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February 28, 2013 5:42:53 PM

Ok guys this is going to be my first copmuter build. I will be using this to play games mostly but also school (coding) and everyday activities. I know quite a bit about computers but not much about hardware. I have done extensive research to find the perfect setup under 1000$. I am partial to intel only because I have had good experiences with intel processors. I already have an OS, and I have already ordered the I5 3570K for 199.99 on tigerdirect (also came with a cpu fan) I also have already ordered the Case from newegg. If I can improve this setup please let me know.

I love to play graphic intense games BF3 Skyrim ect.
My time limit is open but I would rather have it as soon as possible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($354.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $961.91 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 14:19 EST-0500)

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February 28, 2013 5:57:21 PM

That hard drive is a laptop hard drive. You need a 3.5" drive for desktops.

Also I'd pay a bit more on the case and power supply. Here is what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $934.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 14:57 EST-0500)
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February 28, 2013 6:01:14 PM

You can get 7970 for $370

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I would strongly suggest at least 24" monitor...the best would be 27" but you can get 24" for $140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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February 28, 2013 9:54:11 PM

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