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Is an intel build possible at $850 with 23" monitor?

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October 3, 2013 7:11:00 PM

This pc is for Gaming, programming, videos, and internet surfing (in order of importance).
I live in NJ, near a Microcenter if that helps. I don't need OS, a keyboard, or a mouse. I need a 23" montor for 1080p gaming. Is it possible to get an intel build out of this? Or am I better off going AMD? Thanks in advance

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October 3, 2013 7:27:39 PM

It might be possible to get better choices for other components with an AMD build, but I came up with this as an Intel build in that budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $810.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 22:28 EDT-0400)

Edit: updated build when I noticed I'd forgotten you'd asked for a 23 inch monitor.
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October 3, 2013 7:43:22 PM

MauveCloud said:
It might be possible to get better choices for other components with an AMD build, but I came up with this as an Intel build in that budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $810.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 22:28 EDT-0400)

Edit: updated build when I noticed I'd forgotten you'd asked for a 23 inch monitor.


Is it possible to overclock? I was thinking i would get more performance for the money if I did.
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October 3, 2013 7:54:10 PM

Won't overclock but here is a nice budget 4th generation Haswell build , that will game quite well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $820.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 22:53 EDT-0400)
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October 3, 2013 7:57:06 PM

My 3350p build won't overclock significantly. Overclocking functionality on Intel builds tends to add to the price of the cpu and mobo. I cut back on the storage and video card, but here's an overclockable Intel build in your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.03 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $834.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 22:55 EDT-0400)
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October 3, 2013 8:14:49 PM

MauveCloud said:
It might be possible to get better choices for other components with an AMD build, but I came up with this as an Intel build in that budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $810.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 22:28 EDT-0400)

Edit: updated build when I noticed I'd forgotten you'd asked for a 23 inch monitor.


SR-71 Blackbird said:
Won't overclock but here is a nice budget 4th generation Haswell build , that will game quite well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $820.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 22:53 EDT-0400)




Since being able to overclock would decrease my performance, which of these two are better?

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October 3, 2013 8:26:48 PM

Mine is the newer intel generation Haswell build.

Haswell i5 \ 550w Seasonic built PSU \ HD7950 \ ATX motherboard

Choose what's best for you.

We just offer good suggestions!!!!!!!!!




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October 3, 2013 8:28:40 PM

Thanks for posting and good luck with your future build!
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