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February 10, 2013 7:29:16 AM

Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Intel
Series 7 ($245) CPU Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core ($320) CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($35) RAM Corsair Vengeance 16GB (DDR3
1600MHz) ($95) Video Cards 2 X XFX Radeon HD 7970 (3GB) ($700) Sound Card ASUS Xonar Essence STX ($190) System Drive OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid
State Drive 240GB ($140) Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 3TB
(7200rpm, 64MB cache) ($150) Optical Drive ASUS 14X Internal Blu Ray
Burner ($100) Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full
Tower ($150) Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro 850
Watt ($130) Total Cost: $2255 (USD)

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February 10, 2013 8:12:11 AM

Very simple answer, yes.
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February 10, 2013 10:55:51 AM

You do not need a sound card, or 16 GB of RAM. Thats overkill.
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February 10, 2013 11:15:49 AM

I should sure hope it is for $2255
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February 10, 2013 11:23:58 AM

bigdaddyboy1 said:
I should sure hope it is for $2255

LOL; thats what I thought too!
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February 10, 2013 11:25:52 AM

You can do better but those parts are good for gaming.
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February 10, 2013 11:47:13 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.58 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1866.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 08:47 EST-0500)
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February 10, 2013 11:51:58 AM

@timarp000

Nice parts but I don't think he needs any thunderbolt ports. It significantly adds to the cost. The Z77X-UD3H/UD4H/UD5H will be more than enough.
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February 10, 2013 11:54:21 AM

true...
UD5H would be enough... but thunderbolt may be useful in the future...
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