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Old 01-18-2013, 03:28 PM
bszelda bszelda is offline
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The case looks nice but sounds like it's cheaply made and parts of it are sharp.

If you think you may want it later, then go ahead and get the 3770k. I have one and it's personally a good cpu although if you get the i5, you can use the money saved for some other area of the computer.

I've found that, in the past, a bigger budget allows for a better overall computer. My computer that I built in July of last year was a little over $3k. It was worth it though as there is nothing that it can't handle. Smilie

Gaming PC

Corsair 800D Case ~~ Intel 3770k CPU @ 4.5 Ghz ~~ EVGA GTX 690 ~~ G.Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 2133 RAM ~~ Asus P8Z77-V Premium Motherboard ~~ Intel 520 240 GB SSD ~~ Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB HDD
Corsair HX850 850 Watt Power Supply Unit
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FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V UV Blue Helix Reservoir ~~ XSPC Raystorm Intel CPU Water Block ~~ XSPC Razor GTX 690 Full-Cover Water Block ~~ Swifttech MCP655-B High Flow Pump
XSPC RX360 Radiator V2 (3 x Yate Loon 120mm fans @ Med Speed)