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March 20, 2012 12:32:28 AM

Hi, i am new to this forum and I am looking for advice on building a budget PC.It should also be able to play all the newest games at max settings. when I say play at max settings, I do not mean to be barely playable but a play above the max settings. I also look to be web surfing, downloading, checking email and running auto cad. I want to build a PC that is capable of doing everything mentioned above without reaching it limits to do it. I am looking t a budget of roughly anywhere from 700 - 1300, am willing to go to a 2000 max budget if necessary. May you also list the parts.
March 20, 2012 1:20:22 AM

hi, first off, that budget is gonna be more than a budget build, you should be able to do a nice midrange i5 build . What all do you need?. monitor, mouse?, speakers?, keyboard?, operating system? Or is this your budget for just the tower?
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March 20, 2012 1:30:07 AM

With that, you can build an i5 2500K with 6870/6950.
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March 20, 2012 1:39:19 AM

This budget is just for the tower with an operating system.
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March 20, 2012 1:46:52 AM

I was looking to build a budget system for around 500-700, then build another one around 1500-2000. I am looking to purchase and build both of them at the same.
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March 20, 2012 2:48:50 AM

Thanks for the info, you all have been a great help. Now can someone give me a list of a 500 -700 budget PC. the reason I am building two different PC's is that I have two different workstation setups with different vibes in my house.
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March 20, 2012 3:28:13 AM

yobobjm, I think you need a power supply?
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March 20, 2012 4:27:17 AM

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Oh crap I forgot the psu, well most power supplies are like 50 bucks and it doesn't really matter what you get. I think you need 600 watts for the i3 and the 550 ti.
Totally false.
The PSU is the most critical and most dangerous part of the whole system. If you don't get a quality one, your PC will explode guaranteed.

Here's another budget build.

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3
7750
Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W
G. SKill 8GB
ASRock Extreme3
i3 2120
Samsung 830 128GB

Total: $664.93
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March 20, 2012 6:28:00 AM

lol that 550 ti wont play battle field 3 on ultra while in multi player ill garantee you that.. maybe with msaa x4 turned off and shadows.. lol seriously.. now it might be able to do solo campain possibly co op .... hell even 2 6870's in crossfire cant play battle field 3 with ultra settings at playable frame rates.. sure you might get 30fps maybe 40 but as soon as the crap hits the fan your frame rate will dip .. just saying .. lol as for that build id say windows 7 home premium edition for the budget build and professional for the high end rigg .. ultamate is pretty much a waist unless you intend to use bit locker.. patriot pyro se or the regular patriot pyro are good drives.. personally i have a patriot wildfire my self.. and i love it .. if i were you id just get like a 500gb drive and toss in a 120 ssd for around 140 ..
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March 20, 2012 1:14:07 PM

lol day dreamer ..
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March 20, 2012 1:45:05 PM

Check my sig for suggested builds. :) 
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March 20, 2012 2:11:48 PM

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Do you have a 550 ti? If not then I don't think you have the right to say it can't, I have one and it runs ultra fine single-player, and multi-player and you can also find countless people on youtube who are running it at ultra settings with everything turned on, I think you are bit misinformed sir.


Your missing something. You didn't mention that this wasn't at 1080p. If you think a 550th can max bf at 1080p that's laughable.

Whoever recommended a 570 earlier, that's a bad recommendation for his budget. It can max bf3 no problems.
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March 20, 2012 2:52:55 PM

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Do you have a 550 ti? If not then I don't think you have the right to say it can't, I have one and it runs ultra fine single-player, and multi-player and you can also find countless people on youtube who are running it at ultra settings with everything turned on, I think you are bit misinformed sir.


LOL even a 560ti can't handle ultra at 1080p at 30 fps+, with 4xMSAA on, let alone the 550ti: http://www.guru3d.com/article/battlefield-3-vga-and-cpu... :pfff: 

I took a look at youtube and I can't find any vids for 1080p ultra settings 64 player conquest with a 550ti. My HD5870 is more powerfull than a 550ti and I can't even stay above 30fps with Ultra settings at 1080p in 64 player conquest. lol. At 1080p with ultra settings you also will run into video ram limitations with 1gb as well unless you turn off AA.

The minumum cards I would suggest for BF3 1080p ultra are the GTX560ti 448 or the AMD 6950/7850. Especially if you want to turn on anti-alising.



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March 20, 2012 3:21:38 PM

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You're the daydreamer, here is video evidence that it will run fine on a 550 ti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3-vmHiR0JQ You are seriously misinformed about these cards.


hes playing at 1368 by 768 resolution thats in no way 1920 by 1080... yea i could play on max at those resolutions but not fluid 1080p with crossfire 6870s .. yea its playable but the frame rates drop during heavy battle ..
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March 20, 2012 5:01:47 PM

yeah i wanted to be playing at 1920 x 1080 res on ultra settings without any lag
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March 20, 2012 5:54:01 PM

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You're the daydreamer, here is video evidence that it will run fine on a 550 ti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3-vmHiR0JQ You are seriously misinformed about these cards.


i seriously hope your not being serious. that is someone playing on 720p with HIGH textures and no AA. thats not even close to the standard people call maxed out.
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March 20, 2012 6:29:05 PM

Don't go with X79 socket 2011 if you don't use a six core CPU. For CAD and other heavy programs buy 16GB RAM.
This build is for gaming and CAD.
MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : GeIL Black Dragon 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $1,673.89

700$ BUILD

MOBO : ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I3 2120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $736.91 and 722$ after rebates.
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March 20, 2012 6:32:27 PM

At the first build with 100$ you can change the video card with 7970. But that 7950 with a little overclock perform close to 7970.
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March 20, 2012 6:46:05 PM

plus you can quad crossfire 7970 ... lol just saying ..
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March 20, 2012 7:11:39 PM

@sosofm, for that 700 build, will i need liquid cooling or do i need liquid cooling?
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March 20, 2012 7:14:07 PM

For that 700 build you don't need liquid cooling because i3 2120 is cool and is not made to overclock.
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March 20, 2012 8:15:39 PM

@sosofm, i guess i have the same question again with liquid cooling but for the higher end build. necessary or not necessary
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March 20, 2012 8:42:56 PM

Best answer selected by emorales95.
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March 20, 2012 8:49:12 PM

Here:
But note, the wishlist doesn't account for the rebates so the price before rebate is $733.91, but after rebate/promo code it's $703.91.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Also, included a Z68 mobo, so if you want, you can upgrade to an i5/i7/Ivy Bridge and overclock, which makes the build pretty futureproof.
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March 21, 2012 5:28:29 AM

You don't need liquid cooling at the first build. I put in the build Coolermaster EVO cpu cooler is enough for overclocking.
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April 9, 2013 12:18:00 PM

mobo: asrock z77 extreme 4: $130
cpu: intel i7 3770k: $300
heatsink: coolmaster 212 pro: $20
GPU: GTX 670 in SLI: $700
Case: corsair 500r: $100
Memory: corsair vengeance lp 16gb
dvd/rw drive: $20
PSU: 850+ bronze plus: $120
HDD/SSD: 120g ssd+ 1tb hhd: $175

total: roughly $1700

Will run any game on the market on full ultra settings as well as any next gen games coming out.
plus the motherboard, processor, and graphics are all very overclock friendly.
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