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September 27, 2012 4:30:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $800.00 After Rebates After Tech support build, i am not building this myself.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (surfing the internet, multiple browsers open with multiple tabs open at a time, watching movies and video, no editing)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: ( CPU, Mother Board, RAM, SSD, Video Card, Case...Reusing Power Supply Supply Corsair VX 550W )

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (http://www.microcenter.com/ (Their store is local to me) http://www.newegg.com/ http://www.fractal-design.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country Westbury Long Island, New York, United States

Parts Preferences: First let me start off by saying everything will be build around my Processor everything else can be changed.

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board: .ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ 3 Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model
CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 No upgrade on Monitor
Additional Comments: My Case i want adequate cooling, no window, Black preferred but not absolute. Some software i use, Anitvirus Software E-set, Malwarebytes, Music Software i.e. Nero, Real networks, iTunes, UTorrent, Browsers IE, Firefox, Safari, PC Maintenance JV16 PowerTools etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My present machine is antiquated!

PLEASE HELP ME GET THIS UNDER $800.00 THANKS!

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September 27, 2012 4:59:48 AM

The motherboard link you gave redirects to a mATX. Anyway, I changed that to an ASRock z75 Pro3.
The video card link doesn't go anywhere. The 7770 should perform better at a bit cheaper price.
I gave a cheaper, more efficient casing.
Found a cheaper 16gb RAM that's still good quality.
Great SSD choice.
You forgot a PSU. Added one for you.

And here it is,
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iFIJ
$671.91 after rebates.
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September 27, 2012 6:08:56 AM

Skip the 3570K on that budget and go for a 3450. 16GB of RAM isn't needed either.

For that budget I'd go for something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($195.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $735.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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September 27, 2012 8:27:28 PM

excella1221 said:
The motherboard link you gave redirects to a mATX. Anyway, I changed that to an

ASRock z75 Pro3.
The video card link doesn't go anywhere. The 7770 should perform better at a bit cheaper price.
I gave a cheaper, more efficient casing.
Found a cheaper 16gb RAM that's still good quality.
Great SSD choice.
You forgot a PSU. Added one for you.

And here it is,
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iFIJ
$671.91 after rebates.

Excella in the "Parts to upgrade" i mentioned i would be reusing my Corsair VX 550W I fixed the video link please
take a look, if you still like yours better, please indicate this. So now we can subtract your Rosewill Green PSU and
the price is looking even better. Let me know what you think about the graphics card.
g-unit1111 said:
Skip the 3570K on that budget and go for a 3450. 16GB of RAM isn't needed either.

For that budget I'd go for something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($195.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $735.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

G-Unit I really want my Intel Core i5-3570K. I didn't mention storage because I have a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black already, I only mentioned the SSD in this thread cause that's all I need. I don't need a Power Supply, please see "Parts to Upgrade" section, and I don't need an optical drive. Now if your choice was a reasonably priced BluRay Burner I would definitely consider it. Can we now edit the part picker results? Thanks so much for responding!
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September 27, 2012 9:41:00 PM

Chala said:
Which Graphics Card is better??


They're pretty even. See this comparison

I'd go with the 7770 since it's newer tech.
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September 27, 2012 10:02:39 PM

lighter17 said:
They're pretty even. See this comparison

I'd go with the 7770 since it's newer tech.

Thanks buddie!
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September 27, 2012 10:38:16 PM

lighter17 said:
Looks good. Only thing I would question is that Blu Ray burner (which is OOS at the moment FYI).

Cheaper options:

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM $75

ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-Ray Writer 12X BD-R 16X DVD+R SATA Black Retail $64 after $20 rebate

Speaking of cheap i found this , what do you think?

Pioneer BDR207DBK 12x Internal Blu-ray Burner - Bare Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399290/Pioneer_BDR20... $59.99
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September 27, 2012 11:01:40 PM

It should work. It looks like shipping will be extra unless you have a Microcenter nearby. The LG I linked to above does appear to be slightly faster and it has a couple of extra features that you'll probably never use (Plays 3D discs and DVD-RAM).
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September 28, 2012 12:31:14 AM

Oh. Apologies for missing your post regarding the PSU.
I agree the Blu-ray you picked isn't worth the money. One of the ones suggested above would be a wiser choice.
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September 28, 2012 2:06:43 AM

Ok thanks guys, i decided to go with Micro Center so i can just walk in purchase my hardware immediately. All of the following hardware is in stock, please chime in with what you think. If you want to chime in any changes please use the Micro Center site. I tried to do my new build on http://pcpartpicker.com with all Microcenter hardware but it would not display a price, can anyone show me how to do it, as i am new to http://pcpartpicker.com. Anyway here is the final build that i requested.


