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New Gaming PC: ~$800 (input appreciated)

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August 7, 2012 5:31:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:
within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range:
~$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming
Parts Not Required:
Monitor
HDD
CD-ROM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg

Country:
USA

Overclocking:
No

SLI or Crossfire:
Crossfire

Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080

I used most of the parts form this Article - System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $1250 Enthusiast PC ]
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-budget-o...


All Parts in newegg Wishlist:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...


Parts with links:

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11199-00-20G)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APEVIA X-TROOPER Junior Series X-TRPJR-RD Black / Red Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996981
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Is there anything that isn't compatible (mobo+cpu, or RAM+mobo for example), or could be improved upon?

Thanks in advance.

-Yendog

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August 7, 2012 5:51:12 PM
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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

the case is your choice but check here before purchasing. with the money saved from hdd and cd drive i would get a 7850 if you can get the cash. go with the build including extreme4
August 7, 2012 5:58:09 PM

I'm confused by your reply, is there anything you see wrong with the OP?

Also, I dont need a HDD, OS, or CD-ROM
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August 7, 2012 6:14:11 PM

I posted a build that will get more out of your money so if you scratch the hdd os and cd rom then you will come under budget with a much better build. also i don't see a gpu posted in your post. If your not overclocking then go with the i5 3450.
August 7, 2012 6:28:35 PM

You forgot to list the 7870 video card in your OP.

Your build seems pretty solid based on your wishlist on NewEgg. Actually looking through your build closely, I do have to tip my hat off to you on finding some good sales on the parts as well as mail in rebates. That said take a look at some of the suggestions that spicey_benie made as that's a good build too with room for extra goodies, maybe the power supply you listed instead.

Cheers!
August 7, 2012 7:49:21 PM

Thanks for the input guys
August 7, 2012 7:54:38 PM

Spicy_benie said:
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

the case is your choice but check here before purchasing. with the money saved from hdd and cd drive i would get a 7850 if you can get the cash. go with the build including extreme4

What makes that AZrock mobo better than the one I had chosen?
August 7, 2012 9:14:29 PM

yes it comes with a fan and that gpu is good. don't forget to select a best answer
August 7, 2012 9:14:47 PM

Best answer selected by yendog.
August 7, 2012 9:17:03 PM

Spicy_benie said:
yes it comes with a fan and that gpu is good. don't forget to select a best answer

Thanks alot. I searched around for some reviews and decided to go with the ASRock Z77 pro 3, RAM, and Tower you recommended you recommended. I'm stilll on the fence which CPU and GPU to buy however.
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