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Thanks for visiting, I'm going to try to build a new PC, and would like to hear what you think of my selection for this build, as well as some suggestions/recommendations on certain parts. I'm going for a $800-900 budget gaming PC, capable of playing new games, without shelling out tons of money on high-end parts. The products follow:

MOBO: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0358125 - $164.99 Intel LGA 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361035 - $34.99 Micro Center 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333

GPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365380 - $199.99 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1024MB GDDR5

CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 - $169.99 Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155

HDD: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375256 - $69.99 Deskstar 500GB 72000 RPM 32MB cache SATA 6.0GB/s 3.5"

PSU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365237 - $44.99 Thermaltake TR2 Series 500 Watt ATX Power Supply

Case: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0351733 - $39.99 Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Case

OS: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361170 - $99.99 Windows 7 Home Premium

Total: $824.92

If anything is missing or wrong please let me know, thanks again for stopping by :)
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  1. I would go with a Z68 motherboard like this one

    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    and since you will save around 40 dollars on the motherboard I would go with a better video card like this one

    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121623

    and I would spend a little more money and get this RAM

    - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    other than that everything looks good
  2. Also, if you are able to order from Amazon without having to pay tax or shipping, DO IT. you can save a ton of money on tax and shipping and if I were you I would upgrade the case, but that is up to you.
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    Off the top of my head, I would ditch the 2500K and your mobo for the and new ivy bridge 3570K and an ASRock Extreme4 1155 mobo. The 3570K is 189.99 but you can bundle the ASRock board for 89.99 which saves you some money. Then I would take some of your saved money and invest in an aftermarket heatsink like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+.

    Also I would ditch the 560 for this http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0356463 which is much more capable and after rebates the same price. That card will be able to play all the games you want on at least high resolution.

    And then any other money you have I would suggest putting towards either a more well known power suppler like Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Silverstone or putting it towards a high storage and better performing HDD, cause 500GB is kinda small for a main drive and deskstar is kinda an iffy company.

    Ahy other suggestions i would be happy to answer!
  4. Bump?
  5. Do you have any other questions?
  6. seeing as most games will remain console ports for a while yet, I'd suggest that an a8 3850 build in a matx/with psu ,hd6670, 7200 hdd, bluray add 8gb 1866 is the best bang for the buck, when it's obselete u still have a great htpc, skyrim plays real well at 1080 on them, planing on one for myself soon, they ought to get real cheap once fm2 apu's come out
  7. lordofdeath242 said:
    seeing as most games will remain console ports for a while yet, I'd suggest that an a8 3850 build in a matx/with psu ,hd6670, 7200 hdd, bluray add 8gb 1866 is the best bang for the buck, when it's obselete u still have a great htpc, skyrim plays real well at 1080 on them, planing on one for myself soon, they ought to get real cheap once fm2 apu's come out


    Considering he has a budget of 800-900 an a8 shouldnt even be considered. Its performance is terrible compared to the sandy and ivy bridge CPUs. The 560ti is twice the card the 6670, and the OP is looking for an upgrade, not same performance. Bluray is uneccessary for gaming. And with a Z77 mobo with the intel chip, and RAM clocked at over 1600 has no performance gain.
  8. Best answer selected by jhenson3.
  9. Dupontrocks11 said:
    Off the top of my head, I would ditch the 2500K and your mobo for the and new ivy bridge 3570K and an ASRock Extreme4 1155 mobo. The 3570K is 189.99 but you can bundle the ASRock board for 89.99 which saves you some money. Then I would take some of your saved money and invest in an aftermarket heatsink like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+.

    Also I would ditch the 560 for this http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0356463 which is much more capable and after rebates the same price. That card will be able to play all the games you want on at least high resolution.

    And then any other money you have I would suggest putting towards either a more well known power suppler like Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Silverstone or putting it towards a high storage and better performing HDD, cause 500GB is kinda small for a main drive and deskstar is kinda an iffy company.

    Ahy other suggestions i would be happy to answer!

    Thanks for the advice! I think I'll go with your recommendation on the mobo/cpu combo, and with the money I do save I may as well get the card you recommend as well. I'll probably try to get the build set up this weekend. Also I love your tf2 avatar :)
  10. You're welcome! I've owned/own all of those parts, and im sure you will be happy with them. Good luck on your build!
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