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December 16, 2012 4:29:54 AM

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?

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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December 16, 2012 4:48:44 AM

Everything seems fine. But that is a very weak GPU.
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a c 81 V Motherboard
December 16, 2012 4:52:43 AM

Cheaper drive that is just as good.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper PSU, its less efficient and non-modular, but its cheaper and just as reliable.
Corsair TX650W, 80+ Bronze. $90 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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December 16, 2012 4:59:19 AM

^ 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.
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December 16, 2012 9:11:22 PM

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?
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December 16, 2012 9:41:28 PM

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: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sP0a
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sP0a/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sP0a/benchmarks/

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)
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a c 81 V Motherboard
December 16, 2012 9:46:43 PM

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.
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December 17, 2012 12:16:38 AM

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?
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December 17, 2012 12:23:34 AM

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.
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a c 81 V Motherboard
December 17, 2012 12:43:18 AM

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.
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December 17, 2012 12:52:45 AM

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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a c 81 V Motherboard
December 17, 2012 1:18:54 AM

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.
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December 17, 2012 1:33:05 AM

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.
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December 17, 2012 1:41:02 AM

Gosh I'm looking at radeon series card now I'm stuck again! Curse these great deals!
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December 17, 2012 2:17:45 AM

Best answer selected by foshizz.
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December 17, 2012 2:17:59 AM

Thanks to all you guys =)
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