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July 20, 2013 1:50:02 PM

I want to see how good it would be, is it compatible, what I don´t need, and how to improve it.
Basically, your opinion.
So this is the build:

Total: $925.41 Total for PC: $585.45 Total for Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, and Headset: $339.96

Parts for PC:

1) Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637i33220 (Box) 55W Max $125

2) MSI LGA1155/Intel B75/DDR3/SATA3 USB 3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard B75MA-P45 $64.99

3) Superclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 128bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, Mini HDMI, Graphics Card (01G-P4-3650-KR) Graphics Cards 01G-P4-2652-KR 64W Max $109.99

4) Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $70-74

5) WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX $62.99-69.99

6) Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX430) $45.99

7) Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 (Black) $20.99

8) NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case - Black $85.50

Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Headset:

Monitor: HP - 20" Widescreen Flat-Panel LED HD Monitor $89.99

Mouse: Razer Taipan 8200 DPI 4G Dual Sensor Mouse $79.99

Keyboard: Razer Anansi Keyboard $99.99

Headset: Razer Carcharias $69.99

Credits

This build is from youtube user: duncan33303 in video:
/watch?v=O6olutcuXHc at www.youtube.com with RAM Upgrade and Added Optical Drive, I also changed the case and superclocked the graphics card, upgraded 500GB Hard Drive to 1 TB, and the Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, and Headset.

This would be a Gaming PC. It would run SC2, Company of Heroes, CoD, Battlefield 3 (and 4), Civ 5, Endless Space, Elder Scrolls, Mount & Blade, SWTOR, Arma 3, League of Legends, World of Tanks, Crusader Kings 2, Prison Architect, Worms, Assassin´s Creed, Magicka, The Sims 3, and all sorts of games. I don´t want them to be at Ultra High Settings and 100 fps or something, I just want them to run smoothly at maybe 60 fps with Low or maybe somewhat Medium settings. Thanks!

PS: This is my first build, so a tutorial or video link would be super appreciated! Thanks, again!
July 20, 2013 2:24:29 PM

this is just wrong.

you adapted parts form a super small pc to a big one. this couldnt be more wrong,

you listed mostly nvidia gpu and amd cpu games.

why pay 950 for a pc that runs games on low not high or ultra?

Use a old hdd and transfer your os to a ssd, keeping the cost low for you!

So here we have it; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S22C150N 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $951.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 17:24 EDT-0400)
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July 20, 2013 3:34:17 PM

William Longstreet said:
this is just wrong.

you adapted parts form a super small pc to a big one. this couldnt be more wrong,

you listed mostly nvidia gpu and amd cpu games.

why pay 950 for a pc that runs games on low not high or ultra?

Use a old hdd and transfer your os to a ssd, keeping the cost low for you!

So here we have it; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S22C150N 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $951.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 17:24 EDT-0400)


Really? I mean I think your GPU part to be wrong, since in Yahoo Answers they told me it would be able to run most games at medium or high. Link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtuXMbQ40lm4RsynEXLdnHEjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20130406161304AAiUOio . I just updated the prices, changed the GPU to superclocked, changed the hard drive to 1 TB, grabbed the Razer stuff and monitor, and got a better looking and better performing case. I'm not really a graphics person, since all my PCs have been very crappy (Laptops) and had to use Low and Very Low settings, so I don´t mind anymore.
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July 20, 2013 3:39:04 PM

rex48 said:
William Longstreet said:
this is just wrong.

you adapted parts form a super small pc to a big one. this couldnt be more wrong,

you listed mostly nvidia gpu and amd cpu games.

why pay 950 for a pc that runs games on low not high or ultra?

Use a old hdd and transfer your os to a ssd, keeping the cost low for you!

So here we have it; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S22C150N 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $951.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 17:24 EDT-0400)


Really? I mean I understand the GPU part to be wrong, but in Yahoo Answers they told me it would be able to run most games at medium or high. I'll change the GPU to an NVIDIA GeForce.


then they play old dx 10 games.
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July 20, 2013 3:39:54 PM

rex48 said:
William Longstreet said:
this is just wrong.

you adapted parts form a super small pc to a big one. this couldnt be more wrong,

you listed mostly nvidia gpu and amd cpu games.

why pay 950 for a pc that runs games on low not high or ultra?


also, why
Use a old hdd and transfer your os to a ssd, keeping the cost low for you!

