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February 12, 2013 11:58:04 PM

So I am starting to build my first gaming computer. I did some research on parts but i haven't been able to decide what to get. I currently have the Intel I5 3570 LGA1155 CPU (don't plan on overclocking) and the Rosewill Thor V2 Full tower case. I really have no idea what other parts to get to complete it. So If you guys could give me suggestions on the rest of the parts that i need that would be great. I also don't want to spend more the $200 per part.

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February 13, 2013 1:18:54 AM

full build


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dcdt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dcdt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dcdt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) obviously just price sticker
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg) gaming... obviously need a better cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter) stable mobo for moderate to high overclocks and other gaming needs
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.85 @ SuperBiiz) main drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg) you didnt seem to want to pay much for stuff so here is only 660ti instead of 670
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) 660ti should fit in medium case.
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.17 @ Newegg)
Total: $1008.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 22:16 EST-0500)
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February 13, 2013 1:20:37 AM

which games do you play or wish to play with this set up?

the 660ti will play most current games on ultra
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February 13, 2013 1:38:40 AM

Pretty much the latest games. So thanks so much.
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February 13, 2013 1:46:13 AM

660ti will handle it... 7870 is nice too but not sure you would like that...
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February 13, 2013 3:02:49 AM

7870 is cheaper and performs the same as a 660 ti. I suggest that.
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