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I've realized I was incorrect to refer RAM as Memory when I was browsing for parts after posting this thread, but at least you understood what I meant. Will correct it.
I know SSD's improves overall computer performance, which is why I'd like to have one if possible. Making my laptop less stressful and worked up then it already is.
Water cooling isn't a must, but I am now considering an HAF case seeing how much it's mentioned in this thread so far.
I don't mind medium settings, but if I can reach anything higher than medium then the better it is.
I plan on playing games such as Counter Strike, Call of Duty, Crysis, Arma II, etc. And yes, I'm settled with the highest Core i5.
Dude, the price for the CPU is awesome! But I'd have to pick mines up from the nearest Microcenter store, which is about an hour away from me. But for the savings it's probably worth it! Will probably be picking some parts from your list.
As for everyone else, thanks for the quick, helpful, and amazing recommendations. Will be making a list with most of your recommended parts. Awesome job!

no problem, glad i helped you out biggrin.gif
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DO NOT BUY ANY ASROCK motherboards see warranty info here
http://www.asrock.com/support/index.asp?cat=RMA
they will not do any RMA's unless you buy from a retailer who will be an intermediary for the RMA process.
Should anything happen, it wont be worth it. If you buy from newegg as well as other stores they usually only cover for 30 days.
hm, I've not heard about this.. I used this board for my 3570k sig rig, and is a great budget board. The fact that I have not had any problems with it is probably an indication as to why I haven't heard about issues with Asrock rolleyes.gif

i'm gonna research it a little bit
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Even on newegg it says 3 year warranty but I read where one guy couldnt get an RMA through Asrock. I wont buy from them or ECS (same policy).

Not to hijack this build thread so back to it shall we...

Most of the suggestions are pretty good.
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You could get better components for the same amount of money.

Get a 128gb samsung 830 ssd instead of the agility 3. Tye samsung is higher end and has better nand.

You dont need the kuhler. Get a hyper 212+ for less. They perform about the same.

Get a better psu. The modxstream is outdated. It it still only 80+. If you are going single gpu, get the hive 550w from rosewill.

Upgrade from pro3 to pro4. Since you have a microcenter nearby, rma wont be difficult. The pro4 has a higher phase count aka better power delivery.
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ah good points, he can add in those and still fall under 1000. I was going for lowest possible price at first thumb.gif
i've had three of the 830 drives (two of the 256gb, and one 64gb) and one of the agility 3's (120gb). And they're both good drives, the samsung being quicker and more reliable

Pro4 = + $15
830 128gb = +$45
Hyper 212 - $25

What could be a better option monetarily is the crucial m4, being $5 more than the agility 3,
which would actually let you lower cost if you switched to the hyper 212

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364545
(m4)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387555
(z77 pro4) (didn't realize this board wasn't as expensive as I thought, nice catch tindadragon)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373900
(hyper 212 evo)

making those changes, you'd end up be $5 lower than the previous build thumb.gif
i honestly would rather be using the kuhler, but that's more because I've used it before for one of my first builds and had good dealings with it rolleyes.gif
Edited by Forrester - 8/14/12 at 9:56pm
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Dont buy asrock...30 day warranty on a new board...pay a little extra get full warranty
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Oh man, found out that the nearest MicroCenter was closed down and now the "nearest" MicroCenter is 6 hours from where I live... redface.gif
So I'm probably going to buy MSI MOBO that Angel recommended: New MOBO choice

If anyone knows of a better replacement, or knows if there are any compatibility issues please let me know.
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Oh man, found out that the nearest MicroCenter was closed down and now the "nearest" MicroCenter is 6 hours from where I live... redface.gif
So I'm probably going to buy MSI MOBO that Angel recommended: New MOBO choice
If anyone knows of a better replacement, or knows if there are any compatibility issues please let me know.
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Oh man, found out that the nearest MicroCenter was closed down and now the "nearest" MicroCenter is 6 hours from where I live... redface.gif
So I'm probably going to buy MSI MOBO that Angel recommended: New MOBO choice
If anyone knows of a better replacement, or knows if there are any compatibility issues please let me know.

no compatibility issues, its the same chipset, so no problem thumb.gif

were you talking about the santa clara store? its sad to hear
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no compatibility issues, its the same chipset, so no problem thumb.gif
were you talking about the santa clara store? its sad to hear
Yeah, that's exactly the one that I'm talking about. I would of loved saving some cash on the CPU but oh well. rolleyes.gif
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all we can do is hope that the rest of em stay in business...I don't know what I'd do without my microcenter card
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Dont buy asrock...30 day warranty on a new board...pay a little extra get full warranty

is this really true?
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