So here we have it; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iMKn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S22C150N 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Abyssus Mirror Special Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $951.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 17:24 EDT-0400)


Really? I mean I understand the GPU part to be wrong, but in Yahoo Answers they told me it would be able to run most games at medium or high. I'll change the GPU to an NVIDIA GeForce.


also, why buy a new hdd when u can get a ssd and reuse an old one with a os!
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July 20, 2013 3:42:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 18:41 EDT-0400)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 20, 2013 4:06:05 PM

mastrom101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 18:41 EDT-0400)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LOLNOPE; That saphirre card will last him ~6 months before 1-2 of 3 things happen:
the cards capacitors will blow out n fire his mobo+cpu+hdd+ssd
the card will over heat and melt, may damage his other components.
you didnt include a cooler for his card, say he wants to push out an easy 4.0 ghz
no point in a new hdd, he can reuse a old one with a os installed.
no ssd
crappy mouse
crappy moniter.
650watt is too much, and its a 80+ bronze, i used a good seasonic one, 80+ gold, 450 watt.

mobo sucks
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July 20, 2013 4:33:30 PM

But, can you tell me why it´s wrong or why you want to change it completely? I don´t understand. Would it handle the games I want at medium settings at like 60 or so fps?
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July 21, 2013 8:23:54 PM

William Longstreet said:
mastrom101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 18:41 EDT-0400)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LOLNOPE; That saphirre card will last him ~6 months before 1-2 of 3 things happen:
the cards capacitors will blow out n fire his mobo+cpu+hdd+ssd
the card will over heat and melt, may damage his other components.
you didnt include a cooler for his card, say he wants to push out an easy 4.0 ghz
no point in a new hdd, he can reuse a old one with a os installed.
no ssd
crappy mouse
crappy moniter.
650watt is too much, and its a 80+ bronze, i used a good seasonic one, 80+ gold, 450 watt.

mobo sucks


Sapphire makes good GPUs. Their Vapour-X cards are rated especially well.
He never mentioned having an old HDD.
64 GB SSD is pointless in a low-end build.
It's actually a great IPS monitor, Mechanical gaming keyboard and gaming mouse... not sure where you're coming from
Good power supply is always a good option. TX series is regarded well.
Op doesn't need to spend a lot on a motherboard.

I could even revise that build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse ($28.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $935.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-21 23:21 EDT-0400)


Better CPU, better cooler, bigger SSD, faster GPU, mechanical keyboard, IPS monitor.
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July 21, 2013 8:40:54 PM

I'd advice to skip on the headset mouse and keyboard are there are cheaper variation and get yourself a kick ass gaming pc.

look at the other post they are a pc build that should help you out more. a 7870 is a good card and should do you well. I prefer sapphire for amd brands. and msi,asus,evga for nvidia brand (although evga warranty doesn't exist in my country well not really but it means it's not that good) I do advise on getting a ssd and just reuse some old HDD. I like amd but I love Intel but in your price if you were to go intel you might have to choose a lower grade components on the others since some intel mobos specially those that fit with the "K" are quite expensive.

hey this one is a few dollars off yours 943.40$ (no mouse, no keyboard) but hey you got monitor 1920x1080, a 4670k, z87 mobo, no awesome cooler thought, you might want to buy 1 and get a better psu on the silver or gold or platinum series when you get the chance, but the corsair 500w 80plus bronze psu should be sufficient. and you get an SSD XD

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jfZY

just add a few more dollars and get yourself a cm 212 plus for 19.99$

this is the one with a cpu cooler 212 plus
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jg3K
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July 21, 2013 9:03:26 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
I'd advice to skip on the headset mouse and keyboard are there are cheaper variation and get yourself a kick ass gaming pc.

look at the other post they are a pc build that should help you out more. a 7870 is a good card and should do you well. I prefer sapphire for amd brands. and msi,asus,evga for nvidia brand (although evga warranty doesn't exist in my country well not really but it means it's not that good) I do advise on getting a ssd and just reuse some old HDD. I like amd but I love Intel but in your price if you were to go intel you might have to choose a lower grade components on the others since some intel mobos specially those that fit with the "K" are quite expensive.

hey this one is a few dollars off yours 943.40$ (no mouse, no keyboard) but hey you got monitor 1920x1080, a 4670k, z87 mobo, no awesome cooler thought, you might want to buy 1 and get a better psu on the silver or gold or platinum series when you get the chance, but the corsair 500w 80plus bronze psu should be sufficient. and you get an SSD XD

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jfSb


If he had $1000, I would definitely recommend a 4670K, but at his budget it's not worth it. If he does choose this route I would advice an h87 motherboard with non-z oc, and switch the 7850 for a 7870/
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July 21, 2013 9:13:02 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jg7F

he can actually go with this by putting a sandisk ssd 128gb instead of the more expensive crucial. also got a hyper 212 plus for cooling and a 4670k and a z87 mobo.

only sad part is using a Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply since I always liked 80plus gold and platinum better but with his budget trying to max things out, he should be able to live with that. no awesome keyboard, no awesome mouse and mouse pad and no awesome headset.

but at least he got a nice asus monitor, i5 4670K, z87 mobo, 128gb ssd, sapphire 7850 2gb a hyper 212 plus for cpu cooling when overclocking. and by the time he wants to upgrade, he can just buy a new HDD or get a biffier psu like a760w 80plus gold from seasonic/corsair's 760i 80plus platinum. and he did say he will play starcraft, with a 4 core intel should be plenty even with a small boost in clock speed. He can just use some old mouse he have for a while. A handsome rig is better than a handsome mouse/mousepad/headset/keyboard (since these cheaper stuff can easily be bought without much trouble) also nice 8gb ram hehehe. although the case is a little old but hey it's do great anyway.

