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October 23, 2012 4:07:25 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone SST-SG05BB-450-USB3.0 (Black) Mini ITX Desktop Case w/450W Power Supply ($144.72 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer ($28.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP 2211x 21.5" Monitor ($117.00 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1175.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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October 23, 2012 4:51:09 PM


7870 power requirements:
■500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended ◦600W power supply (or greater) with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.


source: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...
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October 23, 2012 5:37:39 PM

^+ much better build
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October 24, 2012 2:30:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($45.55 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP 2211x 21.5" Monitor ($117.00 @ B&H)
Total: $973.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

hows this look, I still need a case and power supply as well as a cooler for overclocking. for the case i want a front fan that is visible. I am wanting the smallest possible computer with that hardware.
budget 1200$ I do not want an ssd.
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