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November 18, 2012 7:37:39 AM

-----ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131819
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-----G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
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$199.99


-----Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
$219.99

-----SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11202-00-20G )
Item #: N82E16814102969
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$99.99
-----AMD Gift - TWO WORLDS II Game Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995127
GROUP: $99.99

-----CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible ...
Item #: N82E16817139005
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$89.99

-----COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119216
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$74.99

-----Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
$49.99


-----ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
$19.99

-----ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI
Item #: N82E16824236079
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99


Subtotal: $914.92

Please look and voice opinions. I need specific help with choosing a graphics card, my games consist of: Diablo 3, WOW, Mine Craft, Fallout 3 w/Mods (any Fallout games in the future), Runescape. Nothing high end like Battlefield, Halo, COD. Anywhere else you can see a cut in cost please say so.
I am also holding off on all purchases until Cyber Monday to try to fall into some great deals (Especially a good monitor).
Please pay attention to Mail-In Rebate Cards when taking price into account.

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November 18, 2012 9:00:38 AM

Are you gonna be overclocking? Whats your budget? Do you need OS?
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November 18, 2012 12:23:42 PM

If you really want CPU overclocking build could be better balanced, like this. (you would need CPU cooler, included)
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 ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $847.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 09:20 EST-0500)

Personally, I think even though you say you're not looking for demanding games, you may be better to sacrifice CPU overclocking, in favour of better GPU. Note that Microcentre deal on CPU, is in-store only. If you don't have local branch, you will pay $40+ more, elsewhere.
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November 18, 2012 1:20:49 PM

Ok I noticed a couple features that i would change about this build, first is that unless you are going to play games w/disks (instead of downloading them) you can save 25$ by getting rid of the optical drive.

Next is that your GPU will bottleneck the machine, If you have the budget get a 7870 otherwise at least get a 7850, both of those are great cards and can run most games on high or ultra detail.

If you do not plan on overclocking get an i5 3570 instead of the k is will save a bit of money. But on that note if you want to overclock get the k and a cpu cooler like the coolermaster hyper 212 evo it's cheap and it works great.

Everything else in this build is great, best of luck
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November 18, 2012 3:19:05 PM

Thank you to everyone so far, a couple of answers to questions.
---I do not need to overclock
---I do need an OS
---I want the total w/monitor and set of speakers to be under $1000

Please leave a couple of links to graphics cards so I can have a better idea of what to shoot for.
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November 18, 2012 3:19:40 PM

It does occur to me that, if you are able to take advantage of Microcentre, you would be close to fitting this graphics card, within your original budget, rather than the HD7770, I suggested.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $184.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 12:17 EST-0500)

These are benchmarks, comparing that, with your original HD7750
<a http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=549 /a>
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November 18, 2012 3:23:38 PM

malbluff said:
It does occur to me that, if you are able to take advantage of Microcentre, you would be close to fitting this graphics card, within your original budget, rather than the HD7770, I suggested.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $184.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 12:17 EST-0500)

These are benchmarks, comparing that, with your original HD7750
<a http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=549 /a>

Thank you for the benchmarks, that was extremely helpful, I understand why it is so vital now. I am updating the build now.
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November 18, 2012 3:33:29 PM

If you don't necessarily want to overclock processor, the question is, do you have access to a Microcentre? That's such a good deal, if you can use it, there's no point in changing processor, even if you don't need OC, you'd just as well have it "in reserve", anyway. If you don't have MC access, money can be saved on CPU, motherboard, and cooler, that can be spent elsewhere, like GPU.
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November 18, 2012 3:57:29 PM

That MicroCenter deal is incredible, I will know if it is the best after Cyber Monday.
Just posting this link for memory:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

Can someone tell me what makes the Motherboard better? I want to look into better deals but on motherboards I am completely lost. Or if someone checks MicroCenter for a good deal on a Motherboard that can function well in this build I would really appreciate it.
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November 18, 2012 4:12:33 PM

2808952,1,1474094 said:
-----ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131819
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-----G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
GROUP
$199.99


-----Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
$219.99

PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card
$229.99

-----CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible ...
Item #: N82E16817139005
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$89.99

-----COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119216
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$74.99

-----Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148697
$49.99


-----ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
$19.99

-----ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI
Item #: N82E16824236079
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99


Subtotal: $914.92 NEW SUBTOTAL AFTER GPU: $1,044.92 (If I get the CPU at MicroCenter: ~$1000.00)
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November 18, 2012 5:32:20 PM

Would prefer this GPU, if you are going for HD7870. Also, though you don't actually NEED 600w+, if you want that, this is good PSU, modular, and very good deal.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $289.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 14:20 EST-0500)

Mobo is more difficult. The Asus V Pro is very good board, more than you need. I'd prefer it, though, if it came with my RAM. The mobo I picked is a good mix of features/performance/quality at reasonable price, but the V Pro is even better. You can reduce cost of mobo, but I'd prefer you did that by dropping features, you may not need, rather than sacrifice quality. If for instance, you didn't want the ability to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire, you could go with something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $116.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 14:29 EST-0500)

Still a good quality board, just not full support for crossfire.
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November 18, 2012 5:46:58 PM

On the case, the 690 is quite a nice case. There have, however, been several upgrades, to it. It's not always easy to know which version is being sold. I would recommend checking the spec, of the offered one, against the spec, on Coolermaster's site, both features and dimensions. Actually the earlier versions weren't bad, anyway, but nice to know what you're buying. If that's the latest version, it's a good deal; if they're reducing price, to get rid of old stock, less so.
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November 25, 2012 12:48:45 AM

Best answer selected by hawkeyej14.
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