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My current build is in my sig. I'm trying to get a good parts list together for when black friday comes around... I'm thinking I want to go Intel this round, but I'm not really sure yet. I've been out of the game for a while and could use some help.

Thanks!
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Budget? And is it only for gaming?
 
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Yeah, just gaming really. Pretty loose budget, $700-800 if you had to put a number on it. I'm not terribly interested in overclocking either, just the best value possible for a nice rig.
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idk what you want for your storage, if you are happy with just an hdd, you could take 89$ and put it towards a better graphics card.

 
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idk what you want for your storage, if you are happy with just an hdd, you could take 89$ and put it towards a better graphics card.

I know he said he wasn't terribly interested in OCing, but for $20 more he can get a 3570k and have the option available, and honestly ocing is so easy on ivy.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

grabbing a 3570k will add some longevity to the build as you can squeeze out an extra 1ghz without even raising vcore on some chips.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($191.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $724.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 18:46 EST-0500)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 is the ram i'd grab. couldn't find it on pc parts picker.

If you have any more money for the build i'd really suggest going with a 7950 because then you can play anything on max. The 7950 is one beast mode of a card, kinda wishing I kept the one I had instead of getting a 670 even though the 670 is awesome too.

So if you can't go to microcenter you can get the PROC for 219. and the ram is 36, so all together with no OS it's 810. Obviously you are going to want a storage drive too...
Edited by HardwareDecoder - 11/10/12 at 3:50pm
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I know he said he wasn't terribly interested in OCing, but for $20 more he can get a 3570k and have the option available, and honestly ocing is so easy on ivy.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
grabbing a 3570k will add some longevity to the build as you can squeeze out an extra 1ghz without even raising vcore on some chips.
Ok, I know it doesnt cost much more, but on a budget rig, every time you say it cost a little more for each component it adds up a lot. IF he gets a 3570k, then he has to spend more and get an aftermarket cooler, so yeah...At least 20 more dollars on top of that for just a 212.
 
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Ok, I know it doesnt cost much more, but on a budget rig, every time you say it cost a little more for each component it adds up a lot. IF he gets a 3570k, then he has to spend more and get an aftermarket cooler, so yeah...At least 20 more dollars on top of that for just a 212.

I know what budget means, but some times its better to wait an extra month and buy the better items. My build has more longevity to it but I like yours too, I do however going with a 650 watt corsair PSU is alot better than a 550 watt.... never even heard of enermax but they might be good again idk.
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I know what budget means, but some times its better to wait an extra month and buy the better items. My build has more longevity to it but I like yours too, I do however going with a 650 watt corsair PSU is alot better than a 550 watt.... never even heard of enermax but they might be good again idk.
I know, but some people get a little touchy when you tell them to spend the little bit more to get k series processors for whatever reason. A 650w will handle crossfire 670's though, so if he plans on that, then he should. Once again, if he buys a corsair psu, he will spend more, but 10 dollars more for that isnt a lot, idk if he wants to do it. It would be a ton easier if he wanted to spend 900$, but whatever.

also, your build is only possible if he is nearby a microcenter, and wants to buy the parts from various retailers, and you dont have a storage hdd.

Nice avatar btw!
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I know, but some people get a little touchy when you tell them to spend the little bit more to get k series processors for whatever reason. A 650w will handle crossfire 670's though, so if he plans on that, then he should. Once again, if he buys a corsair psu, he will spend a lot more for it.
Nice avatar btw!

thanks love futurama. The psu is actually the same price as the one you picked but MOAR power lol. Again idk anything about enermax so I don't wanna trash but corsair psu's are very good...
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thanks love futurama. The psu is actually the same price as the one you picked but MOAR power lol. Again idk anything about enermax so I don't wanna trash but corsair psu's are very good...
yeah edit above, kind of rephrased it.

p.s. I hate you, IDK why I didnt name my computer bender lol
 
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