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November 3, 2012 1:04:23 PM

Hi guys!

So, i have just hit the jackpot in the local lottery (dear diary..... JACKPOT!!!). And scored somewhere around 2k dollars. Now i've been planing to upgrade my trash computer for a veeeeery long time now. I've been looking around the market at the newer parts that hit the shelves and i notice that a lot of guys pick up a 3570k and a Z77 extreme 4 mobo, in high end builds. I would very much apreciate if you guys can give me a hand with a new system, and btw the reason im spending 1.8k is that for the 200$ that are left i would like to pick up a monitor and maybe even gaming mouse/keyboard. And yes the PC will be mainly used for gaming and for 1.8k i expect really awsome performance in high end games or at least i hope so :D 

Thanks a lot looking forward to your suggestions

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November 3, 2012 1:27:45 PM

This is pretty good, unless you want more elaborate case. Put the change with that $200 and get really good monitor, like Dell U2410, and good keyboard/mouse.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($409.66 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-29 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($117.98 @ Mwave)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1527.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Scope to add 2nd GPU, in crossfire if you want.
November 3, 2012 7:57:07 PM

i wouldnt say the z77-v is a good bang for the buck. id rather get a gigabyte ud5h or a up4 at that price range which has a lot more features

reduced malbluff's build by almost 100 dollars while being the same or better (motherboard wise)

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November 3, 2012 9:18:52 PM

Wouldn't disagree with anything there. To be honest, hadn't noticed the XFX was fully modular, so better deal, than my choice.
November 3, 2012 11:20:30 PM

its not fully modular, but i used about every connected cable. the only thing i dont like about it is that it has 2 4+4 pin CPU power connectors hard wired in