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December 10, 2012 7:00:45 PM


Hello,This is my first time building a computer (let alone a gaming one) and I want to know if this is a good set up for under 950. (reccomendations welcomed nothing is defanite)

Case:CM Storm enforce

Cpu: Intel 2500k quad

Mobo: Asrock Z68 gen 3

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8gb

Graphics card: Sapphire radeon HD 7850 2gb

Harddrive: Samsung spinpoint F3 1tb

DVDDrive: Asus Black 12x BD-ROM

Cooling: 3 coolermaster red small fans and coolermaster hyper 212

Powersupply: Corsair Enthuasist Series 750w TX


If I forgot something tell me. and if you know something for cheaper and works just as good or better. dont be afraid to say it. And if i put this in the wrong catergorie Im sorry.




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December 10, 2012 7:07:36 PM

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December 10, 2012 7:10:53 PM

Okay first off, skip the I5 2500K and go for the I5 3570K its the new tech and its the same price this one is even cheaper

If you live near a micro center
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

This is my build, very good and just under 850$
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rtns

Good Luck!
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December 10, 2012 7:24:12 PM

ahh I live 2 hours away from a microcenter >_< but your set up gave me some cheaper alternatives. thanks. anyone else got suggestions? :p 
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December 10, 2012 7:29:24 PM

Here's a build to throw in the ring. Agree with going with z77 and a 3570k. This setup below gives you a better cooler, better CPU, better GPU, more efficient PSU (and more than enough to power the system) all for less (with combos included)

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $919
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December 10, 2012 7:38:05 PM

Do you think the i5 3570k and radeon 7870 2gb will be able to run skyrim battlefield at atleast high settings? beacuse I want this comp to last a while.
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December 10, 2012 8:00:33 PM

aebome you are quite a helpful person.
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December 10, 2012 9:19:38 PM

HerpDerpBox said:
Do you think the i5 3570k and radeon 7870 2gb will be able to run skyrim battlefield at atleast high settings? beacuse I want this comp to last a while.


Defiantly, It should be able to run skyrim and BF3 on Ultra.
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December 11, 2012 12:29:06 AM

quic change of plans...my budget has been somewhat cut. the top amount I can do is 800-850. I want the computer to be futureproof though and I feel it is going to be hard for under 900. I was barely scraping by woth 950 as a top amount but now I can ONLY spend 850 or under. I still think I should keep the processor and maybe the graphics card.
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December 11, 2012 5:16:19 PM

This build should get you in under your new price cap. You give up an overclockable CPU (and with it the cost of an aftermarket cooler), but not much else. The case is less expensive, but well reviewed, so no worries there.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s0H7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s0H7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s0H7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $819.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 14:15 EST-0500)
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December 11, 2012 9:54:42 PM

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $169.99

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 $68.48 (with combo deal)

Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $37.98

Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $89.99

Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB $179.98

Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower $74.98
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Power Supply Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $79.99

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $24.98

I don't know how much it equals to because I can't check. ( post the total If you can) But I think I made away around getting a lower Prccessor. If I have some money left after the total I would get. Radeon HD 7870 2gb. Or a i7 proccessor (only 229 on microcenter) The highes I will go is 860. Post opinions and suggestions about this new build. I would greatly appreciate it. Keep in mind this is my first build.
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December 11, 2012 11:40:27 PM

It would cost a overall 820 if I got a radeon hd 7870 2gb instead of 7850. Pretty solid for 820. :D 
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December 12, 2012 1:20:45 AM

Best answer selected by HerpDerpBox.
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