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Anonymous
July 21, 2012 9:21:13 PM

Case: Corsair Carbide 300R.......$60

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3....$93

CPU: i5-3550 ($210)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+...........$20

Memory: Samsung low voltage low profile 30nm RAM DDR3 1600MHz....$47

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 SE by EVGA..........$120

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (5yr warranty).....$110

Power Supply: Seasonic SS-560KM......$106

Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD burner.....$17

Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.......$100


I will use the pc for gaming and reg computing, such as web searching. My budget is around $1200 with monitor. Hows it look? THANKS

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July 21, 2012 9:30:51 PM

You can afford a better GPU like the 670 with your budget.
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July 21, 2012 9:34:44 PM

Howdy,

Weak on the video card, especially considering your budget. I would look for something like a 7850 or a 7870, or a GTX 570. Possibly even going heavier to include GTX 670s or 7970s.

If you want to overclock, you need an Intel CPU with a "K" at the end of the model number. You cannot overclock a non-K CPU. (well technically you can, but its a very bad/stupid idea to do so) The most viable choices are either the 2500K or 3570K. Otherwise, on a non overclockable build, forget about the CoolerMaster 212 evo.


Spending way too much on the power supply.

I would change this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Anonymous
July 21, 2012 9:37:04 PM

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