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November 24, 2012 1:58:38 PM

New to building. Need to know if this is good for the money. My budget is around $600-650

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

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November 24, 2012 2:08:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $559.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 11:08 EST-0500)

It's $600 before rebates. It's pretty good. I'm not sure if you need monitor or OS. So hit me up if you need one.
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November 24, 2012 2:29:31 PM

Oh cool site awesome.

That video card is sold out I was looking at it earlier lol heres what my link had (except it didn't work)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pe02 Would it be worth saving the $40 getting the i3?
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November 24, 2012 2:36:09 PM

In gaming, the i3 would be better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $514.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 11:35 EST-0500)

Just get this, everything you chose with your new build has a lot of flaws :( . Sorry bro.
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November 24, 2012 3:34:32 PM

I want to get the most out of my money even if it means using left over parts such as my HDD and optical drive (which I don't use anyways.) I don't need 2TB of storage so instead of that I thought I could use the money towards a video card. That was still only around $630 so I wanted a nicer case and different motherboard. What do you think?

Does this have flaws? If so could you work the flaws out while trying to keep as much the same as possible? Thanks for your help by the way I appreciate it.



http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pez7

CPU - Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard - ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
Case - Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

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November 24, 2012 3:53:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($107.28 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $567.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 12:51 EST-0500)

Get this. Don't worry, the Antec is pretty good but if you really want the seasonic go ahead. :) 

What is with this case that you love. It's too expensive. How about a compromise and get Source 220 which looks better.

NZXT is a very popular brand.
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November 24, 2012 4:11:40 PM

If it wasn't green I'd get it lol.

I do like that case however. It's just like the other one - simple and clean. Sweet.


I have another question as well. Do I need an aftermarket heatsink or will the stock be fine?
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November 25, 2012 12:50:53 AM

Stock will be fine.
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November 25, 2012 6:39:38 AM

Thanks you were a ton of help! Very happy with this list :D 
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November 25, 2012 6:39:49 AM

Best answer selected by zurp.
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