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December 24, 2012 8:21:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around Januaray 2013

Budget Range: $1100 before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming at 1080p

Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard, and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg, Amazon, MicroCenter

Country: Massachusetts, US

Parts Preferences: I prefer Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU and ASUS motherboard

Overclocking: Yes but not too much and not in the near future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes but not in the near future

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: None

I currently come up with this build and I want suggestion from everyone so I could get the best from my budget. (Sorry for my bad English).

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 ($184.99)
I choose this board because it have the Wifi Go things. It inconvenience for me to connect the wired in my house.
I also don't want to use the PCI slot to install wifi card because I might need to use it in the future. I can change this if it need to for fitting my budget.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz ($189.99)

GPU: MSI GTX 660 2GD5/OC ($229.99)
This one is the good card and I plan to upgrade to SLI in the next 6 months.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz ($45.42)
Nice design, not too expensive and I think 8GB is enough for gaming.

HDD: WD Blue 1 TB 7200rpm ($76.99)

Monitor: ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor ($176.99)

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ($99.99)
I guess this power supply will strong enough to handle GTX 660 in SLI mod in the future.

Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced USB 3.0 ($79.99)
Nice design, USB 3.0 port.
I also like the feel when push the power button on this case.

Optical drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA ($21.18)

Total: $1105.53

It a little bit over my budget, I hope you guy help me point out which one I overkill so I can change. Thank you!
(Again, sorry for my bad English)
December 25, 2012 2:10:05 AM

Change these things saves you some mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

monitor:Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VE228H-21-5-Inch-Integrated-...

Ram: Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 CL9 Memory Kit - PVI38G160C9K
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Extreme-Masters-PC...
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December 25, 2012 2:15:51 AM

Thank you everyone! I will consider those part!
Maybe I should pick another motherboard.
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December 25, 2012 2:19:08 AM

Well your motherboard pick is very good.I just do not know a way to fit it into your budet.
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December 25, 2012 2:56:33 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Well your motherboard pick is very good.I just do not know a way to fit it into your budet.


Beside, I have another question. I plan to buy a WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 rpm 64MB cache. I also consider about the WD Caviar Black one but it kind of expensive. Is it affect any gaming experience if I use the Blue one?
Thank you!
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December 25, 2012 3:06:04 AM

onizuka22 said:
Beside, I have another question. I plan to buy a WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 rpm 64MB cache. I also consider about the WD Caviar Black one but it kind of expensive. Is it affect any gaming experience if I use the Blue one?
Thank you!
WD Caviar® Blue™
With SATA and PATA interfaces, and cache sizes ranging from 2 MB to 16 MB, these drives offer a full range of performance features.

WD Caviar Green™
These drives make it possible for energyconscious customers to build systems with
higher capacitiesand the right balance of system performance,ensured reliability, and energy conservation.

WD Caviar Black™
These high-performance SATA drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, up to 64 MB cache, SATA 3 Gb/s interface, and an integrated dual processor for lightning-fast performance in demanding desktop, workstation, and multi-drive systems.

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/Flyer/ENG/2178-70...
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December 25, 2012 4:34:36 AM

i would switch that board out for an ASrock extrem4/6 way better choice IMO

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1077.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 01:34 EST-0500)

for wifi buy a USB one or PCI/e will be way better than the on board one and much cheaper
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December 25, 2012 1:47:57 PM

I will switch to ASRock Z77 Extreme4. Just check it out and found nearly everything I need for motherboard. Maybe I will just buy an USB wifi adapter.
Thank you!
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December 25, 2012 3:34:07 PM

And by the way, is Corsair TX650 able to handle GTX 660 in 2-way SLI mode?
Thank you!
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December 25, 2012 4:16:02 PM

yes but i would just for for 750W for good measure don't forget to overclock too!
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December 25, 2012 6:54:34 PM

^^^
Thank you!

I did the research about ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and I found a lot of complaint about PCI slot. I feel little bit worry about that board.
I consider about ASUS P8Z77 V-LK now.
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December 25, 2012 7:13:43 PM

asus V-Lk isnt that bad either
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December 26, 2012 4:09:32 PM

Have anyone buy an GTX 660 from Amazon recently?
I want to buy an MSI GTX 660 2GD5/OC from Amazon because it cheaper from another website. However, I am not sure will Amazon provide the free Assassin Creed 3 game from Nvidia like another website. If anyone already bought it from Amazon, please tell me?
Thank you!
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January 2, 2013 2:42:22 AM

Finally buy all my part!
This is my final build:
- P8Z77 V-LK
- i5 3570K
- MSI GTX 660 2GD/OC
- 8GB Corsair Vengeance
- WD Blue 1TB 7200wpm 64MB cache
- Corsair TX 750
- ASUS VS239H-P
- CM 690 Advanced 2 (USB 3.0)
- ASUS DVD burner

Thank you for all the reply!
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January 5, 2013 9:23:48 PM

Best answer selected by onizuka22.
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