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December 26, 2012 3:25:27 PM

Processor + DVD Drive $139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard + 8GB RAM $78
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Power Supply $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1.5TB Hard Drive $91 with three year warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card $185 - $10 mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think it comes out to around 600$, I can spend another 100$ now though wondering what I should change..
Would upgrading to an i5 be best?

95$ change:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I should say I'm mainly using it for gaming, and this is my first build so I'm not sure about things. My friend helped me out with the rest and I'd like to keep it all off of newegg if possible
December 26, 2012 4:15:57 PM

I think build along these lines would be better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $634.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 13:16 EST-0500)
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December 26, 2012 4:32:28 PM

butremor said:
I think build along these lines would be better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $634.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 13:16 EST-0500)


Hmm that looks good too, I'd still have ~100$ more to spend though. If I upgrade to an i5 would I need a new board, or would it even be necessary to upgrade? I'm looking to spend 750$ at the very most
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December 26, 2012 4:53:10 PM

Yeah you can get i5 and if you have some money left i advise to get radeon 7950
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December 27, 2012 12:05:53 AM

Alright I'll probably do that then. I didn't realize there were a lot of different i5's, which should I get? Just the one without integrated graphics?
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December 27, 2012 12:19:08 AM

Switched out to these, are they good?
GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And added it all to my cart on newegg, total at 840$
I'll just use my old monitor for now and grab a new one next time I get paid
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December 27, 2012 1:54:55 AM

please someone give me the green light that those last two parts I switched out are fine...I'm 99% sure they are but like I said this is my first time picking parts.
my finger is hovering over the checkout button xD
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