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September 28, 2013 3:54:48 PM

Ill make it short and sweet-
Looking for a DIY or custom gaming PC
Needs to-
A. Be Running A Intel Processor
B. (if you can) In a Cooler Master Elite 431 Case- (I have fallen in love with the look of it, however I WILL take another case, just, please, no red. No red neon, no red finish, no red.)
C. 8 gigs of ram
Thanks For Reading,
Thrill

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September 28, 2013 4:10:29 PM

Budget?

Do you have windows?

Location?

You should look at the post how to ask for a build.
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September 28, 2013 4:23:55 PM

Sorry messed up a little on the post-
1. 700 dollar MAX budget, would be more comfortable around 680
2. Will be running windows 8, If you include it, I can do around 715
3. Not included in budget- Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
4. Location- Northwest US
Sorry for leaving this stuff out!
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a c 209 4 Gaming
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September 28, 2013 4:52:00 PM

Thrillogy said:
Sorry messed up a little on the post-
1. 700 dollar MAX budget, would be more comfortable around 680
2. Will be running windows 8, If you include it, I can around 715
3. Not included in budget- Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
4. Location- Northwest US
Sorry for leaving this stuff out!


Working on build right now
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September 28, 2013 4:57:22 PM

RazerZ said:
Thrillogy said:
Sorry messed up a little on the post-
1. 700 dollar MAX budget, would be more comfortable around 680
2. Will be running windows 8, If you include it, I can around 715
3. Not included in budget- Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
4. Location- Northwest US
Sorry for leaving this stuff out!


Working on build right now


Thanks for being so fast!
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a c 209 4 Gaming
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September 28, 2013 5:06:11 PM

Here's pretty much everything you could ask for in a pc build of your range. If you were to go Intel, then the system would either cost more or be worse for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 20:05 EDT-0400)
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a c 209 4 Gaming
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September 28, 2013 5:07:48 PM

Also the tiny icon pic of the case doesn't do it justice. Look at this guy's build :

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/B0w
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September 28, 2013 5:10:04 PM

RazerZ said:
Also the tiny icon pic of the case doesn't do it justice. Look at this guy's build :

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/B0w


love the look of the case, but it looks HUGE.. ill look into the size
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a c 209 4 Gaming
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September 28, 2013 5:14:52 PM

Thrillogy said:
RazerZ said:
Also the tiny icon pic of the case doesn't do it justice. Look at this guy's build :

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/B0w


love the look of the case, but it looks HUGE.. ill look into the size


Actually it's not that big, the pictures the guy took are less than a foot away. It's currently the best windowed case you can get for the price.
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September 28, 2013 5:27:04 PM

RazerZ said:
Here's pretty much everything you could ask for in a pc build of your range. If you were to go Intel, then the system would either cost more or be worse for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 20:05 EDT-0400)


I just don't know about AMD, I would be much more comfortable
running a intel CPU.... any other options?
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a c 209 4 Gaming
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September 28, 2013 5:33:05 PM

Thrillogy said:
RazerZ said:
Here's pretty much everything you could ask for in a pc build of your range. If you were to go Intel, then the system would either cost more or be worse for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 20:05 EDT-0400)


I just don't know about AMD, I would be much more comfortable
running a intel CPU.... any other options?


AMD has the same quality as intel, and is usually recommended for budgets of $850 and above. Trust me my laptop has an AMD A8, and it runs super fast. My desktop has an i7-3770k so I really don't have a preference on the two brands. You could go for an intel core i5-4670k but that CPU costs $219.
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September 28, 2013 5:34:57 PM

RazerZ said:
Thrillogy said:
RazerZ said:
Here's pretty much everything you could ask for in a pc build of your range. If you were to go Intel, then the system would either cost more or be worse for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 20:05 EDT-0400)


I just don't know about AMD, I would be much more comfortable
running a intel CPU.... any other options?


AMD has the same quality as intel, and is usually recommended for budgets of $850 and above. Trust me my laptop has an AMD A8, and it runs super fast. My desktop has an i7-3770k so I really don't have a preference on the two brands. You could go for an intel core i5-4670k but that CPU costs $219.


Okay, ill look into this setup
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