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July 12, 2012 6:19:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Couple weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter, newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - U.S.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Future maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1980x1080

Additional Comments: Want to run games like BF3, Crysis, i dont need a monitor, keyboard, mouse. Need windows 7

More about : 1100 build

a b C Monitor
July 12, 2012 6:31:57 PM

Here you go:

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: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1098.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2012 6:39:44 PM

Note that the above PSU is only $70 after rebates. Before rebates it is $90.

I see $125 for the ASRock Z77 Extreme4.
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July 12, 2012 8:26:44 PM

get an i5 3570k and an ASrock extreme4 at microcenter around $290

Extreme4 is a popular buy so the chances of it being sold out is fairly high

if it is not there go for the

GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX

or

P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Z77 ATX

will cost a little bit more but will still be in budget range

RAM:Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600
very cheap and good ram, if you are at microcenter i would say you might as well buy from there

Burner:22X DVD±RW Burner with Dual Layer Support
if you are like me and never use the burner, you can get this one for fairly cheap to load up win7.

if you already have an older computer with a burner, you may just take and reuse that one or if you have a thumb drive you can load up win7 into the driver and install win7 from that

HDD:Barracuda 7200.9 500GB 7,200 RPM
if you need more, just buy another or buy a complete 1TB at the start to save some money

PSU: if you plan of not adding another card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this will be great

if you do plan on putting inside another card then

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

this is a very nice PSU. if you are a beginner at building

1) get a case with good cable management such as
the 300R G-unit recommended
the 500r(400R is pretty much the same as 300R so it is not worth to mention)
antec 900
pretty much any case over $75

the other way is to buy a little more expensive PSU that is modular
if you do go this way i would say
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(really recommend this one)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(not really recommended since it is the same the NZXT's Hale series since it is made by the same seasonic company and costs a little more)

if you can fit a 670 into the budget it will be perfect for a few years if not buy a 7850
and after a year or 2 get a second one
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a b C Monitor
July 12, 2012 8:40:59 PM

take g-unit1111's build but i would change the psu to a xfx xxx750w and the motherboard to a gigabyte z77x-ud3h or ud5h if you want even more features
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