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July 29, 2012 10:26:09 PM

Hello, I am looking to build a new computer, and I tried my best. Would like other people's opinion. Is it a good balance, is it compatible and can I do better on the price for a similar performance. (This is for mostly gaming, then internet and writing and whatnot). Thanks for your input. (BTW, I currently own a laptop and therefore cannot salvage much, if anything from it.)


ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers
$169.99 (with rebates)

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
$89.99 (rebates end in 2 days)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$79.99 (w/ rebates)

PowerColor PCS AX7950 3GBD5-2DHPP Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
$349.99 (w/ rebates)

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$89.99 (rebates)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #: N82E16820231428

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Total: $1347.33

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July 29, 2012 10:36:20 PM

Your CPU is not overclockable. You can get an H77 MoBo to bring the price down.

Also, I would get a gtx 670 for an extra $50 more.

Everything else looks fine and should work. Only thing is that your PSU, if you plan to SLI/xFire in the future, will be cutting it close. I would get a 650W-750W one.
July 29, 2012 10:37:18 PM

ok so your not overclocking so can do with a h77 board

are you planning on adding a second graphics card in the future?

never seen anyone actually buy a powercolor card before so no idea.. sapphire for cheap asus egva for posher

rest seems fine
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July 30, 2012 6:44:53 PM

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