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    First time builder need advice/knowledge.

    So I honestly have no idea what I'm looking at. I posted this in another tech forum and got this response, "i7 hyperthreading won't run games better than 3570K" and I have no idea what that means. Anyway, I'm looking to make a fairly strong PC, I'd like to be able to handle most recent games on max settings with no problems. SC2, GW2, D3, ect. So here is my newegg wishlist.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=19935992

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZ13-PRO 49.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1164.41
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 21:09 EDT-0400)

    Will run current games at high/ultra.
    Add in a 670, 7950 or 7970 instead of the 7850 to run games at ultra at even higher FPS (>60) for 100-150 dollars more.
    Intel i5 2500K (4.5 GHz) | Asus Z77 Sabertooth | 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Crucial M4 128GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Asus Xonar DGX | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB | Noctua NH-U12P SE2 | Fractal Design Arc Midi | Corsair HX650

    Tanking with the Blessing of Kings - The TankSpot Guide to the Protection Paladin - Updated for Patch 5.4!

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    That looks good, how would that do in comparison to Marest's 1500$ build?
    Gaming 1500

    MoBo: ASUS Sabertooth Z77 – $239.99 Review
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k – $229.99
    RAM: G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz 2x4GB – $45.99
    GPU: ASUS DCII 7970 – $469.99
    SSD: Samsung 830 128GB – $99.99
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $89.99
    PSU: Corsair TX550M – $99.99 Review
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-U12P – $75.99
    Case: Corsair 650D – $179.99 Review
    --------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Price – $1511

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    Change the 7850 in my build to a 7970 and they will perform almost exactly the same.
    Intel i5 2500K (4.5 GHz) | Asus Z77 Sabertooth | 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Crucial M4 128GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Asus Xonar DGX | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB | Noctua NH-U12P SE2 | Fractal Design Arc Midi | Corsair HX650

    Tanking with the Blessing of Kings - The TankSpot Guide to the Protection Paladin - Updated for Patch 5.4!

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