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September 2, 2012 2:10:05 AM

So I'm build a computer for a friend, this is what i have so far, but I think I could do better. What do you think?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $209.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $28.98
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 $84.99
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $38.99
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6850 1GB $159.98
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower $95.99
Power Supply: NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $95.98
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $89.98




Approximate Purchase Date: september 10

Budget Range: 1k max After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, recording gameplay, web, videos.

Are you buying a monitor: Not yet

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Springdale, AR

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Gettinga 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not to fancy, quite, and it will mostly be used for gaming

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Building this for a friend

More about : building computer

September 2, 2012 3:16:49 AM

Here ya go...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $993.24
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 23:15 EDT-0400)

If you can afford to upgrade to ivy bridge components, go for it. If not, this is still a solid build. It'll run any game you throw at it on max settings.

If you don't plan on doing SLI or Crossfire in the future, there's no need for a 750w PSU. A good 600-650w will do just fine. You'll also want RAM with low heatspreaders. You may run into clearance issues with the RAM and the heatsink fan. You will not have to worry about that with the RAM I recommended.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. Hope this helps; good luck!
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September 2, 2012 9:15:06 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $60.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Plat... $59.85 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-CrossFireX-Motherb... $76.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte LGA 1155 DDR3 1600 Intel B75 CrossFireX PCIe 3G Dual UEFI BIOS and 4 PCI Slots ATX Motherboard GA-P75-D3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $207.98 save: $10.00
Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $40.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $77.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99 - $199.99 after $10.00 rebate
SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.68 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $823.71 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $136.40 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS228HP/ <----- another look at that monitor
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