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Help with new build please! Budget is ~900

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July 3, 2013 11:40:02 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This month or next month

Budget Range: $900 before rebates after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter as long as its reliable

Location: Southern California

Parts Preferences: Nvidia and Intel but if the price doesn't allow, im open minded.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I need a monitor aswell. (peferrebly 17" +)

Additional Comments: Max out league, minecraft, mass effect 3, simcity, the sims 3, need for speed world, need for speed hot pursuit, skyrim (willing to turn down the settings if needed), garrys mod, i need a wifi adapter aswell.

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July 3, 2013 11:55:52 AM

Intel CPU and AMD card:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
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)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $915.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:52 EDT-0400)

AMD CPU and Nvidia card:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
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)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $885.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:53 EDT-0400)

Intel CPU and Nvidia card:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.14 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
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)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:54 EDT-0400)

If it were me I would definitely go for the second build, unless you can afford the last build. The 760 is much better than the 7850, but the 7850 will still handle the games you listed, easily.
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July 3, 2013 12:08:29 PM

Both of the Intel builds above are good, but for $700 I would do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $824.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 15:07 EDT-0400)

This way you get the new Haswell CPU as opposed to settling for Ivy Bridge. Add whatever monitor you want and you're good to go.
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July 4, 2013 1:10:27 AM

sophiebeth100 said:
AxlFone said:
400w psu is more then you never need with 4430 and GTX 660
This is really good PSU 60$ price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or take that cheap xfx nut build looks like this PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cWvt

Id try to put in 4670k because you can overclock with this mobo the 4670k cpu.
All asrock h and b mobo can oc in new lga1150


OP wanted OS and monitor included.

So? What is your point here?
Do I need to put link where you get windows for free?
here you go. http://www.vrtricks.com/2013/03/activate-windows-8-and-...

here is other http://www.mydigitallife.info/windows-8-enterprise-offi...

I'm sure he can pick monitor. Just go to store and pick one up what looks good on he's eyes.

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