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What to build for first pc with budget

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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  1. 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)
  2. do you plan on overclocking? do you need a os or monitor?
  3. 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)

    :)
  4. 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
  5. no problem any of those builds will do u good for a while :)
  6. get an ssd if you can fit it in your budget. they are worth it.
  7. i already covered that jonjon in both my builds recommanded :)
  8. I've been looking at nvidia cards. The Radeon compared to that in the first build?
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. my suggestion is in my above post within ur budget, all high quality parts :)
  12. If you don't mind. What's the difference between the z75 and z77 mobo
  13. only difference with the z77 board is Intel SRT (SSD caching)
  14. 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.
  15. 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 :)
  16. 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
  17. The first build someone posted on here used the z77
  18. Best answer
    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)

    :)
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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?
  22. um not really stock performance would be fine, and u can manually overclock it if u want, u dont need pre-factory overclocked videocard.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. the only thing i changed, i paid a little more and went with the ASRock z77 extreme3 instead of the pro3
  26. no problem, yes, the z77 plateform has ssd caching as a bonus and doesnt cost more than the z75 series.
  27. Best answer selected by itz_squizzy.
  28. thanks mate, enjoy ur new power build :D
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