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June 29, 2012 8:05:47 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: $800 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Skyrim, BF3, Minecraft, WoW, Guild Wars 2, Diablo, + future games, movies, as well as a light personal server

Parts Not Required: OS, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor (standard res now will by hd later) Already bought Cooler Master GX 750W Single +12V Rail for 60A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Please

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Full tower case (if that allows more expansion later on) intel vs amd no preference, but the "auto-overclocking" features of the newer intels are interesting to me

Overclocking: Maybe, not initially but might do some light overclocking as time goes by.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, not initially

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 currently but might change later on.

Additional Comments: First build. I would like a computer that will grow with me. Id like to be able to keep on adding on as time goes by.
June 29, 2012 8:08:04 AM

Are you the same Eblack1 from zybez forums?
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June 29, 2012 8:09:07 AM

azeem40 said:
Are you the same Eblack1 from zybez forums?

Yes
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June 29, 2012 8:15:36 AM

I figured as much. What settings do you plan to play at?

I have a Radeon 7950 and on Skyrim at your res, I max it with AA and AF on the highest they can go, so at your budget, a 7850 should do the same, but with settings toned down a bit (still on ultra mind you).

Are you near a microcenter? The reason I ask is because they have a $50 discount on Z77 and Z68 motherboards when you buy an i5-3570k/3770k and i5-2500k/i7-2600k/2700k.
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June 29, 2012 8:17:31 AM

I wouldnt know. I live in central florida idk if you know if there is one nearby.
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June 29, 2012 8:26:35 AM

yeah I got it on sale last black friday lol. well if thats something i will have to upgrade later on then thats what i will have to do. I really just want to start building this computer because as you can tell i have had parts laying around for almost a year lol.
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June 29, 2012 8:32:25 AM

It should last for a bit since jonnyguru actually bothered to review it, lol.

i5-3570k $230
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gen3 $115 (it dropped by a lot when I last looked at it)
2x4GB Crucial Ballistix sport 1333 MHz $42
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB $100
Radeon 7850 by Sapphire $250
NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 $55
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18

Total: $810
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July 2, 2012 10:10:26 PM

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