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July 3, 2014 9:20:53 PM

Hello, I need help with building two pc's at different budgets

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: One has a $500 (absolute maximum) budget, and one has an $850 (absolute maximum) budget.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, light video editing, surfing the net

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: US

Parts Preferences: AMD on the 500 dollar build, intel on the 850 dollar build.

Overclocking: possibly

SLI or Crossfire: not on this budget

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Why Are You Upgrading: My home pc is getting old and my office pc needs a complete overhaul.

Thanks for any advice!

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July 3, 2014 9:24:55 PM

Which build is the office build? And that build isn't used for gaming right? Can you please be specific and list the usage case for each build?
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July 3, 2014 9:29:49 PM

The 500 dollar build is the office build, and yes, it will occasionally be used for gaming, light video editing, and surfing the net. The 850 dollar build is the home build and it will essentially be a beefed up version of the 500 dollar pc, with intel instead of AMD.
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July 3, 2014 9:35:05 PM

Office -

CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($130.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Raidmax 630W Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $526.84

Home -

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI Z87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.47 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($229.20 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.29 @ B&H)
Total: $838.40
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July 3, 2014 9:35:25 PM

it is for $850 build
total $830 before rebates and combo discount

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $753.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 3, 2014 9:36:28 PM

$500 Build (Great for lighter gaming and general usage)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($34.69 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:D T01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($105.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $488.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

$850 Build (You'd be hard pressed to find something this couldn't play on high.)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($218.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:D T01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $848.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 3, 2014 9:47:20 PM

Awesome job guys. I think I'm going to go with Iron124's two builds, but thanks for the input, AMD Radeon and i7baby.
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