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January 25, 2013 3:12:28 PM

Going to buy in the next day or so. let me know what you think!

not going to be doing any OCing, looking for moderate/high performance gaming wise.
any weak components in here that I need to reconsider?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
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: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($172.98 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $742.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 12:10 EST-0500)

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January 25, 2013 3:21:03 PM

Everything is good. I would suggest shelling out the extra cash for a i5 3570k if you can afford it.

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January 25, 2013 3:25:40 PM

even if i wont be OCing?
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January 25, 2013 3:38:25 PM

That cpu is fine. If you live by a microcenter (which I assumed you do since you listed it for the case) you can get a 3570k for $170 and $40 off a z77 mobo there. Otherwise that looks good.
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January 25, 2013 3:39:13 PM

I'd say pay a bit more for a better case and go with something like an Antec One or Corsair 200R.

Then get the i5-3470 instead of the low power 3350P, it's only a $10 difference for a better CPU. And get a full size H77 motherboard instead of a micro.
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January 27, 2013 8:12:10 PM

Bit the bullet and took suggestions, heres what I ended up with. Now egearly awaiting arival!!
Thanks for the help everyone!!



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($172.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $797.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 17:10 EST-0500)
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