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February 2, 2014 7:25:13 PM

Thank you all for help in advance!
I am planning on building a pc for no more than $750 and need all the parts (including a keyboard) and the os. I already have a monitor, mouse, and speakers. I will be using this pc for gaming, running virtual machines, and video editing.

I am deciding between these two builds, one is AMD and the other is Intel. I am open to other builds or modications to either build. I also was wondering was it hard and how was the experience building a pc? The following are the pc builds.

Case and PSU $85 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(No WiFi only ethernet)MotherBoard $75 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU $190 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(1TBversion)HDD $50 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IEXU68/?tag=pcpapi-20
Memory/ Ram $75-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Drive $20 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard $25 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $720

Case and PSU $85 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(No WiFi only ethernet)MotherBoard $80 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU $160 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(1TBversion)HDD $50 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IEXU68/?tag=pcpapi-20
Memory/ Ram $75- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS $100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Drive $20 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard $25 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $700

Please help me out! I hope to have a great desktop under my desk! Thanks again!

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February 2, 2014 7:30:02 PM

Do you want me to make a pcpart picker for you from experience? and you can see if you like it or not?
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February 2, 2014 8:18:44 PM

Meepz said:
Do you want me to make a pcpart picker for you from experience? and you can see if you like it or not?


Ok sure. Thanks!
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February 2, 2014 8:50:37 PM

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

This should perform good for $300 more it would max out games. It will be ok gaming and some little video editing. For a video editing you would need around 1.2k. But don't go for the ram i have said. Use the trident ares you have found, they are super fast
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February 2, 2014 9:14:52 PM

priced out this one, looks to be a bit of a different boat than meepz's, more experienced builders may have picked diff parts, but this seems right to me: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MjwC
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February 2, 2014 9:27:50 PM

Meepz said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MiJS

This should perform good for $300 more it would max out games. It will be ok gaming and some little video editing. For a video editing you would need around 1.2k. But don't go for the ram i have said. Use the trident ares you have found, they are super fast


I love the build but it goes over my budget. Maybe if you could bring it down to $750 I will consider it!
Note: I need a keyboard as well.
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February 2, 2014 9:35:43 PM

CRITICALThinker said:
priced out this one, looks to be a bit of a different boat than meepz's, more experienced builders may have picked diff parts, but this seems right to me: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MjwC


I love the build and will consider it, but still wish it met my budget. Is there anything that can be changed to lower the price without affecting the performance too much?
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February 2, 2014 11:18:05 PM

Yes the ram, i couldn't put in the ares as they are not on pc part picker. That will bring you to $760
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February 3, 2014 2:18:55 PM

Dude critical a 550w won't be enough for him if he over clocks and he says he want to do video editing so a 8350 is what he needs with the 8 cores it has. And you also don't want to do cheap on the power supply for a bronze certified.
Also the ram you have picked out is only running at 1600mhz so it won't be optimised for gaming. And also for a second thing about the 4670 its not overclockable and if he wanted to go with the "k" version it would cost him an extra $100. Sry not to sound mean i just want to make sure this guy will be happy with no regrets :) .
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February 3, 2014 5:37:43 PM

Meepz said:
Yes the ram, i couldn't put in the ares as they are not on pc part picker. That will bring you to $760


They are the same price...
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February 3, 2014 5:42:09 PM

CRITICALThinker said:
Took some of the more expensive case, PSU, and keyboard and lowered the prices on those : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mrys -feel free to criticize :) 


Love the deal! I think I will use the other psu that is in the previous build you sent me. Note to Meepz: I will do video editing but not too much of it, just as a hobby!!!

