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February 11, 2013 4:12:10 PM

So I may try to put together my own pc with a budget of $1200. I recently canceled my Cyberpowerpc order after reading some reviews. PC will mostly be used for gaming, in particular SWTOR. I want something I can experiment with overclocking slightly and be easily upgradable int he future. I have a monitor, will need to purchase windows 7. A Decent mouse and Keyboard would be sweet. Any advice on maybe what to grab would be greatly appreciated. First time builder. I've installed a graphics card once and replaced some RAM, but that's about it.

Monitor is a 22 inc 1680 x 1050 I believe.

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February 11, 2013 4:30:43 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week hopefully


Budget Range: $1250 After Shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: , gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: All


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anything reputable

Location: City, State/Region, Country Reedsville, PA USA

Parts Preferences: not sure enitrely in particular


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Additional Comments: mostly for swtor


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: need a new gaming pc, mines old
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a b 4 Gaming
February 11, 2013 5:37:35 PM

I don't think $1250 is necessary for SWTOR but this should be an amazing system

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.82 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1156.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 14:37 EST-0500)
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a c 276 4 Gaming
February 11, 2013 5:45:57 PM

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($315.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1273.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 14:45 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2013 11:44:18 PM

Best answer selected by withered3eye.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2013 7:32:03 AM

Seems good.
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