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Best under 900 Priced PC Build?

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February 18, 2013 6:15:25 PM

Hello, I've been lurking the PC Gaming forums for a while now, but all the threads I checked seem to have builds that are a tad bit out of date (or the deals on parts have passed) and can't answer the big question on my mind: how do I build this thing?

First things first, I'm looking to spend under $900 total in parts for this. But I'm looking for the best performance I can get with this budget. I'm talking running things on ultra/high quality.

The other issue (that was mentioned earlier) was that I need a step-by-step guide or how-to on building a custom PC, as I'm having a hard time finding this myself.

Thanks in advance :) 

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February 19, 2013 1:17:55 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overcloc...

You could easily cut that down to $900 by going with a 7970 instead of the 670 GPU (save $100+). I prefer using Intel with nVidia and AMD with AMD/ATI anyway (personal preference). Step down, but not a big step down. Also, Microcenter has much better prices on CPUs/Motherboards than NewEgg and you can save money there, too (save ~$30-60).

http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.as...

As far as how to build, it's mostly putting things in their place. It's really hard to screw up because everything has an obvious place that it goes and an obvious cable that connects from component to component. Check YouTube for a basic guide.
February 19, 2013 3:39:34 PM
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February 19, 2013 6:50:14 PM

If you want a beast for under 900$ after shipping & rebates this is it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL50K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.84 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $863.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 15:23 EST-0500)

Or if you want a beast that will max all games out, then take a look at this one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64-GT 25.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $894.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 15:49 EST-0500)

It will perform more than 50% better than the one above.
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