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July 3, 2013 12:40:04 AM

Hi i just want to make this clear and fast, i want to build a rig, worth $600-650 Just the tower only. No OS needed.

And i want to some things to include in package, Both Intel core i3 3225 and gtx 660ti.

And advice? Have a good day!

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July 3, 2013 1:42:32 AM

well... to be honest, the i3 3225 isnt a great chip for gaming at $139 (@newegg.com), which i can presume is the intent for this system with your inclusion of the gtx 660ti. i can recommend a good build, but with the following disclaimer: you can get a better performing processor for minimal increase in price, the I5 3350P, $179 @newegg.com. also, a better performing graphics card for $30 cheaper than the 660ti (For a good brand that is) the GTX 760 is $249, has a higher memory bandwidth, and less power/heat.

Heres a go at it, with your parts included.
Processor: I3 3225 Dual Core LGA 1155 3.3ghz CPU- $140@newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $90@newegg.com
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01- $55@newegg.com
Video Card: PNY VCGGTX660TXPB GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card- $245@newegg.com
Hard Drive: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM 64MB CACHE HDD- $70@newegg.com
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply- $50@newegg.com
Case: COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan- $30@newegg.com
DVD\Optical Drive: Pick ANY one for $20@newegg.com
Total: $700
$10 rebate for case
$20 rebate for power supply
Total cost: $670

Now mind you this is all newegg.com. There are a few rebates on all of these items right now. So with that in mind, try this on for size with the better processor and graphics card i mentioned.

Processor: I5 3350P Quad Core LGA 1155 3.1ghz CPU- $180@newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $90@newegg.com
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01- $55@newegg.com
Video Card:EVGA 02G-P4-2760-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card- $250@newegg.com
Hard Drive:Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM 64MB CACHE HDD- $70@newegg.com
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply- $50@newegg.com (promo code)
Case: COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan- $30@newegg.com
DVD\Optical Drive: PICK ANY ONE FOR $20@newegg.com

Total: $745
$10 rebate for case
$20 rebate for power supply
Total cost: $715

All items on both carts are all free shipping items. I would act quickly on that 2nd cart if you dont absolutely have to use those parts you mentioned, cause the rebates and promo codes (its just one for the power supply) might expire soon!

Hope this helped and I'm not trying to rope you into something you dont need, just offering slightly better bang for the buck. A quad core processor would suit you better for gaming and the GTX 770 is a better, brand new video card that uses less power and causes less heat. With a mere $45 difference in price, I would highly recommend using the 2nd cart i suggested.

Good luck with your build!
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July 3, 2013 2:19:56 AM

kewlguy239 said:
well... to be honest, the i3 3225 isnt a great chip for gaming at $139 (@newegg.com), which i can presume is the intent for this system with your inclusion of the gtx 660ti. i can recommend a good build, but with the following disclaimer: you can get a better performing processor for minimal increase in price, the I5 3350P, $179 @newegg.com. also, a better performing graphics card for $30 cheaper than the 660ti (For a good brand that is) the GTX 760 is $249, has a higher memory bandwidth, and less power/heat.

Heres a go at it, with your parts included.
Processor: I3 3225 Dual Core LGA 1155 3.3ghz CPU- $140@newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $90@newegg.com
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01- $55@newegg.com
Video Card: PNY VCGGTX660TXPB GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card- $245@newegg.com
Hard Drive: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM 64MB CACHE HDD- $70@newegg.com
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply- $50@newegg.com
Case: COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan- $30@newegg.com
DVD\Optical Drive: Pick ANY one for $20@newegg.com
Total: $700
$10 rebate for case
$20 rebate for power supply
Total cost: $670

Now mind you this is all newegg.com. There are a few rebates on all of these items right now. So with that in mind, try this on for size with the better processor and graphics card i mentioned.

