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June 3, 2013 8:41:23 PM

ok guys so this is my first build and i need help. i want to get the most bang for my buck i would like to spend around $750 my absolute max $800 what do you guys think

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June 3, 2013 9:27:56 PM

hybird9012 said:
If your max is $800 I suggest:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12KCK

This is still a fairly mid/high end computer (it includes 19" monitor, case and DVD reader).


You're kidding, right? Why would you include an SSD for an 800 dollar build? What about that PSU? It's crap. 120 dollars on a case...once again, WHY? It's an 800 dollar build! Are you going to throw Linux on that? Windows?

Ok, semi-rant over. What do you need for a Pc? Everything? 800 isn't a lot to spread for a complete system, TBH.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.03 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.78 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G300 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.78 @ Amazon)
Total: $790.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 00:26 EDT-0400)

That includes everything except for speakers and a heatsink/fan for your cpu for overclocking. You don't absolutely need the heatsink/fan to get started though, and I bet you have a pair of headphones to last you till you pick up some speakers.
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June 3, 2013 9:34:11 PM

hybird9012 said:
If your max is $800 I suggest:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12KCK

This is still a fairly mid/high end computer (it includes 19" monitor, case and DVD reader).


Swordkd said:
hybird9012 said:
If your max is $800 I suggest:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12KCK

This is still a fairly mid/high end computer (it includes 19" monitor, case and DVD reader).


You're kidding, right? Why would you include an SSD for an 800 dollar build? What about that PSU? It's crap. 120 dollars on a case...once again, WHY? It's an 800 dollar build! Are you going to throw Linux on that? Windows?

Ok, semi-rant over. What do you need for a Pc? Everything? 800 isn't a lot to spread for a complete system, TBH.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.03 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.78 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G300 Wired Optical Mouse ($33.78 @ Amazon)
Total: $790.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 00:26 EDT-0400)

That includes everything except for speakers and a heatsink/fan for your cpu for overclocking. You don't absolutely need the heatsink/fan to get started though, and I bet you have a pair of headphones to last you till you pick up some speakers.

ok thanks for your help i want the best i can get for gaming i know 800 is not a lot and i agree with you in the waste of money hybrid brought forward. what do you think about this one http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ferny14/saved/1Hv5 ? also i already have a mouse a keyboard and a monitor
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June 3, 2013 9:35:11 PM

hybird9012 said:
If your max is $800 I suggest:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12KCK

This is still a fairly mid/high end computer (it includes 19" monitor, case and DVD reader).


thanks for tring to help but i think that list can be improved
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June 3, 2013 9:40:43 PM

I mistakenly added that case, here is my new one:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12LkW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12LkW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12LkW/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA1912A-LED 19.0" Monitor ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $775.15

As for the SSD vs. HD.. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting an SSD over a mechanical HD. It is beyond me why people these days decide to cut corners and get a mechanical hard drive when performance and longevity is clearly on the side of SSD's. Getting an HD these days is like using a typewriter as your keyboard. Mechanical hard drives are easily prone to failure, don't hand power surges effectively and have moving parts which will slow down over time, thus making the drive faulty and inevitably failing.
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June 3, 2013 9:45:33 PM

hybird9012 said:
I mistakenly added that case, here is my new one:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12LkW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12LkW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12LkW/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA1912A-LED 19.0" Monitor ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $775.15

As for the SSD vs. HD.. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting an SSD over a mechanical HD. It is beyond me why people these days decide to cut corners and get a mechanical hard drive when performance and longevity is clearly on the side of SSD's. Getting an HD these days is like using a typewriter as your keyboard. Mechanical hard drives are easily prone to failure, don't hand power surges effectively and have moving parts which will slow down over time, thus making the drive faulty and inevitably failing.


ok that one might be a good option but i have a monitor already and I will have upgraded to an SSD by the time my HDD breaks
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June 3, 2013 9:49:09 PM

what do you guys think about this
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ $99.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM $79.98
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB $199.99
Case Sentey GS-6400 - ARVINA ATX Full Tower $119.98
Power Supply CoolMax 500W ATX12V / EPS12V $56.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:757.14
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CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $84.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Sandisk 128GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $58.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB $174.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $88.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:748.15
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June 3, 2013 10:51:59 PM

ferny14 said:
what do you guys think about this
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ $99.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM $79.98
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB $199.99
Case Sentey GS-6400 - ARVINA ATX Full Tower $119.98
Power Supply CoolMax 500W ATX12V / EPS12V $56.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:757.14
or
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $84.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Sandisk 128GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $58.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB $174.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $88.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:748.15


That second build is really good. If you don't have to purchase a monitory, I think you could actually get an i5 though if you pair it solely with a mechanical HDD. Do you need a copy of Windows though? That would put your builds over-budget by around 50 dollars at least. If you don't need an OS, then 800 is a good budget for a case only build.
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June 4, 2013 7:19:49 AM

Swordkd said:
ferny14 said:
what do you guys think about this
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ $99.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM $79.98
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB $199.99
Case Sentey GS-6400 - ARVINA ATX Full Tower $119.98
Power Supply CoolMax 500W ATX12V / EPS12V $56.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:757.14
or
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core $129.99
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $84.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $55.25
Storage Sandisk 128GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $58.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB $174.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $88.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.98
total:748.15


That second build is really good. If you don't have to purchase a monitory, I think you could actually get an i5 though if you pair it solely with a mechanical HDD. Do you need a copy of Windows though? That would put your builds over-budget by around 50 dollars at least. If you don't need an OS, then 800 is a good budget for a case only build.

oh yea you are right i forgot about the os thanks for your help and patience
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June 4, 2013 4:52:17 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($254.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $794.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 19:49 EDT-0400)

This is what I'd buy if I were buying one right now. That Cpu is plenty strong to power any single video card out right now, and the motherboard matches up with it really well. Good memory with good CAS timings for a very good price. The case isn't flashy, but it'll do what it needs to well. The video card is about the best you can hope for with an 800 dollar budget. Everything else is fairly standard fare.
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June 4, 2013 9:01:02 PM

Swordkd said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($254.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $794.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 19:49 EDT-0400)

This is what I'd buy if I were buying one right now. That Cpu is plenty strong to power any single video card out right now, and the motherboard matches up with it really well. Good memory with good CAS timings for a very good price. The case isn't flashy, but it'll do what it needs to well. The video card is about the best you can hope for with an 800 dollar budget. Everything else is fairly standard fare.


wow thats perfect thanks
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