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August 29, 2012 12:16:54 AM

Budget: about $1000 saved
Would like order ASAP.
Purpose is mostly gaming/hd movies/surfing the web and education/learning to code if not procrastinating.

I live in NY so I have tax on Amazon and no tax on Newegg.
Would love an SSD but I can wait till Black Friday even and reinstall.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.06 @ Amazon)
Total: $966.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 20:12 EDT-0400)

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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 12:50:45 AM

^ Great choice of cooler

However, be sure to pick up a 3570K. The CPU you have chosen has a locked multiplier=/= Overclocked/Limited Overclocking.

Also B75 is known to have issues with 1600MHz RAM support, be sure to choose either an ASRock Extreme4 Z77 or ASRock H77M Motherboard. They will fully support 1600MHz RAM without issues.

On a side note, I will make you a parts list with said components :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 12:55:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.06 @ Amazon)
Total: $1051.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 20:57 EDT-0400)

This is a little over budget, however, I feel it is worth the extra cash.
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August 29, 2012 12:56:27 AM

Thanks for the response. I don't think I'll be overclocking, I don't want to risk any extra wear on the system and can't really afford the 'k' version of the processor.

Same with SLI between the money for an additional card, more expensive motherboard and possibly a larger case? it goes over budget for me.
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August 29, 2012 12:57:57 AM

mocchan said:
^ Great choice of cooler

However, be sure to pick up a 3570K. The CPU you have chosen has a locked multiplier=/= Overclocked/Limited Overclocking.

Also B75 is known to have issues with 1600MHz RAM support, be sure to choose either an ASRock Extreme4 Z77 or ASRock H77M Motherboard. They will fully support 1600MHz RAM without issues.

On a side note, I will make you a parts list with said components :) 



Aso, thanks for spotting that!
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 12:59:22 AM

Your build looks fine to me so i assume you don't intend or have any interest in overclocking if that is indeed the case then i only have one suggestion get this card instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's faster if your willing to overclock and plain on gaming on 2560 x 1440 Resolution and up 7850 is a good card but if not it's not very good imo.I'd go with the 570. The 7850 and 570 are very close in terms of performance, except in a few titles where the 570 has a comfortable lead. The tradeoff is the card uses more power. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=549

Uploaded with ImageShack.us As you can see GTX 570 is around 12% faster than HD 7850 and costs roughly the same now You won't need 2 GB of VRAM if your gaming on 1920 X 1080/1200. Personally, I'd go for GTX 570 hands down.HD 7850 will also give you Eyefinity in the future if you go up to three screens
GTX 5 series is dual monitor. GTX 570 more FPS but takes more power.
HD 7850 has room to grow, more than GTX 570.
GTX 570 gives you CUDA and PhysX, better GPU for 'Folding' if you do so.
both can overclock like beast.I will leave it at that don't want to cause a flame war lol
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 12:59:34 AM

wattson1996 said:
Thanks for the response. I don't think I'll be overclocking, I don't want to risk any extra wear on the system and can't really afford the 'k' version of the processor.

Same with SLI between the money for an additional card, more expensive motherboard and possibly a larger case? it goes over budget for me.


Even if you don't plan on overclocking, it may still be something you may want to consider :) 

In the future when this rig starts becoming obsolete, you may want to OC your chip little by little to keep up with the performance demands! That's what I would personally purchase an OC ready chip for even if I don't intend on OCing now :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:02:48 AM

Lol... wow that is weird i didn't see any post before mine wtf!Oh well
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:06:28 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Lol... wow that is weird i didn't see any post before mine wtf!Oh well


:lol:  happens to me sometimes as well... :??: 
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August 29, 2012 1:19:47 AM

I can't do the processor upgrade/system cooler. More money than I have available, shitty summer job.

I did change to that Samsung hd to save $10 bucks. Thanks!

I do like Nvidia and would prefer to have PhysX for BL2 and other optimized games.

But a friend told me 2GB will be a bigger deal soon and more noticeable than it is now.
Damn I am tempted to switch now.

Also a better mobo that isn't too expensive but can accommodate the 1600 ram
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:21:15 AM

Well it's up to you but i would suggest you ask your friend for some proof otherwise no disrespect intended but your buddy is making blanket statements lol
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:21:49 AM

wattson1996 said:
I can't do the processor upgrade/system cooler. More money than I have available, shitty summer job.

I did change to that Samsung hd to save $10 bucks. Thanks!

I do like Nvidia and would prefer to have PhysX for BL2 and other optimized games.

But a friend told me 2GB will be a bigger deal soon and more noticeable than it is now.
Damn I am tempted to switch now.


I agree with your friend about 2GB of VRAM. It may be irrelevant now, but I would personally like to have 2GB of VRAM AT LEAST on any card I purchase today.

Here's an edited parts list to meet your budget of $1000.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLbid 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.19 @ Amazon)
Total: $1002.95
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 21:21 EDT-0400)

It's $2 over budget but take out the monitor and swap it out for something you chose to be $8 under budget! :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:28:33 AM

I would somewhat agree with you, bigcyco.

Most games nowadays seem to be using around 2GB of VRAM easily (BF3 is one of them). But you could definitely get by with just 1GB.

Who knows how much VRAM games in the future would use.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:37:06 AM

You could also save yourself roughly five or six bucks if you went with this ram it's very reliable just as good just doesn't look as cool as G.Skill or Corsair :lol:  imo anyway it doesn't look as cool.If your willing to pay the extra for the looks then forget i mentioned it RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:38:27 AM

^ :lol:  good point.

I'm an OCD freak that likes to go for looks over saving a couple $$$ :na: 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:46:40 AM

mocchan said:
^ :lol:  good point.

I'm an OCD freak that likes to go for looks over saving a couple $$$ :na: 
:lol:  Hey nothing wrong with that to each their own. ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 1:47:55 AM

bigcyco1 said:
:lol:  Hey nothing wrong with that to each their own. ;) 

Very true! :na:  :D  :lol: 
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August 29, 2012 2:48:25 AM

Best answer selected by wattson1996.
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