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[Build Help] First time building a computer, need advice on parts etc.

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January 29, 2013 1:05:19 AM

Hello, I am Looking for help to see where any improvement can be made, if all these part would work together to their fullest potential, and my budget is to stay below $900. This will be a gaming computer. I want to be able to play games like wow, assassins creed skyrim etc. at max graphic settings. Also I already have the monitor, keyboard and mouse.
January 29, 2013 3:15:24 AM

so where are the parts? :lol: 
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January 29, 2013 4:08:35 AM

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: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
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: 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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $896.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 01:08 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2013 4:01:32 AM

The above build is good - I wouldn't get the 3570 without getting the unlocked version, and get a full size ATX board.

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $887.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 01:00 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2013 5:36:45 AM

Do you plan on overclocking? If so, you'll be more comfortable with a 600W+ power supply. If not, no reason to spend the extra cash there. Maybe drop the savings into a better motherboard?
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January 30, 2013 9:34:20 PM

Gundy said:
Do you plan on overclocking? If so, you'll be more comfortable with a 600W+ power supply. If not, no reason to spend the extra cash there. Maybe drop the savings into a better motherboard?


If you're not overclocking no reason to get anything more than H77. Put the money toward a better GPU instead.
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January 31, 2013 12:35:43 AM

g-unit1111 said:
If you're not overclocking no reason to get anything more than H77. Put the money toward a better GPU instead.


+1 on this, unless you plan to sli. but hey, still, where are the initial parts from the OP that needs advice?? :lol:  :bounce: 
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