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[Need build advice]$730 build including monitor

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

Its main use will be gaming and hes put these things down as a MUST:
8GB ram,
1TB HDD space.
a monitor which is 20".
THE OS IS NOT NEEDED!

here is a build someone put together earlier with OS, but am now looking for one without an OS because i have a license.

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)


thanks.
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  1. fairly good pc all around what i would change from that build would be two things the psu i would buy a corsair cx 600(69.99)newegg
    and gpu buy a gtx760 it give 670 class performance buy the custom design not the reference one
  2. I did some modifications. See if u like it:

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

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    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 ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $749.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-27 11:35 EDT-0400)

    GTX 760 > HD 7950 > HD 7870

    An XFX semi-modular 650W is powerful and more solid than a non-modular PSU.

    So it's good to go.
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    Maxime506 said:
    I did some modifications. See if u like it:

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

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    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 ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $749.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-27 11:35 EDT-0400)

    GTX 760 > HD 7950 > HD 7870

    An XFX semi-modular 650W is powerful and more solid than a non-modular PSU.

    So it's good to go.


    Nice, I swapped out the monitor though to get this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    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 ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $749.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 13:36 EDT-0400)

    Your build was great apart from that monitor, it has terrible viewing angles, thanks for all your help :) thats that one I have reccommended to my friend now.
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