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July 8, 2012 8:06:33 PM

This is going to be a new bild and my first gaming PC for under 700$ my only request is that it has Quad- core and 8 Gb of RAM.. I know a little over next to nothing about What works together in a PC but im learning. I have some parts already in my mind but there basic ones.. Help please!!! :bounce: 



Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case : 49.99 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply: Help

RAM: DDR3 something (at least 8 Gb)

Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 : 29.99 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Help!

Graphics card: Help

Video card: Help

Motherboard: Help

Quad- Core: Intel : Help

Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 6JH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard : 9.99 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Have one!

Monitor: Would be nice but I could just use my 19" Magnavox LED TV that I use for Xbox...




I did have an Idea but IDK if they would be compatible together... Here's the idea


SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151244
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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$16.99



Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$59.99
$49.99



Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822236339
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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Recover Your Data(expand for options)

-$10.00 Instant


$109.99
$99.99



SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
Item #: N82E16814102948
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

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$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$169.99

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AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon

AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995114
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$49.99 Saving


$49.99
$0.00



Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371016
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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-$15.00 Instant


$79.99
$64.99

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IMC IMC-black USB 2.0 Card Reader

IMC IMC-black USB 2.0 Card Reader
Item #: N82E16820717001
Return Policy: Computer Cables and Accessories Extended Return Policy

-$9.99 Saving


$9.99
$0.00


Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
Item #: N82E16820226191
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



$46.99


ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157279
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-$10.00 Instant


$114.99
$104.99


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

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$229.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total: 883.91$

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July 8, 2012 8:21:01 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.86 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $671.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

OR

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.50 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.86 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($234.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $737.29
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)




1st one has sandy bridge i5, slightly worse graphics card
2nd one has ivy bridge i5, slightly better (more up to date) graphics card
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July 8, 2012 8:37:54 PM

ahhyep said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.86 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $671.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

OR

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.50 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.86 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($234.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $737.29
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)




1st one has sandy bridge i5, slightly worse graphics card
2nd one has ivy bridge i5, slightly better (more up to date) graphics card

Wow, thanks a lot. I need to learn how to find parts that actually WORK together.. But thanks!
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July 8, 2012 8:39:29 PM

i didn't realize that you don't have windows. also, you may or may not have microcenter by you.


i'd go with the first option so long as you know it will be worthless to upgrade until next gen processors.
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