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Gaming pc build $500 - $700

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible

Budget Range: $500 - $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, school

Are you buying a monitor: No, but if one is available for a good price then yes.

Do you need to buy OS: I think i am going to use Ubuntu

Preferred Website for Parts: I would prefer if all the parts came from Amazon

Location: Harlingen, Texas

Parts Preferences: Intel or whatever you guys think is best

Overclocking: Yes or whatever you guys think


I would like a computer with a case that would be easily upgraded and for LAN parties. I don't know anything else so i need some help.
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  1. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.54 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.96 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $603.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 12:59 EDT-0400)

    Start with something like that, and check what the Amazon sites are like for pricing. As a heads up though of those items are on Newegg.com and 3 of them have 55$ in rebates and one1 has a 15$ gift card and all 4 of them have free shipping. The video card comes with free Bioshock + Tomb raider w/ purchase as well.

    Base Total: $673.42
    Promo Discounts: -$15.00
    Mail-in Rebates: -$55.00
    Total: $603.42
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0598 45.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax ATX-238WU ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Logisys 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $645.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 17:32 EDT-0400)
  3. Chaldyth said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.54 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.96 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $603.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 12:59 EDT-0400)

    Start with something like that, and check what the Amazon sites are like for pricing. As a heads up though of those items are on Newegg.com and 3 of them have 55$ in rebates and one1 has a 15$ gift card and all 4 of them have free shipping. The video card comes with free Bioshock + Tomb raider w/ purchase as well.

    Base Total: $673.42
    Promo Discounts: -$15.00
    Mail-in Rebates: -$55.00
    Total: $603.42



    thanks for the help. I just ordered the parts, is there anything else that you recommend. Like a monitor.
  4. Toms_Expert said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0598 45.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax ATX-238WU ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Logisys 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $645.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 17:32 EDT-0400)


    Why do you keep suggesting that awful PSU?
  5. Cpu- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087EVHVW/?tag=pcpapi-20 $188.79

    Motherboard- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KTY4A6/?tag=pcpapi-20 $134.99

    Memory- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009YOKAZI/?tag=pcpapi-20 $57.99

    Hard drive- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036Q7MV0/?tag=pcpapi-20 $93.80

    Video Card- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009TS478K/?tag=pcpapi-20 $179.99

    Case- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RJJJW0/?tag=pcpapi-20 $39.99

    Power Supply- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092ML0MY/?tag=pcpapi-20 $58.24

    Optical Drive- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/?tag=pcpapi-20 $22.85

    By going with strictly Amazon you prevent the option of getting a lower price someplace else , but you may want the convienience of getting all the parts at one place. By shopping only at Amazon this total is $776.64
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