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May 11, 2013 11:21:13 PM

Can anyone build me up a gaming pc with a $750 budget? All parts from NCIX if possible since thier store is close by to me.

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a c 233 4 Gaming
May 11, 2013 11:28:16 PM

This is a good build if you can spare $20 extra

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.32 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $770.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 11, 2013 11:34:06 PM

Nice job.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 11, 2013 11:56:09 PM

ksham said:
This is a good build if you can spare $20 extra

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.32 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $770.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Looks pretty good. Only a couple of things I'd consider differently is the Case and Mobo.
* I believe the Zalman Z9 Plus uses passthru cables for the USB 3.0 ports, which means you have to plug in the USB 3.0 cables into the back of your motherboard (which uses up 2 x USB ports on the back). I'd prefer to use a case that uses the onboard USB 3.0 port on the Asus M5A97 R2.0 Mobo (~$10 more). This would free up your available USB 3.0 backside ports for whatever you want.
* A comparable case, that uses the front USB 3.0 ports would be:
~$55

Antec GX 700 4X5.25 5X3.5IN/2.5IN Fan Controller 2X140MM 1X120MM Military Style Gaming Computer Case


So the total w/Mobo change and Case change would be about $15 more, otherwise I like the build. Just my 2 cents :) 
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a c 233 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 12:11:09 AM

@lunyone: good point. Didn't think of that. Your link appears broken though.
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a c 233 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 1:10:32 AM

Looks like it's web only. I think Randy92's first post implies that Randy92 plans to buy the items from the store. But I guess web is not bad.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 2:02:25 AM

Okay, just good to have the information, so the OP can decide if that information is critical or not :) 
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a c 233 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 2:08:39 AM

Indeed. :)  And good catch on the USB 3.0.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 2:25:33 AM

ksham said:
Indeed. :)  And good catch on the USB 3.0.


Yeah I used to recommend the Zalman z5 Plus and the z9 plus and ran into a video one day that showed the USB pass thru cables, so now I try and avoid them just for that issue. I'm pretty picky on what I suggest for certain reasons, but obviously it all depends on the budget. Some cheaper cases only use 1 x USB 3.0 front ports, so I try not to use those, but there are cases where it's helpful to have at least 1 x front USB 3.0 port instead on none :) 
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a c 233 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 9:03:48 AM

I'm always looking for ways to provide others with the best help possible so I really appreciate you sharing your experiences. And in the process, I learn a bunch of things that I didn't know. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2013 7:07:57 PM

I also do that too. There are new things coming out all the time and I don't always see the best options on any given day, so I'm continually learning new things. I still have my favorites, but there is always things to learn from others :) 
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