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First Time Building a budget gaming rig...

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January 9, 2013 12:04:19 AM

Hi Guys & the other people who can read this message!...

I wanted to buy a new gaming rig, but its my first time to built it on my own money & budget. My budget is around $700 dollars.

This are the parts that I wanted for my pc...

***Processor - i5 3570 - dont want to try to overclock & i dont know how to overclock as well

***MOBO - Asus P8Z77 M or PRO - Would this be ok for a Mobo?

***GPU - GTX 650 Ti or Powercolor HD 7850 - I read & watch review to this 2 cards & they have a decent frame rates to both Battlefield 3 & Crysis 2 which I am longing to play & other games like these 2 games as well. I just wanted to play games eventhough not on a full HD (1080p) but of course much better is a full hd :)  . As long as the graphics of the games that I am playing is smooth & not pixelated because my monitor that i bought is a samsung 32 inches that is only hd ready (resolution is 1366x768)

***RAM - HYPER X or G. Skill or Corsair - 8 gb

***HDD - seagate barracuda 500gb

***PSU - Seasonic S12II Bronze 620W

***Chassis - RAIDMAX RAPTOR or AeroCool Syclone II


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This is just my budget rig, I am open for suggestions as well... Thank You!....
January 10, 2013 6:23:13 AM

Hi. If you don't plan to overclock, go with the i5-3470 to save some money and pair it with an H77 motherboard like the ASRock H77M. If you plan to play at 1366 x 768, then either card is more than sufficient. You can go with the XFX ProSeries Core Edition 450W power supply instead to save money and you'll still have plenty left.
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January 10, 2013 9:18:18 AM

Thanks!... Ill go ahead find a good H77 motherboard... But do you have any suggestions for a good or best H77 mobo?...
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January 10, 2013 5:41:46 PM

The ASRock H77M is a good board but if you want to spend a little more you can get the ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP. I've complied the parts with pcpartpicker so you can make changes to the components or the preferred website as you desire. I didn't include the case because I couldn't find in on the pcpartpicker website. I think you'll have some money left for a 1TB hard drive or a DVD burner.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $544.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 14:40 EST-0500)
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