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$700 Gaming PC

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April 6, 2012 3:40:28 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: Late June

Budget Range:$500-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, internet, video/photo editing.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe eventually

Additional Comments: I'm aiming for a fairly inexpensive rig that will have me going for a while, and leaving me able to further upgrade when the time comes around.

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April 6, 2012 4:42:33 AM

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5-2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASRock Extreme3/Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Seasonic 620W 80 Plus Bronze Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $697 (on Newegg)

All of these items can be found on Amazon, no tax, free shipping.
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April 6, 2012 4:45:12 AM

I would go for a 7850.
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April 6, 2012 4:46:01 AM

Another option if you're looking to build in late June and catch a promo for Z77 boards and new Ivy Bridge i5. Should be competitively priced so won't raise that price tag much and power supply, case, RAM, video will all be compatible.
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April 6, 2012 4:51:11 AM

The above build is fairly strong but the gpu is weak

intel i3 2120
asrock z68 extreme 3
Corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600mhz
sapphire radeon hd 7850
Corsair cx 600 80+ psu
cm haf 912
wd carvier blue 500gb
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April 6, 2012 4:56:07 AM

I don't know much about video cards, but I know enough to know it's definitely not on anyone's wish list, but the title of the thread is "$700 gaming PC" and he said $500 to $800 and both of the GPU's you two suggested goes over his budget.

Depends on how close to 800 or over OP is willing to go.
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April 6, 2012 5:00:43 AM

If you use the first build of 697$, another 100$ can be used, which can be used to get a 250$ GPU (7850)
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April 6, 2012 5:36:02 PM

So If I switch the PSU to the Corsiar and change the video card to the 7850, thats the overall better build then the first posted?
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April 6, 2012 11:51:39 PM

I was looking at the parts, and aparently that motherboard doesnt fit in that case properly, 2 or 3 of the screws don't line up with the mount. What do you suggest about that? no big deal, or change something?
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April 7, 2012 7:02:26 PM

I'm not finding any discussions that show that the ASRock won't fit. Perhaps whomever said it doesn't fit had standoffs where they shouldn't be. I just saw a number of builds with that case and mobo combo. However, I did notice that people say that case can cause issues with cable managment and felt cramped, which is why I had originally recommended the Seasonic modular PSU.

Here are the reviews of those with that case/mobo combo on NewEgg....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-...
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