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January 18, 2013 7:47:42 PM

This is what I came up with for games like league of legends, skyrim, far cry, assassins creed 3, and battle field 3.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y9qR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y9qR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y9qR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $610.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 16:47 EST-0500)
January 18, 2013 7:58:26 PM

Hi, your build seems fine, i prefer a case like the corsair 200R, it's 44.99$ without rebates.
Here's the link if you're interested : http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Compact-CC...
Or this bitfenix, very good case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the card you might change for a 7870, it performs better, that is if you don't mind changing for amd : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 18, 2013 8:29:24 PM

You seem to have everything spot on.

All compatible and all good quality parts. As said above, the 7870 does perform slightly better for a similar price. It's not going to make or break your build though. Great whichever one you choose.
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January 18, 2013 9:31:01 PM

whats ur maximum budget and do u require mouse keyboard. windows?

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January 18, 2013 9:48:39 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur maximum budget and do u require mouse keyboard. windows?

675 MAX can't go over that even before rebates etc.
Only have 675 to pay upfront
also have everything else(Mousekeyboardwindowsamonitor).
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January 18, 2013 9:56:03 PM

Hi, this would get you a 7870 GHZ without passing the limit :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $641.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Base Total: $674.31
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January 18, 2013 10:01:14 PM

ultimategforce said:
675 MAX can't go over that even before rebates etc.
Only have 675 to pay upfront
also have everything else(Mousekeyboardwindowsamonitor).


properbuilds said:
Hi, this would get you a 7870 GHZ without passing the limit :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $641.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Base Total: $674.31

The mother board quality isn't bad right ? seems really cheap
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January 18, 2013 10:02:11 PM

No, it's fine it's also from asrock.

The other option to stay within that limit with a h77 mobo is this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $644.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

total : $674.31 with bitfenix case.
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January 18, 2013 10:03:15 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 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: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $644.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:02 EST-0500)

Base Total: $676.98
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $7.56
Total: $644.54




straight on the dot.

and has nice overclocking potential.

no need for intel here. the new amd 6cores does fine in gaming. also got u a nice motherboard to overclock with.



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January 18, 2013 10:04:09 PM

properbuilds said:
No, it's fine it's also from asrock.

Ok awesome and one more question is the cooling gonna be ok since the case only has two fans?
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January 18, 2013 10:05:28 PM

the only downside gforce is that, with that board u cant overclock, its locked.

and that cpu is not overclockable its locked as well. thats why i recommand amd.

but if u want i can make u a intel build.

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January 18, 2013 10:08:25 PM

Hi, an i5-3470 is better than a FX-6300 overclocked to any ghz.
Also that sapphire 7870 has black screen problems/freezes.
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January 18, 2013 10:09:27 PM

if u live close to a microcenter the i5 3470s 149$ on sale instead of 189$

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

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 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: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: i5 3470 ($150.00)
Total: $641.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:08 EST-0500)

Base Total: $676.99
Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Total: $641.99

got u a nice modular ps, better mobo. and a cooler for same price :D 

the 7870 works fine, i owned one. so yeah incorrect information there, like any company when u pump out thousands of products. ur bound to get a few bunk and duds.

even happens to the best of companies that design hardware and technology.

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January 18, 2013 10:24:11 PM

k just for the referrence newegg reviews= not reliable, and on those forums it says some are defective not all.

here was able to make a build for intel if u dont have microcenter around.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $603.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:23 EST-0500)

Base Total: $671.88
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $641.88

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January 18, 2013 10:41:09 PM

Ok Guys this is the final build before I buy it
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjks
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjks/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjks/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $612.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:40 EST-0500)
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January 18, 2013 10:41:51 PM

u forgot an optical drive. and the h77 plateform is better imo for features.

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January 18, 2013 10:42:41 PM

Hi, it's really good.
Good luck with your build :) 
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January 18, 2013 10:46:34 PM

yes i agree. but hes got no dvd-drive.

and the h77 is better for the price.

u can keep ur mobo u chose dude. but get a dvd-rom.

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January 18, 2013 10:50:20 PM

iceclock said:
yes i agree. but hes got no dvd-drive.

and the h77 is better for the price.

u can keep ur mobo u chose dude. but get a dvd-rom.

Oh no this is bad
snap might be over a little
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January 18, 2013 10:55:29 PM

Hi, i made some changes this fits :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It includes the i5-3350p, it has the same performance as the i5-3470 minus the on die gpu, which you won't need, see here : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


Or if you want the i5-3470 :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $647.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 18, 2013 10:58:14 PM



id stick with what i recommanded to u gforce.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $603.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:23 EST-0500)

Base Total: $671.88
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $641.88

as even 300 megahertz per core will make a difference in everyday apps and games. and less good singlecore turbocache.

also that motherboard is of lesser quality than the h77 i recommanded.

