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January 13, 2013 4:26:38 PM

i built my last computer when a 400mhz FSB was fairly decent, and everything was ide, so a lot of this is new to me. its time for a new one, ive done hours of research and put together a system i will be purchasing in a few days. i just wanted to post it up to see if a better match can be make for the same price or less. its already a little more than i wanted to spend, so if anyone has a better option, or if ive built a bottle neck somewhere, the solution must be cheaper. i plan on running old HL2 games and bf3 and windows 7. maybe a little bit of cad and light video editing, but gaming performance is my primary concern. thanks, sean.

ASRock Z77 Pro3 mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SSC 02G-P4-3653-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

485W PS. 6 pin pcie connector is needed for the gtx correct?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5 3470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd 6gb/s 7200rpm 64mb cache 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1080 monitor, is a 5ms response time a waste with the 650ti?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

plus windows 7 home premium, random dvd burner and a cheap case


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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 5:39:35 PM

Get this gpu, a 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want to save money, get am fx 6300 or 8320. They won't cause a bottleneck. You would also need to get an am3+ mobo. Also, you need a better psu. That one doesn't look like very high quality to me.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 5:40:48 PM

That power supply is junk . DO NOT use it

Try something like this instead
i5 3470
motherboard with an H77 chipset . Consider the m-ATX options
2 x 4 gig of RAM
Radeon 7850 1 gig for $165
$50 case Antec One gamer , HAF 912 , Bitfenix , Corsair 200
450 - 500 watt 80+ bronze psu

Then you will play games well on a 1080p monitor
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 5:52:41 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xpHc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xpHc/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xpHc/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $712.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-13 14:52 EST-0500)
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January 13, 2013 7:37:21 PM

lt_dan_zsu- i originally put together an fx8320 build at newegg, im an amd guy, but then discovered the i5 is a better gaming processor.

ill look into the 7850 and a better PSU

Outlander_04 and camohanna, i thought the z77 chipset was worth the upgrade? can you explain why i shouldnt bother. thanks for the links

and is the extra gb of gpu memory not worth it?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2013 10:17:40 PM

Z77 has a few extra potential features .

Like dual graphics cards
If you are not using them then paying for them does not make sense
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2013 12:30:43 AM

The reason I said look into the 8320 is that it would save a lot of money and you really wouldn't lose any performance.
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January 25, 2013 5:14:49 AM

i decided i may want to overclock/crossfire later and i found a smokin deal on a z77 mobo 3570k combo.

so heres what i ended up with for $943.99 to my door

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zsX6

plus a keyboard/mouse and a burner that wasnt listed

ill post up how it works out or if i have any build issues. thanks for the help guys
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 25, 2013 10:39:18 AM

Looks good. But you could get a 2gb 7850 for $5-15 more. 1gb will cause bottlenecks with one 7850, imagine what it'll do with two.
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January 25, 2013 1:22:12 PM

"and is the extra gb of gpu memory not worth it?"

everone posted a 1gb card and no one answered my above question regarding that topic...... /\/\/\

would have been nice if my question was answered before i bought the stuff.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 25, 2013 10:31:29 PM

Really, your going to turn this around? I suggested multiple times if that you get a 2 gb card. Why did you ever ask that, I recommended two gb for a reason. You order that parts AFTER people say it looks good.
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