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Looking for help completing i5-3570k gaming rig

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June 29, 2012 9:32:00 PM

Hey all,

Second time building a cpu looking for some help putting the finishing touches on this bad boy. So far I decided on:

i5-3570k
z77 asrock extreme4
radeon 7850
windows 7 64 bit
asus vh236h
g.skill 8gb F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
mushkin chronos 120gb sata 6.0 SSD
samsung dvd internal drive SH-222BB/BEBE

Really what I need help out with now is a good mid tower case and a power supply. Don't want to blow the bank as I am trying to keep all of this in the $1100 range. Please if you see somewhere I could make improvements or get something cheaper let me know. My goal is to do overclocking up to the 4.2ghz area and to maybe crossfire video cards in the distant future. Right now I don't see a need to as I am only gonna be playing Guild Wars 2 plus some older games.

Thanks all.
June 29, 2012 11:17:13 PM

That depends on how much you want to spend. Maybe $60 on the case and $70 on the PSU?
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June 29, 2012 11:35:38 PM

Case... Antec 300 for $55. 2000+ reviewers will not be far wrong.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU ... Your 7850 needs only a 500w psu.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...

Here is a Corsair CX500 for $30 after rebate.
It is not wrong to overprovision a bit and go to 600w or so.
Stick with a quality brand like Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, PC P&C, or Antec.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think you should add an inexpensive aftermarket cooler for easier overclocking and quieter operation.
Here is a cm hyper212 for $20 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 29, 2012 11:49:46 PM

geofelt said:
Case... Antec 300 for $55. 2000+ reviewers will not be far wrong.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU ... Your 7850 needs only a 500w psu.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...

Here is a Corsair CX500 for $30 after rebate.
It is not wrong to overprovision a bit and go to 600w or so.
Stick with a quality brand like Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, PC P&C, or Antec.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think you should add an inexpensive aftermarket cooler for easier overclocking and quieter operation.
Here is a cm hyper212 for $20 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'd personally take the One Hundred over the 300 - better cable management: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then I'd take the Seasonic S12 II 520W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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