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January 18, 2013 10:58:50 PM

properbuilds said:
Hi, i made some changes this fits :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It includes the i5-3350p, it has the same performance as the i5-3470 minus the on die gpu, which you won't need, see here : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

I dont the think the HIS radeon card will fit in the case as it is 11.5 inches long :/ 
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January 18, 2013 11:00:56 PM

Hi it fits, but if you want the i5-3470 :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $647.28
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January 18, 2013 11:01:11 PM

Might have to go with this since the card will fit
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjDm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjDm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjDm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $607.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:01 EST-0500)
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjKb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjKb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yjKb/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($181.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $600.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:06 EST-0500)

Base Total: $662.29
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $639.27

:) 


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January 18, 2013 11:11:02 PM

Hi, it's 300 mm.
If you see you can't fit the 7870, get the 660 gtx (in terms of budget, see the build with the 660 gtx).
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January 18, 2013 11:12:57 PM

properbuilds said:
Hi, it's 300 mm.
If you see you can't fit the 7870, get the 660 gtx (in terms of budget, see the build with the 660 gtx).

If its 300 mm then im definitely going with the 7870
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January 18, 2013 11:17:36 PM

Hi, it fits, no problems :) 
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January 18, 2013 11:20:09 PM

properbuilds said:
Hi, it fits, no problems :) 

I think im gonna go with the 660 since its cheaper
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January 18, 2013 11:29:49 PM

Yes, you also could do that, this fits all in 675$ with dvd drive :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $647.28

The question is, if you really need the dvd drive, if you don't, you can have it(the 7870) with this build.
You can change the psu for the modular one if you like : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive...
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January 18, 2013 11:33:21 PM

properbuilds said:
Yes, you also could do that, this fits all in 675$ with dvd drive :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $647.28

The question is, if you really need the dvd drive, if you don't, you can have it(the 7870) with this build.
You can change the psu for the modular one if you like : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive...

My friend found an old optical from his old computer so I wont have to buy one :D 
Also is the Corsair case better than the Zalman case ?
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January 18, 2013 11:37:30 PM

Well it has good reviews, i put some in this thread, and it's 45$ without mir.
Here for reviews : http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/corsair_carbide_20...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/Carbide_200R...

Also if you found one and if it's sata, you can get the 7870 :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $641.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Base Total: $674.31
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January 18, 2013 11:39:16 PM

properbuilds said:
Well it has good reviews, i put some in this thread, and it's 45$ without mir.
Also if you found one and if it's sata, you can get the 7870 :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $641.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Base Total: $674.31

Ok thanks then im gonna with the corsair case
Thanks for the help much love :D 
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January 18, 2013 11:45:38 PM

the corsair case isnt any better.

also the 660 is more expensive than the 7850 2gb

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($181.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:45 EST-0500)

Base Total: $646.30
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $623.28

u save 329$ right there buddy :D 

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January 18, 2013 11:47:30 PM

iceclock said:
the corsair case isnt any better.

also the 660 is more expensive than the 7850 2gb

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($181.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:45 EST-0500)

Base Total: $646.30
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $623.28

u save 329$ right there buddy :D 

Hows the 7850 compared to the other cards?
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January 18, 2013 11:49:30 PM

just as good, the 660 is a bit faster. but still like 30$ more atleast

its ur call. but ull be happy with the 7850 and u can overclock it a bit :) 

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January 18, 2013 11:58:29 PM

The 660 gtx and 7870 are better, and that mobo isn't going to affect the stability, don't enter in fallacies, please, keep it clean.
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January 18, 2013 11:59:05 PM

I can get this and squeeze and extra 20 bucks in there then if the mobo is really that bad
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykeB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykeB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykeB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $625.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 20:59 EST-0500)
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January 19, 2013 12:04:53 AM

yes it will its a lower quality mobo. the h77 plateform has a few more features than the board u recommanded.

and 7870 is not really that better. when overclocked the 7850 can keep up with a stock 7870, and somethimes beat it according to how lucky ur card overclocks.

the h77m has 7.1 versus 5.1 for the one u chose.

100% All Solid Capacitor Design on the h77m versus just all solid caps on the b-board u chose,, meaning better quality caps on the h77m

the h77m has hdmi versus only dsub on the b-board.

the hm77 supports Supports THX TruStudio™ and the b-board doesnt.


those arent false options those are advantages for 12$ more i think def worth it :) 


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January 19, 2013 12:06:14 AM

Hi, just get the b75, it will work fine, if you're in a tight budget, there's nothing wrong with the b75.
You can do crossfire with those either the h77m or b75, you can't overclock in both, both supports the i5 you want and have a pcie 3.0 slot 16x and two DIMM slots with support for 16GB ram.
It has solid capacitors and everything he needs, he's in a tight budget, the b75 will do : http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75M-DGS/
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January 19, 2013 12:07:57 AM

u cant crossfire correctly on any lol, second pci-e slots 4x only.

research and development bro.

i just explained why for 12$ its worth it :) 

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January 19, 2013 12:11:45 AM

theres nothing to sastify u,

also ur using newegg reviews as verification, those reviews= nothing, they hold absolutely no merit what so ever sorry.

ive already mentionned the benefits of the h77 vs the b75 and why he should get it for 12$ more.

:D 
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January 19, 2013 12:19:44 AM

Hi, you are just putting irrational fear into him, it's not good saying that it will perform less.

Also like i said if he's afraid of the b75, i don't see why...

There's an option with the 660 gtx :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $644.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


It stays under 675$.

He could go with a cheaper psu with quality : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And a better case : http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Compact-CC...

There's plenty of options.
In my opinion, i still think for his budget an asrock b75 is the best, it allows to go for a 7870.
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