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June 21, 2013 2:05:26 AM

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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June 21, 2013 4:01:08 AM

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.
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June 21, 2013 4:11:48 AM

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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a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2013 4:12:02 AM

First of all you have a amd motherboard and a intel CPU, wont work. here's a sample build for ~700 from newegg

INTEL BUILD:
Cpu: $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COMES WITH 8GB OF RAM FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!!!!
PSU: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Harddrive: $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD Drive: $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total = $733



AMD BUILD:
Cpu: $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COMES WITH 8GB OF RAM FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!!!
PSU: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Harddrive: $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD Drive: $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total = $763

now remember these are just basic builds, you can change out the gpu in the AMD build to the one in the intel build ot get you well under 700 dollars.
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June 21, 2013 4:40:15 AM

HillBillyAsian said:
First of all you have a amd motherboard and a intel CPU, wont work. here's a sample build for ~700 from newegg

INTEL BUILD:
Cpu: $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COMES WITH 8GB OF RAM FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!!!!
PSU: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Harddrive: $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD Drive: $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total = $733



AMD BUILD:
Cpu: $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COMES WITH 8GB OF RAM FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!!!
PSU: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Harddrive: $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD Drive: $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total = $763

now remember these are just basic builds, you can change out the gpu in the AMD build to the one in the intel build ot get you well under 700 dollars.


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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