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January 27, 2014 9:06:57 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This week

Budget Range: $750 after rebates and after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Location: United States

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

So I'm building a new computer which isn't a new thing for me (although I haven't done it in a while) and was looking for ideas on the build since I haven't been keeping up with computer parts and don't feel like researching them until I at least get ideas from people who know what they're talking about. As I said I also need a monitor and am looking for a nice 1080p one and am including that in the budget of $750. Also as I said before I do not need an operating system. I stated that I may be overclocking because I know that depends a lot on if it's an Intel or AMD processor and also on the cooling situation. I have no problem with the overclocking process as I have done it before.
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January 27, 2014 9:24:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($232.99 @ Staples)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $674.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-28 00:20 EST-0500)

I have found promo code not listed that shaves 30 USD off this build at staples with the gpu.

Promo code: 72103 good until FEB 1 2014

As for monitors I am not too good, and left some room, with possible downgrade to fx 6300 giving you a total of 150 usd for a monitor.

So actual current price of this build is $644.80
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February 5, 2014 9:23:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec NSK4100 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.60 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $752.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 00:22 EST-0500)

If you ever feel the need to OC, pick up a CM Hyper 212 Evo or similar. You won't go hugely far, but will be able to do a fair bit.
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