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Thoughts on this sub $800 build?

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May 24, 2013 4:43:07 PM

I'm putting together a build for my uncle. Basically just for typical browsing/word processing/and media viewing but with the ability to game on it if he ever wants to do so. He's very flexible on the budget and I ended up at about $750 or so give or take. What do you think of this build?

It may be a little overboard for what he wants to do with it, but he wants a powerful/flexible/and quality build that'll remain relevant for the next couple of years.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZIQa

Thanks everyone!

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May 24, 2013 4:54:58 PM

i cant help but feel like its overkill in two areas: cpu cooler, and the motherboard. you could get by with a hyper tx3 and a good h77 motherboard since overclocking is not an option anyways
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May 24, 2013 4:59:44 PM

carowden said:
i cant help but feel like its overkill in two areas: cpu cooler, and the motherboard. you could get by with a hyper tx3 and a good h77 motherboard since overclocking is not an option anyways


The motherboard was primarily chosen over a H77M just to leave his options open and the minimal price difference between the two with the Z77 coming with the RAM combo. Though I do agree that he probably will not need the extra features.
I didn't take into account the lack of OC opportunity with the CPU so I will agree that the cooler is a bit overkill.
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May 24, 2013 5:04:49 PM

yeah if you get a deal on a z77 it wont hurt anything to have it, i was just saying you could save the money there.
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May 24, 2013 5:06:13 PM

Agreed with @carowden. You are also missing RAM.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($35.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $722.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 24, 2013 5:06:55 PM

carowden said:
yeah if you get a deal on a z77 it wont hurt anything to have it, i was just saying you could save the money there.


Sure and I certainly appreciate the input!
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May 24, 2013 5:17:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($61.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ 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)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($35.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $767.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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