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Hey guys I'm new to pc building and wanted some help putting it together. My budget is $700. I would prefer if it was an amd since its cheaper. I like the new fx series but I'm up for Intel options. I don't need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers.
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  1. What is your country of residency?
  2. ksham said:
    What is your country of residency?


    US
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($48.00 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $701.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  4. building one now.
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $659.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-15 13:46 EDT-0400)
  6. @spat55: the price did not account for the graphics card, so it appears lower than it really is.
  7. ksham said:
    @spat55: the price did not account for the graphics card, so it appears lower than it really is.


    ya i was about to say that haha
  8. @ksham i would have to get thermal paste? is arctic silver 5 good?
  9. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO comes with thermal paste. You don't need to waste money on something that will improve temp by only 1-3C.
  10. can i OC?
  11. ksham said:
    @spat55: the price did not account for the graphics card, so it appears lower than it really is.


    Balls!!! thought I had done really well :(
  12. @ksham thx for the help
  13. You are welcome.
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