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  1. Could you stretch $50 more for the GTX 660? Also, you don't NEED a sound card and Full Tower isn't needed. I'm pretty sure a midi tower would fit this perfectly fine.

    I understand you might not want to spend even more than your looking to but the gtx 660 is better than 650ti although the 650ti is a great card :-) especially for the price
  2. WAY too much PSU. Get a 500w. It will be more than enough.

    You don't need a full tower case.

    You don't need a sound card.

    WAY too expensive motherboard. Get an h77 board.

    Use the saved money to get a better GPU.
  3. Also, you have no RAM listed.
  4. ^^ I didn't notice that aha, yeah, you're gonna need RAM. I recommend G-SKILL rip jaws or corsair vengeance ram. Like the guy above said. If you could stretch the budget, you could get a better GPU and CPU...
  5. Something like this. As tiny voices said, no need for a sound card unless you are doing some studio work. Overclockable CPU and cooler.

    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 ($32.90 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN900A1W2N (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.63 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $874.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 22:21 EST-0500)
  6. Okay, for me, for that budget, I would go with something with a more balanced build, something like this.

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($213.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $826.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 22:26 EST-0500)

    1. If you can get a better card over 660 then go ahead.
    2. Thinking that you don't intend to overclock and go with multiple gpu, this build will be more suitable.
    3. Thinking that you'll buy all parts at newegg.
    4. Thinking that you have a spare hdd since in your post it was linked to an ssd, If not, then you can still add an hdd and could still fit your budget.
  7. cball1311 said:
    Something like this. As tiny voices said, no need for a sound card unless you are doing some studio work. Overclockable CPU and cooler.

    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 ($32.90 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN900A1W2N (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.63 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $874.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 22:21 EST-0500)



    +t to this. Great Build.
  8. jfive77 said:


    It seems like a good deal but that is only one stick which would leave you without utilizing dual channel supported by the motherboard. Much better to have a 2x4GB setup.
  9. That PSU is crap. Get one from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
  10. One of the BEST PSU's out there. Great pick.
  11. thanks a lot everybody!!!
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