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$750 New Build (First Build)

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February 6, 2013 11:16:33 PM

I am looking to replace my school laptop with something a lot nicer. I don't need Os, keyboard, mouse, or monitor. I don't care if it is amd or intel but I recommend the i5 3570k if you do use intel because I have a Microcenter near me. I prefer the nzxt phantom case or maybe a neat little mini case like this.

For video card I suggest nothing higher then a gtx 660 or radeon 7850.

I would like it if it was a modular or semi modular PSU.

This is what I have so far but feel free to change pretty much everything.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $806.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 21:51 EST-0500)

Remember the above is just suggestions, you can change pretty much everything.

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February 6, 2013 11:23:48 PM

Hi, do not get the z68 motherboard.

Get any Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte Z77 motherboard instead.

Get the 7850 or 7870 XT whichever fits the budget.

Get the Antec Neo Eco 520w at newegg which is a tad cheaper but still better than OCZ MODXStream.
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February 6, 2013 11:39:11 PM

Do you know of any semi modular or modular instead? Also, do you think it is worth it to downgrade from 660 to 7850 to save 15 bucks?
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February 6, 2013 11:39:44 PM

Also, do you think you could build a whole new system in pcpartpicker if you have time?
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February 7, 2013 12:02:06 AM

Hi, it's going to be too overbudget if I still use the i5-3570k.
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February 7, 2013 12:41:52 AM

What would be a good substitution for the 3570k?
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February 7, 2013 12:42:09 AM

And feel free to change whatever, it is just suggestions
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February 7, 2013 12:54:59 AM

Actually, there is no good substitute for 3570k.

It's the best right now in the market. I will be giving you two builds. One under budget and one with the i5.
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February 7, 2013 12:58:21 AM

i5 2500k and 3570k are really close but with the evo 212 i'm sure you can easily overclock it to 4.5hz i have it at 4.7hz push pull doesn't pass 65c with around 1.32v gaming lol prime95 73c-75c
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February 7, 2013 1:01:19 AM

My local microcenter does not have the 2500k, and without that deal, that list is pretty expensive. If that deal does come around I will take it!
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February 7, 2013 1:07:21 AM

xD i'm in Brooklyn/NY long island/westbury, and they have it at 140$ idk about other store sry, but if i where you i would call you're local microcenter and ask them they don't always update there site.
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February 7, 2013 1:08:15 AM

lasttimeii said:
xD i'm in Brooklyn/NY long island/westbury, and they have it at 140$ idk about other store sry, but if i where you i would call you're local microcenter and ask them they don't always update there site.

Mmk, good idea, I was too lazy but I will try it anyways :p 
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February 7, 2013 1:09:48 AM

Yep! The 7850 comes with 2 free games as well that are AAA games so you will be saving a lot and I really love 7850s.

OCZs are the worst though..

PCPARTPICKER is loading too slow for me to do anything. Will post later.
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February 7, 2013 1:16:14 AM

Mmk. Tonight or Tomorrow is fine, I will also call microcenter because if there is a 2500k that is the price of an amd right now, then I want it!
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