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$750 Gaming Rig

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=N82E16819116504

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=N82E16835103099

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=N82E16813157325

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=N82E16814202006

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=N82E16820231314

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=N82E16817371044

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008

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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  1. The parts you listed must be 100$ way over budget you stated. Lol?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oPrj
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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=N82E16817703035

    as for motherboards.. If i'm not going to crossfire, is the z77 you selected significantly better than my original one?
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. I'm probably going to order this in an hour or so- if you have any further advice please post it.
  8. I've decided to switch to this motherboard- I prefer full ATX, and it's not that much more expensive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330
  9. switching to this power supply, it appears to be of higher quality than the antec.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    but please, give me more opinions on this build!
  10. Best answer
    Build is good.
  11. butremor said:
    Build is good.

    ok, thank you- I ordered the parts last night.
  12. Best answer selected by morgoth780.
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