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December 31, 2012 8:36:18 PM

I'm ordering a Corsair 500R tonight and in a few weeks I'll have $700~ after shipping for guts.

I need,

Motherboard,
CPU,
RAM,
Video Card,
Hard Drive (SSD not needed, will buy one down the road),
Power Supply.


I cannot go over $730 after shipping to Buffalo, NY, and don't have access to a Microcenter. This build will be primarily used for gaming, and if I can, streaming aswell.

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December 31, 2012 8:55:05 PM

Here you go. Don't know if you plan to overclock. If so, we can make some changes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
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 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $700.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 17:54 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 9:17:56 PM

I'm fine with over-clocking if it would be worth it. I only need a 1TB HDD and I would prefer a modular power supply.

strife_ff7 said:
This would be better http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vcYy


The 7950 is out of stock.
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December 31, 2012 9:25:41 PM

i know you said $730 but for $30 more you could get this. these prices are NOT including any MIR. unlocked 3570k with z75 mb so you can OC. will still need to buy a cpu fan in the future. has a ssd. if not just subtract the $90 ssd and put the money towards a better gpu. get rid of the dvd drive for another $18.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $766.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 18:25 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 9:28:58 PM

jonjonjon said:
i know you said $730 but for $30 more you could get this. these prices are NOT including any MIR. unlocked 3570k with z75 mb so you can OC. will still need to buy a cpu fan in the future. has a ssd. if not just subtract the $90 ssd and put the money towards a better gpu. get rid of the dvd drive for another $18.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $766.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 18:25 EST-0500)



I wont need an optical drive, and I'll get an SSD down the line.


I'm also okay with using a Shoprunner trial for free 2-Day shipping on Newegg if that lowers any prices.
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December 31, 2012 9:31:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $715.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 18:31 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 9:34:05 PM

are you willing to buy from multiple places or only newegg? you will get a much better pc if include ncix and amazon.
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December 31, 2012 9:39:51 PM

jonjonjon said:
are you willing to buy from multiple places or only newegg? you will get a much better pc if include ncix and amazon.

Anywhere, whatever gets me the best price/performance and gets here in a reasonable amount of time. What you just posted is what I'll probably settle on, thanks a lot!
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December 31, 2012 9:50:47 PM

do you plan to overclock? if not you can get the i5-3470 for $180 and a cheaper mb.
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December 31, 2012 9:54:02 PM

jonjonjon said:
do you plan to overclock? if not you can get the i5-3470 for $180 and a cheaper mb.

No reason not to, is there?
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December 31, 2012 9:55:57 PM

paparhino said:
I'm fine with over-clocking if it would be worth it. I only need a 1TB HDD and I would prefer a modular power supply.



The 7950 is out of stock.


Sorry about that you could get this msi gtx 660 ti pe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or wait for the sapphire 7950 to get restocked.
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December 31, 2012 9:59:10 PM

paparhino said:
No reason not to, is there?


no. just wanted to make sure. i would hate to suggest an unlocked cpu to find out someone didnt intend to overclock. you will need to get a better cpu cooler before you can overclock. you can pick one up on sale for around $20-25.
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December 31, 2012 10:05:11 PM

Overclocking could potentially damage it if you're not careful, and it would cost you another CPU cooler instead of the stock one. And, since you might OC, here is my build suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($53.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $701.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 19:11 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 10:06:20 PM

jonjonjon said:
no. just wanted to make sure. i would hate to suggest an unlocked cpu to find out someone didnt intend to overclock. you will need to get a better cpu cooler before you can overclock. you can pick one up on sale for around $20-25.

I'll eventually buy another 660 TI, an SSD and a aftermarket cooler as an upgrade in about a year and a half or something probably, maybe the H100. I don't see a large need to over-clock at the moment, but down the line I might as well to compete with the performance of newer architecture.

Overclocking can't be that scary, :p 
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December 31, 2012 10:09:21 PM

You would have to get a better mobo if you plan to add a second gtx 660 ti.
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December 31, 2012 10:19:04 PM

yea. by the time you are ready to buy another 660ti it would probably be better to sell the 660ti and buy a new single card.
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December 31, 2012 10:22:14 PM

Coldice54 said:
Overclocking could potentially damage it if you're not careful, and it would cost you another CPU cooler instead of the stock one. And, since you might OC, here is my build suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($53.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $701.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 19:11 EST-0500)

those prices are with MIR. so it would be $740 out of pocket. he said he couldn't go over $730. plus that 7870 has known problems. even if sapphire claims they fixed them people say they are still getting bad cards. i wouldn't take the chance.
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December 31, 2012 11:03:50 PM

jonjonjon said:
those prices are with MIR. so it would be $740 out of pocket. he said he couldn't go over $730. plus that 7870 has known problems. even if sapphire claims they fixed them people say they are still getting bad cards. i wouldn't take the chance.


i got the exact same card, and it has no provlems at all. I'm willing to listen to your suggestions on other video cards, but I think the 7870 isn't bad.
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December 31, 2012 11:17:31 PM

jonjonjon said:
yea. by the time you are ready to buy another 660ti it would probably be better to sell the 660ti and buy a new single card.

Or that, I'm open to either solution.
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December 31, 2012 11:19:07 PM

Best answer selected by PapaRhino.
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December 31, 2012 11:22:14 PM

Coldice54 said:
i got the exact same card, and it has no provlems at all. I'm willing to listen to your suggestions on other video cards, but I think the 7870 isn't bad.


it also makes me suspicious that its a GHz card cheaper then any regular 7870's.

http://www.techpowerup.com/174858/Some-Sapphire-Radeon-...
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December 31, 2012 11:25:54 PM

They're all Ghz editions, some don't say that because the Ghz was a standard in the 7000 series.
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December 31, 2012 11:27:39 PM

And, I got the card for the same price. it's because it's on a sale. :p 
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December 31, 2012 11:31:54 PM

Coldice54 said:
They're all Ghz editions, some don't say that because the Ghz was a standard in the 7000 series.


yea they are all clocked at 1GHz plus but considering all Sapphire that are not labeled GHz edition go for a lot more its strange. go read the newegg reviews of the card. 3 of the first 5 reviews complain about black screen crashes so its obviously not fixed or newegg is still selling old bad cards.
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