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PC NOOB ALERT! Help me build a budget PC for less than $800!

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August 20, 2013 6:13:44 PM

Good day members of this fine community! I am college student who needs a new desktop PC! My 2011 model Samsung laptop is not providing me with the gaming excitement that I oh-so desire so I have decided to construct my own gaming rig for UNDER $800! Below, you'll find a list of items that appeal to me (all from NewEgg). Basically, I picked a motherboard and then just found a bunch of items that seem to be compatible with the motherboard. I *think* this would be a great machine but truthfully I really have no clue if this will work at all. And you may notice that I have not chosen a case or power supply because I have no idea what I need. HELP!

Motherboard:
ASUS GRYPHON Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card:
EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
$179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor:
Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570
$189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive:
Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive – OEM
$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Disk Drive:
ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818AAT – OEM
$18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, if you can recommend any items that would be cheaper than what I selected above, PLEASE recommend them! If you calculate the total price of everything I have selected, it is running a bit on the $$$$$$$$$ side of things.

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August 20, 2013 6:26:47 PM

I guess it's for gaming ? If it is, then here's your build :

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $791.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 21:26 EDT-0400)
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August 20, 2013 6:38:41 PM

Seladon said:
I guess it's for gaming ? If it is, then here's your build :

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $791.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 21:26 EDT-0400)


Oh, that looks much better than what I put together. And more powerful! I think I'll save these specs. This might just be the machine that I attempt to build.

And, uh, any advice on any extras I might need? Like internal cables to hook stuff together?
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August 20, 2013 6:40:03 PM

Everything that you'll need will come with the parts. The stuff to tie cables inside of the case will come with the power supply.
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August 20, 2013 6:44:00 PM

Seladon said:
Everything that you'll need will come with the parts. The stuff to tie cables inside of the case will come with the power supply.


Awesome! Well, that took a lot less time than I thought it would.

Thanks!
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August 20, 2013 6:46:13 PM

No problem, I'm here for that, sir !
Remember to pick your solution.
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