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February 14, 2013 6:36:47 AM

mobo - asrock z77 pro3 gen3
ram - g-skills ripjawX 1600mhz cl9 8gb
hard drive - WD 1tb
graphics - asus hd6670 directcu silent
casing - cm elite 431 plus
psu - seasonic s12ii 520w
os - windows 7 home premium (64bit)

im using it for casual gaming and other basic purposes so a little advice on the build will be much appreciated

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February 14, 2013 6:41:12 AM

how much is your budget? us/canada? the build above is pretty neat :)  let see if we can help further
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February 14, 2013 7:23:24 AM

budget is below $1000. optimally ~$800.
just to add..processor - i5 3470
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February 14, 2013 8:28:54 AM

Here you go this will do all of your needs...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dta6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dta6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dta6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $829.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 05:28 EST-0500)
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February 14, 2013 8:56:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $690.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 05:55 EST-0500)

for non hardcore gaming setup, go with microATX build route, add an ssd and save the rest as pocket money :) 
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February 14, 2013 11:58:26 AM

hmm jus wondering..is thr a need for 620w psu instead of 520w?and wouldnt a micro build overheat more easily?
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February 14, 2013 12:49:00 PM

620w is close in price thus it worths pay a little more
your system is not so hardcore so there will be no overheating, i5 is cool, and 7770 is low power/heat too
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February 14, 2013 1:01:07 PM

Best answer selected by kiddo135.
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