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700-800 Gaming PC

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June 11, 2012 3:20:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 700-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Web, Youtube, Movies, School Work

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com and Amazon.com

Country: US, Virginia

Parts Preferences: Intel and nVidia But can go with AMD.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: Most Bang for the Buck!

More about : 700 800 gaming

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June 11, 2012 3:35:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($167.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $834.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-11 11:42 EDT-0400)
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June 11, 2012 3:42:18 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($187.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $839.31
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-11 11:41 EDT-0400)
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June 11, 2012 3:46:21 PM

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Model #:CHALLENGER
Item #:N82E16811147153
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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$59.99 -$10.00 Instant $49.99


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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Item #:N82E16813157271
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$129.99 -$8.00 Instant $121.99


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HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:H785F2G2M
Item #:N82E16814161406
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$259.99 -$20.00 Instant $239.99


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OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Model # OCZ600MXSP
Item #:N82E16817341017
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$99.99 -$30.00 Instant $69.99


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Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Model #:BX80623I32120
Item #:N82E16819115077
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$124.99 $124.99


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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
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$46.99 $46.99


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HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630 (0F13178) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630 (0F13178) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:0F13178
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$79.99 $79.99


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SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
Model #:SH-222BB/BEBE
Item #:N82E16827151244
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$16.99 $16.99
Subtotal: $750.92
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June 11, 2012 4:04:28 PM

Here's a build suggestion that keeps it around your budget. Have a look . :

Motherboard & HDD: $160 -Biostar TZ77B & Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB(Cheap motherboard, allows overclocking , HDD with ample storage capacity)

PSU & RAM: $95- Corsair CX500 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB ( 500 watt PSU is more than enough for your needs, unless you plan to add another GPU)

CPU & Optical Drive: $223- i5-2500K & Samsung(It's not the latest CPU from Intel but it's a great overclocker, performs similarly to i5-3570K)

GPU: $250- Sapphire Radeon 7850(a powerful GPU for gaming needs, even in multimonitor setup)

Case: $55- Antec 300 Black(It's not bad , but you can choose whatever case you like)

Total(Excluding Rebates): 783 USD

Rebates: $20

Optional :

Cooler: $34- CM Hyper 212 EVO( For overclocking)
That should do it.
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June 11, 2012 4:21:33 PM

For 800 you should look for a build with a 7850, z68, 2500k as a base. That would be a balanced build that will give you the most for your money. Skip SSDs and CPU coolers for now so that the core of your rig is as good as you can make it. Add that other stuff later.
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June 11, 2012 4:49:09 PM

From Newegg (note Combos)

With this build you get a 2500k,z68,6950 build in a good case and 2 free games. One of them BF3. You also get 30 bucks in MIR. You could use that to get an CM 212 (cpu cooler).

1

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136247
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$17.99
1

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146075
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$39.99
1

--------------Combo--------

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817153114
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
-$5.00 Combo
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$164.98
$139.98
1


------6950 w/ 2 free games--------combo-----

SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition)
Item #: N82E16814102987
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$10.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$304.98
$289.98
1

AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995114
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$49.99 Saving


$49.99
$0.00
1

AMD Gift - Battlefield 3 coupon
Item #: N82E16800995118
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$59.99 Saving


$59.99
$0.00
1

----combo----

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157279
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo


$334.98
$306.98
Subtotal: $794.92
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June 11, 2012 5:04:04 PM

Build with a 7850 no games:

1

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136247
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$17.99
1

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146075
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$39.99
1

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


$84.99
$74.99
1

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)
Item #: N82E16814102984
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


$259.99
1

AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995124
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$59.99 Saving


$59.99
$0.00
1


CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$134.98
$104.98
1


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157279
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo


$334.98
$306.98
Subtotal: $804.92
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June 11, 2012 6:09:35 PM

You say you live in VA? There's a Microcenter in Fairfax assuming you live close. You can pick up an i5 combo with MOBO with a 50 dollar discount.
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