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December 26, 2012 1:09:17 PM

I will only be using this for gaming and plan to do 0 overclocking as this is my first time building a computer and my budget is 1.2k USD. Thanks for the help!


Video card: MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Power supply: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Processer: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500

Memory: Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8X

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Cpu cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Monitor: ViewSonic VX2253mh-LED Black 22" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design w/Speakers

OS: Windows 7 64bit

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December 26, 2012 1:30:28 PM

no overclocking means not getting a z77 board. so id recommend this. has a pretty substantial SSD. a 7970 is cheaper than the 670 but 30 bucks, so id suggest that over the msi power edition 670.

-if outlet pc does not have free shipping, us.ncix has windows 7 for the same price

December 26, 2012 2:28:43 PM

Thanks for the list but I've heard a lot about the 670 having better drivers and is just better than the 7970 without overclocking. Is this true?
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December 26, 2012 2:39:53 PM

i personally dont have much of a problem recommending both. the 670 does have more stable drivers but then it costs more, performs a tad wores, and doesnt come with free games. just pick one of them. both will be great

this is the 670 i was talking about. happens to come with borderlands 2 and asssasins creed 3
December 26, 2012 2:51:36 PM

nevermind, this was a stupid reply that i asked you
December 26, 2012 4:02:59 PM

Since you're not overclocking and don't have an unlocked CPU you can ditch the Evo since it's really not going to add anything except a huge hunk of aluminum sticking out the side of your mobo.
December 26, 2012 4:41:23 PM

Best answer selected by Sqirk.