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New Build - Ideas for a Gaming Computer? $900 Firm

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October 19, 2012 7:38:10 AM

Hello,

I am ugrading from a netbook ha, and the games I want to play are BF3 D3 and mostly World of Warcraft... i am getting ready to get rid of my console because i am finding it doesnt offer the scope of play that i enjoy like in PC games.

I would like to go with an intel cpu probably the i5 3570K as far as motherboard I am unsure... GPU ive been looking into the HD radeon 7870.

I am will to spend $900 on this system that ive been saving up for quite some time.

Any build advice would be appreciated.




Approximate Purchase Date: November 3rd 2012
Budget: $900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - surfing the web - Excel

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg please

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Michigan USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
October 19, 2012 8:07:51 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kLtm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kLtm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kLtm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $897.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This is how I would do it.

But your monitor is quite small.
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October 19, 2012 11:31:06 AM

^If you buy the mobo from newegg they toss in 8GB free. That should let you get a 7950.

@OP; you need to get a new monitor sometime soon.
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October 19, 2012 11:38:53 AM

I have no clue how to change the motherboard to make it do only newegg, only the whole thing.
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October 19, 2012 11:43:14 AM

Neither, so I just don't include RAM and tell them to get it from Newegg instead.
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October 19, 2012 11:49:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $857.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I would get the motherboard from Newegg instead, since it comes with the RAM

:) 
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October 19, 2012 11:52:27 AM

And use the "BBCode Markup" button - we get links in each of the parts. Not that i'm nitpicking or anything.
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