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July 30, 2012 3:09:30 AM

Hello guys

So I am building myself a new computer soon, and it would be nice to have some advice on the parts (I am inclined to buying.) The store is local (Memory Express, you might know it if you're from Western Canada.) I am at an under 700 dollar budget, and if someone has a good recommendation (of a system build) under that range.

I will mainly be doing gaming (Skyrim, Shogun 2, ArMA 2, APB Reloaded...) I already have a Radeon HD 7770 (the regular MSI one) and I will not be going for any graphics in this purchase. I am getting a new system because I am running all this on a 5 year old system.

So here are the parts that I am inclined to getting:

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/BDL_3570K_Z77XUD5...
Coreā„¢ i5-3570K Processor w/ Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB & Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB PC3-12800 Quad Channel DDR3 Kit, $489.99 after $10 mail in rebate

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35073
ThermalTake TR2 600W Power Supply, $59.99

I am interested in reusing my case (Another question, will all this fit into a ATX mid-tower case that I have?) and also my hard-drive (a WD Caviar Blue 640 GB.) Will I need to upgrade those?

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July 30, 2012 4:51:45 AM

For the budget you are working with those are good parts, a few suggestions though:
1. You might want to look into getting a modular power supply (it makes wiring a lot easier to organize)
my suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2. Look into getting an aftermarket CPU cooler
my suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3. yes you can reuse your old hard drive. I would suggest that you back up what you want to keep from it and then wipe it and re install windows (best to have a fresh start)

Everything will fit in your old mid tower case no problem
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