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December 31, 2012 4:32:22 PM

I am looking for some input. I Currently have an I5Ivy and a Z77 motherboard along with a coolermaster case. I had some ideas about what to finish the build with earlyer this year but never got the money gathered up to buy it all. Looking what people think i should do for spacificly Power supply, Hard Drive, and GPS. My budget for these 3 items is about 400$. Im building this computer to be a good gaming computer along with an every day computer for my wife and i. Thanks for any imput.

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December 31, 2012 4:35:06 PM

What are the rest of your specs? RAM? Exact motherboard model?
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December 31, 2012 6:13:43 PM

It's an ASUS z77 extreme. It's dual channel. I'm out ATM so I can't check if its 1333 or 1600. I think 1600. Other then that let me know if I can give you more info.
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December 31, 2012 6:20:39 PM

The PSU is a little beefy but will come in handy if you plan to add another 7870 GPU for CrossFire later

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($250.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $390.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 15:20 EST-0500)
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January 1, 2013 2:08:52 AM

Thanks for the help. That's along the lines I was thinking too as far as the HD and GPS where concerned. I like the idea of the beefy power supply too because I do plan to add another card eventually. Thank you.
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