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Doing another build, this one is for one of my close friends, she is a girl that plays pc games (yay)

Her biggest need in the build was longevity in the parts, and long warranty's

I have done my best to fulfill the warranty portion while also getting parts that I don't see failing anytime soon.

let me know how I did I'm open to any criticism, I haven't ordered the parts yet, but I will be tonight.

Thanks guys, ill keep everyone up to date and post pictures when the parts get here smile.gif


She already has a case that can fit any PSU and even an SR-2 motherboard smile.gif

here it goes:

processor: $214.99 Intel Core i5-3570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115233

Motherboard: $249.99 ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

Memory: $124.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628

Graphics Card: $229.99 XFX Black Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115233

Power Supply: $149.99 EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Fully Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438006

Disk Drive: $84.99 Western Digital Black 500GB 7.2k RPM 64MB SATA III -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236345


Disk Drive: $84.99 Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB SATA III Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Hard+Drives-_-Western+Digital-_-22236339
Thanks Crazy9000!


SSD: $109.99 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-706

Wireless Card: $29.99 TP-LINK Dual Band N900 PCI-E Adapter, a/b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-704-133

EDIT: total: Total: $1,194.92

Technically I have a budget of $1300 but im trying to stay at or under $1200
Edited by bobaffett - 2/15/13 at 5:13pm
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dont need a z77 mobo if your not going to get an unlocked cpu smile.gif spend the money elsewhere, maybe an extra hundred on the gpu smile.gif
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Same as bags and why not go for this card instead? 7870 XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024 only $20 more and way faster:D
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post #4 of 50
You can save a lot on the mobo. For example a gigabyte z77 ud4h is about $165
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546

Is your friend going to overclock? The RAM is a bit too much imho...
   
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Originally Posted by DoctorNick View Post

Same as bags and why not go for this card instead? 7870 XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024 only $20 more and way faster:D

Thanks for the reply!

I would love to chose that card, but it only has a 2 year warranty, she was very happy to hear about the lifetime warranty xfx offers.

Personally sapphire is my go-to for AMD cards
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post #7 of 50
you don't need z77 mobo if you are not going to overclock.
you don't need 16gb ddr3
you don't need 750w PSU
go get samsung 830 or 840 pro ssd.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 2/15/13 at 4:59pm
post #8 of 50
yep something like a h77 mobo will do fine for her. as over-priced and overratted the saberthooth is, i guess you choose it for the 5 year warranty as that was one of the conditions. there are a lot of good mobos out there that you could save her $100 bucks if 3 year warranty is cool
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post #9 of 50
go with intel motherboard and intel ssd if you want longevity.
post #10 of 50
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Originally Posted by Jimbags View Post

dont need a z77 mobo if your not going to get an unlocked cpu smile.gif spend the money elsewhere, maybe an extra hundred on the gpu smile.gif

I do agree with you, however it's the only motherboard with a 5 year warranty that I could find.
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