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I posted a budget for my first build at $800 when it's more like $900. I just wanted to see what I would be able to afford at the bare minimum so I had room to spend. The only problem is now that I know about it, I want to wait for the 3570k Ivy Bridge. My question is, how outdated will this current build be by the 3570k Core i5 release date (assuming it doesn't get pushed back)?

Here is what I pulled together:

CPU - Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570k
$225.99

GPU - MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC
$269.99

PCB - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 GEN3
$121.99

PSU - XFX Core Edition PRO550W
$72.99

SSD - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 60GB SATA III
$84.99

RAM - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (1.35v)
$49.99

ODD - LG 22x Super-Multi DVD/CD-R/RW
$17.99

Case - Still at odds with which tower/case to get. Here are the three I was comparing. Opinions?
$39.99

The total comes to $877.92 with free 2-Day shipping (30 day trial) after mail in rebate.

I'm new to PC building so any feedback or input, positive and/or negative would really be appreciated thumb.gif. Thanks for the read!
Edited by xKiiwiiz - 3/29/12 at 5:47pm
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looks good but j have a couple of suggestions.
get this SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148525

And since you're waiting for Ivy Bridge why don't you hold out for a GTX 670 or a GTX 660. Or you can still get the 560 448 for less when prices drop
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He should also hold out for Z77 mobo's. No official date yet on them that i've seen in the US but it's probably within 3 weeks.
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Originally Posted by xKiiwiiz View Post

Case - Still at odds with which tower/case to get. Here are the three I was comparing. Opinions?
$39.99

Go with the Thermaltake case. It has a good cooling system, and I have several friends who have Thermaltake cases and would testify to their build quality.
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Thanks for the replies. I would definitely rather wait if the GTX 560 price were drop near the 3570k release.

What's the difference between the current Z75 Pro3 and the upcoming Z77 Pro3?

Thanks for the input aurora, I was thinking either the Thermaltake or Cooler Master. I like the design on the Dokker better.
Edited by xKiiwiiz - 3/29/12 at 6:24pm
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^ the nzxt source 210 has the best cable management of the 3 chasis
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.95 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.15 @ NCIX US)
Total: $861.92 shipped and after MIR $826.92
i left a head room for you can change the motherboard and CPU wink.gif

Hope you like it smile.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/29/12 at 11:50pm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks again guise. I decided on a different chassis altogether, the Antec 300 ATX mid tower is pretty awesome. I took your advice Tarun and switched out the XFX video card with the Asus you suggested, better and cheaper. Did that model just come out?

As far as the power supply goes, I'm still not sure. Is 550W for this build just too low? I understand higher wattage means room for upgrades, but I'm not too sure how much upgrading I will be doing in the first year of owning this PC. Here is what I've got now...

CPU - Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570k
$225.99

GPU - ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB
$259.99

PCB - ASRock Z75 Pro3 (anyone know the price point set for release date?)
$121.99

PSU - XFX Core Edition PRO550W (is 550W enough?)
$72.99

SSD - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 60GB SATA III (the deluxe is a little faster for an extra $5)
$84.99

RAM - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (1.35v) (for overclocking)
$49.99

ODD - LG 22x Super-Multi DVD/CD-R/RW
$17.99
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Yes the 7000 series Radeon cards just came out in the last couple of months
    
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i think 550 watts is more then enough any way you have CF in mind then go with
cheapest to expensive
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W $59.99 after mir $49.99
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 modular 72$ after 10% off w/ promo code PSUMar2012, ends 4/8
Corsair TX650V2 $76.49
and after have a look at this i would say a 650watts can easily handle a 7850CF wink.gif
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Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:
Radeon HD 7850 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit and 650 Watt if you go with two cards in Crossfire mode.
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Hope that helped thumb.gif
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