Hey guys I'm about a couple hours away from committing 900$ to a new computer. It's 830$, but 900 after tax/shipping. I'm not willing t change the list, since I believe it's all I can do within my budget. All I'm wondering is, do I have everything I need? Wires and all? Or am I missing somthing?

P.S. My ram will come free with my motherboard.

So, basically, am I ready to purchase?
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  1. Everything seems fine. But that is a very weak GPU.
  2. Cheaper drive that is just as good.
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $80

    You can drop the thermal paste, the cooler will come with some.
    Speaking of, upgrade the the Hyper 212 EVO. Has a better baseplate and fan.

    Cheaper PSU, its less efficient and non-modular, but its cheaper and just as reliable.
    Corsair TX650W, 80+ Bronze. $90 ($10 rebate)

    With the money saved. I advise getting a stronger GPU. Something along the lines of a HD7850 1GB given that you would have roughly $160 for the GPU now.
  3. ^ exactly this. You could even drop to a 500W PSU to scrape up some more. If you're going to be gaming you want a better GPU.
  4. I'm not much of a PC gamer. Most my friends are on PS3, so I'll be using this computer to torrent, watch movies, and play around with linux. I won't be needing a high end GPU. I think I'll keep the PSU and Artic SIlver, but I'll switch to the barracuda though.

    Any last thoughts before I press buy?
  5. Even if you're not a PC gamer this PC is the same price as yours 830$, and much better than yours.

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM ($9.99)
    Total: $792.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 18:40 EST-0500)
  6. It seems to me that you only need is an i3-3220+650gtx+h77/z75 mobo+450w psu anctec vp/xfx+1TB hdd and a solid case like the 200r.
  7. I found a cheap ssd on amazon. 109$ samsung 128 gb. Deciding to buy that instead of a wdc black, and downgrading to a wdc blue 500gb. Also downgraded the case to a HAF 912. What do you guys think?
  8. foshizz said:
    I found a cheap ssd on amazon. 109$ samsung 128 gb. Deciding to buy that instead of a wdc black, and downgrading to a wdc blue 500gb. Also downgraded the case to a HAF 912. What do you guys think?

    That case is awesome, I have it. Storage is ok.
  9. The mobo should come with at least two SATA cables, so I think your fine on cables. Everything else you will need (screws and such) should come with the case.
  10. Excellent!

    I think I'm saving a bit on the computer, so does anyone have a suggestion for a GPU higher than a 650? My only requirement is it be under $140, and hopefully come with assasincs creed free also =D
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    Or if you want to stretch the budget, a 1GB HD7850 is a good option. Doesn't come with AC3, but it does come with Far Cry 3 and Hitman Absolution.

    This seems to be a very suitable card. Is it worth the extra $20 for me to go from a 650 to a 650 ti, when I don't game much on the PC? Or should i just stick with a 650, being it already capable of quite a bit for the price?
  13. Well it's much better for gaming and it's at 139$ and then it has the rebate for 20$ which totals 119.99$ cost in the future.
    If you want to play assassins creed 3 at good framerates/settings i'd recommend going with the 650 ti.
  14. Gosh I'm looking at radeon series card now I'm stuck again! Curse these great deals!
  15. Best answer selected by foshizz.
  16. Thanks to all you guys =)
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