Rate my budget build (720$)

Case: Coolermaster K350 Midi Tower
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4Ghz
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Asrock 970DE3/U3S3
RAM: G.SKill 2x4GB DDR3 1866 Mhz Sniper Series (Dual Channel)
GPU: GIGABYTE GTX 650 Ti 2GB DDR5
HDD: Western Digital 500GB Caviar Blue SATA3
DVD-RW: Liteon IHAS122
Monitor: LG E2242T 21.5'' LED FULL HD
PSU: Corsair 430CX Builder Series 430Watts


Please provide any suggestions -if any- but while staying on the price point.
Thanks in advance! :love:

P.S: I want to play games like Far Cry 3, Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider at 1080p 35-40fps med-high settings.
10 answers Last reply
More about rate budget build 720
  1. See if you can squeeze in a HD 7790 or 7850.
  2. 7850, or even fx 4300 youll get better performance. However with your build you should be fine
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($131.13 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.30 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $723.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    At newegg, the MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 currently includes Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    P.S. The 7850 comes with BioShock, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon whereas the GTX 650 Ti does not.
  4. This is MUCH stronger than any of the other options right now.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $709.10
  5. burritobob said:
    This is MUCH stronger than any of the other options right now.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $709.10


    But you are $100+ over budget. OP needs a monitor as well...

    The AMD build above would allow the OP to upgrade CPUs down the line to the next generation AMD offering. Here is an Intel build which does not provide as much expansion flexibility:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Biostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.30 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $734.20
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  6. @OP, do you plan on overclocking? This will play a big factor in which build is better.
  7. slomo4sho said:
    burritobob said:
    This is MUCH stronger than any of the other options right now.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $709.10


    But you are $100+ over budget. OP needs a monitor as well...

    The AMD build above would allow the OP to upgrade CPUs down the line to the next generation AMD offering. Here is an Intel build which does not provide as much expansion flexibility:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Biostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.30 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $734.20
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    You do know this doesnt include memory?
  8. You do know that both the motherboards he mentioned (H77 and 990FX chipsetes) both come with free 2x4gb ram at CAS9 and 1600mhz rated at 1.5v at Newegg.com. It's a really good deal actually.
  9. there is a bundle on newegg with mem in his build.. and i think that burrito bob has a slightly better build if you arent planning on upgrading. You can buy good monitors on a site like ebay for a big discount, then upgrade to a better one so that you stay in budget. I like my amd because its a great overclocker, but i prefer intel if you are willing to spend the extra money
  10. burritobob said:

    You do know this doesnt include memory?


    Didn't include it in the pcpartspicker build because the board comes with 8gb of ram when purchased from newegg.
Ask a new question

Read More

Cases Build Systems