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Final ... I think under $700 Gaming Build

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February 23, 2014 4:51:47 PM

Here is my final build for my Win 7 Pro- 64 Bit machine (currently using Win XP)

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rspitzer/saved/3R8s

CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core $184.29
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 $99.24
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $86.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB $99.99
Case Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $54.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $16.98

Is there a better Case option? I plan to add an SSD in the future (maybe), Planning to use existing cooler options with case fans (not an overclocker)

The 650 will go in my XP box and I am pulling a 650 Ti Boost from my XP into my Win 7 (keeping the XP box)

Games I play are low tech... Only upgrading from XP as it's days are numbered (my days... Gulp... I still have a Windows 98 os disk)

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February 23, 2014 5:14:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YUcT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YUcT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YUcT/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $687.85
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February 24, 2014 9:31:36 AM

Looking to stay with an Intel CPU

I have the OS already
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a b 4 Gaming
February 24, 2014 3:52:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZtfN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZtfN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZtfN/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $703.85
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March 4, 2014 2:05:19 AM

The i5 4670 is overkill as you are going to play only low tech games, but if you have some plan to play Triple a games later then you should be OK.
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March 4, 2014 2:22:49 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($47.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Mwave)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $716.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-04 05:22 EST-0500)
what about this build ?
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