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February 12, 2013 6:44:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week!

Budget Range: $700-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming with nice graphics. movies, tv shows, streaming, browsing, daily things. Mostly Gaming.

I have: OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, PSU, DVD Drive, Speakers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) - PSU

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Inetl proccessor. i5? Solid State Drive 100-120gb

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly

Your Monitor Resolution: High

Additional Comments: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Possibly this? I want liquid cooling thats easy to install.

More about : build 700 900

February 12, 2013 3:26:37 PM

anyone have any suggestions for me? :) 
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February 12, 2013 4:12:38 PM

Newegg:

1

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146075
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$39.99
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Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant


$79.99
$59.99
1

Ultra Thin High Performance HDMI® Cable with RedMere® Technology 6 ft. (1.8m)
Item #: N82E16882422052
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$13.99 Saving


$13.99
$0.00
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PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP ...
Item #: N82E16814131484
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


$239.99
1

AMD Gift coupon: Bioshock Inf. + Tomb Raider
Item #: N82E16800995146
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$149.99 Saving


$149.99
$0.00
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10
Item #: N82E16820233218
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$47.99
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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


$134.99
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10
Item #: N82E16820233218
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$47.99 Saving


$47.99
$0.00
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


$229.99
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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant


$34.99
$29.99
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OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227714
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant


$129.99
$89.99
Subtotal: $872.92

1. IMO the liquid cooling is overpriced when the 212 does just fine.

2. The gpu is really a 7950 LE...it can hang with the big boys of cards but cost much less. It comes with 2 games and you can sell em if you like to get the h2o cooler you want later.

3. The hard drive and case get scaled back to make room for the SSD.

4. The ram is overkill but does not cost extra with this build as u get an 8 gig stick free but pay for the other one...so might as well go 16 gigs.

If you could live without the SSD and a aftermarket cooler for now you could get in range of a gtx 670 but it may not feel all that balanced. You could also shave of some from the motherboard and not feel too much of a compromise.
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February 12, 2013 4:24:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($213.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($352.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $886.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 13:22 EST-0500)
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February 12, 2013 4:29:35 PM

al10677 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($213.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($352.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $886.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 13:22 EST-0500)



Where is the SSD?
The price jump from the gpu I listed and the one you have is not worth the cost imo.
I like the hard drive for its price and size.
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February 12, 2013 5:42:44 PM

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.85 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $889.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 14:42 EST-0500)
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February 12, 2013 5:51:51 PM

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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($245.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $893.15 ($909.92 before rebates)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 14:50 EST-0500)

Review of the 7870 XT
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930-benchmark,3401.html
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February 12, 2013 5:54:14 PM

drunkducki said:
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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.85 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $889.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 14:42 EST-0500)



If you live my a microcenter then yes this build is not bad at all. But most times the cpus they well at that low price are in store only.
I do like the SSD and cut down on the mobo and hard drive to get there. Again the price jump from the gpu I listed and the one you have may not be worth the cost:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tahiti-le-7870-7930...

All that extra cost for what? 1-5 fps?
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