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    New build $800 budget

    I have been reading various threads trying to put together a new build. I currently run a Q6600 and 5770 gpu, it's pretty old. Here is what I came up with, but it's way over budget:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020 I would prefer a modular one though.

    I want that case and the cooling. I want something that will run most games at decent settings. I run at 1920x1080 on my 23 inch Monitor. I play the usual stuff, COD, BOP2, Guild Wars 2, Arma II, DayZ etc. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Get a 3570k, you can get a seasonic 520m for a few bucks cheaper, you could drop the case down to a corsair 300 or even something like a 50-60 dollar haf 922, 8Gb low profile vengeance would be fine, drop the h100 for something like a cm hyper 212 evo, u could drop down to a 500Gb blue drive and throw in an SSD (samsung 830/840 or Crucial m4 128Gb). If you are only going for a single GPU and not a super extreme OC you could get away with a z77 pro 3 board. All those modifications could save you quite a bit a cash.
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    I have an HX 620 Corsair PS in the PC I currently use. Would that still do the job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendor View Post
    I have an HX 620 Corsair PS in the PC I currently use. Would that still do the job?
    Yes, there is no need to replace that.
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    Awesome, thanks for the help. Got it down to a little over $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendor View Post
    that would work nicely and save a nice chunk of money. if you put aside aesthetics (case, fancy ram) you can pack alot more into your sub 800$ pc. there are plenty of good cases for half of the corsair.. try and fit a SSD in the build if you can imo. also, if you are parting out your old PC some more of that stuff can be of use..like CD drive, and hard drive.

    is OS included?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900ALED Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.92 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $702.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 16:51 EST-0500)

    i cant get it to show the non-microcenter price for some reason, but the total would be 750$ without MC discount.
    Last edited by jmacphee9; 2013-01-09 at 09:58 PM.
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    Yeah, I am gonna use the Power supply and burner from the old one. It has a 500GB HD but it's nothing special, not sure if will affect/bottleneck anything with the new one. I don't know much about SSD's, do you put your OS on that and use the reg HD for files etc? Do you prefer the G. Skill over the Corsair ram? I will check my HD tonight and post back what kind it is. Thanks again everyone!

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-10 at 09:02 AM ----------

    My old HD is a Seagate Barracuda 7200 500G. Should I use that and add a 128G SSD to the build?
    Last edited by Hendor; 2013-01-10 at 03:01 PM.

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