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Old February 14, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Oh and as for resolution I believe I play at about 1080, I'll admit it's not something I've really put much thought into.
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:46 PM
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What I would do: (probably)

i5 2500k $200.00

8GB Gskill $65.00

Asus P8Z77 $140.00 (nice board awesome price)

Asus 7870 $210.00 (after MIR)

Nix the HD save for an SSD and use current drive for storage.

About $15.00 over budget but I didn't shopbot all the parts so I'm sure there are savings there.
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Well NCIX has a bundle deal on with the 3470K and ASUS P8Z77-V Lk for $299 (NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core & ASUS P8Z77-V Lk SLI DDR3 Motherboard) so that comes in about $50 cheaper and you get the same performance with less power (although it doesn't overclock that much), the ram I previously chose is $45 for 8gb. Add the gpu at $210 and that comes to $565.

Save a few more bucks for an 128gb SSD and that is a pretty damn good system. I would consider the SSD mandatory on any new build. The performance vs price ratiois unbeatable and would be a mistake not to get one.

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Old February 14, 2013, 09:36 PM
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I'm going to embarrass myself here, but what is an SSD?
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:40 PM
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A SSD is a Solid State Drive
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:41 PM
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to my last post I'm assuming it's a feature on a Video Card, if this is the case then what would be a decent card with this SSD to compliment these buys.

Patriot Intel Extreme Masters 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core & ASUS P8Z77-V Lk SLI DDR3 Motherboard

Again, you're all being really helpful
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:49 PM
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NP, read up on AKG's post about SSD's it should help you out
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:53 PM
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Yup. Solid State Drive. If you can, save up for this!
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Old February 14, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5in 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Patriot Intel Extreme Masters 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core & ASUS P8Z77-V Lk SLI DDR3 Motherboard

this brings the total to $470, I realise with video card it'll go up over $600 but I"m curious as to what card I should get. I could stick with the ASUS Radeon HD 7870 1.0GHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 CrossFireX DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E DX 11 Video Card

Which would bring the total to about $700 before tax, however I'm wondering if the video card is overkill or for the money if it'll be awesome. I LOVE to game and have a decent job so the extra hundred won't put me in the poor house. But perhaps there's a cheaper model that'll be comparable?

That looks great IRQ Conflict, it is a tad pricey considering I haven't decided on the video card yet. I guess I'm unsure as to what performance qualities I can expect from it. I also seem to have misplaced my copy of Win 7 and I'm hoping I won't have to buy another one.

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Old February 14, 2013, 10:02 PM
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that looks great IRQ but it may be out of my price range for now. Then again I'm uneducated about how good this SSD memory is.

SSD is the single largest upgrade to a computer that has a modern controller. A crucial M4 is a reliable and solid choice. I have been running a couple of them hiccup free for two years now and have high praise for them. If you can manage one, you will be amazed how you ever lived without one.

The current prices make the increase in speed and responsiveness an easy investment to swallow.
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