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700 Intel Gaming PC Setup

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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  1. Budget?

    Do you have windows?

    Location?

    You should look at the post how to ask for a build.
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. Best answer
    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)
  6. Also the tiny icon pic of the case doesn't do it justice. Look at this guy's build :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/B0w
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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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