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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $1000 before mail in, after shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web, MS office

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Albuquerque, NM

Parts Preferences: Intel, no real preference between AMD and Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes, a bit

SLI or Crossfire: probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: Prefer non-flashy cases. Only game I'm playing at the moment is Diablo 3, but would like to be able to play new stuff as it comes out without worrying about specs/settings.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old system is a 3 year old Cyberpower that I will probably move to the living room and use as a secondary PC, hooked up to the tv.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iJa6

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 -$15.00 FREE $214.99 @ Newegg

CPU Cooler Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 FREE $19.99 @ Newegg

Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $134.99 FREE $134.99 @ Amazon

Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $55.99 FREE $55.99 @ Newegg

Storage Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $84.99 FREE $84.99 @ Newegg

Video Card HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $219.99 -$20.00 FREE $199.99 @ Newegg

Case Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 FREE $89.99 @ Amazon

Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 FREE $49.99 @ Newegg

Optical Drive LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 FREE $17.99 @ Amazon

$868 total at the moment.
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    Looks solid, however, I would get an msi 7870 over the HIS. I would also get a vertex 4, samsung 830, or corsair(any corsair, they are all good). Other than that it looks good.
  2. Thanks Zared. The HIS 7870 was chosen mainly because it was on sale, but I do like MSI, so will have to give it some consideration. Similiar situation with the SSD, most of the brands seemed pretty close so I chose based on price. I will swap it out for one of your recommended brands!
  3. stormweaver1983 said:
    Thanks Zared. The HIS 7870 was chosen mainly because it was on sale, but I do like MSI, so will have to give it some consideration. Similiar situation with the SSD, most of the brands seemed pretty close so I chose based on price. I will swap it out for one of your recommended brands!

    No problem :D
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