Looking to build my first PC, I have a budget of about 700

I was looking through some of these threads and I am trying to put together a computer that fits my style, so to speak. The computer I want to build, is going to be for gaming and other less important things lol. My budget is about 700, and the only thing that I found thus far that I liked has been the mobo and cpu bundle (http://cart.microcenter.com/cart.aspx?RedirectUrl=http://www.microcenter.com)- Im not really looking to go the AMD route.

I have a moniter, key board, mouse and speakers. Im just looking soley for a computer that could run High quality.

If you guys could help, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.
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  1. Youre ahopping cart is empty lol. Do you need an os?
  2. yeah sorry about that lol, I was searching through different sites, but i have an os already
  3. Try this site
    http://pcpartpicker.com/

    You should be able to publicly show case your list.
  4. what resolution are you going to run games in?
  5. I dont know the specifics, but I use a 32 inch TV, my whole set up for my electronics is all in one lol
  6. Ive been on pcpartpicker, but I seem to be aimlessly picking parts, I just need a direction to be honest lol
  7. Heres an intel build with a kickass gpu with 4 free games. Just a bit over budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($212.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $707.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 01:26 EDT-0400)

    Note that you have to buy the i5 in micro center to fit the budget. If your order somewhere else, you will go 50$+ over budget. Good luck on your build! :)
  8. Heres an amd build for comparisons sake.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    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: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($212.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $711.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 01:45 EDT-0400)

    Slightly more expensive. But if you order the intel build online, you have to spend more. Just a comparison on price to performance ratio. :)
  9. awesome! thanks for the build, I just started to buy parts. But I have a couple of questions, is the AMD you have their better than the intel? what would you prefer for gaming? And would you wait until Haswell comes out to buy a processor?
  10. DanielLidell said:
    awesome! thanks for the build, I just started to buy parts. But I have a couple of questions, is the AMD you have their better than the intel? what would you prefer for gaming? And would you wait until Haswell comes out to buy a processor?


    I would recommend you wait until hanswell comes out to buy a processor.

    The intel is better than the AMD.

    Hanswell will use different motherboards than the intel.
  11. killerhurtalot said:
    DanielLidell said:
    awesome! thanks for the build, I just started to buy parts. But I have a couple of questions, is the AMD you have their better than the intel? what would you prefer for gaming? And would you wait until Haswell comes out to buy a processor?


    I would recommend you wait until hanswell comes out to buy a processor.

    The intel is better than the AMD.

    Hanswell will use different motherboards than the intel.




    would you think the haswell and the specific mobo for it will be really expensive? i have a budget of about 800
  12. DanielLidell said:
    killerhurtalot said:
    DanielLidell said:
    awesome! thanks for the build, I just started to buy parts. But I have a couple of questions, is the AMD you have their better than the intel? what would you prefer for gaming? And would you wait until Haswell comes out to buy a processor?


    I would recommend you wait until hanswell comes out to buy a processor.

    The intel is better than the AMD.

    Hanswell will use different motherboards than the intel.




    would you think the haswell and the specific mobo for it will be really expensive? i have a budget of about 800


    It'll definitely be more expensive than the current processors. And definitely go with a i5-3570k ($170 at microcenter) because nothing will beat that processor at that price lol.
  13. killerhurtalot said:
    DanielLidell said:
    killerhurtalot said:
    DanielLidell said:
    awesome! thanks for the build, I just started to buy parts. But I have a couple of questions, is the AMD you have their better than the intel? what would you prefer for gaming? And would you wait until Haswell comes out to buy a processor?


    I would recommend you wait until hanswell comes out to buy a processor.

    The intel is better than the AMD.

    Hanswell will use different motherboards than the intel.




    would you think the haswell and the specific mobo for it will be really expensive? i have a budget of about 800


    It'll definitely be more expensive than the current processors. And definitely go with a i5-3570k ($170 at microcenter) because nothing will beat that processor at that price lol.


    Yeah. It's like the 3570k was made for gaming. Go for the intel build. Especially with the fact its only 170$. Great deal.
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