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First time build, need advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan 16, 2013

Budget Range: 1300 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: New Build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com

Location: Portland,OR 97205

Parts Preferences: doesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if it is doable

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is what I want

Additional Comments: Here is what I have so far
Pricing is based off of neweeg.com


Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe (70SB135000000) Sound Card
$53.99
i-rocks IR-7571L-BK Black Laser Gaming Mouse
$13.99
Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 (RNWD-12001) IEEE 802.11b/g/n, PCI, Wireless-N Adapter (2T2R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates, 64/128 bit WEP, complies with WPA/WPA2 standard (TKIP/AES), IEEE 802.1X
$19.99
I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black illuminated Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Orange LED)
$35.99
Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
$101.99
ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor
$159.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128547
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 02G-P4-2662-KR Video Card
CASE ROSEWILL | BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B
$769.98



And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Tired of crappy premades
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  1. Best answer
    this build leaves room for ssd and keyboard/mouse etc
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.39 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1181.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 22:00 EST-0500)
  2. you can cheap out on GPU and case from above :)
  3. AMD Radeon said:
    this build leaves room for ssd and keyboard/mouse etc
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.39 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1181.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 22:00 EST-0500)

    Is there a possibility to get a motherboard with built in wifi?
  4. Best answer selected by jejames2005.
  5. you might want to get separate wifi card
    as mobo with wifi is crazy expensive premium
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