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A New Sub 900 build

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November 11, 2012 8:39:20 PM

I am going to be doing some light video editing, I will be playing DayZ,BF3,Minecraft, and a tiny bit of COD(I am not a heavy gamer), also I code in C++, C#, and web based languages. I don't need extremely high settings for these games. I don't need an OS, Monitor, Keyboard, or Mouse.

I need your guys feedback on the following parts list: (All prices are in USD)

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor (~170)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Mother (~110)
GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 FTW Signature2 2048MB (~230)
Power Supply: I am looking for a good PSU to power this build that is no higher than 100 dollars after rebates
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Series 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) CL 1 (~70)
Solid State Drive: Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC064D/AM 64GB SATA 6.0Gb/s (~75)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0 (~90)

If you can find me cheaper better parts or if I need to upgrade in a certain area please give me your opinion.

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November 11, 2012 8:47:58 PM

Hi
If you plan on overclocking then you're okay to go, BUT
if not, THEN
save some money and get Z75 or H77 or B75 motheboard and i5-3470.
Do you really need 16GB ram? Most modern games use not more than 4GB. Get 8GB and you won't have to worry about anything for next few years.
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November 11, 2012 8:51:02 PM

butremor said:
Hi
If you plan on overclocking then you're okay to go, BUT
if not, THEN
save some money and get Z75 or H77 or B75 motheboard and i5-3470.
Do you really need 16GB ram? Most modern games use not more than 4GB. Get 8GB and you won't have to worry about anything for next few years.


Thanks for the quick feedback, I may overclock a little and thank you for the opinion on the RAM, but it was like 15 dollars more so I thought I mine as well go higher. Do you have an opinion on a PSU for this build?
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November 11, 2012 8:57:37 PM

:) 
There' is this site http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
You just manually select parts you listed. Make sure Compatibility filter is on. Then when choosing PSU site itself will list the ones that suit you. Good PSU manufacturers worth looking at - Seasonic, Corsair, Antec.

Although here you go, had similar to yours list opened

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.06 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.95 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $782.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 17:59 EST-0500)
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November 11, 2012 9:09:26 PM

Thank you very much.
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