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February 13, 2013 8:37:09 PM

Need some suggestions for a new build for gaming, youtube, internet. Will need an O/S as well

Approximate Purchase Date: next few weeks
Budget Range: (e.g.: 700-900)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, youtube, surfing the internet, watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any except microcenter since not in my area
Location: City, State/Region, Country - Las Vegas
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Thanks for your advice.

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February 13, 2013 9:58:09 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dnar

Get this, as both the CPU and GPU can be overclocked past stock settings for better performance in games.

Edit: forgot to include OS, wait a couple mins as I revise the build
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February 13, 2013 10:11:29 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DnjX The Z75 will not overclock as good as the Z77, but getting the i5 3570k to 4.0 ghz should not be a problem. I changed the case out to save a little bit more money, but if you want the other case back, you can do that if you wish.
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February 14, 2013 1:47:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $856.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 22:45 EST-0500)

This is a great build that i am also going to with in a few weeks. Can max out pretty much all games with 40-70fps
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February 14, 2013 1:48:29 AM

Sorry I dont know why it changed to microcenter :/ 

Lets try this agan.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $890.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 22:48 EST-0500)
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February 14, 2013 1:53:07 AM

My build allows for overclocking but you might want to invest in a better cpu cooler because intel stock coolers aren't highly recommended when oc alot. Plasmas cpu cooler is fine
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February 14, 2013 2:18:43 AM

What about this?

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.39 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $903.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 23:17 EST-0500)

$3 off your budget, but I don't think you would mind, right? I offered an even better GPU, better than the HD 7870 XT. My build also allows for overclocking, but you will eventually need a good CPU cooler.
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February 14, 2013 3:33:09 AM

Ya that looks pretty good. I just like to go with a good airflow case, but its always better to improve the gpu
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February 14, 2013 3:34:06 AM

Well on my recommendation
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