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December 27, 2012 3:06:55 AM

Hey guys,

Im looking to build a new Gaming PC for 800-900. Just want something thats going to be with me for a while. Need everything new except a HDD. So please help me out! Im looking for parts only on NewEgg and or in-store Microcenter.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: In about 1-2 weeks


Budget Range: $800-$900


System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, media, and surfing


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Everything except HDD, monitor and OS


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Microcenter.


Location: Aurora, CO


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU


Overclocking:
No, not right now. Maybe in the future.


SLI or Crossfire: No


Your Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer can't run any game on low settings. Need something new

More about : 800 900 gaming

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December 27, 2012 3:16:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $764.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


it leaves space for buying an os if needed


or if you want to oc the cpu :

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: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $834.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 27, 2012 3:21:45 AM

Sorry i'm pretty new here. But i already have OS and as far as Motherboard goes whats the ASRock pro4 i keep seeing in every gaming pc post?
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December 27, 2012 3:21:59 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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $867.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 00:21 EST-0500)

base build, it leaves room for improvement
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December 27, 2012 3:25:04 AM

Chu21 said:
Sorry i'm pretty new here. But i already have OS and as far as Motherboard goes whats the ASRock pro4 i keep seeing in every gaming pc post?



You can put that mobo if you like, the msi one is also a good one :

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: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $869.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


I recommend going with a much better card like the 670 gtx, the 7870 is nothing compared to the 670 gtx.
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December 27, 2012 3:29:25 AM

Now the difference between the Pro4 and the Extreme4 is pretty much just the phases for overclocking right? Because i really dont plan on overclocking that much until i can understand a little more about PC's
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December 27, 2012 3:36:55 AM

Yes, it has less power phases, i thought that you wanted the extreme 4, you can put the pro 4 in there.
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December 27, 2012 3:42:29 AM

Alright thank you for answering my questions and helping me out!!
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December 27, 2012 3:42:51 AM

Best answer selected by Chu21.
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