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My newest $950 build

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January 19, 2013 6:13:19 PM

hey everyone im about to buy my first build just need sum help
i posted some articles before about some gpu's and a cpu's
but now i just need confirmation, do i miss any parts?
please comment down below!
thank you here is my future build:

i5 3470: $190
Asus P8Z68-V LX: $75
Cooler Master Evo 212: $30
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650: $90
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200RPM 1TB: $80
Cooler Master Storm Scout SGC-2000: $80
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB: $40
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970: $400

(little over budget)

Do i miss a optical drive for cd and dvd's?
And a sound card? Can i still hear audio without a soundcard, but with a headset?
Any recommendations?

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January 19, 2013 7:52:14 PM

Or maybe this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Volant (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $946.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 16:51 EST-0500)
January 19, 2013 8:27:03 PM

Noob12 said:
Try something like this:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ys0c
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ys0c/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ys0c/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($232.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.28 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $938.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 16:21 EST-0500)

cpu you can get here and save:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/400271/Xeon_E3_1230V...


-the xeon is really unecessary. hes gaming
-there is way cheaper ram out there
-the corsair 200R is a better case than the merc alpha by any standard
-the 660ti is 30 bucks cheaper. id select that over a 7950. if they were the same price, then id consider a 7950
-the corsair 600w is rather low quality vs the xfx 550w
!