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$865 gaming build. AM i getting good build?

Approximate Purchase Date: this week


Budget Range: 800-1000) After Rebates; After Shipping


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


Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.Microcenter.com


Location: Bloomington ,illinois

Overclocking: Yes / Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 - any of this

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)


Parts :

Case - Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case ($37.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0351733

Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherb ($129.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0387554

Cpu - Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor ($229.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0388575

PSU - Thermaltake TR2 Series 600 Watt ATX Power Supply ($44.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0365238

Memory - Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) ($49.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0354611

Video card -EVGA 02G-P4-2662-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked ($219.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0400675

HDD - HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($59.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0375261

Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler ($29.99)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0373900

Total - $865.15 (including tax)


I wanna buy screen too,, but not in hurry cuz i have few at home which i can use while i get better one.
I have gaming keyboard, and mice.
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  1. Why are people unable to read stickies before posting :(

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upgrade-advice
  2. i was just asking opinion, and gave out all info which i assume will be enough for some good advice.
  3. Approximate Purchase Date: this week


    Budget Range: 800-1000) After Rebates; After Shipping


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


    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Do you need to buy OS: No
    Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.Microcenter.com


    Location: Bloomington ,illinois

    Overclocking: Yes / Maybe


    SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe


    Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 - any of this

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)


    Parts :

    Case - Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case ($37.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0351733

    Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherb ($129.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

    Cpu - Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor ($229.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388575

    PSU - Thermaltake TR2 Series 600 Watt ATX Power Supply ($44.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365238

    Memory - Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) ($49.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354611

    Video card -EVGA 02G-P4-2662-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked ($219.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0400675

    HDD - HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($59.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375261

    Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler ($29.99)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373900

    Total - $865.15 (including tax)


    I wanna buy screen too,, but not in hurry cuz i have few at home which i can use while i get better one.
    I have gaming keyboard, and mice.
  4. I wouldn't touch that case or power supply with a 10 foot pole. Diablotek cases are among the worst in the industry. Thermaltake isn't a very reputable PSU vendor either. Don't get the 3770K - get the 3570K instead and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950, that will be way better. If you're not going to overclock the i5-3350P and i5-3470 are better choices.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ 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)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($315.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $875.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 17:59 EST-0500)

    $10 more and you get far far far better components.
  5. is i5-3570k better then 3350p for overclocking? and i was getting i7-3370k for $229..

    is i5-3570k worth more $10? i mean it's for $ 189 in microcenter
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor
  6. airohead said:
    is i5-3570k better then 3350p for overclocking? and i was getting i7-3370k for $229..

    is i5-3570k worth more $10? i mean it's for $ 189 in microcenter
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor


    You can save 40 bucks and get the i5 for 190. Then upgrade that terrible case/psu or the gpu. The 3350p has a locked core multiplier IE you can't overclock it, thus the i5 3570K was born, K = unlocked multiplier. I agree with everything g-unit has said in this thread, especially the 10ft pole part. However, MSI has a better gpu at a better price = $279.99 + a 20$ rebate; And the 200R has bad cooling, whereas this is the best for the price 4 Good Fans nom nom
  7. ok forget my case and psu. i'll get better one,, my only concern is what is best cpu+mobo+gpu combination for performance/price ??

    and i'll do overclock if it's avaliable and give better ratio for performance/price.
  8. airohead said:
    ok forget my case and psu. i'll get better one,, my only concern is what is best cpu+mobo+gpu combination for performance/price ??

    and i'll do overclock if it's avaliable and give better ratio for performance/price.


    MSI Best mobo@$109.99+ a 10$ rebate If you don't want to buy from newegg find this exact model elsewhere

    MSI Best gpu@$279.99 + a 20$ rebate If you don't want to buy from newegg find this exact model elsewhere

    i5-3570k Best cpu@189.99 when you buy at microcenter

    I am right, don't listen to anyone else here, this is what you want. Add a hyper 212 evo for your heatsink and GG, take your i5 to 4.5ghz, 3 clicks with MSI OC Genie Bios. Enjoy, /thread

    -Prax :sol:
  9. thanks man.. now tell me what psu and case should be good? and also i assume evo fan should be good for heatsink.. right?
  10. Best answer
    airohead said:
    is i5-3570k better then 3350p for overclocking? and i was getting i7-3370k for $229..

    is i5-3570k worth more $10? i mean it's for $ 189 in microcenter
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor


    Well if you have access to a Micro Center then by all means. The 3350P is a good cost-cutting CPU. Usually on sub $900 builds I recommend cutting out overclocking to save money but sometimes the Micro Center deal you actually come out ahead in this area.

    Quote:
    MSI Best mobo@$109.99+ a 10$ rebate If you don't want to buy from newegg find this exact model elsewhere


    I'll disagree - I had an MSI 870 motherboard and it died on me after 3 days. I wound up returning it for an Asus M4A87TD.

    Quote:
    thanks man.. now tell me what psu and case should be good? and also i assume evo fan should be good for heatsink.. right?


    Corsair 200R / 300R and Antec One Hundred are the best cases in the sub $70 range. If you want to pay a bit more get the NZXT Phantom 410.

    As far as power supplies go the reputable brands are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX (rebranded Seasonic). I also like the NZXT Hale 90 which are made by Super Flower but those will run you way more than an average PSU will.
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