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March 1, 2013 7:39:34 PM

I was researching some parts and found these to be for the best for the price. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GrGL
A couple things; The RAM is free, it didn't recognize the newegg combo with the board. The i5 i am buying is from microcenter ($150)
I will be playing modern games at a good FPS, not planning on OCing, my budget was 600$ but i understand i just can't make it that cheap. So now my budget is 750$
I already have a monitor, acer 23 inch, i don't know the res. haven't used it in a while.
Thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 8:02:34 PM

The RAM needs to be a 2 x4 gig dual channel kit or you lose between 6-10 % system performance instantly
March 1, 2013 8:13:50 PM

Will it be to extreme to keep like this?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 8:28:19 PM
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If you're getting the i5 from MC, then you can just get their $50 off mb and grab an ASUS z77 lk and get an 3570k

That comes to a total of $250 for an great mb + 3570k

I would grab this ram 2x4gb dual channel
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv38g160c9k...

Get this PSU, almost has the same 12v amps as the cx600
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450sx2b...

Get this 7870XT, same price as the HIS 7870 but way faster
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354...

Spend the extra 10 for this case if you want usb3
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z5plus

Included an cooler for OC but you can take it out if you don't want (The deal for the mb makes up for the cost of getting the 3570k over the 3470)

Comes out to this
****Take 85 off since you get Micro center CPU+MB deal****

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 ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $826.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 17:37 EST-0500)

Real total of $740
March 1, 2013 8:33:54 PM

you paired a overclockimng mobo with a locked cpu
March 1, 2013 8:58:50 PM

ARICH5 said:
you paired a overclockimng mobo with a locked cpu

It came with "free" RAM, didn't really care since it saved me 10 bucks :p 
March 1, 2013 8:59:45 PM

stickmansam said:
If you're getting the i5 from MC, then you can just get their $50 off mb and grab an ASUS z77 lk and get an 3570k

That comes to a total of $250 for an great mb + 3570k

I would grab this ram 2x4gb dual channel
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv38g160c9k...

Get this PSU, almost has the same 12v amps as the cx600
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450sx2b...

Get this 7870XT, same price as the HIS 7870 but way faster
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354...

Spend the extra 10 for this case if you want usb3
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z5plus

Included an cooler for OC but you can take it out if you don't want (The deal for the mb makes up for the cost of getting the 3570k over the 3470)

Comes out to this
****Take 85 off since you get Micro center CPU+MB deal****

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 ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $826.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 17:37 EST-0500)

Real total of $740

Thank you, it seems to be just the way i wanted.
March 1, 2013 8:59:57 PM

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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 9:05:22 PM

Have fun with it :) 
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