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First Timer Looking To Build Gaming PC For $500 to $750

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January 23, 2014 2:15:16 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $789.87
How is this build? Any thing I should Change? Any suggestions for a build?
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January 23, 2014 2:28:04 PM

You should not get a z77 motherboard with a non k version cpu. Your best bet is a cheaper H77 motherboard which is just as good but does not include overclocking so its cheaper. With the money you save get a 660 or atleast a 650ti boost . In gaming the 650 is very weak unless your playing on a low resolution
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January 23, 2014 2:34:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2GnND
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2GnND/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2GnND/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $789.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-23 17:34 EST-0500)

This should be good.
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January 24, 2014 12:04:08 PM

Thank you for the info firo40. Do you have a recommendation of a good graphics card in my price range that could play games on at least high and sometimes ultra?
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January 24, 2014 1:00:00 PM

my new and updated build.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($80.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i500 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $804.43


since i will not be overclocking i am thinking i most likely wont get a =n aftermarket cpu fan
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January 24, 2014 1:21:52 PM

Looks good should be a great 1080p build
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January 24, 2014 5:05:44 PM

Would that include games like battlefield 4 firo40?
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