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Need help! Budget Build with beefy GPU!

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=N82E16814150605 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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  1. 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)
  2. 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?
  3. 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/
  4. 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.
  5. 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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    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)
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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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