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August 5, 2012 4:57:25 AM
August 5, 2012 5:27:04 AM

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August 5, 2012 8:13:35 AM $266.98 save: $13.00
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
August 5, 2012 5:12:02 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb: $121
(with Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner)

HIS H795F3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5: $329

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3: $145 before $20 rebate

or the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3

The XFX Core Edition PRO650W will save yah $20 ... and you should 'bite the bullet' and go ahead and snag something like the OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD for $85 after rebate.

If you do not bump your thread you will get more responses

August 5, 2012 8:39:45 PM

epicfailguy said:

Excessive bumping is frowned upon around here.

There's no reason to go AMD right now when the lowest end Intel boards run circles around them. That case isn't really a good choice and stay away from the Corsair GS series. They make good PSUs most of the time but definitely not the GS series.

For $820 this would be a better suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($258.44 @ Mwave)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $774.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-05 16:39 EDT-0400)