First Time Gaming/HTPC Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Nov/Dec 2012

Budget Range: Hoping for less than $1,000 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording Over-the-air programs, watching blu ray movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All new complete/total build.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or wherever the best deal is.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Southwest, Florida - US

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe - if it is a fairly straightforward process

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - if needed

Your Monitor Resolution: 720p HDTV

Additional Comments: This will be in a living room. I would like to keep it as quite as possible.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I would like to have one box for all my needs. I would like to be able to play games like Fallout, the newer Batman games, GTA IV or V on very high res settings along with using retro emulators for NES and the like.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected - none.
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  1. Here ya go...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    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)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $984.90
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 22:28 EDT-0400)

    This should handle all your needs no problem. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
  2. Nice build deusares.
  3. Weird, am I seeing things or is the second post posted at an earlier time? :o
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