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August 2, 2012 7:26:45 PM

Looking at replacing my current 3 year old pc with first attempt at home build. Details as below.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month
Budget Range: $1,000 to $1,500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Diablo 3), working on large Excel/Access files, Internet browsing, Movies
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Focus on quiet PC

Current thoughts:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155

RAM G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Video Card Gigabyte 1280MB GeForce GTX 570

Case Fractal Design Define R4

Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V

Appreciate any comments on the above and suggestions for CPU Cooler

If there is an additional information you need, please let me know.

Thank You

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August 2, 2012 7:38:56 PM

I'm not sure what country your in but I'l use newegg for an example.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $326.98 save: $13.00
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $34.99 - $29.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400
GTX 670 2GB

or...

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_geforce_gt... <----- GTX 660 ti 2GB Review w/benchmarks (due for release August 16th) $250 - $300

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Evga-GTX_660_Ti-GeForc... <----- more on that card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 - $64.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING $15 off w/ promo code XFXPS550, limited offer
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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