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October 24, 2012 9:48:44 PM

Hello, I'm going to build my own PC next month. This is the first time I ever build a PC so I'm looking forward for your help. I've chosen all the part but Im not really sure if they're compatible or there are some better parts for the same price. This is all the parts that I chose at Amazon:

Intel Core i5-3570K $224.98
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB (2x4GB) $39.99
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-128...

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $139.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MKGF82/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified $79.99
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp...


Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case $79.98
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WK3KKQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB $69.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/ref=ox_sc_a...

Lite-on DVD drive $22.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SIMPXM/ref=ox_sc_a...

GPU : I've already bought a MSI TwinForzr R7850 2Gb OC last month

Total : $642.83


Approximate Purchase Date: next month (11/12)

Budget Range: under $700 Before Rebates and Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: everything except GPU, monitor, mouse and keyboard

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, Amazon

Location: VA, US

Parts Preferences: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

P/S: please excuse me if my English is too bad. I am not native American.

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October 24, 2012 10:58:46 PM

If you can make it to the Microcenter in Fairfax, VA, you can pick up a i5-3570K and a decent Asrock Z77 motherboard for about $250, which saves you more than $100... In-store only though.
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October 25, 2012 12:16:56 AM

G-unit1111: About the CPU heatsink fan, I'm not planning on OC the CPU in the near future, maybe when my CPU get a little slow in next 2 yrs. I will instal it when I need to OC the CPU. Advice taken for the RAM and PSU. Thank you very much.
bliq: oh it's not to far from my place. $100 cheaper totally worth the trip. Thank you.

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October 25, 2012 12:48:09 AM
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HN521 said:
Gunit999: About the CPU heatsink fan, I'm not planning on OC the CPU in the near future, maybe when my CPU get a little slow in next 2 yrs. I will instal it when I need to OC the CPU. Advice taken for the RAM and PSU. Thank you very much.
bliq: oh it's not to far from my place. $100 cheaper totally worth the trip. Thank you.


If you're not going to overclock then there's no point in purchasing the 3570K. You can drop that to the 3470 and H77 and save money there.
November 22, 2012 8:57:01 PM

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