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First build looking for opinions

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January 4, 2013 5:56:28 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: not for a couple months, i know its a while and things can change im just trying to get an idea


Budget Range: about 700-750 before shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling and rendering, some games, internet browsing, movies


Are you buying a monitor: no


Parts to Upgrade: everything


Do you need to buy OS: no


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but im open to others


Location: wantage NJ


Parts Preferences: intel CPU


Overclocking: probably


SLI or Crossfire: maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: laptop isnt strong enough


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge ($220)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($90)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-...

Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB ($180)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill LINE GLOW ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ($70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?cm_mmc=BAC-T...

Total: $740

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January 4, 2013 6:14:03 PM

you could get a powercolor 7850 with 2gb ram for $5 more.
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January 4, 2013 6:24:27 PM

Could you post a link?
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January 4, 2013 10:28:50 PM

Thanks I'll probably go with that one
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January 5, 2013 1:48:35 AM

Anyone have any ideas where I can lower the price some?
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January 5, 2013 2:41:12 AM

You can get ram for $30 that is just as good for all intents and purposes. You could always get a cheaper case.
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