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December 1, 2012 12:24:49 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qlsK[1] This is my current build, but I need help picking out a motherboard. Also, will all of these fit in the case and are they compatible with each other? My budget is somewhere around $800. Thank you.

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December 1, 2012 12:47:24 AM

Here's a little revision with the motherboard.
I added RAM too since you didn't list one. If you have it already, feel free to just drop it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $787.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 21:46 EST-0500)

Btw, do you live near a Microcenter?
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December 1, 2012 1:00:45 AM

excella1221 said:
Here's a little revision with the motherboard.
I added RAM too since you didn't list one. If you have it already, feel free to just drop it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $787.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 21:46 EST-0500)

Btw, do you live near a Microcenter?

I don't live near a Microcenter. By the way, is 1tb alot of storage? Would you reccomend that I get 500gb?
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December 1, 2012 1:05:59 AM

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Swap the FX-6300 for the FX-8320 ($30):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Swap the 7870 for the 7950 (+$70):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $720

Better graphics card, low price and the build can still overclock.

Also you should note in games utilizing a better GPU is more important than a better CPU. The FX-8320 is a great chip that performs great, especially a great improvement over the FX-8150 from the Bulldozer generation.

Here's the proof:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/6/
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/5/
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