Processor: I5 3350P Quad Core LGA 1155 3.1ghz CPU- $180@newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $90@newegg.com
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01- $55@newegg.com
Video Card:EVGA 02G-P4-2760-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card- $250@newegg.com
Hard Drive:Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM 64MB CACHE HDD- $70@newegg.com
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply- $50@newegg.com (promo code)
Case: COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan- $30@newegg.com
DVD\Optical Drive: PICK ANY ONE FOR $20@newegg.com

Total: $745
$10 rebate for case
$20 rebate for power supply
Total cost: $715

All items on both carts are all free shipping items. I would act quickly on that 2nd cart if you dont absolutely have to use those parts you mentioned, cause the rebates and promo codes (its just one for the power supply) might expire soon!

Hope this helped and I'm not trying to rope you into something you dont need, just offering slightly better bang for the buck. A quad core processor would suit you better for gaming and the GTX 770 is a better, brand new video card that uses less power and causes less heat. With a mere $45 difference in price, I would highly recommend using the 2nd cart i suggested.

Good luck with your build!

Thanks for the answer, now ill go with the i5 and gtx 760, is there anything you can cut that 700+ to $650?

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July 3, 2013 10:16:13 AM

Vincent Eguia said:
kewlguy239 said:
well... to be honest, the i3 3225 isnt a great chip for gaming at $139 (@newegg.com), which i can presume is the intent for this system with your inclusion of the gtx 660ti. i can recommend a good build, but with the following disclaimer: you can get a better performing processor for minimal increase in price, the I5 3350P, $179 @newegg.com. also, a better performing graphics card for $30 cheaper than the 660ti (For a good brand that is) the GTX 760 is $249, has a higher memory bandwidth, and less power/heat.

Heres a go at it, with your parts included.
Processor: I3 3225 Dual Core LGA 1155 3.3ghz CPU- $140@newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $90@newegg.com
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01- $55@newegg.com
Video Card: PNY VCGGTX660TXPB GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card- $245@newegg.com
Hard Drive: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM 64MB CACHE HDD- $70@newegg.com
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply- $50@newegg.com
Case: COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan- $30@newegg.com
DVD\Optical Drive: Pick ANY one for $20@newegg.com
Total: $700
$10 rebate for case
$20 rebate for power supply
Total cost: $670

Now mind you this is all newegg.com. There are a few rebates on all of these items right now. So with that in mind, try this on for size with the better processor and graphics card i mentioned.

Processor: I5 3350P Quad Core LGA 1155 3.1ghz CPU- $180@newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard- $90@newegg.com
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01- $55@newegg.com
Video Card:EVGA 02G-P4-2760-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card- $250@newegg.com
Hard Drive:Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB 7200RPM 64MB CACHE HDD- $70@newegg.com
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply- $50@newegg.com (promo code)
Case: COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan- $30@newegg.com
DVD\Optical Drive: PICK ANY ONE FOR $20@newegg.com

Total: $745
$10 rebate for case
$20 rebate for power supply
Total cost: $715

All items on both carts are all free shipping items. I would act quickly on that 2nd cart if you dont absolutely have to use those parts you mentioned, cause the rebates and promo codes (its just one for the power supply) might expire soon!

Hope this helped and I'm not trying to rope you into something you dont need, just offering slightly better bang for the buck. A quad core processor would suit you better for gaming and the GTX 770 is a better, brand new video card that uses less power and causes less heat. With a mere $45 difference in price, I would highly recommend using the 2nd cart i suggested.

Good luck with your build!

Thanks for the answer, now ill go with the i5 and gtx 760, is there anything you can cut that 700+ to $650?



Sure theres ways to cut money. if you can find a cheaper deal on memory (newegg often puts up 8gb kits for very cheap), or only want to get 4gb of memory. a cheaper power supply is def possible but likely wont be as reliable, but again, you can cut that down if you want. also I suppose if you find a cheaper case you could shave off a few dollars there too. the one thing you can change is the motherboard, ASrock makes an H77PRO4 for about $20 cheaper, also on newegg.com.

Hope this has helped!
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July 3, 2013 2:08:36 PM

the other option to cutting cost on the build would be to go with an AMD Quad Core APU (A10 5600k is only $129) and motherboard... that will shave about $50 off total price. but as an intel enthusiast, I can't honestly recommend that. intel just makes a better chip in my humble opinion. see if there are any sales on memory, case, hard drive, dvd roms, and swap the motherboard for the H77PRO4 by ASRock, shave off what money you can, and let me know if everything worked out for you.
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