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June 18, 2013 12:38:11 PM

Hello everyone I am planning to build a computer but i need help. I can only spend 800 dollars on the computer not including a case , and monitor mouse keyboard etc. Like everyone i would like my computer to be able to play games at mas setting while still running smooth. (I know people hae already posted this but their threads are already old)
a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 12:40:24 PM

What case do you have?
Are you overclocking?
Where do you live?
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June 18, 2013 1:02:46 PM

realchaos said:
What case do you have?
Are you overclocking?
Where do you live?


I still dont have a case but if the parts you choose require a certain case i will get is
I probably will overclock
And i live in texas
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 1:36:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($138.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $792.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 16:35 EDT-0400)
-Overclockable
-7950 will do good in gaming
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June 18, 2013 1:37:29 PM

jinayhvora said:
EDIT: With Case http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17NHA


Is the intel core i5-3570k 3.4 Gh quad core better ?
And wich one would you choose between radeon hd 7950 or gtx 660 ti
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 1:41:18 PM

The intel i5-3570k is an Ivy bridge cpu. The i5-4570 is a Haswell cpu. The Haswell is newer and has some improvements. However, the 4570 can't overclock because it doesn't have an unlocked multiplier. Only the "K" series of Intel processors are able to overclock.
Honestly at this budget, if you go for an Intel overclocking build, you will lose gaming performance. It will cost ~$220-240 for the cpu, ~$120-14 0 for the motherboard and ~$30 for the Hyper 212. That totals to ~$370-410 just for the cpu, heatsink and motherboard. That means you will have to get a weaker gpu.

The 7950 performs better than the 660ti and comes with free games.
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June 18, 2013 2:25:21 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($138.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $792.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 16:35 EDT-0400)
-Overclockable
-7950 will do good in gaming


realchaos said:
The intel i5-3570k is an Ivy bridge cpu. The i5-4570 is a Haswell cpu. The Haswell is newer and has some improvements. However, the 4570 can't overclock because it doesn't have an unlocked multiplier. Only the "K" series of Intel processors are able to overclock.
Honestly at this budget, if you go for an Intel overclocking build, you will lose gaming performance. It will cost ~$220-240 for the cpu, ~$120-14 0 for the motherboard and ~$30 for the Hyper 212. That totals to ~$370-410 just for the cpu, heatsink and motherboard. That means you will have to get a weaker gpu.

The 7950 performs better than the 660ti and comes with free games.


Do i need a program like windows 7?
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 3:06:53 PM

Yes you need an operating system like windows 7/8. It'll cost around $90-100. Do you need to fit one into your budget?
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June 18, 2013 3:33:44 PM

Yes
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 3:51:38 PM

This is a little bit over your budget:

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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 18:50 EDT-0400)
-Slightly cheaper motherboard.
-Cheaper processor. The FX-6300 and FX-6350 are the same thing except the 6350 has a higher tdp so the stock clocks were higher.
-Dropped the 7950 for a 7870XT. The 7870 XT is a cut-down version of the 7950. It's performance is between a 7870 and 7950.

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June 18, 2013 7:47:16 PM

This is what i need (graphics card, CPU,motherboard,ram) this for 800-850 i wil get the rest . Sorry i didnt describe well what i needed
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 7:58:22 PM

Oh...all you need is the gpu, cpu, motherboard and RAM? Since you want to overclock, do you want me to include a cpu cooler too?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $785.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 22:58 EDT-0400)
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June 18, 2013 7:59:19 PM

If its really needed , yes
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June 18, 2013 8:07:07 PM

Fidle said:
This is what i need (graphics card, CPU,motherboard,ram) this for 800-850 i wil get the rest . Sorry i didnt describe well what i needed


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $790.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 23:04 EDT-0400)

Here, parts in your price range that will blow you away. If you were really wanting to go to $850, you can change the 770 to the evga superclocked version. I got you the highest-end AMD processor, as going with intel wouldn't have allowed for the 770, a aftermarket cooler that will provide decent cooling performance, and a board that has usb 3.0 and allows for sli, so you can add another 770 later on and get more performance than a titan.
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 8:07:51 PM

Well you said you wanted to overclock so it is necessary when overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $795.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 23:07 EDT-0400)

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June 18, 2013 10:19:10 PM

Kind of a hard decision between the last two
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a c 274 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 10:42:23 PM

If you like the free games that comes with the 7970, grab that. Otherwise, the 770 will perform better.
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