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February 10, 2013 5:34:06 AM

Hi all, So i got some great ideas on a previous post a couple weeks ago, and had to do some rearranging due to the fact that I'm not going to be able to re-use my old Windows OS and my old HD . So i'm going to start fresh on a Brand new system.

It's kind of an economy build, and don't wish to spend anymore then I have to, and trust me when i say it's going to be quite an upgrade regardless...

Here is my Future setup. I just wish to know if there are any Cheaper or more efficient opportunities that I might be missing. so as upgrading from a 6770 to a 7770 for $10...imo that is worth the $10. I just want to make sure also that I ahve a solid build with a proper PSU, everything looks in sync. I am also open for any suggestions. Here is my Future build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($119.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $617.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 02:09 EST-0500)

As you can see I'm staying with Newegg on the parts...I'd like to keep it that way if at all possible, even though i am tossing out a couple dollars here and there, I know this limits my options a bit as well.

As for the case and additional fan I am going with:

http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Black-Steel-Chassis-921R...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007TSREZU/ref=ox_sc_a...
yes i know its flashy but i like it, and it has great reviews...this probably won't change unless i find a HUGE problem with it in my setup.

I'm open for suggestions/concerns/problems I may have,Parts I'm missing. ETC

Here is my laughable current build below.... lol

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional N
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ] (Sorry using a trial software to grab this info)
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 (IE 9.0)
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Computer Name GIGSRIG
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2013-02-10 / 02:29

Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium E2140, 1633 MHz (8 x 204)
Motherboard Name Abit AB9 Pro (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Broadwater P965
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM1: Nanya NT2GT64U8HD0BY-AD 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz)
DIMM2: Nanya NT2GT64U8HD0BY-AD
DIMM3: Nanya NT2GT64U8HD0BY-AD
BIOS Type Award (12/19/06)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (1024 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (1024 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Monitor Acer S211HL [21" LCD] (LP30D0028511)
Monitor Samsung SyncMaster T260HD (Digital) [26" LCD] (HVLS100155)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC882/D/M @ Intel 82801HB ICH8 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-0]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825
IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
Storage Controller JMicron JMB36X Controller
Storage Controller Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD3200AAJS-61B4A0 ATA Device (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST ATA Device (DVD+R9:12x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:24x/8x, DVD-RW:24x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

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February 10, 2013 5:43:39 AM

Oh i forgot to mention, I do a little work on my PC , surf the net but my main reason for this PC is moderate gaming, nothing hardcore, don't need ultra settings, I play League of LEgends, some other games when i can, some steam games. I keep all my first person shooting done on my consoles. This is mainly for Casual Gaming nothing to crazy, but at the same time i don't want to have to upgrade tomorrow to play a new game either at moderate settings.
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February 10, 2013 6:13:01 AM

i would be cutting down on some things, like get a lower end motherboard and maybe cut a bit of $$ from the cpu and put it into getting a 7850 instead of the 7770. Like maybe get an asrock B75 motherboard, and Intel G2130 (same as the i3 just no hyperthreading)
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February 10, 2013 6:22:55 AM

the 7850 is overkill for light gaming like he said...7770 is fine, even a gtx650 is getting good benchmarks. increase the capacity of you hdd if you can, 1 tb is the way to go. psu is solid. ya z77 series mobo's is more for overclockng freaks.
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February 10, 2013 6:44:14 AM

Yea I don't plan to OC anything, keep everything running stock. As for the MOBO i want solid bios 4 slots of ram space (for possible upgrade if need) PCI express 3.0 compatable. and ofcourse the sataII Capacity for all my gear and the possibility of adding one or two more things. anymore suggestions beyond the asrock?
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February 10, 2013 6:48:19 AM

ive always gone with gigabyte boards myself. never cared for asrock.
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February 10, 2013 3:17:14 PM

any other suggestions before i make my purchase today? i'm thinking i trying a different mother board, its actually about the same price, but has better reviews an from a company i know and trust.

MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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February 10, 2013 6:42:03 PM

there is nothing wrong with asrock, msi are good also. i would pick whichever one has the best features for your $$$. You can get the cheaper b75 boards with pcie3 and 4 ram slots too. will save you about $25-30, it might give you enough to put toward a faster nvidia 650ti. get something decent and you may find you no longer want to play FPS on your consoles, it will make them look like poop.
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