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September 15, 2012 3:29:41 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Looking to have most of the parts by the end of this month. The GPU will be one of the last things to be bought

Budget Range: $1050-$1100 Max without the monitor. Looking to spend between $150-$200 for a monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, and web browsing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes at a later date. Will take any suggestions or recommendations

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No
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, ncix, amazon, tigerdirect. I also have microcenter about 40 minutes away from me

Location: South Jersey

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu. Everything else I’m open to

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I have a Samsung tv right now. The model is ln26a450c1d. Screen resolution is 1366 x 768. I’m looking to get either a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 depending on the price.

Additional Comments: Right now I’m just trying to get the basic components to get up and running. My laptop is on its last leg and can easily die at any time. I will be purchasing the GPU sometime in October. So I’ll live off of the integrated graphics for the time being. My budget is the total for the build after everything is bought.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I’m coming from a laptop that was bought over 5 years ago. It’s time to upgrade. Looking to play games such as GW3, BF3, and COD when it comes out on a high resolution.

The only things I have right now are a keyboard and case. The case I have is the rosewill gear x3 and keyboard is the Logitech g110.

What I’m looking to get right now are:

Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor-$189.99 at MC

GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard-$99.99 at MC if bought paired with the CPU

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB -$42.99 at newegg

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB -$84.99 at newegg

Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX 12V Single Rail 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS Bronze -$74.99 at ncix

MSI GeForce GTX 670 OC PE 1079MHZ 2GB -$399.99 at ncix

Total right now is $892.94 without an SSD. I’m not sure what to get here so I’m taking any suggestions.




September 15, 2012 7:00:55 AM

For monitor, I recommend 23" 1080p. That will give you the best balance in pixel density.
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September 16, 2012 1:42:55 PM

are there any specific brands and models you would recommend?
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