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  1. Do you plan to OC?

    I don't see a cooler. GPU is a bit weak compared to the CPU.
    No ram.
    Not that good PSU.
    XFX 7850 is too weak with the i5-3570k. Most budget builds use the 7850. Don't expect amazing performance from it compared to your CPU.

    Monitor 1600 x 900 sucks. Get a 1920 x 1080 monitor.
  2. 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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($172.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS208N-P 20.0" Monitor ($103.10 @ Amazon)
    Other: BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N150 Wireless USB Adapter - WLI-UC-GNHP ($19.99)
    Other: Pre-owned g.Skill 1866 8gb ram
    Total: $885.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 20:01 EST-0500)

    Changed the PSU and added a CPU cooler.
  3. cutebeans said:
    Do you plan to OC?

    I don't see a cooler. GPU is a bit weak compared to the CPU.
    No ram.
    Not that good PSU.
    XFX 7850 is too weak with the i5-3570k. Most budget builds use the 7850. Don't expect amazing performance from it compared to your CPU.

    Monitor 1600 x 900 sucks. Get a 1920 x 1080 monitor.


    +1.
  4. Best answer
    You'd game better with an AMD build
    FX 6300
    990 FX motherboard
    2 x4 gig of RAM
    Radeon 7870 , or nVidia GTX 660ti

    would give you higher fps in every game and cost less

    With the 7870 you'd have enough in the budget to fit a 24 inch LED monitor ....and it would still game better
  5. in the future, I plan to x-fire
  6. FX-6300 + 7870 XT= Better than i5 with 7850 o-o
  7. Outlander_04 said:
    You'd game better with an AMD build
    FX 6300
    990 FX motherboard
    2 x4 gig of RAM
    Radeon 7870 , or nVidia GTX 660ti

    would give you higher fps in every game and cost less

    With the 7870 you'd have enough in the budget to fit a 24 inch LED monitor ....and it would still game better


    Could you supply a link?
  8. Anyways, how is the build now? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DAC6
  9. If you can, get the 7870 XT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
    I'm not sure if your psu would be strong enough. Are you planning on overclocking?
  10. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    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 ($59.53 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.21 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $918.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 21:03 EST-0500)

    This is a very solid build. If you don't want to go over your budget just get rid of cpu cooler, but i wouldnt oc without it

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    edit

    Oh my bad i dint realize you needed a monitor and a mouse :/ Well i would stay with the gpu and possible get a lower end i5 and a cheaper unclockable motherboard
  11. As far as AMD goes, is this a pretty solid build?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DBdw
    What would you rate it out of ten?
  12. 8/10

    Solid.
  13. cutebeans said:
    8/10

    Solid.


    Is that a green flag?
  14. Best answer selected by mtft.
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