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    Getting my first Desktop! need advice!

    Hello dudes,

    I'll cut to the chase. My budget is between 700-900$. And I want something to be able to run WoW/Diablo on ultra with very decent fps.

    Was advised to get an i5 3570k cpu, nvidea gtx 660TI graphics card. agree? if not please suggest a good combo, and include the motherboards model.

    My gratitude already. help a gamer out.

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    Sam

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    the i5 3570k is the best advice and the 660ti isnt a bad card but if i would you i would go for the radion 7950 it is the better card IMO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20Intel%20Z77 ----- mobo $129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233367 --memory $75.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125414 --- graphics card $299.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116504 --- cpu and stock heatsink and fan $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148587 --- solid state drive if you wanted to $94.99

    cpu + graphics card + ram + mobo would be a system what would last you a good 4 to 5 years with no real upgrade needed

    or you can buy ---
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229332

    and sell the card inside and buy the new one this would be hitting your top end budget

    or buy $949.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227441

    and that should not fault you at all but that is a little over budget but not too bad
    Last edited by ukxenon; 2012-12-30 at 07:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukxenon View Post
    the i5 3570k is the best advice and the 660ti isnt a bad card but if i would you i would go for the radion 7950 it is the better card IMO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20Intel%20Z77 ----- mobo $129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233367 --memory $75.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125414 --- graphics card $299.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116504 --- cpu and stock heatsink and fan $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148587 --- solid state drive if you wanted to $94.99

    cpu + graphics card + ram + mobo would be a system what would last you a good 4 to 5 years with no real upgrade needed
    Wouldn't that then be hitting over budget if was to include a decent case, PSU, DVD drive, or is this assumption of he has these?
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    It's a bit off your budget, but it will perform much better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $948.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 14:37 EST-0500)
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


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    These builds are great, but you can save $50 by getting an MSI Z77 motherboard instead.

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    MSI Z77 board would be my least favourite choice among the most popular Z77 boards. I have nothing but bad experience with MSI budget boards. In higher price ranges they are decent though.

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    Just trying to push the budget down a little bit while still being able to max your games out:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.58 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $817.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 16:20 EST-0500)

    7870GHz Edition is more than capable for those games, the linked 7950 is good to if you wanna pay a little extra. Low Profile RAM to go with the CPU heat sink. No doubt 400R case is "better" but I thought this was more fitting with the budget in mind, still a decent case with USB 3.0 etc.

    Nothing wrong with Nab's build btw just tweaking it and giving you options.

    There is even room for a storage drive if you need that at some point as well:

    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $69.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 16:26 EST-0500)
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    I've been using MSI for almost a decade, and their warranty is fantastic, and I've RARELY had a bad board (having built 1000+ systems with them). I would easily give them a lower failure rate than most other companies, and easier warranty when they do fail, and good cost as well.

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