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post #11 of 33
Given his specs and budget,

An i5 build is coming

Are you near a Micro Center?
post #12 of 33
Thread Starter 
Relatively close yeah
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post #13 of 33
Wow that's a huge budget, you will get an extremely capable system for that! thumb.gif
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post #14 of 33
Alright. Let's get to work

i5 3570k $189.99 at MC

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or Gigabyte z77X-D3H $134.99 at MC. I recommend the Gigabyte since it has higher quality VRM

8GB of Samsung wondeRAM $46.99 on Newegg

GTX 670 2GB with free Borderlands 2 $398.99 with $25 mail in rebate on Newegg

Samsung 830 128GB SSD $109.99 on Newegg, but often on sale for $90, so I would wait for that

1TB WD Caviar Black $109.99 on Newegg

Rosewill CAPSTONE 650W Power Supply $99.99 on Newegg

Case is more of a preference issue

Phanteks PH-TC14PE Cooler $89.99 on Newegg

Together comes to $1130.92 before rebate, $1105.92 after mail in rebate

No case though

You get $50 at Micro Center when you buy the i5 and any Z77 motherboard. (Took at into account.)
post #15 of 33
Nice build, also I'd go for the gigabyte too. I have a 990FXA-UD3 and it's been nothing buy bliss for me biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 33
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Holy crap! Thanks Dragon! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

I wasn't sure about where to even start with building, never done that before. How difficult is it to put one together from scratch?
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post #17 of 33
yeah I have an x58 UD3R from gigabyte and its really nice , good temps and great to overclock !
    
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post #18 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quicksilverpoet View Post

Holy crap! Thanks Dragon! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
I wasn't sure about where to even start with building, never done that before. How difficult is it to put one together from scratch?

Think of it as very expensive legos

Check out some youtube guides. Really easy to do
post #19 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quicksilverpoet View Post

How difficult is it to put one together from scratch?

It really is easy. You just need to do it in the right order to make it the smoothest build. I'm sure there are tons of websites with build tutorials. But honestly it is extremely simple. The hardest part is getting the amount of thermal paste right.
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post #20 of 33
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Just made an equivalent build on CyberPowerPC. Added in OS, case and dvd drive price roughly 200, still without mouse/ keyboard brings the build dragon made up to 1300, without shipping on parts from newegg.

link to build cyberpower: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1EECD0

What do you think of the price for the prebuilt one? I really like the idea of a warranty, that's the thing that scares me the most on building one myself.
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