pc will work !
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June 16, 2012 12:12:14 PM

Yes, the Tempest is fine, the ASRock should fit in there easily. Nice deal with the Samsung, use that over the WD HDD. Later on, you may want to add an aftermarket cooler like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO/Plus and overclock your CPU further.
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June 16, 2012 1:16:39 PM

I just bought an i5-3570k (from frys, returning it for the combo deal on newegg) and plan on getting the asrock z77 extreme4. seems like a great budget mobo. how are you guys liking the i5-3570k? worthwhile investment? also, do you guys have the extreme4 board?
is a seagate barracuda a good HDD, and hows it fair compared to a WD?
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June 16, 2012 1:35:33 PM

dextronaut said:
I just bought an i5-3570k (from frys, returning it for the combo deal on newegg) and plan on getting the asrock z77 extreme4. seems like a great budget mobo. how are you guys liking the i5-3570k? worthwhile investment? also, do you guys have the extreme4 board?
is a seagate barracuda a good HDD, and hows it fair compared to a WD?

I'm using a 3570k+Extreme4 with a 7870, and it works perfectly well for me. I got a decent OC to 4.3 GHz with the Hyper 212 EVO, so I really can't complain. The Extreme 4 offers plenty of overclockability, and is probably the best mobo for any build under $1500.
From what I have heard, Seagate makes cheaper drives; WD gives longer warranties. I believe they are about the same in terms of quality, with WD being slightly better, although it is definitely not $20+ better.
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June 16, 2012 2:00:19 PM

thanks for the input! Im doing my first build ever, so Im trying to be cautious! I was comparing the extreme4 to the p8z77-v lk, but it seems extreme4 is the way to go, a sturdy mobo. Yeah I can get a 2TB seagate for the same price as a 1 TB WD, I just dont want to get a DOA. since Im returning my case and i5 to frys and ordering on newegg for a better deal, im waiting even longer and want everything to come intact so I can finally have a nice computer. thanks again for the input, it seems 3570k+extreme4 is the way to go. though Ill be using stock cooler at first :(  i plan on upgrading soon enough
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June 16, 2012 11:48:34 PM

Merueth said:
Yes, the Tempest is fine, the ASRock should fit in there easily. Nice deal with the Samsung, use that over the WD HDD. Later on, you may want to add an aftermarket cooler like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO/Plus and overclock your CPU further.


Alright! but its Samsung 1tb 3.0gb 32Cache.....whats difference from WD Black 1b 6.0gb 64gb
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June 16, 2012 11:54:55 PM

the WD uses sata 3 while samsung uses sata 2. the black drive has about 75% ore speed than the samsung theoretically. but it does do much better
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June 17, 2012 1:31:53 AM

I would get the 3GB/S as SATA II isn't even fully saturated by HDDs.
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