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November 23, 2012 9:23:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: next 2 days

Budget Range: $750; After Rebates; Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming - Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, other various games; surfing the internet; watching movies;

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Purchase: Case, Power Supply, Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Graphics Card

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel and nVidia, but whatever is better price/preformance.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have a build I've worked on a bit, but I'm sure it can be improved upon. I don't need an Hard drive or an OS.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for any replies I get!
I seem to be having trouble with links, I'll try to edit them in right after I post this.

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November 23, 2012 10:00:48 PM

butremor said:
The parts you listed must be 100$ way over budget you stated. Lol?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oPrj

I did say $750 after rebates; the total is $804.93 with $65 in rebates, which makes it barely under $750. I'll add links for everything real fast.
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November 23, 2012 10:26:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 19:24 EST-0500)

7870 performs pretty dam close to a 7950 for a much cheaper price.

this build allows for a second GPU if needed later on but can be changed out to a 500W PSU if you think that you will build a whole new system in a few years(not whole since you can reuse case, ram, and burner)
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November 23, 2012 10:42:10 PM

boulbox said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 19:24 EST-0500)

7870 performs pretty dam close to a 7950 for a much cheaper price.

this build allows for a second GPU if needed later on but can be changed out to a 500W PSU if you think that you will build a whole new system in a few years(not whole since you can reuse case, ram, and burner)

I've decided I'm not going to worry about crossfire in the future and i'll just buy a new card. Would I have enough power to overclock my GPU and my CPU with 500w?
would this be a good 500 w power supply?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as for motherboards.. If i'm not going to crossfire, is the z77 you selected significantly better than my original one?
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November 23, 2012 11:22:39 PM

I'm probably going to buy this tonight because of all the black friday deals on newegg, so more help soon would be greatly appreciated!
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November 24, 2012 12:11:59 AM

So is my original build going to be good? The two main things i'm concerned about right now are the motherboard and power supply, but that's about it.
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November 24, 2012 12:32:24 AM

I'm probably going to order this in an hour or so- if you have any further advice please post it.
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November 24, 2012 7:29:11 AM

Build is good.
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November 24, 2012 12:32:57 PM

butremor said:
Build is good.

ok, thank you- I ordered the parts last night.
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November 24, 2012 12:33:36 PM

Best answer selected by morgoth780.
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