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December 16, 2012 5:48:04 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am building a computer for the first time and need some advice. I have been upgrading my old computer but it is pretty much at it's max. I only have a limited budget of around 600 dollars. I will be using my corsair 750 watt power supply as well as my geforce 550i video card for now.

Here is what i was going to go with, but if you know of better stuff for the price, I would really appreciate the advice.

Case:
Thermaltake Commander Series Commander MS-II Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU/MEMORY:
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

Cooler:
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Motherboard:
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Approximate Purchase Date: First of the year

Budget Range: $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing net

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everying but my power supply and video card.

Do you need to buy OS?: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, or Tigerdirect.com

Location: Spokane, WA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I play WoW, D3, Assassins Creed 3, etc...

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want a better gaming computer than my 4 yr old Dell XPS

Thanks for your help and time!
December 16, 2012 8:51:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $552.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 17:51 EST-0500)
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December 16, 2012 9:00:28 PM

butremor said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $552.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 17:51 EST-0500)


Wow.. Awesome. I never think to check amazon. Thanks a ton for the info. I think you just allowed me to really upgrade my stuff. Thanks again!
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