BF3 SUB 300!

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: week after Christmas

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 300 Max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming -> office work

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) Motherboard/Ram/PSU/ possibly small OS SSD

Do you need to buy OS: No - Win7 64 Pro

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: USA - Michigan, have microcenter near.

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes but not for a few months

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080

Additional Comments: Looking for m-atx, already have case, i7 3770k, hdd [storage], 7850)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want to run BF3/FC3/Saints Row 3/BLOPS 2/CS:GO

I am upgrading from a c2d e6500/9600gt/2GB/300psu dell.
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  1. if all you need is SSD, Mobo, RAM, case, and PSU:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $307.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 00:48 EST-0500)
  2. Here's what I came up with.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tkDw
    There are two SSD so you can decide which one you want. The 840 Pro is faster (also debatable if it would even be a noticeable difference), but worth it or not is up to you?

    Also added in a CPU cooler seeing as you don't have one listed. Also have a slightly larger PSU that can handle higher end cards if you ever chose to upgrade, although a CX430 can handle the 7850.
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