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First Build:Newcomer to PC building looking for advice and suggestions

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October 22, 2012 8:40:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas.

Budget Range: 700-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Streaming Video

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Motherboard, Case, Ram, PSU. GPU will be bought at a later date.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reliable site

Location: Southern Florida

Parts Preferences: Any reliable company, however, I do prefer Intel and Nvidia over AMD and ATI

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm a beginner, all advice will be appreciated. I have a hard drive and disk drive that I am reusing, I can't link to them, as they're stock parts from an emachine I bought a while back, plus I'll probably buy a graphics card later as I'm short on money at the moment, unless someone can come up with a solution.




NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
October 22, 2012 8:50:09 PM

Build I've just done, which should be close to your needs. PSU allows for adding a 2nd graphics card. Have left out hard drive and optical drive, that you already have (trust they are suitable). Put in an SSD, but you can obviously drop that, if you don't want it.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($197.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $772.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 22, 2012 8:56:57 PM

PS
If you have local Microcentre, I understand they have $50 off deal on motherboard, with that processor (don't know how long for)
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October 22, 2012 10:12:09 PM

Should I wait until Black Friday to buy?
October 29, 2012 10:22:11 PM

Malbluff, what you say seems to be the best option. However, I would like to hear a few extra opinions.
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