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October 21, 2012 8:10:07 PM

Please check my build and fix what is needed: my build


Approximate Purchase Date: By November

Budget Range: $900 or under

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Videos, gaming, multi-tasking.

Are you buying a monitor: Not now





Do you need to buy OS: No, I already purchased windows 7 home 64bit. Fresh in box


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg, amazon. Where ever the deals are.

Location: New Haven, Ct

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution:1680x1050,

Additional Comments: Looking to play Skyrim and Battlefield on max settings. Also I'm a tab freak, and always have a lot of programs going. I am new to this! I haven't built a computer in over 10 years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current Pc. Acer with AMD Athlon is beat!! It shuts off watching youtube videos!! Anything is better than this.

More about : build 900

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October 21, 2012 10:45:46 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $838.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 21, 2012 10:59:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $838.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)







Thank you for your input. I see the max over clock for this chip is about 4GHz. Would I not need a aftermarket cooler for this? Thanks.
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October 21, 2012 11:45:41 PM

nytecomm said:
Thank you for your input. I see the max over clock for this chip is about 4GHz. Would I not need a aftermarket cooler for this? Thanks.

the H77 motherboards can't overclock the cpu so a aftermarket cooler would be useless
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October 22, 2012 12:04:56 AM

I think since I'm looking to learn to overclock, anyone have a build $900 or under with that 7950 graphics card?
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October 22, 2012 12:07:53 AM

For 1680x1050 gaming even 7870 is more than enough.
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October 22, 2012 12:10:30 AM

nytecomm said:
I think since I'm looking to learn to overclock, anyone have a build $900 or under with that 7950 graphics card?


You won't be able to take advantage of such a strong GPU in the resolution you posted. And overclocking the CPU has nothing to do with the GPU. In this price range the build above is the best you can afford.
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October 22, 2012 12:39:36 AM

I didn't notice the res. IF you aren't going to upgrade get a 7870, and I guess a 3570k, even though I don't think you need that cpu.
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October 22, 2012 1:04:42 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
I didn't notice the res. IF you aren't going to upgrade get a 7870, and I guess a 3570k, even though I don't think you need that cpu.


Thank you for your feedback, and I will take it. I will not go with the 3570k Cpu and stay with g units build above. My only question now will be the case has room for 7 fans. Do you think I should utilize all the fans being that this won't be overclocked, or should I just go with the 2 fans, intake and exhaust? Is there such thing as too cool? It has 2 fan slots on the side where the GPU will be. Should I use them to help cool it or will it be over kill?
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October 22, 2012 3:55:21 AM

nytecomm said:
Thank you for your input. I see the max over clock for this chip is about 4GHz. Would I not need a aftermarket cooler for this? Thanks.


If you want to overclock get the 3570K and Z77, but that will put you well over $900.

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I would upgrade to a 7950


You can but I was trying to meet budget, that will put you over $900 doing so.

If you want to up your budget a bit maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1017.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Included a 7950 and the 3570K CPU.
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October 23, 2012 12:30:38 AM

Best answer selected by nytecomm.
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