Need Advice on $800 Budget Build

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming, Video rendering/editing, light gaming, movies, internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, PSU, Hdd, maybe optical

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere

Country: USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Needs to be able to render video's for school fast

Parts I Have Come Up With

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler($19.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.32 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Microcenter)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $723.82
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  1. kingmike33 said:


    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler($19.99 @ Newegg)

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)

    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.32 @ Amazon)

    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Microcenter)

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

    Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $723.82
    This is a good looking build. I would only suggest that a) think about investing whatever money leftover on a better cpu cooler. Also the optical drive you've chosen isn't a burner, just a read only drive. You can pick up an Asus dvd burner for an extra dollar.
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