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[$800 PC GAMING BUILD] Finalization/Revision - Need help!

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September 1, 2013 2:19:37 PM

Hey guys. Finalizing my $800 PC Build. Here's it so far: http://puu.sh/4inhE.png , http://puu.sh/4ini4.png

Will the PSU support the build? Is the processor/GPU combo good? Can I cut costs while staying on Newegg + Amazon?

Will the case hold everything? I know a SSD is optimal but I can't get one and keep it in budget. Note this is for gaming.
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September 1, 2013 2:27:56 PM

Marcikan said:
Hey guys. Finalizing my $800 PC Build. Here's it so far: http://puu.sh/4gIkO.png

Obviously, I need a 1080p monitor, which is why there's one in the cart. Any better, cheaper ones, though?

I need a $10 Keyboard and Internet Adapter as I use WiFi. I also need a case..

Finally, I need a good GPU. I can't find a good one for the budget I have left.

Anything to change? Feel free to post a completely new build! I don't think I have enough left for proper parts, where can I cheap out? I need a good processor/gpu for modern games, so I need to drop prices on other parts.

I also need to keep this on Amazon for no tax and free shipping.


How much budget do you have left? You won't be playing any games without a gpu :) 
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September 1, 2013 2:28:31 PM

Some parts changed around:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $786.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-01 17:28 EDT-0400)

[EDIT]: missed amazon requirement, will edit and update build to reflect that.

Best i could get on amazon for under $800:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Total: $760.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-01 17:33 EDT-0400)
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September 1, 2013 2:39:46 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
Some parts changed around:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $786.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-01 17:28 EDT-0400)

[EDIT]: missed amazon requirement, will edit and update build to reflect that.

Best i could get on amazon for under $800:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Total: $760.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-01 17:33 EDT-0400)


Looks good, but sadly I also need a monitor which is another $100. :(  Also need a tiny bit of room, further, as I need a Wireless Internet Adapter and a cheap keyboard. Is this build still possible with the 7950, or do I need a worse, cheaper GPU?
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September 2, 2013 11:26:15 AM

By buying from multiple sources you can get more from your money:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $685.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-02 14:27 EDT-0400)
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September 3, 2013 4:51:22 PM

Finalized build, posted specs/new questions in OP.
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September 4, 2013 9:18:03 AM

That MSI G43 mobo you've chosen has no VRM heatsinks, can cause huge problems if you ever plan on putting load on your PC, i would stay away from any mobo that has no VRM heatsinks.

all those parts look good apart from that though.
an SSD is not going to help gaming performance much, just speed up loading times and windows boot times.
the case and PSU are also fine parts.
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