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May 8, 2013 2:43:43 PM

So I have going around the web trying to decide on a good build and this is what I have come up with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VWK9

I would be doing a small amount of buisness work on it, but I would mostly be playing games. Not extremely intense games but games like Minecraft. So I was wondering if this is a good build for gaming. Please answer soon.

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May 8, 2013 3:50:35 PM

Oh man the case and PSU you have in this build are complete junk, I'd scrap both of them. For $600 I'd probably scrap that whole build - especially if you plan to game on it. This would be better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $617.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 18:50 EDT-0400)

- Way better case
- Way better power supply
- Stronger GPU
- Better motherboard

Really, get this. :lol: 
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May 8, 2013 4:02:55 PM

Well cases are a personal taste but I do like NZXT cases. And I didn't see the power supply he had there yea you did a good job cleaning that up g-unit.
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May 8, 2013 4:17:53 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Oh man the case and PSU you have in this build are complete junk, I'd scrap both of them. For $600 I'd probably scrap that whole build - especially if you plan to game on it. This would be better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $617.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 18:50 EDT-0400)

- Way better case
- Way better power supply
- Stronger GPU
- Better motherboard

Really, get this. :lol: 


My build was only $560 and it came with a $100 operating system so it really cost $460 your build cost $600 plus the $100 for the operating system. That's almost $150 more then mine.
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May 8, 2013 4:25:03 PM

I'll take your build and keep in the same ballpark if I can :) 

You build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($131.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ECS B75H2-M3(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-298WR ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: HEC 585W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.13 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $557.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 19:24 EDT-0400)


My purposed build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($131.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-298WR ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $574.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 19:24 EDT-0400)
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May 8, 2013 4:25:41 PM

Are you near a Microcenter store?
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May 8, 2013 4:25:58 PM

So really only 20 dollars difference. And I didn't change your case because that is a personal touch for you the case is sufficient for what you are doing.
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May 8, 2013 4:53:27 PM

ryguyqwerty said:

My build was only $560 and it came with a $100 operating system so it really cost $460 your build cost $600 plus the $100 for the operating system. That's almost $150 more then mine.


Yeah I don't skimp on components so if you go my route you will wind up paying more. :lol: 

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I'll take your build and keep in the same ballpark if I can :) 

You build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($131.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ECS B75H2-M3(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-298WR ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: HEC 585W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.13 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $557.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 19:24 EDT-0400)


My purposed build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($131.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-298WR ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $574.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 19:24 EDT-0400)


Again - the case is absolute crap. Raidmax is one of the absolute worst case vendors you could possibly pick from. Complete garbage (if I were teaching a class on system building anything using Raidmax or HEC would result in a D or F grade automatically :lol:  ). So is the power supply. The Corsair CX430 isn't much better. The power supply is a critical component and you don't want to skimp or anything else if you can possibly help it. HEC is a tier 4 or tier 5 vendor at best (extremely low on the totem pole), and if the power supply isn't certified or rated, don't buy it. You will experience it blowing up or shorting out on you and taking your system with it. Pay more for a quality power supply - it's something you will reuse again and again.

I tried cutting it down way below $600 - try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $581.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-08 19:56 EDT-0400)
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May 8, 2013 5:28:19 PM

The builders power supplies are not bad nor is the quality of the corsair units. Now I have a AX850 I put a ton of money into the quality of my power supply but maybe right now he can't. And again you may like purple I may like blue he may like the case you don't its just the way it goes.
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