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Budget changed so I'm back

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 800 is the max I can put up front

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably newegg policies and shipping just to good

Location: PA

Parts Preferences: I5-3570k is the processor I want to use and a radeon 7870 is the preferred video card

Overclocking: not right now but I will in a few months

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080 x 1900 I think it is, I'm just using small hdtv

Additional Comments: Far Cry 3, streaming leagues, DOW2, so on so forth

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Laptop is trash

So how can I make this work guys?
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $713.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 01:33 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $777.89
    Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
    Shipping: $10.98
    Total: $743.87

    :)
  2. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $713.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 01:33 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $777.89
    Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
    Shipping: $10.98
    Total: $743.87

    :)



    That price is only if you have a microcenter near you the closest one would cost me almost 40 bucks in gas :[ But other then that that still works perfectly for me!

    And is that a quality mobo?
  3. Best answer
    here changed it.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y2a3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y2a3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y2a3/benchmarks/

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Other: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ($229.99)
    Total: $753.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 01:46 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $787.89
    Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
    Shipping: $10.98
    Total: $753.87

    :)

    yes its quality, asrock used to be partially owned by asus, now theyre an independant company and id say one of the top 4 mobo makers today. and quality is there you betcha :)
  4. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y26J/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $713.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 01:33 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $777.89
    Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
    Shipping: $10.98
    Total: $743.87

    :)


    One of the best Price/performance builds I have ever seen (Especially that 7870!). I give this my full support and would only upgrade to a 7950 if anything (Though at that price get the 7870!)!
  5. ^ lol z77 at that price isnt appropiate for OC
    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 ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $770.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 01:50 EST-0500)
  6. Best answer selected by TheAngryAnchor.
  7. He's got to have best answer, but AMD Radeon has definitely a very very close second
  8. the z77 socket is fine for overclocking bro,

    thanks anchor :)

    and not bad radeon ;p
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