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January 29, 2013 9:22:05 PM

This is what I'm going to be getting altogether when I get my refund. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AkEJ

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

A-Data Premier Pro SP600 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card

Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

CoolMax 550W ATX12V Power Supply


Is there anything else I need, or should change? I don't plan on overclocking.

I currently have an extra 500gb 7200 hdd that I'll use, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, cables, etc.

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January 29, 2013 9:29:03 PM

Is this for gaming?
January 29, 2013 9:34:48 PM

Alright, so take off the cpu cooler?better psu, and the corsair. also, the ssd is just for booting, while the 500gb will be for storage, etc. Yes, this will be for gaming, LoL, WoW, Rift, Saints the third, metro, etc.
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January 29, 2013 9:35:37 PM

If you dont plan on overclocking then get the i5-3570 and for a motherboard get the h77


the i5-3570k and z77 is a build for someone who is going to overclock.
January 29, 2013 9:39:19 PM

country of origin and maximum budget?

January 29, 2013 9:39:37 PM

I'm from the USA, and I'd like to spend $650.
January 29, 2013 9:42:46 PM

Get this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $645.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 18:40 EST-0500)

Get the crucial m4 128gb here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W2JKZI/?tag=pcpapi-20
January 29, 2013 9:43:33 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $619.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 18:43 EST-0500)

this is better. u want atleast 64gb for ssd, it fills up fast beleive me

Base Total: $656.70
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $12.98
Total: $619.68

January 29, 2013 9:51:58 PM

Thanks guys, appreciate the help!
January 29, 2013 10:32:45 PM

anytime dude. hows the build i got u?

January 30, 2013 3:25:48 AM

I like it, it'll probably be the one I go with. I would however like a more cosmetically pleasing case, any suggestions?
January 30, 2013 3:27:14 AM

Also, if I decide to use dual monitors, would the should I go with a ATX, over a Micro-ATX?
January 30, 2013 3:53:32 AM

doesnt matter, but atx has more room for expansion.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $675.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 00:52 EST-0500)

should do the trick. phantom is one sexy and sleek case.

January 30, 2013 4:51:07 AM

Yeah go with that Antec Neo Eco 620W on sale now. It's made by SeaSonic! You will have an awesome quality there!
January 30, 2013 5:18:47 AM

Just be aware that the video card might gate your performance a little (not much) on this build. If gaming is really important I'd drop the SSD and put that extra cash into a better card. If you're spending a lot of time in regular desktop apps, stick with the SSD.
Definitely go with the Antec Neo power supply.
January 30, 2013 2:05:20 PM

the 7850 can run anygame out there, the ssd as a windows and apps drive is zippy. no pc would be complete without an ssd, ssd starts at 200meg write and read and up,

sata drives excluding the raptor drives at 15k rpm, dont ever go higher than 150megs read and write thats a huge difference considering new ssds read and write at over 300 megs per sec.

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