THANKS SO MUCH!
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February 3, 2014 7:27:20 PM

Glad to help, I try to pass on as much info as I know myself.
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February 4, 2014 12:26:51 AM

Its only 600w it is not enough for the graphics card look it up and its only bronze certified. If you don't believe me well then its only your fault when it will not work. I actually researched the parts i gave you before i told them to you
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February 4, 2014 12:37:58 AM

Btw what fps to do you want in games? and btw the thermal take commander that critical picked out has no cable management. If you are looking for fps over 60 the r9 260x will only give about 30. And if he just modified myn why is his the best solution?
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February 4, 2014 6:02:39 AM

The case was probably not the best pick, but the PSU has been noted to be a quality unit, and should have more than enough power to run a 260x and an i5. I actually did start from a blank pcpartpicker page if. seeing as the board isn't really OC'able, this would probs also work : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2N4Di
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February 4, 2014 1:42:20 PM

Go to the AMD site "its says 650+ gold certified needed". And it wouldn't really matter if the board wasn't over clickable because you changed the 4670k to a 4670. you can only over clock the "k" version.
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February 4, 2014 5:40:50 PM

I will need a k because I plan to overclock in the long run (AMD is fine as well). I think an r7 250x will do and I might record some vids so I need to be able to play games like minecraft, bf4, etc. at at least 40 fps or 30 while recording. Please help!!! BTW how do I remove a best solution?
Note: A dual slot won't work in the previous build from critical thinker because mobo only has one pci express slot running at x16.
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February 4, 2014 6:51:49 PM

Go ahead and remove the best solution if you figure it out, you will probably want an AMD FX processor with your wants and budget, I will leave the pcpartpicker to another person(meepz?), but to me an 8320 sounds to be your best bet OC'ed

your second build in the OP seems pretty good, needs a better PSU though, I was pointed to this link on another thread: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

I would also recommend a better Video card, but that can always be upgraded at a later time.
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February 5, 2014 12:47:47 PM

I don't care about you moving the best solution, It doesn't matter :p . If you want 40+ fps maybe a gtx? a gtx 670 or something will be great for minecraft. An AMD would not be a great salutation for games where it is cpu based, like games like mine craft, but it is still a good idea for your budget and it will handle fine. Plus the extra cores will be good if you video edit.
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February 5, 2014 10:06:57 PM

Ok. I think I will use an amd CPU. If possible can you show me a build using nvidia card? I like the idea of using nvidia, but isn't the gtx 670 pretty expensive? Also, minecraft isn't the only game I play.
One quick note:o ne of my friends uses an 8320 in his build, and says everything is run on one core and the 8 cores are not being taken advantage of. Is this common or is it just with him?

Thanks for all your help so far.
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February 7, 2014 6:05:02 AM

For playing just minecraft, you could go for a GTX-650ti (750 is coming out soon though) and still get pretty good fps. I have highest settings and range between 17(for 2 seconds while my particular MC was being stupid) and 102 staying above 60 most of the time. This was with a stock 8350. It is true that many games will use only one CPU core, but that is only the ones that are not programmed to use more. In my opinion the AMD architecture is "ahead" of its time, excelling past Intel in heavily threaded applications (which we are working towards) and falling behind in single c..ore
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February 7, 2014 4:12:26 PM

CRITICALThinker said:
For playing just minecraft, you could go for a GTX-650ti (750 is coming out soon though) and still get pretty good fps. I have highest settings and range between 17(for 2 seconds while my particular MC was being stupid) and 102 staying above 60 most of the time. This was with a stock 8350. It is true that many games will use only one CPU core, but that is only the ones that are not programmed to use more. In my opinion the AMD architecture is "ahead" of its time, excelling past Intel in heavily threaded applications (which we are working towards) and falling behind in single c..ore


OK. I like the idea, but I believe that the gtx 650 ti uses two PCI express x16 slots, which my mobo doznt support. If you could send me your build or a good build for my budget using the gtx 650 to, that would be great. Thanks!


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February 8, 2014 9:16:15 PM

This is really a blank PCpartpicker using meepz's as reference, as I would build it

sorry it took so long, slow internet (~1 megabit/second)

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


for ~$5 more you can get the same Mobo Meepz put in.
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February 9, 2014 9:21:37 AM

CRITICALThinker said:
This is really a blank PCpartpicker using meepz's as reference, as I would build it

sorry it took so long, slow internet (~1 megabit/second)

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


for ~$5 more you can get the same Mobo Meepz put in.


Thanks so much!
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