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January 28, 2013 11:18:39 PM

this is going to be my first build i want to use it to play the new simcity and civ5 will it work? is it any good? anything i can do to lower the cost? thanks everyone

Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core

Combo or $214.99


Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155



Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Combo or $47.99


Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM


Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD


Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB



NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower


Power Supply

Corsair 500W ATX12V


Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer


Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

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January 28, 2013 11:34:19 PM

Hi. Are you planning to overclock the CPU? If not, you can go with the i5-3470 and H77 motherboard to save money. If so, then go with i5-3570K and Z77 motherboard. You can also go with this PSU for $30 after rebate but it doesn't come with a power cord: Everything else looks good.
January 28, 2013 11:36:43 PM

whats ur maximum budget?

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January 28, 2013 11:37:28 PM

well as this will be my first ever build i dont need to over clock cause i really dont know how..will it benfit me alot to do it ?
January 28, 2013 11:38:17 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur maximum budget?

id like to stay in the $1000
January 28, 2013 11:41:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $835.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 20:40 EST-0500)

Base Total: $891.90
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $12.98
Total: $874.8

overclocking can give u benefits but its not a must, and u must invest in an aftermarket cooler for this,

if u just game this build will do u fine.

January 28, 2013 11:46:44 PM

thank you so much
January 28, 2013 11:47:14 PM

no problem, glad to help :)