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April 24, 2014 2:56:54 PM

I want to build my own pc for 700$ including os, monitor , and keyboard/mouse before mail in rebates If it would be all on Newegg that would be great!

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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 3:30:42 PM

This was as close as I could get without sacrificing some serious performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($56.46 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG 22EN43T-B 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $740.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 18:30 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 4:51:45 PM

It could use some improvement... But isn't it $200 over your budget?

If your budget is around $1000 then this would work:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V226HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($122.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 19:50 EDT-0400)

You would want at minimum the 6 core fx-6300 and a decent motherboard to support it.

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April 25, 2014 3:12:10 AM

Oh sorry on the original post I put the wrong budget it is 800-900
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April 25, 2014 3:24:31 AM

What would be the best way to downgrade that a little so that it is still good but costs less
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a b 4 Gaming
April 25, 2014 8:51:03 AM

The only places to downgrade would be the GPU and the motherboard (maybe). Do you plan to overclock your CPU? If you do then stick with the same motherboard and drop the GPU down to either a gtx 760 or a r9 270x.

For the GPU Downgrade:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: LG 22EN43T-B 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $826.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 11:44 EDT-0400)

for the Mobo Downgrade (not good for overclocking):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: LG 22EN43T-B 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $882.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 11:49 EDT-0400)

Also, I changed the monitor to the LG 21.5" monitor for $5 more since it has a 5 ms response time instead of 8 ms
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