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July 19, 2012 3:59:02 AM

This is my first build ever and Im coming here for some advise on what I should get.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next few weeks

Budget Range: 800-1300 depending on how long it takes for me to decide

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Battlefield 3, League of legends, Fraps recording games, Lessor steam games

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: N/A

Location: GA

Parts Preferences: Not preferences since its my first build

Overclocking: Like I said still new to this.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (Not positive atm my brother is borrowing it)

Additional notes: I got an older comp with some spare pieces most notable Corsair TX650Watt Power Supply (Will update tomorrow after work with the rest of the spare parts)

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July 19, 2012 4:40:32 AM

If you can reuse that TX650 you should definitely do so.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($94.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1182.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-19 00:38 EDT-0400)

If you don't need the PSU use that difference and buy a good 128GB SSD.
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July 19, 2012 4:11:41 PM

TheBigTroll said:
use the tx650w if you can. it will save you 100 dollars or so

@g-unit1111: why a full tower case?

It's one of the better Antec offerings and supports larger motherboards should the need arise.
July 19, 2012 10:12:26 PM

the extreme4 isnt full size atx. i dont see too much of a point of more expansion. its really up to personal preference though