938.40$
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July 21, 2013 9:53:23 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jg7F

he can actually go with this by putting a sandisk ssd 128gb instead of the more expensive crucial. also got a hyper 212 plus for cooling and a 4670k and a z87 mobo.

only sad part is using a Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply since I always liked 80plus gold and platinum better but with his budget trying to max things out, he should be able to live with that. no awesome keyboard, no awesome mouse and mouse pad and no awesome headset.

but at least he got a nice asus monitor, i5 4670K, z87 mobo, 128gb ssd, sapphire 7850 2gb a hyper 212 plus for cpu cooling when overclocking. and by the time he wants to upgrade, he can just buy a new HDD or get a biffier psu like a760w 80plus gold from seasonic/corsair's 760i 80plus platinum. and he did say he will play starcraft, with a 4 core intel should be plenty even with a small boost in clock speed. He can just use some old mouse he have for a while. A handsome rig is better than a handsome mouse/mousepad/headset/keyboard (since these cheaper stuff can easily be bought without much trouble) also nice 8gb ram hehehe. although the case is a little old but hey it's do great anyway.

938.40$


Ok, but the that amount of storage is too little, could I change it back to an HDD without hitting the performance too hard? Also, how good would it be? What amount of fps in what settings in those games? And don´t I need an optical drive?
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July 21, 2013 10:17:41 PM

well I do hope you have a spare hard disk around but if you want to change it to a 1tb hdd, go for the western digital caviar black 1TB 7200rpm 64mb cache (FAEX) I think it has a Faex somewhere for the 64mb cache

pretty stable FPS I say, you can even bump up to med or high using a 7850, but since you're getting a 4670k, cpu you should have no problem with lots of battle from sc2 (I play it too). also this system I put up for you can be overclock, let's say you want a mini overclock of like 4.2ghz-4.3ghz it should be able to handle it easily even with the 500w psu from corsair,

you might need to mix and match some graphics settings from med and high just in case you want more eye candy. but if you play on all low, then there should be no problem or if you play it on all medium.
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July 21, 2013 10:35:44 PM

I'm currently doing my first PC build also at roughly the same budget and I'll be ordering the last 2 parts tomorrow(GPU & RAM). For a budget build you should go with the FX-6300 like I did and then you can add in a cooling system and OC a little. Here's what I have. NZXT Phantom full tower case, OCZ ZX 1000w psu, LG Blu-ray burner, WD Blue 1TB HD, and an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 MoBo. I'm going to buy the Crucial Ballistix XT 16GB (2x8gb) from Newegg since it's $20 off and a used EVGA GTX 550TI 2GB. The 550TI is temporary and I won't be buying a mouse or a monitor. I love my ASUS motherboard and my white Phantom.
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July 22, 2013 8:17:05 AM

You should get a GPU that has at least 2GB of VRAM.
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July 22, 2013 10:17:37 AM

So far I have this in mind:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jpTC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jpTC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jpTC/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($132.07 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Genius Imperator Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.49 @ Amazon)
Mouse: A4Tech OP-620 Wired Laser Mouse ($15.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $946.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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July 22, 2013 11:02:52 AM

that should be fine it does fit your budget.
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July 22, 2013 11:18:04 AM

The i5 and the 7850 are both good but you should spend the few extra dollars to get the 1TB HD.
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July 23, 2013 10:03:32 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
that should be fine it does fit your budget.


Ok, since those 950 are the only 950 dollars I have at all, I need to be absoulutely sure. So, these are my (hopefully) last questions.
1. It would run most games at medium or low smoothly, right?
2. Don´t I need an optical drive to be able to run disks?
3. Or those the case already come with one?
4. The laptop I´m using had the HDD stop working. So, I bought one from eBay to replace that one, and installed it. So, obviously it already has Windows 7 installed and many other things I´d like to keep. Could I use this HDD as a primary HDD or even a secondary one, side by side with the one I´m buying? It´s an F41 640GB 2.5 5400 RPM INTERNAL SATA HD HARD DRIVE TOSHIBA SAMSUNG and here´s the link: http://r.ebay.com/53KFci .
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July 23, 2013 10:41:49 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
that should be fine it does fit your budget.


And also, would you have a tutorial for beginners you´d reccomend?
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July 23, 2013 12:40:25 PM

You do need to buy an optical drive and most don't come with the software to play discs. I paid an extra $5-10 for my Blu-ray drive over what Amazon had it for to get the Cyber Link software so it could read and write discs. The 7850 will play most if not all new games at medium to high settings and some games you could play at ultra settings. I don't know of anything you would have to play on low settings with that card.
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July 23, 2013 1:09:09 PM

I think you would be happy with the GTX 650 Ti 2GB and the difference in performance between it and the 7850 is less than 10% maybe even around 5%.
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July 23, 2013 3:19:33 PM

For the price difference I would go with the GTX 650 and for only $8 more you can get the Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB HD from Amazon.
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