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March 16, 2013 10:59:23 PM

Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

EVGA GeForce GTX660 2048MB GDDR5 192-Bit, Dual DVI-D, HDMI, DP and 3-Way SLI Ready GPU Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2660-KR

Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)

Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B


Lite On 24x Internal SATA DVD Writer DVD1260I

ASRock DDR3 2400 Intel - LGA 1155 Motherboards (Z77 EXTREME4-M)

All for $965 including a case...
I plan on playing ARMA III battlefield 3 and Crysis 3

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March 16, 2013 11:05:11 PM

The i7 3820 is overkill, same with 16 gigs ram. For gaming, 8 gigs and a 3570k will run as good as anything. Spend $30 on a cooler, if you want to overclock, and put more money into your graphics, aim for a 7950 or 670 if possible.

But if you're wondering if your current setup is good for gaming, yes. Yes it is.
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March 16, 2013 11:06:34 PM

First things first... before buying windows 8 instead of windows 7 RESEARCH. Its about 50/50 in the gaming community whether or not its garbage. Second, the CPU. You do not need a CPU that high end. Not only is it an LGA2011 CPU and you have an LGA1155 motherboard on your list, but it is not built for gaming. If you want intel an i5 3570k would be best, and FAR cheaper. Someone more versed than me will take your budget and build a suggested parts list for you.
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March 16, 2013 11:07:25 PM

ThatGuy21 said:
Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

EVGA GeForce GTX660 2048MB GDDR5 192-Bit, Dual DVI-D, HDMI, DP and 3-Way SLI Ready GPU Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2660-KR

Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)

Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B


Lite On 24x Internal SATA DVD Writer DVD1260I

ASRock DDR3 2400 Intel - LGA 1155 Motherboards (Z77 EXTREME4-M)

All for $965 including a case...
I plan on playing ARMA III battlefield 3 and Crysis 3


The CPU and Motherboard don't match by the way as a LGA 2011 CPU can't be used with a LGA 1155 motherboard.
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March 16, 2013 11:11:11 PM

If Gaming is your destination then spend more on graphic card and cut down on CPU and RAM
Get a Intel 3570K with a As Rock Z77 Pro 3 mobo, with a Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 dual X, 8 GB RAM

PSU choice is OK, Corsair builder series is the cheapest efficient PSU out there
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March 16, 2013 11:12:30 PM

Here you go with all of the parts, except the Keyboard, Mouse, & Monitor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.75 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.34 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Total: $920.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 02:11 EDT-0400)
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March 16, 2013 11:15:06 PM

+1 to lunyone. That build looks pretty nice.
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