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February 14, 2013 10:52:15 PM
February 14, 2013 11:01:03 PM

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.


February 14, 2013 11:01:37 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 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.
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February 14, 2013 11:03:23 PM

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.


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February 14, 2013 11:04:11 PM
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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
February 14, 2013 11:04:40 PM

in the future, I plan to x-fire
February 14, 2013 11:10:31 PM

FX-6300 + 7870 XT= Better than i5 with 7850 o-o
February 14, 2013 11:18:31 PM

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?
February 15, 2013 12:03:47 AM

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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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
February 15, 2013 12:16:46 AM

8/10

Solid.
February 15, 2013 12:24:47 AM

cutebeans said:
8/10

Solid.


Is that a green flag?
February 15, 2013 12:31:14 AM

Best answer selected by mtft.
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