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January 11, 2013 11:02:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next week

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon newegg

Location: Portland, OR

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: maybe
SLI or Crossfire:No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1900 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: new rig

Hi I am looking to make a new rig the link below is what I came up with. Please give feedback
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub...

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January 11, 2013 11:21:11 PM

I only see the case...

My suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($19.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $980.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


keep in mind that you need an aftermarket cooler when you'll want to overclock, like the cooler master hyper 212 evo.


Or if you don't plan to oc the cpu, it leaves a margin for a better gpu :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($19.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 11, 2013 11:47:06 PM

This is what I found sorry if you didn't see
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price


Zalman MZ230ED Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor
Item #: N82E16824118005
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$149.99
$129.99


TP-LINK TL-WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter, 300Mbps, Dual 3 dBi External Antennas, w/WPS Button, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, ...
Item #: N82E16833704053
Return Policy: Networking Extended Return Policy
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-$18.84 Instant
$39.99
$21.15


Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823109191
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$15.00 Instant
$59.99
$44.99


Azio Levetron GM2000 Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826465002
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$39.99
$29.99


G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT
Item #: N82E16820231423
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$20.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820147188
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$109.99
$99.99



Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ...
Item #: N82E16819116775
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P4-2652-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130828
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840
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GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128540
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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Rosewill R519-BK Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ 500W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16811147081
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G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBNT
Item #: N82E16820231423
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118067
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$40.00 Instant
-$43.45 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$554.93
$471.48
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Item #: N82E16800996204
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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January 11, 2013 11:49:51 PM

I want a solid state drive to be included
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January 11, 2013 11:51:15 PM

For gaming you need a much better card, see my suggestions, it fits an i5+660 ti with a good monitor, only the ssd, but with such a budget, get the ssd latter, what matter most is the gpu and cpu, if you can have a good cpu like the i5 and a good gpu with ssd then fine, but do not downgrade the cpu or gpu, get the ssd latter.
Also do not skimp on the psu, get a separate one, those psus that come with the case, are crap.
The 650 gtx is not good enough for 1080p.
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January 12, 2013 12:11:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1026.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 21:07 EST-0500)

a bit over but well worth it.

a few cons for this build though is
-no additional memory(besides replacement to a 16GB version) of course this can be fixed by getting a mobo with 4 DIMM slots
-no SLI/CFX the PSU is only 550W and the mobo can't do SLI/CFX
-no overclocking(you do not really need to OC anyways unless you are SLI/CFXing)
-a bit over budget

some pros though
-strong GPU(what you really want to have inside a gaming machine anyways)
-SSD not the best SSD but will make your performance a whole lot smoother
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January 18, 2013 11:04:25 PM

Best answer selected by jejames2005.
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