First build looking for opinions


Jan 3, 2013
Approximate Purchase Date: not for a couple months, i know its a while and things can change im just trying to get an idea

Budget Range: about 700-750 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling and rendering, some games, internet browsing, movies

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: everything

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but im open to others

Location: wantage NJ

Parts Preferences: intel CPU

Overclocking: probably

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: laptop isnt strong enough

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge ($220)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($90)

Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM ($60)

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 ($50)

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB ($180)

Case: Rosewill LINE GLOW ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($70)

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ($70)

Total: $740