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September 30, 2012 3:15:41 AM

I dont want to go oer 850. This is what I got so far. With rebates i comes to about 900


MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC - Graphics card - Radeon HD 7850 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI Express 3.0 x16 - DVI, HDMI, 2 x Mini DisplayPort
MSI Z77A-G45 Intel 7 Series Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2400 Processor
Vengeance 8GB DDR3 RAM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home 64 bitPremium
500GB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt
Cooler Master HAF 912 Towever Mid Case

THis is my first build. I will be playing games like DayZ, WarZ, Batlefield 3, and Minecraft...possible. Xbox just does not do it anymore.

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September 30, 2012 3:21:55 AM

Looks good to me. Just make sure to get Windows if you don't already have it.

Also, if you don't plan to SLI or Crossfire, get a different motherboard. You can get a H67 or H77 chipset and the 2400 will run fine. The Z77 is pointless with the 2400 as you can't overclock.
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September 30, 2012 2:51:16 PM

I appreciate that you probably don't want to spend an extra $25, but with that motherboard, an i5-3570K would be soooo much better than that 2400, it really is worth the extra. It would also give you scope, to overclock, in the future, and you could use 1600 MHz RAM.
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September 30, 2012 3:32:07 PM

I'm having fun with Partpicker at moment, but,

CPU: Intel core i5-3570K @ $214.99 from Newegg
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX @ $94.99 from Amazon
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 MHz Cas9 LP DDR3 @ $41.99 from Newegg
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm @ $54.99 from Microcentre
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr HD7850 @ $212.55 from Newegg
Case: CoolerMaster HAF912 Mid Tower ATX @ $49.49 from Superbiiz
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKlll 600w @ $69.33 from NCIX US
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit @ $90.83 from Amazon

I've even squeezed in a decent power supply. Even with i5-3570K, that only comes to $829, and you can probably get even cheaper, with a bit of shopping around. You would obviously need to add an aftermarket cooler, when you wanted to overclock CPU.
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September 30, 2012 7:57:39 PM

malbluff said:
I appreciate that you probably don't want to spend an extra $25, but with that motherboard, an i5-3570K would be soooo much better than that 2400, it really is worth the extra. It would also give you scope, to overclock, in the future, and you could use 1600 MHz RAM.


So I have decided to spend a little more and get the Frzr 7870. do you still recommend that mobo?
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September 30, 2012 8:00:18 PM

malbluff said:
I'm having fun with Partpicker at moment, but,

CPU: Intel core i5-3570K @ $214.99 from Newegg
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX @ $94.99 from Amazon
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 MHz Cas9 LP DDR3 @ $41.99 from Newegg
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm @ $54.99 from Microcentre
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr HD7850 @ $212.55 from Newegg
Case: CoolerMaster HAF912 Mid Tower ATX @ $49.49 from Superbiiz
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKlll 600w @ $69.33 from NCIX US
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit @ $90.83 from Amazon

I've even squeezed in a decent power supply. Even with i5-3570K, that only comes to $829, and you can probably get even cheaper, with a bit of shopping around. You would obviously need to add an aftermarket cooler, when you wanted to overclock CPU.


i have never heard of this site. THANKS ALOT!!!
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September 30, 2012 8:17:57 PM

In fact, thinking about it, you could even use a decent GTX 660, which is better overall, and substantially better in games like BF3, Shogun, Portal, for about $15 more. They were giving away Borderlands 2 with some of them, not sure if they still are.
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September 30, 2012 9:10:50 PM

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September 30, 2012 9:13:01 PM

malbluff said:
In fact, thinking about it, you could even use a decent GTX 660, which is better overall, and substantially better in games like BF3, Shogun, Portal, for about $15 more. They were giving away Borderlands 2 with some of them, not sure if they still are.


Again that was alot of help. I looked up the 660 and found alot of reviews. one from today if you or anyone is interested. I think I will go with this card and got the build down to 819 before the rebates. Need to change the tower though. USB will not fit. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-geforce-g...
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