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November 25, 2012 12:17:22 AM

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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November 25, 2012 12:30:05 AM

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
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November 25, 2012 12:57:50 AM

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.
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November 25, 2012 12:59:28 AM

Also, do you have a case?
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November 25, 2012 1:12:51 AM

Good choice.
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November 25, 2012 1:29:27 AM

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/ima...

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

The warranty is the same (same brand).
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November 25, 2012 1:38:48 AM

The Cooler Master cooler is pointless in the above build, but other than that its fine.
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November 25, 2012 1:47:39 AM

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$.
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November 25, 2012 2:03:57 AM

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?
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November 25, 2012 2:12:37 AM

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.
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November 25, 2012 2:57:29 AM

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.
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November 25, 2012 8:26:17 PM

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.
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November 25, 2012 9:35:08 PM

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=N82E168...

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.
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November 25, 2012 10:01:17 PM

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).
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November 26, 2012 12:28:51 AM

Thank you so much djangoringo I am ordering the parts tonight.
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November 26, 2012 12:28:53 AM

Best answer selected by dotsilent.
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November 26, 2012 1:19:30 AM

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.
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November 26, 2012 1:43:32 PM

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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