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November 10, 2012 1:49:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.:Next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000 usd

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web Browsing, Video Editing, Gaming,

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS:No

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Case: THERMALTAKE Commander MS-III, VO100A1W2N, w/o PSU

GPU: still thinking about it-using Intel HD Graphics 4000/ or new GPU ?

HDD: SEAGATE 2000GB 7200 64MB SATA III Barracuda, ST2000DM001

PSU: SEASONIC SS-520GB Bronze, 520W

RAM: GEIL 2X4GB DDR III 1600 ENH CORSA

MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LK, Z77, DDR III 2400(O.C.)/1333 MHz, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, LGA1155

CPU: Intel CORE i5-3570, 3.40GHz, 6MB, BOX, LGA1155

DVD / CD / RW - ASUS DRW-24B3ST SATA BLACK

Keyboard - LOGITECH K270 Wireless Keyboard or Microsoft wired Desktop 300?

End Price: 800 usd after all rebates

Any advice would be welcome.



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November 10, 2012 2:09:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.06 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($227.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Evolution ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $836.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 11:09 EST-0500)
November 10, 2012 2:13:50 PM

Why recommend a 660 when a 7870 is available for the same price? The 7870 is generally faster and has more freebies right now thanks to the Never Settle deal.
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November 10, 2012 2:17:35 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/naQw

Better graphics, CPU that doesn't need to be picked up in a Microcenter that might be far away from where OP lives, great 128GB Samsung 830 SSD, and a modular PSU.

CPU Intel i5-3450 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53450
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...
Memory Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB DDR3-1600 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...
Samsung 830 128GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787...
Case Rosewill REDBONE U3 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-redboneu3
Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...

Total: $844.79
November 10, 2012 2:21:30 PM

It's a little bit overcloking config ....and I like asus mobo's. My question is 200 usd video card is needed for random gaming, my first choice is browsing, watching movies and I think that i not need the "K'" processor for a simple overclock..
November 10, 2012 2:21:40 PM

OP, your first post says that you will not do any overclocking. You are correct that it doesn't take a K edition to do a little overclocking up to ~3.8GHz on the i5-3450 that I selected.
November 10, 2012 2:25:11 PM

blazorthon said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/naQw

Better graphics, CPU that doesn't need to be picked up in a Microcenter that might be far away from where OP lives, great 128GB Samsung 830 SSD, and a modular PSU.

CPU Intel i5-3450 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53450
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...
Memory Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4GB DDR3-1600 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...
Samsung 830 128GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr787...
Case Rosewill REDBONE U3 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-redboneu3
Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...

Total: $844.79


Thank you, blazorthon,
But I like asus mobo's and I'm not plannig to use the SSD.
November 10, 2012 2:26:56 PM

bale11 said:
Thank you, blazorthon,
But I like asus mobo's and I'm not plannig to use the SSD.


OK, Asus mobo. It's technically inferior and slightly more expensive, but it's what you asked for.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/naUU

Trust me OP, once you have an SSD, you wonder why you didn't get one earlier. The responsiveness and such is incredible. It may also help your video editing performance. If you're absolutely sure that you don't want it anyway, then just ignore it, but I swear that once you have one, you'd regret not having one ever again. It's the single most beneficial upgrade that you can get.
November 10, 2012 2:34:05 PM

Ok, thank you very much!
Probably cause I'm a little bit conservative about using the SSD...but I will follow your advice!
November 10, 2012 2:38:00 PM

Glad to help.
November 10, 2012 4:33:09 PM

blazorthon said:
Why recommend a 660 when a 7870 is available for the same price? The 7870 is generally faster and has more freebies right now thanks to the Never Settle deal.

i really don't consider that the 7870 is better than the gtx 660 specially with new drivers and am sure after i tried them and i dont care about benchmarks from random websites :/  , still respect your point of view :) 
November 10, 2012 4:41:11 PM

In my 1 post I wrote about that the system is to be used for gaming at last place. Ati or nvidia is not the issue at this moment.
November 10, 2012 5:14:02 PM

ok , whatever the posters here argue between the 7870 vs 660. well it doesnt really matter they really really close to each other , i suggest going with the gtx 660 only if you are playing bf3 and care about the fps on it.
November 10, 2012 5:16:40 PM

7870 can beat the 660 in BF3 with current drivers. AMD's recent driver release (Catalyst 21.11, I think it's in beta 6 version right now) let AMD really pull ahead and BF3 was the greatest improvement for AMD. That's why I said that it wins, the 7870 can now even beat the 660 Ti overall.
November 10, 2012 6:26:38 PM

blazorthon said:
7870 can beat the 660 in BF3 with current drivers. AMD's recent driver release (Catalyst 21.11, I think it's in beta 6 version right now) let AMD really pull ahead and BF3 was the greatest improvement for AMD. That's why I said that it wins, the 7870 can now even beat the 660 Ti overall.

oh god beat the 660 ti , i don't think you.
November 10, 2012 6:29:27 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
oh god beat the 660 ti , i don't think you.


Yes, the 7870 can now beat the 660 Ti on average. Keep up with the driver releases. Catalyst 12.11 (now in beta 6 IIRC) is AMD's best improvement yet.
October 17, 2013 12:00:10 AM

Thank you very much for advice, blazorthon
!