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September 30, 2012 7:00:26 PM

Hey guys, can someone check this out and make sure I have a good list and everything is compatible?

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 700 - 800, with my current list I'm basically capped out at what I want to spend

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programing, web surfing, gaming.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, getting Windows 7

Parts Preferences: Pretty set on my cpu and mobo, open to suggestions otherwise.

Overclocking: Nope. Chose the 'k' cause, why not, I will have the ability to do it in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I would like to have 2 1600x1200 monitors at least. (EDIT: For multitasking, not gaming)

Additional Comments: I program a lot so the ability to multitask well is SUPER important to me.

Why Are You Upgrading: Decided I wanted to build a computer awhile ago and finally am getting around to it :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.66 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $769.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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September 30, 2012 7:04:12 PM

That all looks fine. Happy building.
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September 30, 2012 7:55:06 PM

Seagate has had many failures recently. Get a WD/Spinpoint.

Also, do not get your mobo from Amazon! Get it from Microcenter. They'll give you $50 off the mobo when you bundle it with the i5.

Also, at that res., get a beefier GPU. A 7850 can be found for $180, and it's a beast of a card.
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September 30, 2012 8:44:38 PM

I took it you wanted two monitors, for multi-tasking, rather than split screen gaming. If so, you only need to consider res as 1600x1200 for gaming. Two screens, for GAMING, is useless. Your eye-line is between monitors. Get a beefier GPU, by all means, but not on basis of 3200x1200.
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September 30, 2012 9:06:35 PM

obsama1 said:
Seagate has had many failures recently. Get a WD/Spinpoint.

Also, do not get your mobo from Amazon! Get it from Microcenter. They'll give you $50 off the mobo when you bundle it with the i5.

Also, at that res., get a beefier GPU. A 7850 can be found for $180, and it's a beast of a card.


Unfortunately no Microcenter nearby :(  thanks for the tip anyway. As for the GPU see below.
Edit: Okay, I'll use this:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...
instead.

malbluff said:
I took it you wanted two monitors, for multi-tasking, rather than split screen gaming. If so, you only need to consider res as 1600x1200 for gaming. Two screens, for GAMING, is useless. Your eye-line is between monitors. Get a beefier GPU, by all means, but not on basis of 3200x1200.

Okay I edited my post. I only wanted the two monitors for regular multitasking, not gaming. Just to clarify, in my case is my current card okay?
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September 30, 2012 10:14:52 PM

I would get a CPU cooler if you plan on overclocking, there are Optical Drives for half the price of that one.
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September 30, 2012 10:18:59 PM

loresr97 said:
I would get a CPU cooler if you plan on overclocking, there are Optical Drives for half the price of that one.


Nah I don't plan on overclocking. I chose the k version just in case I change my stance on the matter later on in the future.
And thanks, looked further into optical drives and picked one much cheaper.
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September 30, 2012 11:00:14 PM

At your resolution, most games will be playable on "high" settings, although Ultra in demanding games are probably beyond it.
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September 30, 2012 11:14:07 PM

Okay thats cool. I'm really not a huge gamer anyway I'm not really too worried about graphics.
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