Advice/Suggestions/Opinions from experts on my upcoming gaming rig. Budget = $700 and under Tags: Gaming Systems Last response: September 5, 2013 6:11 PM in Systems Share turdmissle September 5, 2013 5:07:58 PM Hello everyone, this is Kevin, and I'm hoping to get a new build. This build will be mostly for gaming and recording. I'll fill out this template so you guys know what I want. Budget Range: $700 before rebates. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, recording, homework, surfing. Are you buying a monitor: Nope Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** Most likely upgrading CPU and GPU. Do you need to buy OS: Nope, I'll buy the OS from a retail store. Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) Newegg Location: City, State/Region, Country - USA, IL Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU) Would like to stick with intel and upgrade the CPU. Overclocking: Maybe, not sure, SLI or Crossfire: Nope. Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Additional Comments: Would like a quiet PC, last long, manage-able to stay 60+ FPS while recording at max settings( Just preference), upgradeable, and overall a good PC. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke) More about : advice suggestions opinions experts upcoming gaming rig budget 700 Reply to turdmissle Seladon a b 4 Gaming September 5, 2013 5:19:37 PM Here's your Intel build... But I would definitively rather get an AMD build for that budget. I did put one under, so that you can compare. CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ 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 ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($108.98 @ Newegg) Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg) Total: $698.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 20:18 EDT-0400) PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ApHa Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ApHa/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ApHa/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC) Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($203.98 @ Newegg) Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg) Total: $697.87 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 20:16 EDT-0400) PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ApLt Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ApLt/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ApLt/benchmarks/ Reply to Seladon General_Fail September 5, 2013 6:07:20 PM Isn't the PSU for the second build an overkill? Reply to General_Fail Related resources Advice/Suggestions/Opinions from experts on my upcoming gaming rig. Budget = $1k - Forum Budget prebuilt gaming computer under $700? - Forum Gaming Rig Under 700$ need help badly! - Forum Best Budget Gaming PC Under 650-700$ Help... - Forum 1st budget rig under 700? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Seladon a b 4 Gaming September 5, 2013 6:08:59 PM Well it's only $15 more, so does this really matter ? I mean, it unlocks the ability to crossfire later on or anything like that. Reply to Seladon General_Fail September 5, 2013 6:11:42 PM I guess that's true. 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