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November 12, 2012 6:36:21 PM

Looking to build my PC since the old one is really maxed out, it's been quite a few years since I try to build one from scratch. Usage: movies, gaming, music, web surfing, then work.

The spec I'm thinking of is below, want to know if all the parts will be compatible or not, if there's anything missing, and if there's better choice. Thanks advance for the help. I've already has monitor (ASUS VS248H-P 1920x1080), and will install Win7 myself.


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Model #:BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:M12II 620 Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MSI R7850 PE 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:R7850 PE 2GD5/OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Viper 3 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV332G160C0QKRD
Model #:p V332G160C0QKRD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Gunmetal Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:CC-9011016-WW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
Model #:SH103S3/120G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks again,
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November 12, 2012 7:32:03 PM

For gaming and your uses, there's no way you'll come remotely close to using 32GB of RAM. Drop that to 8GB. There's no point in pairing a 2500K with a Z77 motherboard as you lose the board's intended functionality. That SSD is not a good choice, there's better ones you could go with, and I'd actually suggest dropping the SSD in favor of a better GPU. I like the C70 but the NZXT Phantom 410 is a good choice if you like the gunmetal color.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1052.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 16:33 EST-0500)
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November 12, 2012 7:35:21 PM

^ That one, If you plan on overclocking then you're okay , BUT
if not, THEN
save some money and get H77 or B75 motheboard and i5-3470.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Challenger-B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $788.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 16:38 EST-0500)
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November 12, 2012 7:46:41 PM

Slightly different take. If OP doesn't need operating system, squeeze in SSD, better GPU, and since price went up on ASRock Extreme4, prefer the Gigabyte board, now price difference isn't as great.
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-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.85 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($327.49 @ CompUSA)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1014.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 16:42 EST-0500)

It should be noted that if OP doesn't have access to local Microcentre, cost of processor would be $40+ more, elsewhere.
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November 12, 2012 7:49:31 PM

butremor said:
^ That one, If you plan on overclocking then you're okay , BUT
if not, THEN
save some money and get H77 or B75 motheboard and i5-3470.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Challenger-B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $788.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 16:38 EST-0500)


But why B75? It has outdated ports that you will never use. It's meant for business machines with legacy hardware, not for gaming. And why that case? I think there's better ones I would go with.
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November 15, 2012 5:16:54 PM

Best answer selected by mtejoy.
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November 15, 2012 7:13:31 PM

I think I got the deals:

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter+tax)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter+tax)
Memory: Patriot DDR3 16GB 1600 Dual Black (2 x 8GB) PV316G160C9K ($81.18 @ Fry's - $15 Rebate)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($190.03 @NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($135.99 @ Newegg - $20 Rebate)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg - $20 rebate)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $933.54-$55=$878.54

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 14:58 EST-0500

Thanks for all the help. Now onto building one!
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November 15, 2012 8:28:52 PM

That price on the HD7950 isn't right!!
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November 16, 2012 12:45:33 AM

You're right. I received two invoices and one is $135.xx and one is $169.99, so it still is $299.99, just how they billed it. $20 rebate still counts though. So the total is actually $1103.53-$55=$1048.53.

So it's a bit higher due to larger memory and ssd. I'm ok with that.
Thanks again.
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