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$800 gaming build

-building next month (saving as hard i can)
-with OS
-no monitor,mouse,keyboard etc.
-no overclocking
-no SLI/crossfire
-budget $800
-plays mainly bf3,mw3,wow
-satisfied with min 40fps 1920x1080 with ultra settings in bf3

this is what i come up with:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/U8Tv

here where i live(SEA), do not sell some items, especially cases.
i only use sites like newegg and amazon for references, so ignore things like shipment, mail in rebates, discounts etc..
i would love to go for a 7870 if possible
only intel, no amd
i wonder if i need to buy a cpu cooler? coz i'll be gaming for long hours, is stock good enough?
lastly, between the HAF 912 and 300R, which will be more worth it?

please advice, thanks. :bounce:


screw you guys, im going home.
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  1. Uh ... when you said "only intel, no amd" does that also apply to the GPU? In your link, you have an AMD video card.
  2. ksham said:
    Uh ... when you said "only intel, no amd" does that also apply to the GPU? In your link, you have an AMD video card.


    sorry, i meant processors
  3. EDIT: Sorry read no OS.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($250.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $774.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-30 22:32 EDT-0400)
  4. You can switch out the case for a 300r or a 912.

    Both cases are very similar except the 300r is more expensive. Does have 'more features' though, such as dust filters and USB 3. I would get whichever one I can afford. Also the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is pretty nice, basically a HAF 912 with a black pain job and a window.
  5. Best answer
    Keeping it within your vendors as well as disregarding discounts, rebates, etc.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($250.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $769.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  6. is 650w psu necessary?
  7. Price-wise, yes.
  8. ksham said:
    Keeping it within your vendors as well as disregarding discounts, rebates, etc.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($250.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $769.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    Don't know how you got that price, I had the same thing it costed a little over $850. OP get this one.

    EDIT: I see, you don't have the OS, the OP requested it.
  9. completelyrandomname said:
    EDIT: Sorry read no OS.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($250.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $774.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-30 22:32 EDT-0400)


    this is good. anymore will exceed my budget i guess. i will choose the 300R case though because of its ratings/reviews. thanks both of u for your help, much appreciated. :bounce:
  10. Be sure to get ksham's build instead. It has an i5 which is much better, if you can. If not then take mine.
  11. Uh I would like to point out that I forgot the OS. CRN is right. With the OS, it would be about $850. Sorry for the confusion folks.
  12. completelyrandomname said:
    Be sure to get ksham's build instead. It has an i5 which is much better, if you can. If not then take mine.


    yea, i want i5 too. :bounce: it really depends if I could save up. btw, i just realised i remembered the wrong case. it's suppose to be the 200R, comparing with HAF 912 case. as they cost the same :ouch:
  13. The HAF 912 has better airflow than the 200R.
  14. ksham said:
    The HAF 912 has better airflow than the 200R.


    okay here's the thing, for some reason, down here do not sell HAF 912, but these instead
    HAF-912 (combat edition) ($108 here converts to $87.73 USD)
    HAF-912 advanced w/ usb 3 ($139 here converts to $112.91 USD)

    i initially decide with the combat edition(i dunno why there isn't the normal one).
    so my last concern is, with around $87 for the case, which case is the most worth it/best? thanks. :bounce:
  15. What about the following:
    - Antec One
    - Antec Three Hundred Illusion
    - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
    - Corsair 300R
    - Fractal Design Core 1000
    - Silverstone TJ08B-E
  16. ksham said:
    Keeping it within your vendors as well as disregarding discounts, rebates, etc.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($250.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $769.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    alright, i guess i'll save a little more to get this, + OS. As for the case, i have to call the different stores here to check because of the limited choices on their online price lists. Thanks again! :bounce:
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