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$800 Dollar Gaming PC for friend

My friend wants a gaming pc that can run stuff on medium to high in a budget of $800. He will need os and monitor with it. I need to check on keyboard, mouse.
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    Here's a start, he wants an OS and monitor too so that'd make it $1000 if he went with that, besides it's outdated (4670k now and the 7870 XT is not as good a value as it was a year or two ago)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.19 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $824.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 22:53 EST-0500)
  2. rolandzhang3 said:
    Here's a start, he wants an OS and monitor too so that'd make it $1000 if he went with that, besides it's outdated (4670k now and the 7870 XT is not as good a value as it was a year or two ago)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.19 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $824.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 22:53 EST-0500)


    Thanks. Ill show him and see what he thinks.
  3. Could also consider this (feel free to pick a cheaper mobo to fit the bill)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $850.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 00:43 EST-0500)

    Ivy Bridge is essentially EOL, but you could save some money with that too

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $812.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 00:45 EST-0500)

    More options are always nice :lol:
  4. rolandzhang3 said:
    Could also consider this (feel free to pick a cheaper mobo to fit the bill)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $850.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 00:43 EST-0500)

    Ivy Bridge is essentially EOL, but you could save some money with that too

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $812.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 00:45 EST-0500)

    More options are always nice :lol:


    Thanks.
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