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December 3, 2012 1:00:03 AM

I need help with a new build I will not be overclocking, so keep that in mind if it saves me money.

Here's some of the parts that I have in mind.

CPU - i5 3570 or i5 3570k ($214.99 Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) ($39.99 Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey (I like a plan case with no logos)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 300gb ($69.99 Newegg)
secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view

I play games like BF3 and Skyrim but on med to high settings, I don't need ultra.

Thanks for any advice...



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December 3, 2012 1:21:09 AM

What is the budget of your build. Also try filling this out

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

also dont get the velociraptor, ill make a more proper build when you can do at least 1 of the 2 things up top.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $301.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 22:21 EST-0500)
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December 3, 2012 1:48:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: December 2012

Budget Range: $800 (not including monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Student, gaming, and web surfing

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, or any other reputable dealer

Location: Toledo, OH

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, unless amd has something better

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
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December 3, 2012 2:03:20 AM

Can you maximize your budget a bit?
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December 3, 2012 2:17:44 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $796.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

or

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.72 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $809.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 3, 2012 2:20:53 AM

The gpu i recomend you get is a 7950 the psu a corsair tx 750 cpu is good with the 3570 mobo is good
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December 3, 2012 8:42:16 PM

i would change the Mobo into this one for its price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z75pro3

If you could get your budget to $1000(a big $200 change)

i would switch the 7950 into a 7870/GHz and add inside a nice SSD for more of a practical use because it doesn't seem you will be gaming all the time.
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