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Okay here goes,
I have been wanting to switch to intel for awhile now. And looks like I am going to be making the change. I have been into building computers fer awhile now probably 10 plus years. I can do simple hardware exchanges and so on but never built a whole computer from base up. Only a couple things that worry me are the putting thermal paste between cpu and heat-sink, locking cpu into place, (heard ya have to use a lil force and hear creaking a bit) and what if it dont boot or getting a bad part.
I really only play wow, so i am looking to hopefully get through 2 more expansions with this build. I have a ssd that I am taking out of my current computer before I give it to the gf. Looking at getting 60+ fps in 25 man raids with graphics on ultra. I have compiled a bit of a build at what i think is the best (from my late knowledge, raedeon 9800 was when I build my last pc was the video card top of line)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AcfB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AcfB/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0554 86.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($96.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Any suggestions offered would be helpful. I would not like any bottlenecks.
I have a 128gb vertex 4 ssd that is going into the system also
also I am wondering if the 650 watt power supply will be enough seeing as the video card draws alot
would like to keep this under $1000.
U.S. currency and shopping at newegg,tigerdirect,amazon