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Please validate the following Gaming Build (June 2013)

Hi Experts

I have been posting a lot of questions regarding a ~700USD Gaming build. After a lot of googling and postings i have come down to the below build. i am not sure if all these go together well. Would appreciate if someone can help modify it for a max performance.

Someone please validate the below Configuration. All inputs will be helpful!

Here is what i configured:

LITE-ON 20X SATA Internal DVD Writer - OEM (IHAS120) 1
Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Desktop Memory (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) 2
Corsair Gaming Series GS500 80 PLUS Certified 500W Power Supply (CMPSU-500GS) 1
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA Internal Desktop Hard Drive (ST1000DM003) 1
Cooler Master HAF912 USB 3.0 Combat With Side Panel Window Gaming Cabinet (RC-912-KWN2) 1
Asus M5A97LE-R2.0 32GB DDR3 AMD Motherboard 1
Intel Core i5-3450 3.10GHz Processor 1
Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB DDR5 ATI PCI E Graphic Card 1


The only problem being it has now boosted up to a round 950USD!!!

Please help!
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  1. You ought to use 2 sticks of RAM at least. Like 2x4GB.

    That motherboard is an AM3 board; doesn't go with Intel CPUs.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $652.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 07:00 EDT-0400)

    I don't know which peripherals you need though, but they'll add significant extra cost.
  2. X79 said:
    You ought to use 2 sticks of RAM at least. Like 2x4GB.

    That motherboard is an AM3 board; doesn't go with Intel CPUs.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $652.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 07:00 EDT-0400)

    I don't know which peripherals you need though, but they'll add significant extra cost.


    Thanks for the build man!
    I was going for 2 sticks of the crosair Vengence 4GB.

    Let me know if i can replace HD7850 with HD7870(is it worth it?)

    As for peripherals i'd need everthying other than a mouse,keyboard and a monitor.
    Thanks in advance!
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  4. HillBillyAsian said:


    Thanks!
    I'd go with the Intel build with the GPU in the AMD build. Also i am not sure the mobo is available in my country. Can you suggest a good motherboard and ram from the below sites:
    https://flipkart.com
    http://theitdepot.com
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