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February 19, 2014 10:56:11 AM

I need some help with my budget build which is $550 with windows included and i might be asking for alot but I really want to get this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it will last my quite a while but i also need a 1tb harddrive, 8gb ram, and a dvd drive. I also plan on doing video rendering so if i could get a CPU that will at least be decent in rendering i'll be happy. I don't really care if it's AMD or Intel, I need to stay under $550 so i will have money left over for the games that are coming up. In conclusion, I really wanna get that graphics card, 8gb ram, 1TB HDD, DVD Drive and WIndows 7. Please stay within $550 but if you really absolutely have to go over it then i can skip a few games and set the budget to $650 but thats only if you really have too. Feel free to ask any questions you might have!

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a b À AMD
February 19, 2014 11:56:26 AM

Well this build ends up righ in the middle of $550 and $650, but it's with a GTX 660. Still a great card, and you don't have to worry about prices because of miners. $550 is a lot to ask for with a build to also include Windows lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
Total: $603.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 14:55 EST-0500)
February 19, 2014 12:10:00 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
Well this build ends up righ in the middle of $550 and $650, but it's with a GTX 660. Still a great card, and you don't have to worry about prices because of miners. $550 is a lot to ask for with a build to also include Windows lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
Total: $603.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 14:55 EST-0500)


Wow nice! The AMD 7870 2GB is $30 off on newegg which makes it to $169. Should i get that one or the gtx 660?
Also how would i purchase the components since they're not all from the same seller? Do i buy them individually one by one from each supplier? or is their an easier way?
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a b À AMD
February 19, 2014 12:29:54 PM

Unfortunately there really isn't an easier way, it's just the best way to get the best prices. The 660 and 7870 are pretty similar, with a slight edge to the 7870 probably, but it really depends what game you're playing. $170 for a 7870 right now is a pretty dang good price lol You can click the 'PCPartPicker part list' link and change the selections to just Newegg, or Newegg/Amazon, etc. To get this build solely from Newegg would be about $650, but with your 7870 instead, would take that below $650: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Wegy/by_merchant/
a b À AMD
February 19, 2014 12:31:27 PM

Also, keep in mind a lot of people will include mail in rebates in the prices they show you, but I don't do that. I show up-front pricing, because I know some people on a budget don't have the ability to wait 60 days to get $50 back or whatever.
February 19, 2014 1:14:19 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
Also, keep in mind a lot of people will include mail in rebates in the prices they show you, but I don't do that. I show up-front pricing, because I know some people on a budget don't have the ability to wait 60 days to get $50 back or whatever.


Okay thanks! I'll prob just end up buying most of the parts off outletpc since they don't charge me california's tax which is almost $100 for all these items. Crap i almost forgot, i also need a PC Case and a keyboard, I don't need anything fancy i literally just need something that will hold all of my parts, any suggestions? for the keyboard i honestly don't care, i need something super cheap that'll get the job done, i'll upgrade it once i can afford it

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a b À AMD
February 19, 2014 1:19:40 PM
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Wow, completely missed the case there lol sorry about that, here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.29 @ B&H)
Total: $639.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 16:19 EST-0500)
February 19, 2014 1:25:30 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
Wow, completely missed the case there lol sorry about that, here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.29 @ B&H)
Total: $639.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 16:19 EST-0500)


Great! :D  Quick question, will the 7870 fit in the micro atx case?
a b À AMD
February 19, 2014 2:16:11 PM

Yeah it should fit, the Ranger-M supports up to 12" graphics cards, which you don't really touch until you get to the super high-end cards.
February 19, 2014 2:40:02 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
Yeah it should fit, the Ranger-M supports up to 12" graphics cards, which you don't really touch until you get to the super high-end cards.


Great! Thanks so much man! i really appreciate it!
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