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700-900 Gaming Build - Need help

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December 27, 2012 2:29:09 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week, hopefully.

Budget Range: 700-900 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>web browsing>light editing using Photoshop/Premier CS6

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon would be nice, I have a few gift cards from Christmas, also willing to buy from anything else trustworthy

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I would like an Intel processor, preferably an i7, but if you really think the i5 would last me just as long, great

Overclocking: Yeah, probably at some point.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: I've got a 1080p 23' AOC monitor.

Additional Comments: I'd like this PC to last me a while as far as gaming goes. I'd like it to run anything currently out at max settings with steady FPS. I also would like it to be able to run next-gen games whenever they start coming out, not necessarily running them at max by any means though.

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a c 324 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 2:55:50 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $892.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 23:55 EST-0500)

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December 27, 2012 3:45:23 AM

AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $892.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 23:55 EST-0500)

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Thanks! How well does the i5-3570k handle OCing?
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a c 324 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 3:49:08 AM

^ that chip is an OC king lol normally 4.4GHz for safety/longetivity
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December 27, 2012 3:52:16 AM

AMD Radeon said:
^ that chip is an OC king lol normally 4.4GHz for safety/longetivity

Awesome! And you think the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo would be good enough to let me get that high?
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a c 324 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 4:04:31 AM

most of toms member use 212 evo with their own OC...
the cooler is popular dude...

i own one :) 
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December 27, 2012 4:10:30 AM

AMD Radeon said:
most of toms member use 212 evo with their own OC...
the cooler is popular dude...

i own one :) 


Thanks for everything :)  I'll order the parts tonight :D 
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December 27, 2012 4:15:52 AM

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