1. CPU 1. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel

HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K... $189.99 SKU: 425470

2. Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387627/Z77_Pro3_1155... $94.99 SKU: 391631

3. Memory: Crucial 16GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit Two 8GB Memory Modules)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/374226/16GB_DDR3-133... $94.99 SKU: 071548

4. Storage: OCZ Technology Vertex 3 SSD Series 90GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399499/Vertex_3_SSD_... $59.99 SKU:922476

5. Video Card: Sapphire Technology 11201-00-20G AMD Radeon HD 7770 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.microcenter.com/product/385358/11201-00-20G_... $144.99 SKU: 296004

6. Case: MSI Interceptor Series Barricade ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.microcenter.com/product/396522/Interceptor_S...

$69.99 SKU: 761841

7. Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR207DBK 12x Internal Blu-ray Burner - Bare Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399290/Pioneer_BDR20...

$59.99 SKU: 924340

Before Rebates:

Sub Total: $714.93
Tax: $61.66
Total: $776.59
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September 28, 2012 2:18:33 AM

The RAM you chose is $30 more than the one I suggested, and it's only 1333MHz.
The Vertex 3 SSD isn't very good. Please reconsider the Vertex 4 I listed.
There are better cases out there in the $50-60 range(i.e Rosewill Challenger and CM HAF 912, respectively) that's alot better than your $70 MSI.
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September 28, 2012 2:27:15 AM

excella1221 said:
The RAM you chose is $30 more than the one I suggested, and it's only 1333MHz.
The Vertex 3 SSD isn't very good. Please reconsider the Vertex 4 I listed.
There are better cases out there in the $50-60 range(i.e Rosewill Challenger and CM HAF 912, respectively) that's alot better than your $70 MSI.

Can you find something on the microcenter.com site please? Cause i need to walk in that store for my hardware, thanks.

Here is the page for cases please help? http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N...
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September 28, 2012 4:31:11 AM

excella1221 said:
Here is the CM HAF912:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/343331/HAF912_Mid_To...

If you want something different for any reason such as aesthetics, features, etc, or a different price, feel free to say so.

My priority is cooling, this unit has impressive bays and options but only one fan, the one i picked has three, i really don't want to be installing fans.
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September 28, 2012 5:07:12 AM

It has two: 1 rear, 1 front.
An extra 3rd fan doesn't necessarily mean better airflow.
But okay, give me a few hours I'll look into other options when I get home.
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September 28, 2012 5:30:10 AM

excella1221 said:
It has two: 1 rear, 1 front.
An extra 3rd fan doesn't necessarily mean better airflow.
But okay, give me a few hours I'll look into other options when I get home.

Take your time man, i appreciate all your help, but i only see one fan and i read all the specs "Case Fans Intake 1) Front 120mm Fan"

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September 28, 2012 6:37:58 AM

lighter17 said:
This case comes with 2 fans and also has front USB 3.0 ports:

Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case $57.99

I am going to go with the first one you suggested Cooler Master HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case I read the reviews this time, it has two 120mm fans I am ok with that. Can you find me a SSD a little less the Vertex 4, and better RAM??

I am retiring for the night, but will read your replies in the morning, thanks again man!
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September 28, 2012 8:32:35 AM

I dont know why you want a 3570K and Z77 if you arent even OCing. Waste of money if you ask me, can be put to a more powerful video card. I know you arent gaming, but a 7850 will play anything on your resolution.

Same with 16Gbs of RAM.
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September 28, 2012 7:58:13 PM

Chala said:
I am going to go with the first one you suggested Cooler Master HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case I read the reviews this time, it has two 120mm fans I am ok with that. Can you find me a SSD a little less the Vertex 4, and better RAM??

I am retiring for the night, but will read your replies in the morning, thanks again man!

Yeah... lighter17 and I are different people. :p 

Anyway, I find it slightly amusing how microcenter doesn't have any G.Skill products. Also, their RAM is a bit more expensive than Newegg.
This is probably as good as it gets, if you don't mind shelling out $5 more.
Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8gb)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb (2x8gb)

I would just order from Newegg though. :p 

This Sandisk is $20 cheaper.
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September 28, 2012 9:39:09 PM

Nw333 said:
I dont know why you want a 3570K and Z77 if you arent even OCing. Waste of money if you ask me, can be put to a more powerful video card. I know you arent gaming, but a 7850 will play anything on your resolution.

Same with 16Gbs of RAM.

Yeah NW thanks but i really want the 3570K but thanks for your imput
excella1221 said:
Yeah... lighter17 and I are different people. :p 

Anyway, I find it slightly amusing how microcenter doesn't have any G.Skill products. Also, their RAM is a bit more expensive than Newegg.
This is probably as good as it gets, if you don't mind shelling out $5 more.
Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8gb)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb (2x8gb)

I would just order from Newegg though. :p 

This Sandisk is $20 cheaper.

