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Buying in the next few days.

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January 9, 2013 4:46:13 PM

ok heres my final build that im looking to buy in the next week.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($181.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1102.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 13:45 EST-0500)

any changes i should make? also, im planning on getting windows 7 with it. which version should I get?

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January 10, 2013 1:15:48 AM

January 10, 2013 1:22:55 AM

Nup, the builds perfect.

Unless you think you will need more than 16GB of RAM in the future, Home Premium 64bit will be fine.
Though I advise getting Windows 8 64bit.
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January 10, 2013 1:25:40 AM

thanks, what if any advantages would I have from getting 8? I havent tried it personally but I keep hearing bad stuff.
January 10, 2013 1:28:22 AM

Faster boot times, you can pause file transfers now and it will have a longer support cycle than 7 will.
The bad stuff youv heard is probably about the Metro interface and the lack of a start button in the desktop. Its possible now to divert Metro and restore the start menu back into the desktop
January 10, 2013 1:56:48 AM

if I can might buy this tomorrow!