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I'm dying here, help need badly. [NOOB] (part list needed)

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April 1, 2013 6:03:00 PM

Hello, you guys I'm coming to tomshardware to get some insight on what I need. I'm not a gamer, never was, however I would love to have a computer that can do outstanding CPU intensive work and out preform at least the old Xbox 360 and PS3. While doing it on a 750$ (INCLUDING MONITOR) the way I need my system to be set up is that CPU performance over trumps gpu performance, because I do alot of Photoshop and Premier work. So no matter what I want to stick with the i7 3770k. however, I don't want a gaming bottleneck system. I want some to at least put me in the running with the new-gen consoles that are coming out soon. But again I gaming isn't even that important to me, but If someone comes to my house and wants to play Crysis I want it to get good frame rates in 720p or whatever you gamers call it. Here's what I got clearly it is way out of budget please help.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NNq3) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NNq3/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NNq3/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k) | $229.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-cpu-cooler-gaiasd...) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h77pro4...) | $82.55 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...) | $47.98 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $74.99 @ Newegg

Gpu______________________________________

**Case** | [Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn40006w2...) | $49.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [CoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/coolmax-power-supply-zu500...) | $56.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas...) | $17.99 @ Newegg
**Monitor** | [Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-etwg5hpb01) | $99.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $833.44 (Out of Budget)
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-01 20:59 EDT-0400 |

Since I don't know how this forum is really set-up, as a incentive I will be picking a best ANSWER by tonight over (EST)
a b 4 Gaming
April 1, 2013 6:07:06 PM

Looks fine. Only thing is that if you are at 1080p the 1GB VRAM on the 7850 you picked out isn't going to cut it, go for the 2GB model. Also what do you count as 'CPU intensive work'? An i7 may not be necessary.
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