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If you had 150$ more to spend, how would you improve Tom's 750$ budget PC?

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March 30, 2014 1:01:21 PM

The title says it all....I like the 750$ gaming budget PC that Tom's put together, and I could see myself basing my build off theirs. However, my budget is around 900USD.

How or what would you change about their build and why? Thanks!

Here's the link as well.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-budg...
a b 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 1:03:22 PM

the cpu. get an i5. but if you are going to use that motherboard, no point in getting the K versions.
Also a different case, that thing looks cheap.
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March 30, 2014 1:21:04 PM

Maybe an i5-4570 (+70$) and a nicer case like the Fractal Design Define R4 (+100$). I know that adds about 170$, but do you really need a DVD Burner? That would save you 20$, meaning it's exactly 900$
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a c 255 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 1:21:28 PM

I would get an i5 4570, B85 motherboard, different 80+ psu, and probably a different case.
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a c 255 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 1:26:25 PM

Here I made a lot of upgrades. Added an i5 4570, B85 mobo, 120GB ssd, 2TB hdd, better case, and psu

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jclV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jclV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jclV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.51 @ Newegg)
Total: $894.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-30 16:25 EDT-0400)
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March 30, 2014 1:54:33 PM

Hmm not sure about that chipset..
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a c 255 4 Gaming
March 30, 2014 1:57:54 PM

Hahaha what is it with people and the B85 chipset. Look at it's features. It has everything you'll ever use. It has everything but overclocking and SLI support. If it makes you feel better, you can get a H87 chipset for like $10-15 more.
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