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May 14, 2014 4:38:05 AM

Help, I'm new to PC building and I have been trying to choose parts for a budget PC. I'm trying my best not to go over 700 USD. And BTW, I did not include a graphics card because I seldom play games.

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy M
Power Supply: Corsair VS650
Motherboard: Asus H81M-E
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
Main Storage: Seagate ST1000LM014 SSHD 1TB Hard Drive

PS: Parts in my country are quite expensive.

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a c 115 V Motherboard
May 14, 2014 4:46:45 AM

One option in AMD is (including GPU):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($156.67 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $764.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 07:46 EDT-0400)

Option in Intel without GPU is as follow:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $683.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 07:51 EDT-0400)


Would you pl describe your usage. It does not make sense that you have chosen 4770k but with H81 series mobo. k series processors are factory unlocked hence they can be overclocked.
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May 14, 2014 5:07:46 AM

Yo'll need a graphics card to be able to use the monitor. You just use integrated graphics (into the cpu) or a discrete graphics card

For AMD use an eg A10 7850k or with intel, any of the cpu with hd4600 graphics eg i7 4790

EL - can you redo your PPickers?
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May 14, 2014 5:18:36 AM

EasyLover said:
One option in AMD is (including GPU):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($156.67 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $764.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 07:46 EDT-0400)

Option in Intel without GPU is as follow:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $683.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 07:51 EDT-0400)


Would you pl describe your usage. It does not make sense that you have chosen 4770k but with H81 series mobo. k series processors are factory unlocked hence they can be overclocked.


I'll be spending most of my time editing videos and stuff for school. I also spent my free time playing games like BF3. I want to play games at pretty high settings. Does that make sense for me to buy an i7 or should I go with an i5?
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a c 115 V Motherboard
May 14, 2014 10:31:44 PM

gabriel_10 said:
EasyLover said:
One option in AMD is (including GPU):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($156.67 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $764.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 07:46 EDT-0400)

Option in Intel without GPU is as follow:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $683.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 07:51 EDT-0400)


Would you pl describe your usage. It does not make sense that you have chosen 4770k but with H81 series mobo. k series processors are factory unlocked hence they can be overclocked.


I'll be spending most of my time editing videos and stuff for school. I also spent my free time playing games like BF3. I want to play games at pretty high settings. Does that make sense for me to buy an i7 or should I go with an i5?


For video editing, I would recommend i7 4770k. I will post that build shortly
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