First build looking for opinions Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 5, 2013 2:41 AM in Systems Share ksoltis 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 More about : build opinions lt_dan_zsu January 4, 2013 6:14:03 PM you could get a powercolor 7850 with 2gb ram for $5 more. ksoltis January 4, 2013 6:24:27 PM Could you post a link? Related resources First build ..excited just looking for opinions - Forum Looking for opinions for my first custom build . - Forum First Build , Looking for Your Opinions ! - Forum Looking for some opinions on my first build . - Forum Just looking for some second opinions about my first build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lt_dan_zsu January 4, 2013 8:14:55 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ksoltis January 4, 2013 10:28:50 PM Thanks I'll probably go with that one ksoltis January 5, 2013 1:48:35 AM Anyone have any ideas where I can lower the price some? lt_dan_zsu 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy first build , looking for opinions and advice, help ForumLooking for opinions on intended first build (AM2) ForumUpcoming build , looking for opinions or thoughts. ForumFirst Build(Looking for second opinions ) ForumFirst build ! Full list of components AND peripherals. Opinions /Advice? ForumFirst Build !!! Any advice or opinions ? ForumSub-700 gaming build , first time build , looking for opinions . ForumFirst New Build . I need your opinions and help ForumFirst solo PC build - looking for opinions on component choice Forum1st build , looking for advice or opinions Forum[ First Build ] Established Components List - Opinions and Advice Desire ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumLooking for opinions for my first custom build. ForumFirst Build, Looking for Your Opinions! ForumLooking for some opinions on my first build. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !