New build for GF 850ish

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon

Budget Range: 850ish?

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Keyboard/Mouse: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon would prefer to keep it down to 2 orders if possible

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Denver, CO USA

Parts Preferences: Don't matter

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 23" 1920x1080 and a 19" 1280 x 1024

Additional Comments: Need a second computer for my girlfriend to play WOW, Minecraft, Sims and any new game that comes along.

Oh and she wants a good red or green case...

Heres what I have but I'm little higher then I would like lol. HD Already purchased

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) Your Price: $69.99 With Promo Code EMCNJNJ42
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($237.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $869.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 14:33 EST-0500)
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  1. looks pretty solid. you could save a bit by going wuth a 3470 instead, which would save about $60. you could also drop to 8 GB, which is plenty for most tasks today. I don't see a dvd, thats $15-19. use the savings for a 90-128gb ssd
  2. icecoldviper said:

    Heres what I have but I'm little higher then I would like lol.

    its funny how that always happens.

    there is no need to get 16GB of memory for what your listed uses are. 8GB will be plenty and you can always add another 8GB later if you need it.

    do you plan on overclocking? if not you could save some money with a 3470 using the stock intel heat sink and a cheaper motherboard.

    this is a cheaper psu after MIR.

    this 660ti is the same price as the 660 you listed after MIR.

    you could also save some money on a cheaper case.
  3. Is 500w going to be enough? The graphics card says Power requirement 450 W. I just don't know if this would be pushing it? Shortening the life or anything?
  4. the corsair 500W is plenty. what really matters for video cards is power on the 12v rail(s), and the CX 500 has 38 amps. a 660/660ti will run in that just fine (It needs 30-33 amps total) even a 680 runs in a 550W/ 45 amp PSU
  5. Best answer
    how close do you live to the denver microcenter? they have some really good combo deals. check out page 33 on their catalog. you can get a combo deal with a 3570k for $170 and a z77 msi board for $40 or a gigabyte for $70. even with tax its still a good deal.
  6. Not very but its worth it to save the 40 bucks with the combo.. lets see if i make it before they close lol
  7. Got the 3570k and msi z77-45 now!

    If I drop down to 8gb should I get these?

    I don't want to worry about the heat sink clearing the ram.

    edit :

    or maybe these?
  8. these are also low profile and $10 cheaper but the corsair would also work.

    i would stay away from the GeIL Black Dragon they are 1.6 volts.
  9. Best answer selected by icecoldviper.
    nThank you sir.
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