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November 1, 2013 12:52:57 PM

ok well i have about $750 bucks right now, i might be able to get about $850 for a pc for gaming and school. The graphics card is not necessarily the most important part for me right now because that can be upgraded at a later time easily without tearing the whole rig apart. I want to (future proof) this pc. Here is a link pf a pc i built on Cyberpowerpc.com and i really like this one but was wondering if i might be able to ge the parts cheaper somewhere. No keyboard, mouse, screen, OS, antivirus, or any of the like is necessary.Any feedback would be great, thanks.

here is the link for teh pc i like
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_7500







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November 1, 2013 12:55:01 PM

Do you have your heart set on buying a prebuilt? You can build a PC yourself for cheaper, better components, and the experience of actually doing it.
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November 1, 2013 1:06:20 PM

pentupmanrage33 said:
ok well i have about $750 bucks right now, i might be able to get about $850 for a pc for gaming and school. The graphics card is not necessarily the most important part for me right now because that can be upgraded at a later time easily without tearing the whole rig apart. I want to (future proof) this pc. Here is a link pf a pc i built on Cyberpowerpc.com and i really like this one but was wondering if i might be able to ge the parts cheaper somewhere. No keyboard, mouse, screen, OS, antivirus, or any of the like is necessary.Any feedback would be great, thanks.

here is the link for teh pc i like
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Scorpius_7500


Just to show you how much of a rip off those sites are, here is the same specs basically (this GPU is actually better) for a DIY.

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.43 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($62.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $494.07

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W0Qa

Yup you read that right, $500. Unless not wanting to put it together or having one place to handle the warranty work is worth $200 to you, the extra can be spent making it much more future proof and higher performance.

I'll make another build if you tell me your budget and if you need it, otherwise, I just wanted to show you how much extra you pay to have someone attach some wires and screw in some thumb screws for you costs.
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November 1, 2013 1:14:41 PM

well my budget right now is about $750 as of right now, maybe more in a few weeks. no my heart is not set on a pre-built so if i can get the same specs or better id definetely do that. this will be my first real build and upgrade from my current laptop:
AMD Turion dual-Core RM072, 3.oGB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G

id love to be able to play the new games and run better software
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November 1, 2013 1:15:13 PM

Also a Laptop or Desktop is fine
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November 1, 2013 1:24:29 PM

How about this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $754.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 16:24 EDT-0400)
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November 1, 2013 1:28:50 PM

wow these rigs are great, and or the money unbeatable. i was thinking id have to fork out $$$ for a good computer.
now with the rig for $494.07 how much extra would it cost to throw in a Crossfire motherboard?
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November 1, 2013 1:30:53 PM

pentupmanrage33 said:
wow these rigs are great, and or the money unbeatable. i was thinking id have to fork out $$$ for a good computer.
now with the rig for $494.07 how much extra would it cost to throw in a Crossfire motherboard?


The first build already supports it. I'd stay away from that water cooler though.
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November 1, 2013 1:34:34 PM

well then the first rig is what im going to get then. so much cheaper than i expected:) 
but whats wrong with the water cooler
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November 1, 2013 1:35:09 PM

The first build was just an equivalent build to his link that costs $700, I'm not recommending it. If you want a $750 PC, go with Blaise170's 6300 build, it looks good. If you want a $500 build I can throw one on here.

-Added build lower on posts.-
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November 1, 2013 1:37:55 PM

Mistake.
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November 1, 2013 1:45:06 PM

If you want to spend less, try this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W1TF

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Vortex Plus 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $536.40

Can't beat that for price/performance. (Well you might be able to but don't use vendors you don't trust amirite?)
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November 1, 2013 1:45:35 PM

i love the equivelant build for $494.07 but ut you can throw together a better on for $500-$550 ill take it
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November 1, 2013 1:49:00 PM

Either suggested should be fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $522.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 16:48 EDT-0400)
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November 1, 2013 1:51:42 PM

pentupmanrage33 said:
i love the equivelant build for $494.07 but ut you can throw together a better on for $500-$550 ill take it


I did, look above your post. :p  Hope it helps, it's basically what I have and I was able to run BF4 on 1600x900 med settings. It plays most other games on High. Only games with a big mutiplayer mode will you have to use medium settings.
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November 1, 2013 1:51:54 PM

well hey guy i really appreciate both of your inputes a lot, thanks.
i think im going to go with the$h22.66 computer.thanks again
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November 1, 2013 1:53:55 PM

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Either suggested should be fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $522.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 16:48 EDT-0400)


650ti boost is a little cheaper and better than the 260x.

650ti-b vs 260x: http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-radeon-r7-260x-versus-n...
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November 1, 2013 7:59:48 PM

Seems this thread has already been answered, but I'l move this over to the Systems forum anyway.

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whats wrong with the water cooler


Nothing "wrong" with it, just on a build like this the cash can be spent in better places.

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November 1, 2013 9:50:19 PM

well maybe not lol
so what would the standard fan work? should i get 2 or more fans?
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