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January 26, 2013 8:01:00 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Over Next few weeks

Budget Range: 80-900 - Before Rebates; Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop Editing, Buisness

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: City, State/Region, Country - NJ

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ0R
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ0R/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJ0R/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy) - is this even necessary if you don't plan on overclocking?
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 660W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.74 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1019.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 16:41 EST-0500)

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Trying to get this price under 900 after tax and shipping; 800 would be ideal.
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January 26, 2013 8:09:17 PM

Hi. The aftermarket cooler isn't necessary and you can get a H77 motherboard with the non-overclocking processor you have. You can get DDR3-1600 1.5V RAM for just a little more. You can also spend a little more for the HD 7870 or GTX 660. You can get by with a quality 500/550W PSU.
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January 26, 2013 8:33:11 PM

I have Win 7 to install - if I can find the stupid DVD; otherwise I will likely need to repurchase it
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January 26, 2013 8:44:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $763.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 17:36 EST-0500)

what i changed:
Motherboard: Basically you will not overclock and the processor is not unlocked, so no point on getting a motherboard meant for overclock. i get you z77 chipset, full 32GB support, crossfire support..all u needed.
Fan. REMOVED. stock fan is enough, again no overclocking.
Memory: i switched to a faster memory for a lower priceyet keeping quality high.
video card: same video card different brand saves you 20 bucks, i personally own 2 of these XFX cards they are beasts.
power supply: this is where you were spending a lot of money for no apparent reason you are saving a lot here.

What maintained:
CPU: ivy nice clock yet cheap core i5.
HDD: good cheap high capacity HDD.
CASE: is your pc you choose the looks.
CD/monitor.

Just a suggestion.



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January 26, 2013 8:51:02 PM

Appreciate the feedback
Was going on friend rec's for parts but when it came down to budgeting makes more sense with the build you suggested.
Thanks
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January 26, 2013 8:54:04 PM

i agree with conde, no reason to spend more than $50 on a good 500w+ power supply, you can even get a 600w one for $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Te...

I agree with conde also on the cheaper mother board he listed as you are not overclocking and dont need the fancy power caps and such.

8gb of 1600mhz capable ram can be gotten all day for $30-40 so dont worry about that. i got my 1.5tb drive like 9 months ago for $70, you cant overclock that 3350p plus the igp is disabled and its tdp is lower so you can forget about an aftermarket cooler. go to techbargains.com and find a 22-24" 1080p for right around $100, saves you $30-40.

seriously consider a 7870 as it is a better value and can be had for about $190
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January 26, 2013 11:26:18 PM

good find knightdog, great call, but, meh in OPs situation, still within the his tdp no prob, but... i will definitely be keeping my eye out on these name brands now skimping
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January 27, 2013 12:19:46 AM

You're much better off with either the HD 7870 or GTX 660 at that resolution. Feel free to make changes as you'd like.

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 Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $903.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 21:18 EST-0500)
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