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December 2, 2012 2:15:20 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: no later than the 12th

Budget Range: 900 - 1100 before shipping, before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, 3d modeling and animation, music

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: new build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Unless I can get an INSANE deal elsewhere, newegg only.

Location: Mississippi. Not much else you need to know.

Parts Preferences: prefer intel cpu. hate raidmax.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Current: 1280x1024 I will upgrade within 3 months though.

Additional Comments: erm...


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading? Because I don't have a desktop right now, I like computers, and I want to play games without having to kill the aa.

Build at this point:
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -Case

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - HDD

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Video Card

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM - Optical Drive

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC " - psu(really nervous about how much wattage I will need)

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler -Cooler

Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -SSD

Rosewill Model RCAB-11050 18" SATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch, Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps -SATA

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K -CPU

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B -RAM

Total : 1099.38
DOes it all look decent, is it all compatible, will my psu fry, or anything?

Additional information
For christmas, Asus xonar dgx and sennheiser hd 558

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December 2, 2012 4:45:49 AM

I think this build will do you well, and it is better than the build you have posted.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Toledo 301 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1067.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 01:44 EST-0500)
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December 2, 2012 10:18:15 AM

I agree the list of zared, tho i prefer asrock extreme4 z77 and maybey for case a different one, but its mainly for look. And you might ehant to look aither gigabyte 7970 or some else. Sapphire is good but its cooling is not the best.
For memory i would pick corsair vengance 2x4 gb Low profile.
And storage upgrade it to WD caviar black 1tb. Or samsung spinpoint, or segate harracuda.
Psu could be changed to corsair CX650(or 600 dont remember witch one it is =3)
But yeah, all parts seem to be really stable.
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December 2, 2012 1:53:55 PM

I revised it
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...
(if you can not see that)
Video Card - XFX double D radeon hd 7950
HDD - WD caviar black 1 TB
CPU - Intel i5 3570k
Case - NZXT M59 black (dead set on this case
PSU - Rosewill green series 630w psu.
OD - Lite on black
RAM - 8 gb corsair vengeance ram w/ blue heat spreader
MOBO - asus p8z77 -LK
OS - Windows 8

I'd rather stay with the same mobo and I do need an os. I am fine with a 7950.
Cooler
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December 2, 2012 2:27:45 PM

Vengeance and ARES RAM are the same thing just different names and different prices. Go with the cheaper.

The difference between a blue and black drive is the warranty, nothing else.

I highly recommend getting an SSD. They are really REALLY benficial.
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December 2, 2012 3:18:34 PM

Also i prefer win 7 for gaming, no performance different so i would stay in win7 if you have had it earlier
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December 2, 2012 4:29:00 PM

I'll get an ssd next time they are on a good sale. And I want windows 8 because of a few reasons:
1. Up to date with everything.
2. Boots roughly 55% faster than windows 7(so I read)
3. DX 12 is more likely to come to it
4. I actually like the metro interface a bit.
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