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January 10, 2013 6:34:03 PM

Unfortunately, I do have a budget of around $800-$1000 USD($1,000 is pushing it). I have no idea where to begin. After reading about intel vs AMD, I feel intel is where to go. Can I get some help on building. I mainly play LoL and Arma 2, but would like something that can play BF3 and other games well, also. Thanks for the help.

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January 10, 2013 6:38:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $863.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 15:38 EST-0500)
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January 10, 2013 6:41:48 PM

do you plan on overclocking? do you need a os or monitor?
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January 10, 2013 6:45:50 PM

do u need a monitor and keyboard and mouse or just the tower thanks

if u need the tower here:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTee
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTee/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTee/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 Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.13 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $921.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 15:44 EST-0500)

thats with an ati card or with a gtx 660ti:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTeL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTeL/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTeL/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 Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($294.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.13 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $941.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 15:45 EST-0500)

:) 

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January 10, 2013 7:20:16 PM

sorry i didn't add any more information. I already have a monitor. Asus Vh236h. and I have 64-bit Windows 7 home premium. Just looking for the case and components. Thanks again
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January 10, 2013 8:11:13 PM

no problem any of those builds will do u good for a while :) 

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January 10, 2013 8:22:13 PM

get an ssd if you can fit it in your budget. they are worth it.
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January 10, 2013 8:26:15 PM

i already covered that jonjon in both my builds recommanded :) 
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January 10, 2013 10:15:50 PM

I've been looking at nvidia cards. The Radeon compared to that in the first build?
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January 10, 2013 10:49:33 PM

the ati card when overclocked is faster than the gtx 660ti :) 

if u really want an nvidia take my nvidia build i got u with the gtx 660ti

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January 10, 2013 11:26:46 PM

What's the price? Also, I've never built one or overclocked. Is it something relatively easy. Cause ill go that route then. But I don't know too much about that.
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January 11, 2013 12:13:35 AM

my suggestion is in my above post within ur budget, all high quality parts :) 

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January 11, 2013 12:30:50 AM

If you don't mind. What's the difference between the z75 and z77 mobo
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January 11, 2013 1:40:02 AM

only difference with the z77 board is Intel SRT (SSD caching)

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January 11, 2013 1:43:10 AM

iceclock said:
i already covered that jonjon in both my builds recommanded :) 

just cause you put a ssd in a build doesn't mean someone will actually buy it.
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January 11, 2013 1:49:05 AM

no but its good to have an ssd drive for windows and a few games for fast access times, and a 1tb for data, your comment is obsolete sorry, its just a suggestion not an obligation :) 
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January 11, 2013 2:09:46 AM

The ASRock z75 or the z77. Ive seen the 77 more than the 75. but I'm going to probably take one of your builds and put it into play
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January 11, 2013 2:11:02 AM

The first build someone posted on here used the z77
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a b å Intel
January 11, 2013 2:24:59 AM

ok heres a build with a z77 :) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wYcP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wYcP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wYcP/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 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.13 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $927.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 23:24 EST-0500)

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January 11, 2013 2:34:10 AM

I appreciate all the help. Honestly. I have an idea of what to expect. I just didn't know if one was signifacantly better than the other
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January 11, 2013 3:16:58 AM

well theres no big difference between what i wrote on the difference between z75 and 77 but for similar price whynot go with the 77 :) 

cheers mate

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January 12, 2013 6:22:42 PM

one last question. i noticed EVGA offers overclocked and super clocked video cards on newegg. would i benefit from that, if i don't OC anything else?
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January 12, 2013 6:25:28 PM

um not really stock performance would be fine, and u can manually overclock it if u want, u dont need pre-factory overclocked videocard.

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January 12, 2013 6:46:02 PM

stick with evga, theyve got the best customer support i know of and have a 5 year warranty, cant beat that and there coolers and cards are of great build quality.

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January 12, 2013 6:47:35 PM

also heard something about MSI. but i'll stick with the EVGA. thanks for the great, and fast responses. Now, I play the waiting game.
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January 12, 2013 6:48:38 PM

the only thing i changed, i paid a little more and went with the ASRock z77 extreme3 instead of the pro3
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January 12, 2013 6:50:33 PM

no problem, yes, the z77 plateform has ssd caching as a bonus and doesnt cost more than the z75 series.

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January 12, 2013 6:51:53 PM

Best answer selected by itz_squizzy.
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a b å Intel
January 12, 2013 6:52:15 PM

thanks mate, enjoy ur new power build :D 
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