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December 26, 2012 3:15:14 AM

Hello, i am looking to build a new rig in the near future. I recently sold my old rig a few months ago to help pay for school and would like to build a new rig on a budget so i can play games when i have free time when im not studying. my old pc had a 2500k, hd 6870. i would like to build a quad core gaming machine that has similar specs if possible.

Approximate Purchase Date:By end of Jan 2013

Budget Range: 400-600$ Before Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage : Gaming. L.A Noire, GTA IV, SKYRIM, Metro 2033, Test Drive, Simulator Games, Dirt 3. Would like to be able to play all games on 1080p with mid to high details.

Are you buying a monitor:No

Parts to Upgrade: GPU,MOBO,PSU,RAM,CPU,Case

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, Newegg.com, BestBuy.com or where ever has the best deals.

Location: United States

Parts Preferences: AMD Quad Core Phenom II x4 965 or intel if possible with quad core maybe i5 3450 or better. Gigabyte, Asus, MSI mobo, ATX if possible.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:From recent builds i have two 1tb hdds, one 64gb ssd, blu ray drive, h100 cooler and OS. Will buy open box, refurbished or used if its a better deal than buying something new.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Sold old rig and cant use my laptop to play some of the games that i own.



Thanks.

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December 26, 2012 3:34:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ 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: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $621.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


or if you need a lower total price :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ 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: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $586.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Both mobo and ram are out of stock in amazon for now, but it will be back soon.
Since you have a h100, you're better of with the i5-3570k+z77 mobo, the h100 fits the bitfenix case.
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December 31, 2012 4:33:25 PM

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