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Gaming Pc Budget: $900-$950

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October 31, 2012 2:04:07 AM

Hey guys, this is my first time attempting to build a computer and I am very overwhelmed if you may please provide some feedback that would be awesome. The computer is going to be for mainly gaming

Approximate Purchase Date: Within A Month
Budget Range: Max $950
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No i have a 1080p LED monitor already
Parts to Upgrade
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Websites: Doesn't matter
Location: Anaheim,CA,USA
Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia GPU
Overclocking: no, would rather just get gpu pre-overclocked (Super-clocked)
SLI or Crossfile: no
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZaJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZaJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZaJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.95 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $798.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

THANKX FOR DA HELP!

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October 31, 2012 2:32:44 AM

If you won't overclock get the i5 3470
Keep that mobo which allows overclock, if you ever want to upgrade to an upgradeable CPU as you're getting it for 10$ more than a H77 mobo.
Radeon 7870 beats the 660.
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October 31, 2012 2:51:25 AM

If you are not going to overclock the CPU, you may as well save some money and go for one that doesnt have the unlocked multiplier allowing you to overclock.
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October 31, 2012 2:53:03 AM

So far, you're doing good.

However, the rule of thumb is to spend twice on the GPU than CPU.

Since you want good gaming, at your resolution, I'd recommend an EVGA 670 Signature 2 or FTW.

That being said... at any mid-range price point, Radeon HAMMERS nvidia.
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October 31, 2012 2:57:54 AM

I'd have to agree with that one. Mostly mid-range.

Which is odd, because there are more 560Ti's and 550Ti's running around than anything else, especially if you check the Steam Hardware Survey.
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October 31, 2012 3:04:04 AM

DarkSable said:
So far, you're doing good.

However, the rule of thumb is to spend twice on the GPU than CPU.

Since you want good gaming, at your resolution, I'd recommend an EVGA 670 Signature 2 or FTW.

That being said... at any mid-range price point, Radeon HAMMERS nvidia.


Thanks for the feedback everyone, so @DarkSable, if i go with ATI Radeon what do you think I should get and I would like to add I dont really mind doing crossfire!

Thanks!
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October 31, 2012 3:09:29 AM

In that budget, I would go for either the 7850 or the quicker 7870.
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October 31, 2012 5:19:15 AM

Thanks for the feedback everyone!
I changed some parts, what do you guys think of
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m0s6

I am pretty iffy about the case if anyone can please help me out with that!
Thanks
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October 31, 2012 5:27:55 AM

That's pretty expensive for that Seasonic. You could possibly go for something else.
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