$700 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Early February

Budget Range: $700-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,Surfing the web,Animations

Parts Not Required: I need everything (Monitor,keyboard,mouse etc)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: North America

Parts Preferences: No Preferences

Overclocking: Not now but maybe down the road

SLI or Crossfire: Not now but maybe down the road

Monitor Resolution: Any

Additional Comments: I dont like Plain cases

Thanks a lot
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  1. Anybody?
  2. Sad to say with HD prices the way they are right now I don't think you'll be able to do $700 with everything but I'll try and see the best I can do:

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 - $59.99
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $89.99
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $124.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - $29.99
    RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - $39.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM - $99.99
    Optical: LITE-ON DVD Burner - $20.99
    Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech MK260 - $26.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $144.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
    Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor - $109.99

    Total: $903.99 ($656 without monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS)
  3. It's only been 2 hrs. Be patient as others will reply soon.
    I can't be much help for every part, but I do know you should get an i5-2500k since you might overclock in the future.
  4. Answer these questions please:

    1.- What type of Games will you play? and What Size of Monitor do you Want.

    2.- What do you mean by animations?, are you Making them?

    3.- Big, Medium Or Small. (case)
  5. azeem40 said:
    It's only been 2 hrs. Be patient as others will reply soon.
    I can't be much help for every part, but I do know you should get an i5-2500k since you might overclock in the future.


    See the bad thing with the i5-2500K is that it will put a serious dent in the OP's budget if they need everything including monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS. On that budget the best you could do is an i3-2120 - which in and of itself is a great CPU, but it's not meant for games or any thing of that nature. I'd actually recommend the Phenom II X4 - it's no i5-2500K but it's definitely a good start for a system and one of the best bang-for-buck values on the market.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    See the bad thing with the i5-2500K is that it will put a serious dent in the OP's budget if they need everything including monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS. On that budget the best you could do is an i3-2120 - which in and of itself is a great CPU, but it's not meant for games or any thing of that nature. I'd actually recommend the Phenom II X4 - it's no i5-2500K but it's definitely a good start for a system and one of the best bang-for-buck values on the market.



    1.- theres nothing like a cpu made for gaming, theres none.

    2.- I3 2100 Is a great Cpu for Gaming. Not For Going Sli or Crossfire. But its great, Its not called the "Sweet Spot" for nothing. More information here : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overclocking,3077-3.html
    Please Look that They make an honorable Mention for the Phenom X4, But the I3, Outplayed him in all the Games Tittles tested, Even when I3 is a 2 core and the Phenom x4 is a real Quad Core.

    3.- True, The i5k will Put a serious Dent in the Op, I think an i3 paired with an h67 Motherboard Would Do the trick. We need to Find the Sweet Spot.
  7. chulex67 said:
    Answer these questions please:

    1.- What type of Games will you play? and What Size of Monitor do you Want.

    2.- What do you mean by animations?, are you Making them?

    3.- Big, Medium Or Small. (case)


    1. Minecraft,TF2,MW3

    2. Yes but i wont be making anything big just some small stuff

    3. Medium or Big
  8. Size of the Monitor...
  9. chulex67 said:
    Size of the Monitor...



    Sorry i completely missed that

    Any size really just above 15 inch :P
  10. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996 - $119.99
    AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 - $29.04
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157272 - $79.99
    ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146746 - $19.99
    Mushkin Enhanced 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996573

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 - $84.99
    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044&Tpk=antec%20green%20650w - $74.99 - $5MIR
    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540 - $109.99 - $20MIR
    XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 - $49.99
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $99.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009317 - $89.99
    Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1), VESA Compatible

    Total: $758.95 - $25MIR

    oc and xfire, life is good
  11. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996 - $119.99
    AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 - $29.04
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157272 - $79.99
    ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146746 - $19.99
    Mushkin Enhanced 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996573

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 - $84.99
    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044&Tpk=antec%20green%20650w - $74.99 - $5MIR
    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540 - $109.99 - $20MIR
    XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 - $49.99
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $99.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009317 - $89.99
    Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1), VESA Compatible

    Total: $758.95 - $25MIR

    oc and xfire
  12. If you are going to buy in 2012 you might as well wait for intells new ivy bridge
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