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Help building New Gaming PC

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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  1. 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
  2. Best answer
    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)
  3. 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)
  4. So I have been playing around and came up with this:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CWMN

    Thoughts?
  5. Best answer selected by withered3eye.
  6. Seems good.
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