My apologies Excella for confusing you. I am going to go with the Corsair Vengeance, why do you like the Sandisk over the Vertex 3 cause of the storage space?
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September 29, 2012 12:50:36 AM

Just get the normal 3570 without the K then. You could spend/save more money.
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September 29, 2012 12:53:22 AM

Nw333 said:
Just get the normal 3570 without the K then. You could spend/save more money.


If you're getting the 3570, get the unlocked version or not at all. If you're not going to overclock get the 3470. There's no noticeable difference between 3.2 and 3.4GHz on a locked CPU.

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G-Unit I really want my Intel Core i5-3570K. I didn't mention storage because I have a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black already, I only mentioned the SSD in this thread cause that's all I need. I don't need a Power Supply, please see "Parts to Upgrade" section, and I don't need an optical drive. Now if your choice was a reasonably priced BluRay Burner I would definitely consider it. Can we now edit the part picker results? Thanks so much for responding!


Oh I didn't see you already had a HD. That cuts down on the cost significantly then. Then you have room to get the 3570K and a low cost Z77 motherboard like the Asrock Pro 4 and then go for a Radeon 7870. That will be a good combo. You can always add a BD-R burner later after you get your system, it's really easy to do so.
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September 29, 2012 12:56:16 AM

g-unit1111 said:
If you're getting the 3570, get the unlocked version or not at all. If you're not going to overclock get the 3470. There's no noticeable difference between 3.2 and 3.4GHz on a locked CPU.


Theres no use in using an unlocked one. OP already mentioned he wasnt going to OC. Although, I do agree, but I guess the OP wants as much speed as he can get lol.
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September 29, 2012 1:04:56 AM

Nw333 said:
Theres no use in using an unlocked one. OP already mentioned he wasnt going to OC. Although, I do agree, but I guess the OP wants as much speed as he can get lol.

Correct, i want as fast as i can get without overclocking. I have made a decision on all my hardware except the SSD, Excella likes the vertex three that i selected above, he likes the Sandisk, i am trying to find out why?
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September 29, 2012 1:07:41 AM

Is there a reason to get a video card if you're not gaming. I think the Intel HD 4000 will do the work, won't it?
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September 29, 2012 1:10:52 AM

Nw333 said:
Theres no use in using an unlocked one. OP already mentioned he wasnt going to OC. Although, I do agree, but I guess the OP wants as much speed as he can get lol.


Again the speed differences between 3.2 and 3.4GHz are so moot that it isn't worth spending the extra money. Here's a benchmark that shows what I am talking about: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/499/Intel_Core_i5_i5-3...

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Is there a reason to get a video card if you're not gaming. I think the Intel HD 4000 will do the work, won't it?


The HD 4000 is mainly for diagnostic purposes, you can try to run off the CPU but you'll put a huge strain on most of your system. It's better to have a dedicated GPU in that regard.
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September 29, 2012 1:12:24 AM

Vertex 3? Get the Vertex 4. Sandisk is quite a nice brand for SSDs, same goes for; Crucial, Mushkin, Samsung. You might want to check which ones will fit in your budget.
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September 29, 2012 1:32:12 AM

loresr97 said:
Is there a reason to get a video card if you're not gaming. I think the Intel HD 4000 will do the work, won't it?

Good point, but i may want to start one day.
Nw333 said:
Vertex 3? Get the Vertex 4. Sandisk is quite a nice brand for SSDs, same goes for; Crucial, Mushkin, Samsung. You might want to check which ones will fit in your budget.

The vertex 4 is not within my budget, the vertex 3 is Excella implies the sandisk is better then the vertex 3
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September 29, 2012 1:38:25 AM

Chala said:
Good point, but i may want to start one day.


Also, isn't 16gb RAM alot? I would go 8gb ram and use the money for a better case, or get an aftermarket CPU cooler. Remember aftermarket CPU coolers can have problems with the heatspreaders of RAM so I would get Low Profile RAM such as the G.Skill Ares, and maybe the Cooler Master Hyper 212 if you plan overclocking.
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September 29, 2012 1:42:45 AM

loresr97 said:
Also, isn't 16gb RAM alot? I would go 8gb ram and use the money for a better case, or get an aftermarket CPU cooler. Remember aftermarket CPU coolers can have problems with the heatspreaders of RAM so I would get Low Profile RAM such as the G.Skill Ares, and maybe the Cooler Master Hyper 212 if you plan overclocking.

