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Here we go, buying this week. Need any final suggestions - $750

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January 29, 2013 1:49:17 AM

First off, I know the Hue is silly, but I like it, and I'm willing to sacrifice other things to get it and stay within my budget. I will not change the case, I really like the look of it, so I don't need any recommendations on that. The PSU went off sale, so I might need a new one.

Anyway, buying this week and budget is $750 (before MIR)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
Total: $692.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 22:46 EST-0500)
January 29, 2013 2:55:47 AM

Hi. You can get DDR3-1600 RAM for just a little more. Don't get that PSU; the Antec PSU below doesn't come with a power cord but maybe you already have one. If you don't get it before the sale ends, either the XFX 450W or CX500 should do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ 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: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
Total: $703.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 23:57 EST-0500)
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January 29, 2013 3:31:01 AM

If you are buying the cpu at Microcenter why not but the i5 3570 for $190 and take advantage of the $50 mobo bundle. You can get the 3570 and asrock mobo for $235 only $15 more. You can't OC with that mobo but the 3570 has much higher value if you want to sell later.
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January 29, 2013 3:43:57 AM

Oh sorry, no I don't have a microcenter near me. PcPartsPicker never changes that for me :( 
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