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Need advice on my New PC.

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July 25, 2012 6:15:03 PM

I don't plan to OC my computer, so I don't think I need any new cooler. I am not a hardcore gamer, so i am not sure if this GPU is decent (or should I get something else around this price). The reason I pick this 500W PSU, because I don't think I will add any extra GPU later. Please give me some advice to make this a better PC.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($309.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $915.93

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July 25, 2012 6:16:55 PM

Do you have an extra HDD laying around somewhere? cant just have an SSD and no storage drive. Other then that looks like a solid build.
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July 25, 2012 6:19:45 PM

Unless you have a microcenter near you and can buy the CPU in-store, that price is not going to be $190. It's an in-store deal only. And if you do have one, better get the motherboard from there too.
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July 25, 2012 6:24:26 PM

that right. I don't have microcenter around me. Maybe I should move up to i7-3820 from newegg for $70 more?
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July 25, 2012 6:25:27 PM

Dont get a i7... not worth the money.
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July 25, 2012 6:25:37 PM

For gaming? No. It won't help you more than the i5-3570k.
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July 25, 2012 6:56:26 PM

i5 3570k is the way to go for sure.

That graphics card might be overkill if your not a "hardcore gamer", have a look at the next price bracket down. You might find a cheaper model that will suit your needs fine. Then again, it depends on how much money you want to spend.
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July 25, 2012 6:58:59 PM

alright. Thank you all. I will stick with this
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July 25, 2012 7:10:42 PM

No problem, and by the way a 500W PSU will be plenty for that rig.
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