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October 3, 2012 11:31:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:Tonight

Budget Range:450 Before Rebates

System Usage: Gaming, Mostly WoW

Are you buying a monitor: Not Atm.


Do you need to buy OS: No (Have Win7Ult


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: US

Parts Preferences: Intel Based

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 2 x 1280x1024, monitors. (not important if it doesnt work with this setup)

Additional Comments: As long as it plays most games at decent settings im fine. i'll be upgrading most of the componets on a monthly basis, and transferring them into my wifes PC.

Case: COUGAR Solution Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fan and USB 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: EVGA P67 SLI Micro 120-SB-E672-KR LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I know it's only 1 stick, im going for 8g total in the end but cant fit 8gb in the budget atm)

HDD: Already have


Total 436$
October 4, 2012 12:04:22 AM

there is this 550w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but it is limited to gpu's that only use one connector.
You could also get this mobo. It is cheaper and will do everything you could need it to. It won't sli or cf though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also you could get a micro atx case. Which honestly is all you will need. If you are sure you are going to cfire I would go with the mobo you have picked out. I would also consider the gtx 660. It is $230, and should be in your price range.


Edit
GET THIS GPU!!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 4, 2012 12:13:24 AM

Thanks, im going with the 7870, and the PSU.

I would like to leave the possibility of CF open for the future. I think its worth 5$

My plan is to nab up an OC'able cpu in the near future, will a micro ATX fit aftermarket cooling systems? By "OC'able cpu" I mean a i5 2500k maybe with a mobo change an Ivy bridge cpu.
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October 4, 2012 12:41:48 AM

It won't fit all after market but my brother got an evo 212 92mm with 3 contact points. The 7870 is an open box item so you might not get all accessories that it is supposed to come with, but I almost bought that card myself. I can understand why you would get the more expensive one, but the asrock will save a lot of money. I wouldn't switch mobos honestly. There is a chance that you will have to format your hard drive. Also you need consider if you could spare an extra $100 right now, because if you are going to get another cpu in a few months then, you will be out possibly $100 for no reason, but if you absolutely can't then you could do that. The i3 2120 is a great gaming cpu, it just can't do a lot of tasks at once. Also the ivy bridge stock fans are pretty good.
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October 4, 2012 12:41:50 AM

Okay, ordering in 20minutes. If anyone sees anything else I could change or do better on price/performance/upgradability. Please let me know. :D 
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October 4, 2012 12:47:49 AM

The P67 I have selected is only 50$ it doesnt show until its in cart with the code.

As long as I dont have to buy anything extra for the card its fine.

I plan to format the HDD, fresh install.

Thanks for finding that man, really happy about it.

Any parts I take out are going into my Wifes PC, so nothing wasted hopefully. :p 
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October 4, 2012 12:56:13 AM

What I was saying, is at if you get a new mobo with the i5 you will need to format. I didn't notice the bonus key, it is worth it then. Well the only thing you really need with a card is the card itself. Everything else that it comes with just makes it a little easier, IE the install disc, you can just get the drivers from amd's website though.
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October 4, 2012 1:04:29 AM

Oh, I see. Eh, what's one more time?

Yeah, I usually get the most recent drivers to start with.

So I guess im going to go ahead and check out. Thank you for your help and time.
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October 4, 2012 1:07:33 AM

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