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July 15, 2012 11:06:35 PM

Hello, I need assistance building a gaming computer, my current computer is overall has bad performance, and motherboard being currently damaged, case having bad air flow ect. The GPU how ever was not damaged so I can reuse in.

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: Less than or equal to 650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(Skyrim GW2 BF3), Student work, General Use

Parts not needed: Gpu( i will use the gtx 550ti in my current computer), mouse, monitor, speakers, Hard drive(if possible as it is a 1TB)

OS: no I have W7 pro

Preferred Website for Parts: Microcenter or if newegg has prices cheaper.

Location:USA, Maryland Rockville

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Mostly GPU might overclock processer

SLI: Yes

Monitor RES: 1400x900 I think, its a acer x193w

Additional comments: Case must have good airflow, Motherboard must have 2 Pcie 3.0(for 2 gtx 670 that will come later when I get more cash), Reliable PSU,

Why I am Building: Motherboard died, and overall specs of the computer is pretty bad or outdated.

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July 16, 2012 12:41:51 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you aint gonna get 2 670s with 650 dolllars. nevertheless all you need to add to this rig is the 670s and windows

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cdNc

670's come later, if you read I stated at "parts not needed" included gpu.
Looks good, I' ll keep this in mind
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July 16, 2012 12:41:57 AM
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CPU: i5-3570k
Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 1155
RAM: Microcenter DDR3-1333
Optics: LG 24X OEM drive
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Mk II 750W
Case: Zalman Z11 plus

Cheap, Well Performing, quality. Add together with your parts and stir for a great computer.
*edit wrong speed on ram
July 16, 2012 12:47:44 AM

Dupontrocks11 said:
CPU: i5-3570k
Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 1155
RAM: Microcenter DDR3-1333
Optics: LG 24X OEM drive
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Mk II 750W
Case: Zalman Z11 plus

Cheap, Well Performing, quality. Add together with your parts and stir for a great computer.
*edit wrong speed on ram


Looks nice overall can you estimate the price? I am on my phone right now.
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July 16, 2012 12:50:15 AM

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

bundled with:

1x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz ...

In stock.

Was: $369.98
Now: $344.98
Save: $25.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... RAM: Crucial Ballistix @1600mhz CL9
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

your Price: $94.99
With Promo Code
EMCNCJN29
$79.99 After $15.00 MIR COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ODD: Samsung DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



PSU: OCZ ZT Series ATX Modular 750W
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... TOTAL IS $613.93
July 16, 2012 1:03:56 AM

phantom1 said:
Looks nice overall can you estimate the price? I am on my phone right now.


The total is $562 and $532 after rebates at microcenter.
July 16, 2012 1:07:13 AM

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