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October 24, 2012 11:43:47 PM

Hi I made this list on Newegg, just wondering if this is a good build for the money. I will be doing some moderate gaming and may overclock at some point, which then I would buy a different CPU cooler. Just wondering. Thanks!

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October 24, 2012 11:46:40 PM

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October 24, 2012 11:47:21 PM

LINK?
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October 24, 2012 11:48:31 PM

switch the 560 for something like a 7850 much better for the price

but what will you primarily be doing with this build?
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October 24, 2012 11:50:32 PM

Try building your build here ( http://pcpartpicker.com/ ) it will help you find the best prices... newegg can be overpriced at times

-Jeff
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October 25, 2012 9:49:40 PM

boulbox said:
switch the 560 for something like a 7850 much better for the price

but what will you primarily be doing with this build?


I will be playing diablo 3, running a minecraft server, and some internet browsing. Also i may overclock sometime in the future.
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October 25, 2012 11:29:46 PM

doughboy123 said:
this is the build on pc part picker: saved about $100
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lqvF


i would personally stay away from rosewill PSU from experience

upgrade that SSD into a vertex 4 which is much faster

and i would add a hyper 212 evo since you did add a i5 3570k which OCs if you do not want to OC downgrade it into a i5 3470 or the new FX CPUs which are pretty decent i have to say.
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October 25, 2012 11:50:14 PM

doughboy123 said:
this is the build on pc part picker: saved about $100
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lqvF

Rosewill Hive, and Capstone are OK. Generally avoid their other offerings. XFX, Seasonic, PC Power& Cooling, Antec, and better Corsairs, are decent.
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October 26, 2012 12:26:02 AM

thanks for the replies guys. @boulbox I may overclock sometime in the future, and then i will buy a cpu fan. Just not yet. Here it is now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lr5t I changed the SSD and the psu, does it look good?
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October 26, 2012 3:14:08 AM

everything is compatible but i would up the GFX card to atleast a 660...
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October 26, 2012 3:32:33 AM

let me help you there

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($55.71 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $946.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

of course the CPU cooler can be removed if you like.

changed the Mobo into a more well known brand, change GPU into something stronger.

case on the other hand is a bit expensive if it is to expensive for your taste i would recommend something like 300R or 400R from corsair.
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October 26, 2012 8:03:16 AM

Only issue, I think OP needs OS. If then struggling with budget, drop case to Carbide 300R, or Antec 300 Two is decent. Would try to keep good graphics, if necessary, postpone SSD. It's something that could be added, later.
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October 26, 2012 12:22:26 PM

@boulbox Yeah as malbluff said the software needs to be included in the budget. Also, you mentioned a 500 watt psu. Is that enough? Sorry if i sound like a noob, just wondering
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October 26, 2012 4:00:43 PM

500W is enough, but it does not leave room for an SLI/CFX.

just downgrade case into something like a 200R or 400R

but i would much rather have you get the 1TB instead of the 500GB. the 1TB is just $10 more for double the space.

win7 can be torrented to save money and same with microsoft office, other choices is to get something different than office such as openoffice
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October 26, 2012 6:48:35 PM

MS Office has some nice features, for business use. Other than that, there are plenty of free options, almost as good.
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October 26, 2012 8:49:03 PM

which videocards would you recommend in the $160-190 price range? I dont need sli or crossfire, so i guess the 500 watt would be enough. Also, I'm afraid I need to keep both the OS and microsoft office.
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October 26, 2012 9:01:06 PM

There's not a great selection of "good" cards, in that range. The GTX 650Ti, or 1GB HD7850's fall in that range, although it's worth trying to get, at least a 2GB HD7850, for which there are a few offerings just under $200, like the MSI HD7850 TwinFrozr 900MHz, which is quite good.
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October 26, 2012 9:15:39 PM

hi ignore my last post here is the build now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lvZQ I changed the gpu to a gtx 660, and I changed the case to a antec three hundred two. Is 550 watts enough for this graphics card?
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October 26, 2012 9:29:24 PM

That's OK, subject to a couple of points.
Would recommend you use GSKill Ares, Corsair CML, or Crucial Ballistix Sport, low profile RAM, so you have a free choice of what cooler, you may wish to fit, if you want to overclock.
The EVGA version of GTX660 is OK, but the MSI TwinFrozr version of that one, again, has better performance, cooler, and quieter, for about $5 more.
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October 26, 2012 9:34:16 PM

yeah that one does look better. Do you happen to know how much power it needs?
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October 26, 2012 10:37:01 PM

Stick with the550w, it's fine.
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