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August 14, 2012 5:33:27 AM

Here is what i have so far:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eqnP
Any helpful suggestions on what I should replace or whateva, Much appreciated!
Thanks in advance
August 14, 2012 5:47:52 AM

What are you using this computer for if its for gaming see my list below. Spending 1.3k?

-Drop AMD go with Intel w/z77 chipset. ASrock z77 Extreme 4 gen 3 or Asus p8z77

-Get 3570k

-Drop 16gb to 8gb if you are gaming.

-Upgrade your video card to GTX 670 or Radeon 7850, etc.

-Get yourself a 1 TB or higher storage to put all your other stuff on, Load the OS on the SSD, 1 or 2 games, and have everything else on the TB drive.

-I also noticed on your list you don't have a CD/DVD drive, should probably pick one up. I'd get a blu ray drive :) 

-CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo or + (Definitely get no matter what)

Everything else looks good mate.
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August 14, 2012 6:20:27 AM

If you're spending that much, get an Intel processor. I also realized that I am mostly going to be copying the guy above me, but I agree with most of what he said.

If its for gaming, go for the 2500K or the 3570K and get a motherboard to go with it. Either processor will work with a Z77 chipset Intel motherboard.

Also, as said above, more than 8GB of RAM is pointless in gaming.

You are probably going to want a much faster video card.

You know what, I'm just going to give you a build I made, because when I was looking at yours on PCPartpicker I saw one I had from awhile ago.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eB13
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eB13/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eB13/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($171.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 320 Series 80GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.39 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.40 @ Amazon)
Total: $1183.63
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 02:21 EDT-0400)
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August 14, 2012 6:50:24 AM

I recommend this build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1203.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 02:53 EDT-0400)

It's the fastest gaming rig you can get at your budget. You can overclock that gtx 670 to nearly the same level as a stock gtx 680. I also included an excellent deal for the HX750 power supply. It's on sale at NCIX for $105! It's usually in the $150 price range. This will allow you to upgrade in the future and add a second gtx 670 if needed/wanted. Oh and did I mention that particular PSU is fully modular? :D 

I would also suggest taking your time and researching cases. Pick something you absolutely find appealing and has high airflow and good cable management. I'd even suggest upgrading the corsair 400r to the 500r. Either would be excellent choices.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
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August 14, 2012 6:55:05 AM

It is $105 after MIR. You still pay $115, but either way, it is a heck of a deal.
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August 14, 2012 4:09:31 PM

Dang, I like yours better DeusAres. I'll have to work on mine a bit.
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August 15, 2012 3:26:41 AM

Best answer selected by xSGxSamurai.
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