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October 3, 2012 6:47:22 AM

I did a whole list of specs for my 1k gaming rig, then guess what. Lost ALLLLLL the info on my computer, couldn't find anything, had to start over. It wasn't that hard, but I made some changes to my original list. so I wanted to make sure everything works well together and is good for the money.
I intend to use this system for gaming, internet, and that's about it. this doesn't include the mouse/keyboard/monitor. Thanks to Adsuki for helping me with my last post. ugh. so much hassle.

parts list : http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Thanks so much! -Booneford

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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 6:54:14 AM

Even though I feel as if you are buying the power supply to match the case, I wouldn't recommend InWin. It is 80 Plus Bronze though, so it might be half decent.

Other than that it looks fine. You might want a CPU cooler if you plan to overclock.
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October 3, 2012 6:56:33 AM

I don't plan on overclocking, and I chose the PSU because neweggtv (youtube.com/newegg) did a review on it, and it's eco friendly, and just enough wattage to have plenty left over. thanks for your input!
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:00:02 AM

Everything looks great. Though +1 to Deemo13.
80 Plus Bronze or any certification only means power efficiency, not PSU's reliability and longetivity.

You might also want to get a retail Win7 so you won't have to buy a new one everytime you upgrade motherboards or you need to RMA one.

Also, if you don't have any plans on overclocking at all, then money is wasted on a 'K'-version CPU, and a z77 mobo.
You can get either i5-3450 or 3550, then H77 Pro4/MVP.
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October 3, 2012 7:05:45 AM

Hmmm... I think I'll keep the k version, just in case. and my overall price actually went UP with that PSU, And I only intend to use my SSD to load W7 on, but I'd like a link to the retail version of W7 Home premium 64 bit c:
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October 3, 2012 7:10:03 AM

any suggestions on how to get the price a little lower? :/  i'm not happy with spending 1100, My original plan was 700, and things just got out of hand.
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October 3, 2012 7:11:22 AM

and, devilofdeaths, I doubt I can get a bigger ssd, or a better GPU with the 7 freakin dollars I save doing that... -.-
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:21:32 AM

Just get the regular i5, since you don't plan to overclock its pointless to get a "K" processor. That'll save some cash.
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October 3, 2012 7:23:17 AM

It'll save like 5 bucks :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:25:12 AM

Also, with a non-K, there is no requirement to purchase a Z77 motherboard.

You can get a H77 chipset motherboard for much cheaper, and since you have no intention of Crossfire I am assuming, that is the route I would go for.
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October 3, 2012 7:26:23 AM

Ok, 2 things. can you link me to the 'retail' w7, or whatever that was? as well as the motherboard you're talking about, that'd fantabulous.
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October 3, 2012 7:26:58 AM

Booneford said:
It'll save like 5 bucks :p 

that's $5 that you didn't have before and if you do keep it and OC it you might get an increase or 2 maybe 3 fps
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October 3, 2012 7:29:10 AM

I'm getting 800 bucks next month, and I already have 700, so realistically, price is no object, but I kinda want to keep this below 1k just so I have some left over for a good monitor/keyboard/mouse. you can just FEEL how much 5 bucks is gonna help. c;
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October 3, 2012 7:30:11 AM

& HOLY CRAPPING CRAP. WHY IS THIS 180 BUCKS >_^

edit: link to that motherboard'd be lovely
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:32:28 AM

Like I said, you wouldn't have to shell out for the Z77 to go with a standard i5. You could spend less on a H77 chipset motherboard and get the same performance, just without the overclocking-ness.
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October 3, 2012 7:38:13 AM

>Do all these things
>grand total of 1170
>gee, thanks guys.
.-.
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October 3, 2012 7:39:07 AM

I think it was the W7 retail than that screwed me over. :p 
please tell me this is the 64bit version, if not, I'm gonna jump off a cliff.
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October 3, 2012 7:44:01 AM

Booneford said:
I think it was the W7 retail than that screwed me over. :p 

well think about it
if you build another one you are saving $20 then you build another one and there is $120 saved and it keeps going on and on
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October 3, 2012 7:46:24 AM

Ugh. .-. ... I just wanna play a lagless ultra settings Borderlands 22222222222 ;-;

fack. this whole process has been stupid. the people at the eggxpert forums were 100% useless, and people here are better, but it's still hard to please everyone :/ 


IF i went with the OEM version, would I be able to install W7 onto my ssd?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:50:21 AM

Honestly I've never had problems with the OEM. I've been using the same copy on the same hard drive through 4 different motherboards.
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October 3, 2012 7:51:04 AM

Deemo13 said:
Honestly I've never had problems with the OEM. I've been using the same copy on the same hard drive through 4 different motherboards.


so can I or can I not load it onto my ssd if I get OEM? My plan was to load nothing but windows on my ssd so It'd start up quickly, and that's it. lol
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:52:01 AM

I wouldn't see why not....its a hard drive.
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October 3, 2012 7:54:53 AM

Booneford said:
so can I or can I not load it onto my ssd if I get OEM? My plan was to load nothing but windows on my ssd so It'd start up quickly, and that's it. lol

why would you do that
if you get a 64gb ssd that can hold windows and about 10 big games that take a lot of space
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October 3, 2012 7:55:27 AM

Deemo13 said:
I wouldn't see why not....its a hard drive.


lol, okay. any info on how I go about doing that? I've got the bulding part down, but first bootup, bios, uefi, os's all confuse the poop out of me. as well as how to get internet from our network. that whole part just boggles mine minds.


