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February 12, 2013 12:36:34 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CXnp

That is the build I'm thinking about going with. Problem is I'm about 80$ over budget, which I can deal with but I'd like to stick to my budget.

The fat I'm thinking of trimming.
1.) The case - But it's so sexy and comes with a fan set-up I'm happy with.
2.) The PSU - I defiantly want modular and I don't want to cut corners with a PSU any quality cheapies you know of?
3.) The GPU - I have a 550ti I could SLI with. But I've heard 1 2GB is stronger than 2 1GB
4.) The CPU - I was originally going to go with a 3350p, though I'd like to have the extra CPU power.

I thought about going AMD but decided against it. So no AMD builds please.


List from the sticky.
I'd like to keep to under 750$ but the closer to 500$ the better.
I'll be buying in the next week.
Gaming will be the priority. I will be running multiple clients of the same game. I tend to have alot of background clutter running.
Don't need a monitor, OS is kinda optional I have a windows 7 upgrade that I can con Microsoft into a new key for.
I'm in upstate NY no microcenter.
I like Asus, Nvidia, Corsair the tried and tested brands..
I have no plans for overclocking.
SLI for sure if not now then later.
I'm running a full HD LED (1920X1080) but it's a low refresh 60 Hz if I'm not mistaken.
Don't need an optical drive.

Any advice is appreciated. Kinda anxious this will be my first solo build.

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February 12, 2013 12:49:30 AM

half of your partpicker list is from microcenter. i think at 750 closer to 500 you should be more open to AMD builds. They give you in my opinion more bang for your buck.

here is a good amd build if you want to save more money go with the 7850.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $710.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 21:49 EST-0500)
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February 12, 2013 12:51:32 AM

Best get a 265 bit card. The 660 is crap because of its 192 bit bus.
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February 12, 2013 12:52:28 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but microcenter does ship correct?

I would also like to restate that I don't want AMD.

I'm willing to put out some extra cash if need be. I was just hoping someone could come up with something better than me in the budget given.


Also why does everyone here like ASrock MoBo's so much?
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February 12, 2013 7:26:02 PM

So no other advice?
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