I can only get whats at microcenter.com cause i am walking in, you can never have enough ram, i will take my chances, i just need a SSD and i am good
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September 29, 2012 3:48:49 AM

Chala said:
Excella likes the vertex three that i selected above, he likes the Sandisk, i am trying to find out why?

I didn't say I like the Vertex 3. Not saying I dislike it either though. It's a good SSD.
Also, it's she* :p 

The Vertex 3 90gb you chose is $59.99, the 120gb is $109.99.
The SanDisk 128gb is $79.99, they are all close in terms of performance.
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September 29, 2012 5:45:15 AM

I would go Sandisk on this one. Most OCZ SSDs have quite high failure rates due to firmware updates and all that. (except the Vertex 4)
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September 29, 2012 6:07:02 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K - $189.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme4 - $124.99 @ Microcenter
Memory: Corsair XMS3 2x4GB -$52.99 @ Microcenter; $32.99 after rebate
Video Card: AMD or NVIDA?
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 - $46.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247 - $54.99 @ Newegg
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September 29, 2012 7:04:27 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Again the speed differences between 3.2 and 3.4GHz are so moot that it isn't worth spending the extra money. Here's a benchmark that shows what I am talking about: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/499/Intel_Core_i5_i5-3...
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OP said he wants to get it as fast as he can without OCing, but meh. If he really wants it, its his money.
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September 29, 2012 8:15:27 AM

Nw333 said:
I would go Sandisk on this one. Most OCZ SSDs have quite high failure rates due to firmware updates and all that. (except the Vertex 4)

Sounds good NW
Adsuki said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K - $189.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme4 - $124.99 @ Microcenter
Memory: Corsair XMS3 2x4GB -$52.99 @ Microcenter; $32.99 after rebate
Video Card: AMD or NVIDA?
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 - $46.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247 - $54.99 @ Newegg

I am only using microcenter
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September 29, 2012 8:40:25 AM

Ok folks thanks very much to all who participated here is the final tally


1. CPU 1. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel
HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K... $189.99 SKU: 425470

2. Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387627/Z77_Pro3_1155... $94.99 SKU: 391631

3. Corsair Vengeance Series 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) CL10 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit Two 8GB Memory Modules)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/383618/Vengeance_Ser... hannel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_%28Two_8GB_Memory_Modules%29 $99.99 SKU: 297325

4. Storage: SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive SSD)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391067/SDSSDP-128G-G... e_%28SSD%29 $79.99 SKU: 618918

5. Video Card: Sapphire Technology 11201-00-20G AMD Radeon HD 7770 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.microcenter.com/product/385358/11201-00-20G_... deo_Card $144.99 SKU: 296004

6. Case: MSI Interceptor Series Barricade ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.microcenter.com/product/396522/Interceptor_S... $69.99 SKU: 761841

7. Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR207DBK 12x Internal Blu-ray Burner - Bare Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399290/Pioneer_BDR20... $59.99 SKU: 924340

Sub Total: $739.93
Tax: $63.82
Total: $803.75
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September 29, 2012 9:00:26 AM

Thought you were going for the HAF 912. You wouldn't have went over budget. :p 
In any case, everything looks great. Happy building!
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September 29, 2012 9:11:19 AM

Your right, i forgot!

1. CPU 1. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel
HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K... $189.99 SKU: 425470

2. Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387627/Z77_Pro3_1155... $94.99 SKU: 391631

3. Corsair Vengeance Series 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) CL10 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit Two 8GB Memory Modules)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/383618/Vengeance_Ser... hannel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_%28Two_8GB_Memory_Modules%29 $99.99 SKU: 297325

4. Storage: SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive SSD)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391067/SDSSDP-128G-G... e_%28SSD%29 $79.99 SKU: 618918

5. Video Card: Sapphire Technology 11201-00-20G AMD Radeon HD 7770 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.microcenter.com/product/385358/11201-00-20G_... deo_Card $144.99 SKU: 296004

6. Case: Cooler Master HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
http://www.microcenter.com/product/343331/HAF912_Mid_To... $59.99 SKU: 889980

7. Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR207DBK 12x Internal Blu-ray Burner - Bare Drive
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399290/Pioneer_BDR20... $59.99 SKU: 924340

Sub Total: $728.94
Tax: $62.87
Total: $791.81
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September 29, 2012 9:43:41 AM

Sorry if I missed an earlier post that explained this, but...
*Why do you need a 60 dollar optical drive? You can save 40 getting a cheaper one.
*From what you said, it doesn't seem like you need 16gb of RAM.

Besides that, I think it looks good!
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September 29, 2012 11:13:09 AM

^It's a Blue-ray burner. The one he got is as cheap as those can get.
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September 29, 2012 7:39:36 PM

Best answer selected by Chala.
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