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Seeking Advice for Build, Ordering This Week

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August 3, 2012 7:22:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week if possible

Budget Range: $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily gaming, surfing the web, etc.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg

Location: Florida, USA

Parts Preferences: No Preference

Overclocking: I prefer not to.

SLI or Crossfire: I prefer not to.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 and possibly upgrading to 1920x1200 in near future.

Additional Comments: Being able to play the latest games at good or great FPS on highest settings, I would like the best parts for the money. The case can just be simple and does not matter much to have lights/see through panes on it.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm using a laptop and it's not cutting it.

Right now I am thinking of this build:

Thanks in advanced, and as always I appreciate any help!
August 3, 2012 10:02:36 PM

If you happen to have a Microcenter in your area you can pick up a 3570k for $190 and an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 for $85 with it. The deal is shown when you place both in your cart that saves you about $75 excluding tax but again this is only instore at Microcenter
August 3, 2012 10:22:39 PM

I don't live near one, sadly. I have updated my first post with my build and some extra things to consider. Appreciate the reply!
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August 3, 2012 10:28:43 PM

The 660TI will be a mid range GPU that's meant to compete with the Radeon 7850, don't expect it to outperform NVIDIA's higher end GPUs on a lower end budget.

Otherwise everything else on that build looks good.
August 4, 2012 2:47:45 AM

Updated the links with what my final build looks like - thanks greatly to the input you have given.
August 4, 2012 5:35:16 AM

Y060N said:
Updated the links with what my final build looks like - thanks greatly to the input you have given.

I think your build looks great, very similiar to my newly built pc (Specs in my signature). Gotta say that the i5-3570k fully exceeds my expectations, and I haven't even overclocked it yet :D  . Good luck with your PC!!!
August 4, 2012 3:33:51 PM

Thanks all for the replies and suggestions/advice. Much appreciated :)  Ordered it today!