2.8 GHz Quad-Core Mac Pro

Hello all. I currently have a Mac Pro (2010, baseline) which I use. I had initially wanted to built a pc with the following specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($171.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: CoolMax 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $701.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 15:31 EST-0500)
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  1. That build looks OK but the GPU isn't that great for a $700 build. I'd aim for something like the HD 7850, it's a lot better.
    Reply to jmsellars1
  2. Will do, but I am in the dilemma of whether I should buy it.
    Reply to notoknight
  3. Be sure to act fast on the 7850 deals. They go fast and I've lost 2 great deals on them already due to procrastination.
    Reply to supermochalala
  4. you can get $40 off of the motherboard if you buy at microcenter with the i53570k
    Reply to ilikemacandpc
  5. also, dont you have to factor in the cost of an OS and taxes at brick and mortar stores like microcenter?
    Reply to ilikemacandpc
  6. If your current computer does not do what you want it to, then you will be happy buying a new one that does :)
    Reply to Sooth1
  7. I have no clue how microcenter operates (will look in to it) as I do most of component shopping via New Egg or Amazon. Well I live in LA so I have taxes regardless of where I shop online.
    Reply to notoknight
  8. Ok here is the updated build:
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vmhF/benchmarks/
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $726.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 17:45 EST-0500)
    Reply to notoknight
  9. I do not see a psu in the updated build. But the rest looks fine.
    Reply to Sooth1
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