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Please help me in a 700$ budget gaming build :DD

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July 14, 2013 7:55:37 PM

Hello tomshardware!

A friend of mine asked for help with picking out parts for his new machine. A complete parts list for a suggested build would be much appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: 24 July 2013~24 august if prices will go down...

Budget Range: 700 after rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, recording and livestreaming, surfing the web. Some RAM intensive games like Minecraft, but mostly MMOs, League of Legends and shooters. It would be nice to see this computer to survive well into 2015 or 2016 and still maintain "High," "Very High," or "Ultra" settings on most titles. With this in mind, having a rig with upgrading potential would be good.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: This is a brand new machine.

Do you need to buy OS: yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon are the most common but i am willing to buy from anywere reputable in the U.S

Location:Miami Florida, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel and NVidia fanboy, all the way. A first class PSU manufacturer is a MUST. What i mean is a brand with reputable PSU maybe something semi-modular would be nice? I know this is a lot for this budget but something that will last a couple of builds.

Overclocking: Yep

SLI or Crossfire: This isn't happening in the initial build. Don't mind having the possibility for future upgrades, though.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - Wont be doing more than 1 monitor

Additional Comments: I'm on Skype with this friend constantly while gaming. His current setup is LOUD. Ear relief would be pleasant, but not at the expense of anything else. This machine will need a wireless network card at least initially - the router is on the other side of a small home.

His current gaming machine is an old HP laptop. It's performed an admirable job for the last half a decade, but it can't keep up with new releases anymore. It struggles even with games like League of Legends at higher settings.

You guys are the best of the best at these requests. Thank you for your time in helping us out!
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July 14, 2013 9:45:59 PM

i just bought a build with a similar budget, (though i didnt need a case/OS). i went for the FX-8320, a geforce 760, 8gb of g.skill ram, a 750w modular PSU and an asrock extreme3 990fx motherboard, i also picked up a simple AIO watercooler h60 from corsair.

just an idea, i'll post all the parts if you want.

it would overshoot your budget a bit, but you could tone down the graphics and go for a 660.
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July 15, 2013 11:49:42 AM

Rhavi Marques said:
i just bought a build with a similar budget, (though i didnt need a case/OS). i went for the FX-8320, a geforce 760, 8gb of g.skill ram, a 750w modular PSU and an asrock extreme3 990fx motherboard, i also picked up a simple AIO watercooler h60 from corsair.

just an idea, i'll post all the parts if you want.

it would overshoot your budget a bit, but you could tone down the graphics
and go for a 660.

Mind showing me the parts in pc part picker? I would appreciate it

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July 15, 2013 12:08:51 PM

sure, these are the parts i chose.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gXTK) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gXTK/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1gXTK/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox) | $149.99 @ Microcenter
**Motherboard** | [ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990fxex...) | $119.98 @ Outlet PC
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8...) | $68.46 @ NCIX US
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $56.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n7602gd5oc) | $251.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750...) | $73.98 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $721.39
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 15:07 EDT-0400 |



a few notes: i picked a 750w instead of a 600 or 650 because i plan to SLI the 760 later on and went with the modular series (more expensive) just for looks, and the processor could be lowered to a 6300 for gaming.
my build isnt only for gaming.
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