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December 4, 2012 3:13:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: before Christmas

Budget Range: $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, watching movies, some gaming (nothing too demanding)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: ALL

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ANY

Location: Canada

Parts Preferences: Good Brands

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Your Monitor Resolution: currently @ 1680x1050 and will be upgrading to 1920x1080 after

Additional Comments: small compact case, fast and quiet system

My friend is building me a system for $600 before tax. Parts are non-swappable. All parts are brand new. Can i get a better deal else where?

i5 3570k
ASUS P8H77-i
G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1600
Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD
Bitfenix Prodigy mini ITX case Black
XFX ProSeries 550w
ASUS HD7770 DirectCU

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December 4, 2012 5:25:20 PM

yea the 7770 wont cut it even for basic gaming, firstly build it yourself, secondly try to see if you can fit a 7850/7870 in there. If you dont do much demanding stuff downgrade to an i3-2120 so you can afford the 7870
December 4, 2012 5:53:02 PM

If you are not overclocking, then there is no need for a i5-3570K.

I played on my GTX460 for a long time until last Friday, and it played every game I threw at it at high settings or better.

My 460 was about the same as the 7770.

What games are you playing?
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December 5, 2012 2:48:37 PM

@angaddev i think 7770 is sufficient for my need, i play games that are 5 years or older. Unless i can get something better for the same money.

@deemo13 i understand 3570k is not needed if i'm not overclocking but like i said, i cant change the parts list. My friend is selling it as a package. Can you come up with another build with the same price just to compare?
December 5, 2012 6:23:52 PM

Well, the overclocking ability of the processor is being restricted due to the motherboard, making this not ideal. But since you are not overclocking, its not a huge deal.