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Help build first $800 PC

Hey guys,

Im looking for a new computer to build myself.

I am new to this, so could do with your help!

I need a computer that is able to play minecraft and record at the same time, as well as being good at video editing etc. This is mainly all i need (for youtube).

The ability to play most other games would also be nice.

It also needs to support triple monitor setup!


Can anyone give me any ideas on parts etc?

Thanks! :D
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  1. Do you need an OS?
  2. tiny voices said:
    Do you need an OS?


    I have a copy of Windows 7 :)
  3. Best answer
    Solid rig that's great for video editing and gaming as well.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.61 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $790.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 12:12 EST-0500)
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($290.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $807.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 12:16 EST-0500)

    Slightly over budget but will max any game. Could also change the GPU to a gtx760 if this is too over budget and still play all games at high or max.
  5. RazerZ said:
    Solid rig that's great for video editing and gaming as well.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.61 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $790.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 12:12 EST-0500)


    tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($290.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $807.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 12:16 EST-0500)

    Slightly over budget but will max any game. Could also change the GPU to a gtx760 if this is too over budget and still play all games at high or max.


    Would these both work with triple monitors on the GPU's?
  6. Yes. They will run 3 monitors but only expect to be gaming on one. You would need to invest ALOT more money into GPUs if you want to game across 3 monitors.
  7. Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!
  8. bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill
  9. RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill


    Thinking about it, it really is overkill... Okay lets say i already have the i7 3770K, and had $900 to spend, what would you do then? add another gpu or sdd's or what?
  10. bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill


    Thinking about it, it really is overkill... Okay lets say i already have the i7 3770K, and had $900 to spend, what would you do then? add another gpu or sdd's or what?


    Well with $900 you would need the rest of the parts for the PC. But really if you go this route you'll end up paying over around $1200. If you wanted to upgrade any parts I would go with my build and upgrade to a GTX 770 and add a 120GB SSD, but that will come out to be around $1000. If your more concerned about gaming and don't want a price increase you could switch the CPU to a i5-3570k and switch the mobo too. If you video edit more than go with the AMD. Cyber Monday is coming up and I'm sure all of those CPUs will be on sale.
  11. RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill


    Thinking about it, it really is overkill... Okay lets say i already have the i7 3770K, and had $900 to spend, what would you do then? add another gpu or sdd's or what?


    Well with $900 you would need the rest of the parts for the PC. But really if you go this route you'll end up paying over around $1200. If you wanted to upgrade any parts I would go with my build and upgrade to a GTX 770 and add a 120GB SSD, but that will come out to be around $1000. If your more concerned about gaming and don't want a price increase you could switch the CPU to a i5-3570k and switch the mobo too. If you video edit more than go with the AMD. Cyber Monday is coming up and I'm sure all of those CPUs will be on sale.


    Oh good point! Wheres the best for cyber monday deals on pc parts?
  12. bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill


    Thinking about it, it really is overkill... Okay lets say i already have the i7 3770K, and had $900 to spend, what would you do then? add another gpu or sdd's or what?


    Well with $900 you would need the rest of the parts for the PC. But really if you go this route you'll end up paying over around $1200. If you wanted to upgrade any parts I would go with my build and upgrade to a GTX 770 and add a 120GB SSD, but that will come out to be around $1000. If your more concerned about gaming and don't want a price increase you could switch the CPU to a i5-3570k and switch the mobo too. If you video edit more than go with the AMD. Cyber Monday is coming up and I'm sure all of those CPUs will be on sale.


    Oh good point! Wheres the best for cyber monday deals on pc parts?


    Um just look around and see what you can find. NewEgg, TigerDirect, MicroCenter, CompUSA are just a few that I can name of the top off my head.
  13. RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill


    Thinking about it, it really is overkill... Okay lets say i already have the i7 3770K, and had $900 to spend, what would you do then? add another gpu or sdd's or what?


    Well with $900 you would need the rest of the parts for the PC. But really if you go this route you'll end up paying over around $1200. If you wanted to upgrade any parts I would go with my build and upgrade to a GTX 770 and add a 120GB SSD, but that will come out to be around $1000. If your more concerned about gaming and don't want a price increase you could switch the CPU to a i5-3570k and switch the mobo too. If you video edit more than go with the AMD. Cyber Monday is coming up and I'm sure all of those CPUs will be on sale.


    Oh good point! Wheres the best for cyber monday deals on pc parts?


    Um just look around and see what you can find. NewEgg, TigerDirect, MicroCenter, CompUSA are just a few that I can name of the top off my head.


    Brilliant. Thanks for your help! :D
  14. bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    RazerZ said:
    bajansam said:
    Okay, if i extend my budget to $1000, what sort of system would i be looking at guys? any chance of an i7, 2 hard drives, one SSD, and 16gb ram?

    thanks for everyones help!


    No need for an i7 if your just editing for youtube, but if you extend it to $1000 uou could get an SSD and another hard drive, or just the i7. 16gb ram is overkill


    Thinking about it, it really is overkill... Okay lets say i already have the i7 3770K, and had $900 to spend, what would you do then? add another gpu or sdd's or what?


    Well with $900 you would need the rest of the parts for the PC. But really if you go this route you'll end up paying over around $1200. If you wanted to upgrade any parts I would go with my build and upgrade to a GTX 770 and add a 120GB SSD, but that will come out to be around $1000. If your more concerned about gaming and don't want a price increase you could switch the CPU to a i5-3570k and switch the mobo too. If you video edit more than go with the AMD. Cyber Monday is coming up and I'm sure all of those CPUs will be on sale.


    Oh good point! Wheres the best for cyber monday deals on pc parts?


    Um just look around and see what you can find. NewEgg, TigerDirect, MicroCenter, CompUSA are just a few that I can name of the top off my head.


    Brilliant. Thanks for your help! :D



    Glad to help :)
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