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Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: Preferably below 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Youtube, Internet
Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 or 8?


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, preferably all from same website
Location: IL, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel Cpu, Nvidia Gpu

Overclocking: At some point

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is pretty much the build I want to go with but I'm not sure if all the parts are compatible. So, any suggestions that will improve compatibility/price would be great or anything else you can suggest.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $897.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 23:59 EST-0500)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a terrible laptop and I want to play games like BO2, BF3, SC2 ect.

Thanks,
Jake
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  1. Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    i would prefer this :) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bnlg9

    and there are a lot cheaper cases if you arent tied to that one. antec three hundred is one example.
  2. Best answer
    For $1K that's a good start but the Radeon 7950 is a better video card than a reference 660, and I'm sure there's better power supplies out there. Try this:

    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 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1035.77
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 01:12 EST-0500)
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