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August 6, 2012 1:46:07 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 500-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, ect.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon only

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

I have never built a computer before. I'm looking to built a pc that run the newest games on high settings for a budget. I've researched quite a bit, but I still don't know a lot about actually building computers. So far, after doing some research, I've come up with these parts:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I32120 $121.98

Motherboard: ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$64.99

RAM: Corsair 8 GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit - CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 $46.99

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1 GB (256bit) GDDR5 DisplayPort HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 2.1 Video Card H687FN1GD $183.95

Storage: Western Digital 320 GB Caviar Blue SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD3200AAKX $64.99

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) $16.99

Power Supply:
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply $79.99

Please let me know whether or not these parts are compatible and If their are better substitutions. And one last question ... even with my limited knowledge, do you think I would be able to build this pc with a good guide?

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :D 

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August 6, 2012 1:52:42 AM

bambo923 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 500-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, ect.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon only

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

I have never built a computer before. I'm looking to built a pc that run the newest games on high settings for a budget. I've researched quite a bit, but I still don't know a lot about actually building computers. So far, after doing some research, I've come up with these parts:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I32120 $121.98

Motherboard: ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$64.99

RAM: Corsair 8 GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit - CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 $46.99

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1 GB (256bit) GDDR5 DisplayPort HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 2.1 Video Card H687FN1GD $183.95

Storage: Western Digital 320 GB Caviar Blue SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD3200AAKX $64.99

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) $16.99

Power Supply:
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply $79.99

Please let me know whether or not these parts are compatible and If their are better substitutions. And one last question ... even with my limited knowledge, do you think I would be able to build this pc with a good guide?

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :D 


Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-2120-Dual-Core-Processor...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-DisplayPort-Express-H6...

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 6, 2012 2:10:30 AM

here try this

i5 3570K 3.4GHz - 230$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 extreme 4 - 135$ or asrock z77 pro3 if not overclocking/sli- 95$

extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

pro3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 - 50$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - 70$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Builder series 500 Watt - 55$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case- 60$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Windows 7 64 bit - $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161389

This build with os=876$ without os = 776

or with pro3 837 / 737

use the pro3... very similar to me :D 
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August 6, 2012 2:23:31 AM

Spicy_benie said:
here try this

i5 3570K 3.4GHz - 230$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 extreme 4 - 135$ or asrock z77 pro3 if not overclocking/sli- 95$

extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

pro3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 - 50$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - 70$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Builder series 500 Watt - 55$



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case- 60$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Windows 7 64 bit - $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161389

This build with os=876$ without os = 776

or with pro3 837 / 737

use the pro3... very similar to me :D 



Will a 500W power supply be enough? Will this be able to play the newest games on high settings? If yes, how long do you think this specific build will be able to run the latest games? Do you think I could construct this with minimal experience in building computers? Thanks Spicy benie!
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August 6, 2012 2:27:14 AM

Spicy_benie said:
here try this

i5 3570K 3.4GHz - 230$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 extreme 4 - 135$ or asrock z77 pro3 if not overclocking/sli- 95$

extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

pro3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 - 50$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - 70$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Builder series 500 Watt - 55$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case- 60$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Windows 7 64 bit - $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161389

This build with os=876$ without os = 776

or with pro3 837 / 737

use the pro3... very similar to me :D 


I'd personally go with H77 and i5-3450 and drop the aftermarket cooler. The difference saved will allow you to upgrade to the Radeon 7850. Otherwise that looks like a pretty good build for the most part.
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August 6, 2012 2:34:09 AM

Can you give me the links to those products. I'm not sure which ones you are talking about. Their are more than one of each of those items.
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August 6, 2012 5:37:39 AM

bambo923 said:
Can you give me the links to those products. I'm not sure which ones you are talking about. Their are more than one of each of those items.


Here you go:

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 ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
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 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $728.12
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-06 01:37 EDT-0400)
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