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September 14, 2012 2:43:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next Month

Budget Range: $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: I am buying one but it is not included in the cost.



Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel or AMD Doesnt matter

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additional Comments: Going to use it for gaming. I know it all adds up to $750 I'm fine with that.

Here is my list so far, please help me improve it.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 14, 2012 3:36:52 AM

Looks good for your price point. The motherboard gives room for future upgrades and you saved some cash going for a few previous-gen goodies while still keeping it capable. Good luck on the build!
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September 14, 2012 2:02:28 PM

If it were me, I'd go for Ivybridge i5-3450 processor. Faster RAM support, slightly better performance, more up to date, lower power consumption, no downsides (as you are not overclocking). Not HUGE gains, but for an extra $5, or so, got to be worth it. You could then use 1600 MHz RAM. RE Excella's comments, certainly agree HD7850 worth it for overall performance.
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September 14, 2012 2:34:52 PM

Hello buddy, buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.34 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $750.12

and read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
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September 14, 2012 2:41:15 PM

idroid said:
Hello buddy, buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.34 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $750.12

and read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

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October 30, 2012 9:46:46 PM

Best answer selected by knickrehm.
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