Need help with first budget build Noob :(

Approximate Purchase Date:This week or around this month December 2012

Budget Range: Max 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: No, going to use a HD TV for now. Till I get more money

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Also need keyboard. I have a mouse.

Preferred Website(s) Newegg, its a 30 min drive to micro center NJ Patterson. But i rather order of newegg.

Location: New City, NY, United States

Parts Preferences: I would like to play Arma 2 Dayz and in the future the Standalone. So I believe a Intel core i5 2500k will do.
Would this GPU be good ? GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

Overclocking: Yes, not right away. when I find out how.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: Would this be good? 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Need to have a windows. Simple good case will do.

Heres what I got so far I dont know if the parts will work together.

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM

GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870

LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Intel Core i5-2500K

Windows 7

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Monitor I will buy later. But I need help picking one out.
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  1. If you are going for the Z77, then go for the 3570K.

    That GPU would work well.
  2. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $924.76
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 17:24 EST-0500)

    You can save 45$ if you get the i5 from microcentre.


    Get this HDD. You don't need the caviar black if you getting an SSD later.
  3. The High Current Gamer power supply is a very good power supply, but you can save some money and go for something like the XFX 550W or the Antec NEO ECO 520W
  4. Deemo13 said:
    The High Current Gamer power supply is a very good power supply, but you can save some money and go for something like the XFX 550W or the Antec NEO ECO 520W

    I went with antec 620 considering a possible overclocking. If you think that a 550w PSU is enough then its fine by me..
  5. Well, the 7870 uses a max of 160ishW~14a on any given day, and the 3570K has a 77W TDP, which of course increases with overclocking, but should not go over 110W or so. We'll say that the 3570K uses about 10a.

    We'll go with like 26a total or so, and this is on the maximum load. The HCG620 can put out 48a of continuous power. The 520W NEO ECO has 40a on the 12V. It should be a sufficient amount of power to run the system even when overclocked.

    I like Antec because they have alot of amps on the 12V.
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