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November 22, 2012 1:23:53 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($110.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.87 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($100.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $980.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 10:23 EST-0500)



Have pretty much decided on most of this stuff. Did the 16gb ram since it was on sale now. Really like this case with the removable filters. Only think i can't really decide on is the motherboard. Anyone sell me on a different one?

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November 22, 2012 1:32:15 PM

If it fits then it's pretty good.
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November 22, 2012 2:14:25 PM

these are better :
- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77mpro
- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77m
- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro4...

just to avoiding MSI motherboards issues that happened with many of the customers.
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November 28, 2012 11:08:06 PM

Best answer selected by Acitta.
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