[Need build advice]$730 build including monitor and windows 7 64-bit

Hey, my friend is looking for a PC for $730 including a 20" monitor and windows 7.

Its main use will be gaming and hes put these things down as a MUST:
8GB ram,
1TB HDD space.
windows 7 64-bit (amazon for $92)
a monitor which is 20".

thanks :)

here is a list I made for $675 (Without the monitor because I dont know which monitor to choose):
Windows 7 64-bit ($92 amazon):
DVD-RW drive:
NZXT Tempest case:
1TB drive:
an Antec VP-450 PSU:
Crucial 1600Mhz 8GB ram:
Asrock Z75 pro3 mobo:
an i5-3350P:
a radeon 7770:

And yes, I know this list could be better, thats why im asking you guys for help :)

thanks in advance.
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  1. If I swap out the 3350P for a fx6300:

    and an AM3+ mobo:

    i can bring the total costs down to $625 :) Which would actually allow for a monitor that is half decent xD
  2. $730 may be too tough for a i5 build w/ OS and monitor. Your GPU HD 7770 may bottleneck the rig. At least go for $800.(And that should allow u to upgrade your GPU to HD 7850/ GTX 650 ti (boost))

    Here is GTX 650 ti boost:

    or HD 7850:
  3. ps3hacker12 said:
    If I swap out the 3350P for a fx6300:

    and an AM3+ mobo:

    i can bring the total costs down to $625 :) Which would actually allow for a monitor that is half decent xD

    Good idea, +1.
  4. My friend cannot go to $800, 730 is his limit, he really has to stay at that.

    also here is a monitor:

    it is $120 though, so would be $20 over budget.
  5. Best answer
    This is the best no compromise rig i could fit in that budget. I am calling it no compromise because it has an 24 inch Asus 1080p monitor. Also it has a "no compromise" 7870 Graphics Card which powerful enough to play games at 1080p high at playable frame rates. Mostly 30+ FPS. When settings are turned down to Medium it can push more than 60+ FPS. So it is much better than the 7770 you selected.

    The only compromise i had to make was with the motherboard, which is not good for overclocking. But if you are not into overclocking then it would not at all be a problem. If you want to overclock then you would have to spend more bucks. So if you want to overclock then tell me, i would make some changes in that case.

    The case might look something of a compromise but believe me it is an awesome case with good cooling and a side panel and with USB 3 port and it also comes with cable management features so it should be good for any budget build. You can check out the case features at their site .

    So this is a pretty solid build for a good price. So go for it. It is really one of the best budget builds that i have personally planned for someone. So this is a really good build. Go for it.

    So here is the beast :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Archon ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $750.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 13:48 EDT-0400)

    I hope this helps you.
  6. How about choosing Phenom II X4 965 CPU? It's still powerful enough and not expensive.
  7. Wow, nice build, thats pretty nice, ill ask him if he can push another $20 out, because its realy worth it xD
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