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November 28, 2012 7:05:58 PM

hey i am new to the whole build your own PC thing, ive been researching for days on the best gaming pc i can make. i used pcpartpicker.com which is a really good site. i have a budget of $900 this is what i came up with, i hope its all compatible.


CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing $14.99
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 $139.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.76
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $49.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB $159.99
Case NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower $47.99
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $66.24
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.99

Total: $844.92

November 28, 2012 7:14:04 PM

I would get windows 7 Home Premium instead of 8, but that is just my opinion.

I would also get a Evo 212/hyper evo 212 cpu cooler. Best bang for your buck.

I would also invest another 50-60 dollars into your GPU and get a 7850. This will give you much better FPS, also the 3570K is great and all if you wanna OC, but the GPU is what will really affect your FPS. A 3450 i5 would suffice extremely well. And if you go with a 3450 you can get a B75 chipset and save some more money there. This will allow you to get an even better GPU. A 7950 would be ideal, or a 7870.

The better the GPU the better your FPS.
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November 28, 2012 8:58:35 PM

yeah i think i can lower the price in some areas and afford this GPU
Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $229

where may i go to learn how to install the CPU onto the motherboard?
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November 28, 2012 9:41:05 PM

i got the price down to $869.00 and am happy with the products, the motherboard i am not to sure on, will the motherboard have all i need on it? im looking for reasonable price and good enough for upgrades further down the line. it has SLI support and crossfire, i dont know what SLI meens though.

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.99
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $109.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $38.40
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $49.99
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $207.25
Case NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $73.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $18.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $85.92
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November 28, 2012 9:51:01 PM

:hello:  Save you a bit more $

the hyper 212 is $25 on newegg right now, with an additional $10 mail-in rebate, making it the same price as the rosewill (when all is said and done) for a better cooler.
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November 28, 2012 10:00:18 PM

Oh, the 8gb (2x4) 1600 ripjaws is also $25 on newegg right now.

between the 2, you might be able to squeeze an HD 7950 in your budget.

good luck!
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