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Newbie trying to build a new pc! opinions?

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July 9, 2012 12:26:40 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $850-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO gaming, browsing

Parts Not Required: (Mouse)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: Intel processor

Overclocking: Maybe later?

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: Buying after

Hi everyone! I've been roaming here the past day or so and taking in as much as I can. I've put together a list of parts that fits into my price range. Trying to get some input on tweaks and changes that could be made! I'm a newbie so take it easy on me :wahoo:  Thanks in advance!

Edit: with the advice i have changed around the build to these current parts.

List of parts i have selected:

More about : newbie build opinions

July 9, 2012 12:38:09 AM

I'd switch up that whole build - that PSU is OK, and don't use laptop hard drives on a desktop build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1015.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 9, 2012 12:41:35 AM

Thanks for the reply! Definitely gonna look at your choices.
July 9, 2012 12:53:09 AM

Well on the lower end of that budget this is what i suggest to peeps who have just the $800ish for a gaming rig ^^ Simple stock/No OC with the GTX 670