700.00 Budget Build Advice

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week (Within the next 3 days)

Budget Range: 600-700 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Moderate Gaming, Web Browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: Preferrably AMD based on Cost to Peformance ratios

Overclocking: Maybe, Once i learn exactly how to

SLI or Crossfire: No, Its my first build so i wanna keep it somewhat simple

Monitor Resolution:1360x768/60hz Sony Bravia LCD Digital Color TV

Additional Comments: This is my first build so i want to make sure everything will be compatible and any improvements or things i went overboard on that you see will be much appreciated if you point them out. Thanks.

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 ; 54.99

PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023 ; 45.99

MoBo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767 ; 99.99

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886 ; 77.99

RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 ; 46.99

GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 ; 139.99

Storage- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236080 ; 84.99

Optical- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 ; 19.99

OS- Windows 7 home premium ; 100.00

Total w/ shipping is 683.78.

I'm open to suggestions on things i maybe able to change. I like the case i picked out for its price and cooling capabilties. If there is anything i can change to maybe lower the price some that would be great. I cant go any higher though. The only things I'm slightly concerned with are if the PSU will give me enough power if i decided to OC the CPU and if maybe I am overkilling it on the RAM
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  1. None of your links work, but from a cost performance ratio even the lowest end i3 and Pentium dual core Sandy Bridge CPUs will run circles around even the highest end AMD CPUs, plus you get upgrade options to Ivy Bridge should you decide to later on.

    Here's a $600 - $700 build I recommend:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - $69.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    HD: Samsung / Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB - $85.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7770 - $159.99

    Total: $695.92
  2. That figures lol. Sorry its my first time posting and all i did was copy and paste the links. Thank alot though for the quick reply! The only thing about your build is that i will need Win7 and that puts me over budget... Any suggestions with the OS included? Thanks again i know it takes some time to put a build together with a budget. But i have read many post from you and it seems you do it quite alot. Your a big help to alot of people!! :bounce: Thumbs Up!!
  3. Apparently that didnt work either... Lol I'm pitiful.. I will just give a description.

    Case- Rosewill Challenger Black

    PSU- Thermaltake TR2 430W

    MoBo- ASUS M5A97

    CPU- AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2ghz

    RAM- Gskill Ripjaws series 8gb (2x4gb)

    GPU- Sapphire Radeon HD 6850

    Storage- Western Digital 500gb SATA 6.0gb/s

    OP Drive- ASUS 24x DVD Burner

    OS- Windows 7 Home premium
  4. always put a space after the link, your semi-colon caused the links not to work.

    I don't agree with g-units gpu choice the 6850 destroys the overpriced 7770.
  5. Cool. Thanks Ivan they work now! Although i feel dumb lol. I didnt even think about the semicolon. Yea i have read quite a bit on the amd/intel battle. I have heard more times than not that altough the intel products work better on the high end that for a budget its best to go with AMD... I dont know though I'm still quite knew at this and still absorbing as much info as i can get
  6. Quote:
    always put a space after the link, your semi-colon caused the links not to work.

    I don't agree with g-units gpu choice the 6850 destroys the overpriced 7770.

    The 7770 doesn't trail the 6850 by too much. Maybe 2-3 fps.
  7. I like G-units build as well the only problem is with the OS included I will be at almost 800... And thats a little to much outside my price range...
  8. azeem40 said:
    The 7770 doesn't trail the 6850 by too much. Maybe 2-3 fps.

    and it's $40 more.
  9. Going off G-unit's build - i'd suggest down grading the Z68 motherboard down to a H61. He states that it's a possibility he will overclock and to me that always reads as 'no i don't' - you'll lose the option to OC but you'll save a fair amount.

    With that graphics card you could drop down to a earth watts 430w and save some more. You don't need to be spending so much on a case, but it's personal preference, you can't go wrong with HAF.
  10. MSI Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3: $265

    FX-4100/4GB/1TB SuperCombo: $376 before $15 in rebates.

    This will help with the move to 1080p :D It will slaughter moderate gaming at 720p.

    The Win7 promo code was weekend only -- it pops up every few weeks, though.
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