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January 29, 2013 1:10:31 PM

looking for opinions on this set of components for my pc build.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231489
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$80.99


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Silicon Power 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card
Item #:N82E16820301027
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$10.99


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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti GV-N65TOC-2GI Video Card
Item #:N82E16814125446
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$174.99


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Newegg Free CPU Magazine Coupon
Item #:N82E16800996204
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$19.99


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Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 92mm Sleeve Bearing Fan CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835200056
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$19.99
$14.99


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PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817703028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$169.99
$129.99


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Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116502
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$299.99


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ASUS P8Z77-V LK ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #:N82E16813131837
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$149.99
$139.99


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Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Gaming Case
Item #:N82E16811139008
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$109.99
$99.99


Grand Total: $940.93

I am looking to add a 60gb SSD also. I would love any feedback on how i can use a thousand dollars more efficiently for a dual monitor gaming rig.

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January 29, 2013 1:28:39 PM

For gaming an i5-3570k + GTX 660Ti would be a much better choice than an i7-3770 + GTX 650Ti... A 650Ti won't be able to handle a multi-monitor setup very well... I never understood why people would go for multi-monitor, I would personally much rather have a single 27" 1440p monitor..
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January 29, 2013 1:42:23 PM

If you are not worried about overclocking the CPU, you could go with this. The 7970 can handle dual monitors with ease. I don't recommend dual monitors for first person shooters (or the like) because you crosshairs will be in the middle where the monitors meet. It will not be visible. Plus, I don't know your location but I would recommend using various distributors because you can save some money. If you're stuck with newegg, then here you go. This build is if you would like to CrossFire later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $993.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 10:41 EST-0500)

If you can use multiple distributors, here is what you will save.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $947.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 10:42 EST-0500)

If you don't want to CrossFire later, you can go with an H77 motherboard and add an SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
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)
Total: $986.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 10:39 EST-0500)
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