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June 26, 2012 12:05:54 AM

Hello guys I am going to order these parts tonight. If you guys have advice on something I should change which would give a better price to performance ratio I am open minded. I will be using the PC primarily for gaming: Here are the parts:

CPU: i5-3570k

Memory: 8GB (4x2) Corsair Vengeance 1600

Motherboard: (I need some advice here I was thinking of the pro4 but there is a couple other options within my price range)

#1: Asrock z77 Pro4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

#2: Gigabyte GA-z77-ds3h http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-1155-Motherboard-G...

Keep in mind I won't ever SLI and would like to do some modest overclocking. If you have experience with these do you know if Corsair Vengeance will fit with an aftermarket CPU cooler?

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

GPU: HIS IceQ X Radeon 7850 2GB

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430

Power Supply: Corsair CX600V2

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive

Extra Case Fans: Cooler Master 120mm Silent Blue LED Case Fan 2-in-1 Value Pack



So what do you guys think? Is everything compatible? Is this a decent mid range gaming PC? Let me know any thoughts or suggestions you guys had as I am open minded but would like to get all of this nailed down tonight so I can order parts! Thanks.
June 26, 2012 1:52:52 AM

Get the GA-Z77-UD5H mobo and the memory should fit fine!
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June 26, 2012 2:10:00 AM

I'm already $60 over budget and that one is like $90 more than my current options... :( 
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June 26, 2012 2:29:52 AM

So more or else, I think this would be a good choice of items. Granted pick and choose, as Im not sure what your budget is and things like the case are personal preference.

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Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core - BX80637I53570K ($237.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Intel Z77 - GA-Z77X-UD3H ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 - FX-785A-CDFC ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) - CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 Black - RC-430-KWN1 ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W - M12II 620 Bronze ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage Device: Seagate SATA 6.0Gb/s 1.5TB - ST1500DM003 ($111.99 @ Newegg)
Processor Cooler: COOLER MASTER - RR-212E-20PK-R2 ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $997.82


Though I prefer Patriot RAM, just a preference.


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Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) - PGV38G1333ELK ($40.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $40.99
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June 26, 2012 5:14:20 AM

Yea that's a bit much. My budget was 800 but my current build is about 860. I'm not sure why your thing says the i5 is 238 on amazon, it's only 220 at the moment.
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June 26, 2012 5:15:30 AM

Also yours doesn't include an optical drive so it's way over my budget :)  thanks for the advice though
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June 26, 2012 10:29:56 AM

Sorry about that Matt, wasnt sure on the budget. Ive got a few suggestions at the $800 budget if your still looking for input?
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June 26, 2012 3:12:14 PM

Yep sure, that would be great.
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June 26, 2012 9:46:03 PM

Alright, so Im assuming you dont want to overclock, hence the use of a H77 and non-K Processor...


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Processor: Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core - BX80623I32120 ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Intel H77 - H77 Pro4-M ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 - FX-785A-CNFC ($254.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL 8GB (2 x 4GB) - GB38GB1600C9DC ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec - Three Hundred Illusi ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: COOLER MASTER - R4-L2S-122B-GP ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series 500W - CMPSU-500CXV2 ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage Device: Western Digital SATA 6.0Gb/s 1.5TB - WD1502FAEX ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Device: Sony Optiarc - AD-7280S-0B ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $815.91
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June 26, 2012 9:48:13 PM

Actually it is a z77 and an unlocked processor :)  lol
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June 26, 2012 10:09:02 PM

haha wow, I had two posts open, and didnt think to look up before posting. Anyhow I recommend the Gigabyte to your above build. Asrock is really popular lately, but Gigabyte is unmatched in reliability + customer support.
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July 4, 2012 5:50:54 AM

Best answer selected by Matt1990.
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