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

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a b C Monitor
July 20, 2013 10:09:55 AM

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):
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...
DVD-RW drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT Tempest case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1TB drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
an Antec VP-450 PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial 1600Mhz 8GB ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Z75 pro3 mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
an i5-3350P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a radeon 7770:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

thanks in advance.
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a b C Monitor
July 20, 2013 10:49:47 AM
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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 http://www.cougar-world.com/products/pc_case/archon.htm... .

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.
July 20, 2013 10:49:51 AM

How about choosing Phenom II X4 965 CPU? It's still powerful enough and not expensive.
a b C Monitor
July 20, 2013 11:08:01 AM

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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