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July 31, 2012 3:00:22 PM

Hi, I am making my first build and am new please recommend some parts

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 months

Budget: $1000 AFTER rebates and AFTER SHIPPING

System usage: Gaming, Internet, Movies

I am not buying a monitor

I WILL be buying Windows 8

Preferred website: Newegg.com

Location: Orlando, Florida, USA

Part prefences: I prefer Intel card unless you have a good reason to go AMD

Overclocking: Yes

I am MAY upgrade to a SLI or Crossfire

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July 31, 2012 3:14:37 PM

Intel i5 3570k is a good processor
gtx 660ti is comming out at the same price as a 570 but similar or better preformance to the 580
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July 31, 2012 3:42:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.21 @ eCost)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1004.99
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 11:42 EDT-0400)
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July 31, 2012 5:08:27 PM

Thanks ScrewySqrl! Chances are I will use that!
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July 31, 2012 5:09:06 PM

Best answer selected by LightSeba.
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July 31, 2012 5:13:38 PM

You could easily go with a 120GB ssd and save some money. OCZ has one for $85 @ newegg.

Also might wanna look at the GTX 570 I believe it is.
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August 1, 2012 3:23:55 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
You could easily go with a 120GB ssd and save some money. OCZ has one for $85 @ newegg.

Also might wanna look at the GTX 570 I believe it is.

No, I already used up my 1TB on my laptop with 750GB filled on a 1TB external hard drive.
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