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September 23, 2012 4:55:05 AM

Budget - $1000-1100

Use - basic internet searching, downloading, listening to music, burning cd/dvd's and gaming such as sim's 3 and some MMO's like Final Fantasy XIV and 2.0 when it comes out and guild war's 2.

Have monitor already Max res. only 1440 x 900 some old dell monitor she's had for years.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($166.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: HP 1270i DVD/CD Writer ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1034.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-23 00:49 EDT-0400)


Any idea's or thoughts on improving please let me know thanks.

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September 23, 2012 4:57:28 AM

Id reccomend getting a AMD 7850 as the 560 is becoming out of date, but for casual gaming for your wife I honestly don't think you will need to spend 1k on a build unless she is a serious gamer.
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September 23, 2012 5:13:37 AM

does your wife really that big haf x case
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September 23, 2012 5:29:30 AM

No not really I just have another PC with that case so i just tossed it on there real quick It will be changed to something different.
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September 23, 2012 5:33:04 AM

get a monitor!
if she is not going to overclock than a B75 board is just dandy. a 550 watt PSU will be enough for any graphics card set up out there. i was tempted in squeezing an SSD in the build but getting a monitor eat that up . . . so here is/are my suggestion(s)
a little over budget with upfront costs:
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($190.39 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($177.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $1032.52
Mail-in Rebates: $-50.00
Total: $982.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-23 01:29 EDT-0400)
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September 23, 2012 7:42:20 AM

Add a hard drive to this build.


http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-... $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $336.98 save: $13.00
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E... $32.08 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-GH24NS90B-Super-In... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
LG Electronics GH24NS90B 24 X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - Bulk without Software - Black

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-... $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N660OC-2GD

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.35 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $892.33 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
Hanns-G HL229DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 Active Contrast 30,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme3/ <----- another look at that board


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