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Budget gaming pc for 800$ Ordering by the Fourth!

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July 1, 2011 3:52:53 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: July 3rd

Budget Range: no more than 800 with shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Videos, Office

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com only please

Country of Origin: I'm in the US

Parts Preferences: I have already chosen them and seeking advice

Overclocking: Yes... in the future

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: whatever a 720p 32in hdtv can handle

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Hi guys! I have already chosen my components and before I buy I was hoping you guys could review my choice and alert me if you find any red flags or things that I should avoid. I am trying to make the best possible gaming pc for under 800 (including shipping). If you find better components that are at the same or better price on newegg feel free to tell me. I am ordering before the fourth of july inorder to take advantage of any sales. This is my first build! Thanks!!!



APEVIA X-PLORER2 Series X-PLORER2-GN Black / Green Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

$59.99


GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

$159.99


Galaxy GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 60XGH3HS3CUD Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

-$30.00 Instant
$169.99
$139.99


APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

-$25.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate
$89.99
$64.99


Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

$219.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

$69.99


Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

$39.99


SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

$19.99

Grand Total: $774.92+S&H

Grand Grand Total(with discounts and coupon codes):$780.85







July 1, 2011 4:02:13 PM

-The PSU isn't 80+ Certified, I wouldn't recommend it because it might not be reliable
-The Case doesn't have the best reviews, maybe something that's better?
-You can go with less RAM, 4GB is all you need now, more won't hurt
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July 1, 2011 4:10:26 PM

It looks good, if you want another set-up I can help you make another
July 1, 2011 4:15:43 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
It looks good, if you want another set-up I can help you make another


If you have the time to help me choose components for a better computer for the same price that would be great!
July 1, 2011 4:27:01 PM
July 1, 2011 4:29:55 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k $220
MoBo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 $160
PSU: XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC602 $60
CASE: NZXT Gamma GAMA-001BK $37
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB $40
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL $65
Graphics: Galaxy GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 60XGH3HS3CUD Video Card $140
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $739
July 1, 2011 4:34:36 PM
July 1, 2011 4:38:08 PM

You obviously don't need a PSU...LOL Grand total with this rig: $900
July 1, 2011 4:46:03 PM

So is there a reason why I need a p67 chipset instead of z68 on mobo?
July 1, 2011 4:46:47 PM

In that case, genghiskron's build will be better due to the fact it includes SLI, but it is $15 over your budget (not including shipping)
July 1, 2011 4:47:42 PM

the z68 has 2 more features than the p67: ssd caching and quick sync.
these features are largely useless for most people (its better to use an SSD as a boot drive than a cache, and quick sync is for video encoding but only currently works with 2 programs). many z68 boards dont support quick sync anyways. but other than that theyre the same.
July 1, 2011 4:55:30 PM

The rams promo code doesn't seem to be working... did you put in the right link?
July 1, 2011 4:56:09 PM

the ram lists the promo on its page
the two promo codes are
ram
EMCKCKJ29
psu
EMCKCKJ43
July 1, 2011 5:05:49 PM

genghiskron said:
the z68 has 2 more features than the p67: ssd caching and quick sync.
these features are largely useless for most people (its better to use an SSD as a boot drive than a cache, and quick sync is for video encoding but only currently works with 2 programs). many z68 boards dont support quick sync anyways. but other than that theyre the same.


Yes about half of Gigabyte's Z68 boards don't come with support for the IGP (Intergraded Graphics on Processor). Without support for the IGP these Z68 boards are nothing more than a P67 board with support for Intel® SRT (Smart Response Technology), otherwise known as SSD caching.

Otherwise the build looks good. I want to put out with the boxed/retail Intel Core™ i5-2500K does come with a HSF (heatsink/fan) that will work fine at stock speeds, but if you are going to overclock you are going to want to add in a 3rd party HSF. There are a lot of good air coolers out there that can help you get the most out of your overclocking of this processor.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
July 1, 2011 5:06:23 PM

Ok, I got it to work. Is the video card supposed to be in there twice?
July 1, 2011 5:08:01 PM

chocotaco105 said:
Ok, I got it to work. Is the video card supposed to be in there twice?

yes, it's SLI
July 1, 2011 5:09:01 PM

no, im having a bad linking day apparently.
July 1, 2011 5:11:46 PM

I feel like I did something wrong because my grand total comes to $974...
July 1, 2011 5:12:03 PM

genghiskron said:
no, im having a bad linking day apparently.

LoL, i thought it was because u said SLI...I wanted to say "Just say www.newegg.com/item x2 (SLI"
July 1, 2011 5:14:27 PM

sorry for the confusion. here is my shopping cart:

select item 1 quantity of item 1
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118039
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options27-118-039|hide options27-118-039)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info27-118-039.0.18)

1 year: $5.99
2 year: $9.99
$19.99
select item 2 quantity of item 2
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$15.00 Instant
$69.99
$54.99
select item 3 quantity of item 3
Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148701
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options22-148-701|hide options22-148-701)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info22-148-701.0.18)

1 year: $5.99
2 year: $9.99
$39.99
select item 4 quantity of item 4
Palit NE5X56T01102-1140F GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814261100
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options14-261-100|hide options14-261-100)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info14-261-100.0.18)

1 year: $23.99
2 year: $39.99
-$40.00 Instant

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-261-100 $259.99
$219.99
select item 5 quantity of item 5
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Item #: N82E16817371049
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant

$30.00 Mail-in Rebate17-371-049 $129.99
$99.99
select item 6 quantity of item 6
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
Item #: N82E16820231416
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $74.99
select item 7 quantity of item 7
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-07210|hide options19-115-07210)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-0721.0.120)

1 year: $23.99
2 year: $39.99
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130583
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options13-130-58310|hide options13-130-58310)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info13-130-5831.0.120)

1 year: $14.99
2 year: $24.99
-$10.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$354.98
$324.98
Subtotal: $834.92

Shipping: $10.98
Remove EMCKCKJ29 Discount From Promo Code -$15.00
Remove EMCKCKJ43 Discount From Promo Code -$15.00


Grand Total: $815.90
July 1, 2011 5:17:12 PM

Don't you just love copy and paste? If you want a cheaper build, here is mine again:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k $220
MoBo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 $160
PSU: XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC602 $60
CASE: NZXT Gamma GAMA-001BK $37
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB $40
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL $65
Graphics: Galaxy GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 60XGH3HS3CUD Video Card $140
DVD-ROM: SONY Black 18X DDU1681S-0B $17
Total: $739
July 1, 2011 5:28:35 PM

Frick. My grand total comes to 765. Of course i'm using newcustomer10 promo, but still if you add 10 dollars it is not even close. What am i missing?
July 1, 2011 5:36:51 PM

Ok, I figured it out. It was the hardrive.
r0aringdrag0n, in your opinion, what would be the better system to buy?
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