$600 Budget

I would like to build a system with the most power possible for the money. It needs to be overclock friendly, and I would really like it to include a sapphire 7870 GHz edition and an i5, preferably the one that is on sale at new egg right now.
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  1. Yes to the cpu, but no for the gpu, don't get that sapphire, it's plagued by black screen problems/freezes, get another 7870 ghz edition.
    Also it's 600$ for the cpu and gpu ?
  2. I'm looking for a system for around 600$ that packs the most performance in as possible. If I have to buy components in the future, I don't want them to be super expensive ie: getting an i3 when I can get an i5 now.
  3. It's hard to fit an i5-3570k+7870 ghz edition in a 600$ build, it leaves less than 200$ for the rest, like the ram,cooler(if you want to oc the cpu),mobo(z75/z77),hdd,dvd drive,case,psu and/or os(if you need one).
  4. Things I need now: ram, case, hdd, psu, mobo

    Things I can get later: cooler, additional fans, os, drive (i think you can load up an os from usb nowadays)
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    Even with that it's gonna be hard to not go more than 600 $ :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $717.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  6. Perhaps I can drop down the price of that build by temporarily using my own gimpy hard drive. Thanks
  7. Best answer selected by zacharylinde1996.
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