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March 3, 2013 2:24:29 PM

Hello everybody I would like some assistance on this new build that I am creating. I'm trying to keep it in the 700$ range so it would be helpful if any of you have advice on where I could buy something cheaper that would have the same effect. I've never been able to play games on max so I hope that this build will be able to play most games I play on max. So far I have:

Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 $299.99 -
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Exp...

i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $189.99 - http://microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34G...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99 - http://www.microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_...

Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 $44.99 - http://microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Sport_8...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V $89.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM Storm Scout - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case $67.52 -
http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-Scout-Computer-SGC-2000-...

Total of this list = $822.47

It would be really helpful if you point out anything wrong with the build ie anythings that are not compatible or anything like that. Keep in mind that this is my first time getting all my own parts from scratch. Thank you for your help.

EDIT: Any parts that are not mentioned such as HDD, CD-ROM, and OS are already covered.

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March 3, 2013 2:39:49 PM

Well i do notice you do not have a cpu cooler, and the processor/mobo combo suggest overclocking. So if you do not plan on overclocking you could go with a i5-3570 (non k version) and a motherboard with a h77 chipset.
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March 3, 2013 2:44:45 PM

Well, I can get the K version for cheaper than the non K, I think. So if I were to overclock what would I have to change?
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March 3, 2013 2:56:14 PM

This is typically a non overclock setup

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $279.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 11:54 EST-0500)

vs a overclock setup

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 ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 11:55 EST-0500)
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March 3, 2013 3:03:22 PM

Right, but I'm going for the K variant for sure because the one I'm getting is cheaper than the two you listed. I might go into overclocking in the future so the option will be available.
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