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December 22, 2012 4:25:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.09 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 13:25 EST-0500)

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December 22, 2012 4:32:39 PM

Yes, all is compatible.

What is your budget and what do you plan on using this build for? I may be able to come up with something that better suits your needs and performs accordingly.
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December 22, 2012 7:47:09 PM

My budget is $750 (not including shipping as I am going to pick up the parts). I'm using it to stream and play games/draw. I just want medium quality on games, but not low. As you can see I require several parts including the OS.
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December 22, 2012 8:04:32 PM

Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
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: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $697.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 17:01 EST-0500)

With this build, you can get ultra settings at comfortable frame rates. It also has an excellent upgrade path. Whenever you get the cash, you can throw an i5 3570k in your build and have the option to overclock from the start. You won't have to worry about upgrading other components. Of course, you'll have to add in an aftermarket cooler if you do overclock in the future.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I hope this helps; good luck!
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December 22, 2012 8:05:51 PM

I like the second build especially if you are gaming...
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December 22, 2012 9:00:37 PM

Is it better just to keep the i3-duo than changing up the build for a stronger but cheaper amd processor for streaming? Otherwise I might just go with you build :) 
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December 22, 2012 9:05:32 PM

As far as I know, there aren't any stronger and cheaper AMD processors. The i3 is a strong processor...especially in the $100 price range.

Plus, this build offers the best upgrade path.
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December 22, 2012 9:49:38 PM

Best answer selected by ohmypeter.
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December 22, 2012 9:50:13 PM

Thanks saved a lot of money. Hope the build works when I put it together! :)  Can you tell me possible upgrade paths for the future?
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December 22, 2012 11:44:46 PM

Your next upgrade would be upgrading the i3 3220 to either the i5 3570k or an i7 3770k. For gaming, the i5 would be best. For rendering and video editing, the i7 would be best.

And I'm quite certain your build will go smoothly. All those parts are decent quality. If you want a tutorial to help guide you in the building process, take a look at this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8
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