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  1. JrRacinFan

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    6550D is closer to HD3650/GT220/9500GT. Just BARELY enough for 1280x720 gaming on medium with most titles in dx9(45-60fps). Just curious; why are you looking at APU's as an option? They are good if you do mainly media and don't game much.
     
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    I just threw the option out there to see what you guys think. I don't know much about APUs and the rest of my friends/online friends havnt used one.

    lol. GT220 and 9500GT is crappier than my 8800GT from my googling XD.. Yeah, I dont think I'll think about APUs, considering I have to buy a discrete radeon 6xxx video card to pair with the APU to be decent.

    So, today I found out someone owed me money. Either I forgot and/or decided to let it go cause she was close to me. She reminded me that she'll pay me back soon, since now I need money.. I'm like YEAH. Lolz, I MIGHT increase my budget a little bit up to 700 dollars from 600 dollars (including tax)... and get maybe a 200ish dollar vid card in a later date.
     
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    So I revised my build a little bit

    -Intel Core i5 3570k 3.4 ghrtz
    $206 after tax
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

    -Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $45 after tax/rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    -Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $86 after tax
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

    -CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    $71 after tax/rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    $51 after tax
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    OR

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
    $51 after tax
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.Skill&promoid=1019
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    Motherboard ;( I am still thinking about what to get. There are some bundles for microcenter, although I am not sure if those are the best for me. I am told I should get one with SLI and crossfirex with 2 PCI E and to go for Asus or Intel or maybe gigabyte. I want a hassle free motherboard when I am installing it lol. I read how some boards had problems with the BIOS involving ivybridge or plenty of problems (which seems scary). I don't really want to have to deal with such issues as a noob lol. I havnt picked what video card I am gonna use, but I'll ask about that a separate time. Does it matter what PCI-E I get for the mobo? 3.0, 2.0, 1.0?

    Total (including tax)= $460
    EXCLUDING mobo and video card and possibly a legit windows 7 ;s.. I am dissapointed that windows OEM can only be installed on one computer/motherboard and the retail versions are like $100+ more dollars.

    I would spend $140 on a motherboard, although if it can't be helped... maybe $160ish.

    Video Card.. I'd spend preferably $150ish, but I havn't looked at video cards at all.

    So, I think picking the mobo is giving me the hardest time ^^.
     
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    You can pair your 3570K with a P8Z77-V PRO and it'll be 169.99. A little more expensive than your limit, but an awesome motherboard IMO.
     
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    Watch your board layout if going 3rd party cooler. If you go Ivy Bridge will need a compatible 7 series or a Sandy bridge CPU to do a BIOS flash

    Oh and the 7770 is a good deal. ;)
     
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    i probably wont do overclocking, so i assume i dont need a 3rd party cooler..

    yeah, u see? the ivybridge thing is making me cringe ;S...

    7770? *edit oh video card* lolz

    also.. if its bundled, then it should be compatible and work right out of the box right? none of that sandy bridge/compatible 7 series stuff?
     
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    Right. Just plain out have a compatible BIOS.
     
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    and 7 series are mobos that have "Z77" in their names? lol
     
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    Yup oh hey there's a biostar on newegg for $80 that may interest you
     
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    ok. so i went to microcenter and got the asrock z77 extreme4 and the intel 3570k bundle for total of 302 dollars.

    just waiting for the other components that should arrive mid-end next week from other stores.

    btw, what are the return policies at microcenter store? the guy said 30 days, but reciept said 15 days. no restocking fee. what are the conditions that determine if i can return a mobo or CPU? i suspect i might screw up while building ^^..

    but yeah, when im actually building this thing, i'll probably have a lot of questions for u guys.

    what tools should i have ready when building?
     
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    Tools; non magnetic tip Philips #2 driver.

    Warranty; if you need to after the store return policy you can utilize the manufacturer warranty.
     
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    i actually just purchased this board....and built an fx system with the 970 extreme...both seem like solid boards with nice features...the owner of the extreme loves it paired with a 6850
     
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    My Bro uses an Extreme 4 970 and no issues out of it either
     
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    only thing left is vid card and ram.

    i found out the two G.SKILL ram model... strangely is not on the Asrock Z77 extreme manufacture page. It is usually off by 1 letter. i luckily left out the RAM from my order.

    video card...
    either 6850, 6870, or 6950.. or the 7770 as someone suggested. those are 200 dollars or below hehe.

    what would be equivalent to those above for nvidia?

    i've never used a radeon before, usually nvidia/geforce.
     
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    I think you went with the best route, by a mile. After all the hemming and hawing, you are going to have one heck of a nice system.
     
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    I'd say go for the 6870, 7770 is still slower than that card despite being newer.
     
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    yeah the numbering conventions confuses me soemtimes lol.

    wat are the similar nvidia cards?
     
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    GTX470, GTX480, GTX560 Ti or if wanting faster GTX560 ti 448 core and GTX570. 6 series; the yet unreleased gtx660 ti and above. Maybe a 6900 series would be good for you?
     
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    I think so too. The 6950s for around $200 seem to be the sweet spot right now. It's still a very capable card, with 2GB vram, and is only a handful of dollars more than the 6870s, which don't compare. A used 480 would be pretty sweet, as well.
     
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    SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 1...

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    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM...

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    Here is what I would get.

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    CPU - I just bought one the other week and it is a kickass chip for the price.
    Intel i3 2120

    Motherboard
    ASRock z77 Pro 4

    Ram
    Team Extreem Dark series 2 x 4gb

    Hard Drive - It cost a little more but worth it.
    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

    Power Supply - This is a kick ass powersupply for the money. I have this on 2x 2500k's @4.7ghz crunching 100% 24/7 one has a GTX470 and the other has a GTX570.
    Corsair CX430 V2

    OS - Windows 8 Consumer Preview (It's FREE!)
    Windows 8

    Case - Kickass case with a lot of room!
    Cool Master HAF 912
     
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    hmmm i read that for western digital: caviar green is crap. caviar blue is average quality. caviar black is good quality. I was trying to decided between space (1TB) or quality (500gb), so i decided to get quality instead. my old HD was 250gb. i only used about 170gb of that.

    lol XD.. that case is cheaper.. although i already ordered some of the components last night.

    PSU, i also already ordered the corsair =s.

    hmmm the corsair RAM model, CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9, you suggested is not on the asrock z77 list of "supported" ram. http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=Z77%20Extreme4
    i guess when i have time today, ill just look up the RAM from that list to buy or soemthing lolz. seems whatever ram i pick is not on the list haha.

    ****

    seems ill have to get a radeon 6850 for low cost, to buy a legit 100dollar+ windows 7 OEM >.>... apparently my motherboard, which uses UEFI, makes it hard to use an "arg matey" windows 7. something about UEFI tends to install windows as GPT, which makes "arg matey" not work. There seems to be a workaround to change HD to MBR, but I dont think it is the right forum to ask about "argh matey" stuff. =s

    i'm still annoyed it will most likely cost me 100+ to use windows lol.
     
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