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January 16, 2014 8:16:49 PM

Alrighty so I'm brand new to building PCs and am a little confused about what I should get in my build. I have a 700-800 dollar spending limit on the PC alone. I use my computer for playing games like league of legends, runexcape, and I could possibly get into minecraft and steam games. I also am going to be using it for browsing the web, watching YouTube videos, gfx designing, and multitasking. So basically I want a build that can make my screen 1920 by 1080 I think that's what it is and I also want it to hace nice graphics but the proformance is more important to me. Thank you for your time and help and I'd you could make a PC partpicker link or just type it out thanks!

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January 16, 2014 8:49:54 PM

Pretty hard to squeeze in i5 + 760 so amd is a cheaper option.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CBum
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CBum/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CBum/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $777.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-16 23:49 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2014 9:00:54 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CBDa

The above is $850, but you can adjust parts as you wish (as long as compatible). The reason I left it as $850 is because trying to shave money off that comes mostly from the GRAPHICS CARD. For $150 you can get the Asus GTX650Ti 2GB card instead which drops the build to $750.

As for the R9-270X, it's a valid option and worth considering. If so, I like the Asus version with custom cooler. It's not as good as the GTX760 but it's also about 10% cheaper.

If BATTLEFIELD 4 is a high priority, be aware that the MANTLE update increase is pretty huge. Of course, only some newer games will support this but if you believe the BF4 numbers we might see a pretty big boost. I'm not quoting any numbers until I see third party validation but a 30% boost seems likely.

I personally prefer NVidia but that's because of G-Sync. I intend to buy a 4K G-Sync monitor in 2015. I also do some game recording using NVidia Shadowplay, and I factor in PHYSX for games.
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January 16, 2014 9:02:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $806.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-17 00:02 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2014 9:07:11 PM

filippi said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $806.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-17 00:02 EST-0500)


If you don't mind some constructive criticism:
1) No Windows?
2) Lower-end motherboard
3) No CPU cooler (stock one is a bit noisy)

Windows alone is about $100 so that's really a $900 build unless he specifies the $800 max is ONLY for hardware.
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January 16, 2014 9:10:29 PM

Hey OP,
Please confirm whether the $800 max includes Windows. I assumed it did.
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January 16, 2014 9:15:31 PM

For his budget, I am pretty sure an fx 8320 oced to 4ghz (so it is basically an fx 8350) would be better than intel. Intel is more of a higher budget component.
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January 16, 2014 10:13:57 PM

Fitzitz said:
For his budget, I am pretty sure an fx 8320 oced to 4ghz (so it is basically an fx 8350) would be better than intel. Intel is more of a higher budget component.


rico22 said:
ok I would recommend amazon that's where I got my parts at a reasonable price.

Ram

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
Corsair for $164.64

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EWUO22/ref=as_li_q...

Motherboard

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Asus for $139.13

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MKGF82/ref=as_li_q...

CPU

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K
Intel for $320.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBQ0/ref=as_li_q...

Powersupply

Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)
Corsair for $69.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0OC/ref=as_li_q...

Hardrive

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
Western Digital for $63.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_q...

cd/dvd read/writer

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Asus for $21.95

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=as_li_q...

Cooler

Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
Cooler Master
$10.16

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPFCK/ref=as_li_q...


Can you stop posting this on every thread.
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January 17, 2014 1:59:13 AM

As well as confirming if WINDOWS is in the budget, please confirm the COUNTRY.

It gets confusing, as the OP says "dollars" but this shows as a UK link.
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January 17, 2014 3:49:57 AM

Do you want to overclock? Do you need an OS? And you already have a monitor right?
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January 17, 2014 3:04:26 PM

800 Not including windows
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January 17, 2014 3:07:51 PM

Should I go with the i5 or an amd
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January 17, 2014 3:41:40 PM

Eric Taylor said:
Should I go with the i5 or an amd


If you can afford a i5 and a gtx 760, that will be the best choice.
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January 17, 2014 10:00:31 PM

Actually he can afford a i5 and a gtx 770 :) 
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January 20, 2014 10:19:46 PM

Eric Taylor said:
800 Not including windows


I'll see what I can do with the extra $60 over my previous build (was $745 for hardware I believe). I'd like to get an i5 in there..
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January 20, 2014 10:44:18 PM

New build $843: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ESYQ

$800 is a weird price point. If I build with the i5-4570 I don't have enough left over for a good graphics card. If I use the FX-6300 CPU then I can fit in a good graphics card but will get some CPU bottleneck issues in games.

I could have just used the stock CPU cooler and been barely over, but this is just a GUIDE and you can modify as you see fit. Cheers.
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