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January 29, 2013 1:31:12 AM

here is the build i got so far from help on here will be ordering parts in about a week
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yIQb

looking for any suggestions budget is about 850 usd

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January 29, 2013 1:36:28 AM

It looks solid to me...
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January 29, 2013 1:49:48 AM

Z77 chipset is mainly for overclocking, but the i5-3470 isn't good for overclocking. Save some money by getting an H77 or B75 mobo instead.
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January 29, 2013 1:51:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ad7N
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ad7N/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ad7N/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ 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 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.98 @ Newegg)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $787.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 22:50 EST-0500)

Base Total: $886.69
Combo Discounts: -$12.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $17.54
Total: $842.23

prefer this.

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January 29, 2013 1:51:26 AM

u cant overclock with non-k processor.

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a b 4 Gaming
January 29, 2013 1:57:04 AM

iceclock said:
u cant overclock with non-k processor.

Not entirely true... you can OC a non-K cpu up to 4.2GHz via the turbo frequency. It is thermally limited (meaning it will down clock if it gets too hot), and it is load limited (meaning it will not go up to 4.2GHz unless there is a heavy load), but it is actually quite effective if you do not care to go nuts with a 4.5+GHz OC.
It is what I do on my system, and I actually like it because the power is there when I need it (gaming and video editing), but then goes back to a nice 1.6GHz idle when nothing is going on (which is handy as the system is on 24/7).

That being said, I am sure that the OP is looking to OC at a more regular set speed, and may want to get past that 4.2GHz threshold.
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January 29, 2013 1:58:21 AM

nope. thats not overclocking, thats turbo, only used mostly for when the cpu wants a boost for singlecore apps.

also u can overclock the cpu slightly but its very unstable versus unlocked version. intel did that to limit overclocking and make more money out of the k versions.

thats called cpu trotteling to save energy.

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January 29, 2013 2:31:40 AM

if you have an aftermarket cooler then you can keep the CPU cool enough to get a full OC with all cores under load with no problem. Mine benches at 4.2GHz just as well as a K series CPU at the same speed. Only limit is that I cannot break 4.2 which is plenty fine for most people.

And no, there are no stability issues doing this either as the mobo will up voltage if needed.
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January 29, 2013 3:04:18 AM

i am not looking to overclock my pc as im new to pc building so dont want to mess anything up im fine not overclocking
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January 29, 2013 3:09:25 AM

Mizzat420 said:
i am not looking to overclock my pc as im new to pc building so dont want to mess anything up im fine not overclocking

If not OCing then I would suggest getting a cheaper (yet capable) H77 or B75 motherboard and put that saved money towards better GPU or an SSD.
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January 29, 2013 3:14:17 AM

Agreed with Mauvecloud. You do not neet Z series motherboard since your processor can't be overclock. I myself going to get the almost same spec new PC but I go for B75 Mobo. Usually the life-span of my new PC around 2 years and so I don't mind much about the mobo.
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January 29, 2013 3:55:15 AM

for the same price i got him a 3570k :) 

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