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August 14, 2012 2:41:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:Within 2 days

Budget Range:Around 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: All except case,monitor,CPU cooler?,

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (i'm changing my MOBO and i was using Vista OEM)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg

Location: NY,USA

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: None

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My Graphic card ventilator broke few times ago and I'm having Hard drive isssues (slow/full..). I would like a new build for Guild wars 2(the game^^).

My old build:

Hanns-G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor HDZ720WFGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The upgrades i was thinking of

GIGABYTE GA-H77M-D3H LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Questions

1/ Are the parts compatibles
2/Do i need /Do you recommend to buy a new cooler for the CPU?
3/Any better deal on the market right now for the same price?
4/ I'm not sure about the MOBO.

Thanks in advance for your help and have a great day^^

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August 14, 2012 2:58:51 PM

Why get the i5-2500 when Newegg sells the i5-3550 for the same price? (In fact there's a $10 off promo code for the 3550 until tomorrow so it's actually cheaper right now.)

Amazon has Windows 7 OEM for almost $10 less than Newegg.
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August 14, 2012 3:17:20 PM

Thanks for the price on Amazon,I'm going to check it right away.
I chose i5-2500 because it is well known for it's gaming performance.I don't see what make the i5-3550 faster?
Graphics Base Frequency 850MHz for the i5-2500 compared to 650MHz for the i5-3550 but I'm no an expert.
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August 14, 2012 8:30:31 PM

The i5-2500k is well known for it's gaming performance, but the non-k model isn't nearly as popular (although it's still a good performer). The graphics improvement for the 3550 isn't really a big deal in a gaming system, but the Ivy Bridge processors do offer slightly higher IPC and draw lower power than the Sandy Bridge models. Since you're getting a H77 mb you should go with Ivy Bridge if the price is the same.
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August 14, 2012 9:13:15 PM

You'd get a bit better performance out of this...

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: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.86 @ Amazon)
Total: $938.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 17:11 EDT-0400)

If possible, I'd recommend you wait until the gtx 660ti is released and reviewed. It's due for release on the 16th of this month. It's rumored to be stronger than the hd 7870 yet at the same price point.

I also encourage you to give overclocking a try. It can potentially increase your performance in games by 15-25%
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August 14, 2012 9:48:58 PM

Thanks both of you for your answers.
I'll wait the 16th for the graphic card like you suggest.
I like your build (except Graphic card) but there is an error on PCpart checker on this:
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama) ,I tis at 119 on there website and not 99.99
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August 14, 2012 10:06:01 PM

Yeah, pcpartpicker is occasionally buggy. Gotta watch out for stuff like that. It's a helpful website nonetheless.
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August 14, 2012 10:42:08 PM

DeusAres said:
You'd get a bit better performance out of this...

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: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.86 @ Amazon)
Total: $938.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 17:11 EDT-0400)

If possible, I'd recommend you wait until the gtx 660ti is released and reviewed. It's due for release on the 16th of this month. It's rumored to be stronger than the hd 7870 yet at the same price point.

I also encourage you to give overclocking a try. It can potentially increase your performance in games by 15-25%



Awesome!
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August 16, 2012 4:12:04 PM

Son now that GTX 660 TI is out,which Graphic card to choose?^^
Thanks
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August 16, 2012 5:09:48 PM

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Frankly, a few percentage points doesn't sway our opinion one way or the other. Here's the real bottom-line: using our benchmark suite and settings, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and Radeon HD 7870 trade blows.


From that review ^^

So, basically, unless there is a specific game you are focusing on (or a good deal on a particular card), its a matter of preference . For example BF3 would mean probably going with the Nividia card....
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August 16, 2012 5:21:48 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $281.98 save: $13.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
GIGABYTE GA-H77M-D3H LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $309.99 - $299.99 after $10.00 rebate(s)
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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August 16, 2012 6:04:47 PM

Since it is with early drivers, I'd get the 7870 because it is cheaper yet 5% faster.
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August 16, 2012 6:32:07 PM

I'd go with the 660 ti, always had better experience with nvidia vs amd, it's mostly choice at that price point though.
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August 23, 2012 1:17:34 PM

Best answer selected by Alfonse.
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