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September 9, 2012 11:16:39 PM

Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I'm ready to replace my 'old' intel i7 2600k store bought PC. It's was good to me, but I want something more.

The only game I play right now is World of Tanks. Any other games I do play are normally racing games.


Here's the details:

Approximate Purchase Date: right now

Budget Range: none really, would like to keep it around $1,300.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internets

Are you buying a monitor: No



Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect (seems you guys like newegg, and i've used both, but TD has treated me well)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Here is what I have in my cart ready to go:

I69-3770K ::Intel Core i7-3770k $319.00
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO $209.00
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ultra U12-40656 Carbon X7 Multi-Socket CPU Cooler $56.88
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Kingston HyperX KHX24C11K4/16X 16GB Desktop Memory Module Kit - DDR3, 2400MHz, 4x4GB, CL11, XMP Ready $172.00
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

MSI R7950 Twin Frozr Radeon HD 7950 $314.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply $64.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thermaltake VN400A1W2N Commander Mid Tower Case $49.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Win7 64bit $99.99

Total: $1,304.81

I already have an OCZ 128gb Sata 3 SSD that I'm currently using and a DVD burner. I don't care about how the case looks. As long as it holds all of the parts and keeps everything as cool as possible, I'm happy.

So, there it is. Feel free to pick it apart ;) 
September 9, 2012 11:33:18 PM

go into the old rig and take out the i7 2600k. there is nearly no performance increase going to a 3770k. make sure that the CPU is a K model. if it isnt, go sell it on ebay and get a k chip since you cant overclock non-k chips. but either way it has tons of performance

and the fact that world of tanks isnt demanding questions me why you would want to upgrade at all


anyways
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h1io
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September 9, 2012 11:54:22 PM

The old rig is a Dell XPS 8300. I'm giving it to my parents to replace their eMachine ::cringes:: my blood pressure raises every time I go to their house to work on it.

WoT is the only game I play now... but there's some games coming out that I might pick up.

I'm checking out your link now ;)  thanks
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September 10, 2012 12:06:39 AM

Forgot to mention: MoBo needs wifi
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September 10, 2012 1:10:03 AM

I don't want to build for what I do now. I'd like to have the option to OC/crossfire in the future if I want to. Having options is worth it to me.

Thanks for the replies!
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September 10, 2012 1:19:55 AM

I like that mobo! But why that psu? What makes it worth $100 more than the one I had?
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September 10, 2012 10:45:27 AM

because it is more efficient, made by pretty much the best psu brand out there (superflower is another good one), and is fully modular.
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September 16, 2012 11:58:12 PM

Here is what I ended up with and the machine I'm currently using to post this :) 

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz LGA1155 CPU
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

ASUS P8Z77-V Z77 MB ATX 2400 (O.C) SLI
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

Patriot 8GB Divison 2 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (2x4GB)
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

Cooler Master Hyper N520 Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC 2 GB GDDR5
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

Diablotek Epic CPA-3570 Mid Tower Computer Case
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

Lite ON 24X DVDRW SATA OEM
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

ULTRA LSP750 750W ATX POWER SUPPLY
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/it...

Dropped the price by about $200 from my original parts.

Reused my OCZ Agility 3 120gb Sata III SSD

Everything worked out of the box.
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