I'm just gonna go with OEM. W8 will be the thing to have by the time I build my next computer.
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October 3, 2012 7:56:16 AM

devilofdeaths said:
why would you do that
if you get a 64gb ssd that can hold windows and about 10 big games that take a lot of space

sorry, my OCD would't let me. I'd have to buy an SSD for each game : /
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:59:59 AM

I would recommend a 120GB SSD first.

Then, change out the H77 you picked. Its literally more expensive than the Z77 I just bought. Try this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should save you enough to get a bigger SSD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then you just install it like regular Windows. Pop in the disc and let the rest work for you.

EDIT: lol just noticed I picked the same motherboard as the person above me to recommend.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:02:00 AM

The SSD would be quite useless with only the OS on it :lol: 
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October 3, 2012 8:02:05 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would recommend a 120GB SSD first.

Then, change out the H77 you picked. Its literally more expensive than the Z77 I just bought. Try this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should save you enough to get a bigger SSD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then you just install it like regular Windows. Pop in the disc and let the rest work for you.

EDIT: lol just noticed I picked the same motherboard as the person above me to recommend.



I thought that was funny too lol. I'm a little scared of bottlnecking, what with my radeon 7870. :/ 
also, if anything i'd want a smaller ssd, since all I want it for is my OS
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:02:24 AM

You are also paying too much for that video card. $300 for a 7870 doesn't sound worth it to me.
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October 3, 2012 8:03:02 AM

excella1221 said:
You are also paying too much for that video card. $300 for a 7870 doesn't sound worth it to me.

it's not 300 it's like 240 lol.
EDIT: HOLY CRAP IT IS 300. Link me to a diff 7870? it must've been on sale, I had it for 240 :/ 
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October 3, 2012 8:04:11 AM

Booneford said:
lol, okay. any info on how I go about doing that? I've got the bulding part down, but first bootup, bios, uefi, os's all confuse the poop out of me. as well as how to get internet from our network. that whole part just boggles mine minds.


I'm just gonna go with OEM. W8 will be the thing to have by the time I build my next computer.

when you boot it up you will see a screen that says press(said number on keyboard)to enter the bios

next put the Win 7 dink in the DVD drive

got to the booting option and select the optical drive

go to save and exit

then let Win 7 load

keep on clicking next and you have done it when you get to the screen saver

then you got driver to install/games/browsers
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:06:51 AM

The i5 won't even bottleneck a GTX690 right now. I still have no idea why everyone is so scared of this bottlenecking idea to be honest. Sure its not good, but still.

Anyway, $300 for a 7870 is expensive. Try this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Has a better cooler.
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October 3, 2012 8:13:08 AM

Deemo13 said:
The i5 won't even bottleneck a GTX690 right now. I still have no idea why everyone is so scared of this bottlenecking idea to be honest. Sure its not good, but still.

Anyway, $300 for a 7870 is expensive. Try this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Has a better cooler.

sorry, my internet died. It USED to be on sale for 249.99. can you link me to a good 300$ radeon for the money? thankS
EDIT: I figured since I was already at 300 and didn't notice it, why the heck not. c:
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:17:07 AM

Okay, here is a revised version of your wishlist. This is the best I could do to bring costs down.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $960.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 3, 2012 8:19:36 AM

excella1221 said:
Okay, here is a revised version of your wishlist. This is the best I could do to bring costs down.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $960.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

don't worry bro, I've been updating and revising my wishlist as I go, I've got this. I'll repost my wishlist when im satisfied c:
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:20:56 AM

Yeah... I'm actually female. But it's cool. :p 
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October 3, 2012 8:27:15 AM

AND as far as upgrading goes, All i'll do is MAYBE add ssd's/upgrade my ssd, maybe get the 3570k CPU in the future, and that's about it. :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:39:42 AM

If you're getting the 3570K in the future anyway, might as well get it now instead of throwing away $195 for virtually no upgrade other than an unlocked multiplier. You'll also need to change motherboards then since the H77 doesn't allow overclocking.

I'm not really a fan of Crucial SSDs, but okay. You clearly didn't consider any of the things I listed. :( 
I see you upgraded your GPU. Good choice though so much for cutting costs. :p 

Everything else checks out for me. :) 
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October 3, 2012 8:44:28 AM

excella1221 said:
If you're getting the 3570K in the future anyway, might as well get it now instead of throwing away $195 for virtually no upgrade other than an unlocked multiplier. You'll also need to change motherboards then since the H77 doesn't allow overclocking.

I'm not really a fan of Crucial SSDs, but okay. You clearly didn't consider any of the things I listed. :( 
I see you upgraded your GPU. Good choice though so much for cutting costs. :p 

Everything else checks out for me. :) 


I was just thinking out loud, I'm not actually going to do any of those things. way to lazy. c:
Haha, the only reason I'm doing this is so me and my friend can build our first good PC's together, and, unlike me, he has a budget, so yeah, trying to keep it within 100 of 1k :/  thanks a mil for all your help, I'm super happy with my GPU
i gtg for tonight, but feel free to add anything to this. adios .o/ oh, and, one last thing, I went with your PSU, the rosewill 630w 80 plus bronze one. c: it was 10 bucks cheaper than mine, and i've heard good things about rosewill psu;s
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 8:34:45 PM

Looks like a good build. You'll be very happy with it.
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October 4, 2012 1:26:41 AM

Best answer selected by Booneford.
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October 4, 2012 1:27:22 AM

Deemo13 said:
Looks like a good build. You'll be very happy with it.

Thank you so much for all of your help. I'm now 100% confident in my selection, as well as all of yours. haha. thanks again!
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