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December 26, 2012 2:38:57 AM

I've been stalking this forums for a really long time now and I've decided to build a new gaming rig to get rid of my old one. However, I will be dissecting out parts from my old rig which which would be just the dvd drive and my Kingston HyperX 3k 240Gb SSD and my 750 Gb Caviar Black

So I won't be planning on buying a new dvd drive, hdd, ssd, and I also won't be needing a new install CD as I'm planning on using the same copy I used on the old machine since I'm tearing that down.

My only request is to keep it around the $600 range with shipping and taxes.

Here's the part list I have. Tell me what you think, thanks! :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of January of next year
Budget: ~$600
System Use: Mainly going for gaming like Tera or SCII

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $613.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 23:38 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2012 2:46:58 AM

Better build here :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $581.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The mobo and ram are out of stock for now in amazon, but it will be back soon.


or if you don't want to wait :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $588.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 26, 2012 2:52:41 AM

It looks good, but... Why the z77 mobo for an i3-3220? Are you planning to get a 3570k in the future? You might want to think about getting an h77 or a b75 mobo instead. You can't overclock with that CPU, after all. The savings there could let you get a 2GB 7850 rather than the 1GB variety (not sure about that, honestly, but I would imagine you could if you saved $30 or more from the mobo price).

Otherwise, yeah. Looks nice. Get some additional tie wraps for cable management inside the case though (I have the same case. Very nice, but the zip-ties are a bit short for the width of all the cords I've tried to manage inside of it. You may need to find an extension for the PSU power cable to the mobo as well, actually. It was a tight reach for my system's cable, at least, but it managed .
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December 26, 2012 2:54:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($75.06 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 23:54 EST-0500)

sorry, don't know why it insists on the microcenter price instead of the $179.99 @ Amazon for the cpu . . p

total 614.00
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December 26, 2012 3:07:34 AM

Sorry forgot to mention a few things I really like the 300R for it's simple yet awesome design, and I also want the PSU to be modular, cable clutter must not be a problem in this new build. :) 

I do plan on OC-ing in the later future as well as continue to upgrade.

So, I was maybe thinking this then?

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($75.06 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $651.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 00:03 EST-0500)
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December 26, 2012 3:10:00 AM

if your overclocking, a Z77 or Z75 motherboard is needed. dj posted a nice Z75 in his first build suggestion . . also there really is no need for a 650 watt PSU for a single graphics card. that antec 520 is fine and will allow overclocking.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2012 3:12:06 AM

How you're gonna overclock with a i5-3470 or a b75 ?
You'll have to get a z77 mobo and an i5-3470.

Just stay with the i5-3470, but change the mobo for a h77 asrock pro 4 it's much better at almost the same price or a z75 mobo pro 3
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December 26, 2012 3:12:49 AM

I guess that should conclude the list, the price totaled to $690.93 with the Z75 board suggested by dj, thank you guys for the help.

I just got a best buy gift card today valued at $100 so I should be able to knock the 300R off my to buy list for now :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2012 3:16:38 AM

See this one :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.27 @ Amazon)
Total: $663.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You can change the case, but it also is a good one from corsair, the psu is modular and it's a quality psu it got a gold award in hardware secrets and comes with headphones for offer(in newegg if you want to), and a 660ti which is better than the 7870.
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December 26, 2012 3:21:00 AM

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December 26, 2012 3:24:39 AM

Muchos Gracias you guys for the suggestions :)  It's a good thing I have Amazon prime too, free 2 day shipping!
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