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Here is my build. I already purchased the Processor and HDD. I am pretty set on this graphics card after doing hours of research so my area of cluelessness is in the motherboard and power supply.
This was oringnally a build around a radeon 7970ghz edition that a friend recommended but now since I changed the graphics card and the power supply went up in price by about $40 I dont know which one to buy and if my motherboard is compatible with my GPU.
I am limited to a $900 budget including everything below and a power supply althought the cheaper the better.
I do not plan on overclocking and I play on 1 24" 1080p monitor. I live next to a frys if anyone knows of any deals there.

Any help or recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated. I plan on buying everything ASAP.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjs9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjs9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjs9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
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)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $770.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 21:10 EST-0500)
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  1. I would go for the H77 Pro4/MVP over the 'M'. More expansion opportunity.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    This power supply has pretty good quality. If you want one for less, than can be arranged. This one will allow for alot of expansion in the future.
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjSV
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjSV/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjSV/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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    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: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $820.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Better balanced build, with i5-3570k +z77 extreme 4+ hyper 212 cooler and a good psu.
    The 670 has almost the same performance as the 680 gtx, for 1080p the 670 gtx will do.

    Edit if you need a case :
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pjVp
  3. Thank you for your response but I already bought the processor in my build and I also do not want to overclock the CPU or GPU. I need this build to last for a long time so I dont want any components expiring prematurely and to have problems with heating or the warranties.

    Also Thank you Deemo13 Ill have to look into that mobo. I really dont know much about motherboards and what to look for.
  4. Also, do you have a case?
  5. Yes sorry I was planning on going with

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    because its so cheap and has good airflow.
  6. Good choice.
  7. Best answer
    ok i didn't know that you had already the cpu, still i recommend the following :

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pknK
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pknK/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pknK/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    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: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $823.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    1º the combo corsair tx 650w+corsair carbide 400r is really appealing ( you get a discount of 10$ wich means the case goes for 49.99$+49.99$ really good psu)
    2º the mobo changed for a better one and with a decent cooler the one that comes with the pc is really a crappy one(less heat and less noise).
    3º The 670 evga ftw is really a great gpu and the difference between the 680 gtx will be very little.
    See this :
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/images/perfrel_1920.gif

    The 670 gtx ftw performs about the same as the msi 670.

    The warranty is the same (same brand).
  8. The Cooler Master cooler is pointless in the above build, but other than that its fine.
  9. its still better than the stock cooler by a mile, even if the cpu doesn't oc, still gets less heat for just 14.99$.
  10. If I buy the 670gtx would I be able to upgrade and add another one later while keeping the same mobo and it be efficient?
  11. You mean to be able to do latter on a SLI setup with the 670 gtx ?
    If so, then, yes the card is able for even for quad-sli(four cards).
    But even with the 680 or 670 gtx, or whatever you decide, if you want to add latter another card i recommend a buying a better board with 2x pci-e 3.0 8x 8x dual mode, like the z77 asrock extreme 3 or 4.
  12. I'd still go with a 670 over a 680, though. It makes no sense to pay $100 more for a whole 5% performance gain.

    Also, listen do what djangoringo is telling you - that's some good advice there.
  13. Okay Thank you now I just have to find out which 670 will give me the absolute best performance. If you guys have any suggestions please post any links. I dont care about noise level.
  14. Ok yeah that looks like what everyone else has been saying too along with the MSI version
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685

    I just want to make sure everything is correct. If I buy the 670 FTW version then in 3-4 years or so I would be able to add another one to that same mobo and it fit in the case and be run smoothly with the rest of the parts.
  15. Yes that MSI PE is also good.
    And yes you'll be able to add another one as a sli setup, but for that like i said on another post, you'll have to buy the z77 extreme 3 or extreme 4 (best cheapest mobos with sli 2xpcie 3.0 slot dual x8 x8).
  16. Thank you so much djangoringo I am ordering the parts tonight.
  17. Best answer selected by dotsilent.
  18. Well crud now the ram/power supply went up in price. If anyone has a quick link to the same build with new ram/PSU plz throw it up here.
  19. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pzLW
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pzLW/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pzLW/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $851.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    Cheaper ram and a psu at the same price, for 670 sli there is no cheaper, go with the antec high current gamer 750w.
    The case also now is more expensive so i put the antec three hundred two.
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