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June 22, 2012 3:25:31 AM

hi everyone, this forum was suggested to me by a friend, he said it was a great place to get advise so hears my plans ( well kinda )

Approximate Purchase Date:o nce I get the money saved up ( I currently have about 1/2 of it ) ( late july, hopefully before september)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games >recording/editing video ( I like to do game lets plays )> surfing >schoolwork > everything else

Parts Not Required: Screen, keyboard, mouse, some cords ( I have some misc. Ethernet and those wide blue ones ling around )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg ( the less sites the better )

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Sorry Im new to this, but I've had good experiences with nivida, intel, and Texas Instrument

Overclocking: Yes, as much as I can xD

SLI or Crossfire: what?

Monitor Resolution: umm.. its a 20 inch flatscreen TV its 720P if that helps

Additional Comments: well needs to run almost anything I throw at it ( run most games at at least 20 FPS )

so far my parts are:

ASUS F1A75-V pro motherboard
AMD ( my friend swears my them ) FX processor ( cant remember which one )
samsung 4GB ram card x2
western digital 500 GB HDD
antec 500W power supply
NZXT source case
Sapphire RAdeon HD 7850 2GB
windows 7 home premium 64bit ( my freind has a "legit" ( see my air quotes, I think he pirated it :p  ) copy of Win7 he said He may let me use xD )

yes, I know, I didn't include any of my favorite brands in there, and thats because A friend of mine swears up and down by all those companies.

thanks for any advise/help, and this is 100% subject to change xD

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June 22, 2012 3:50:13 AM

Your friend is what called a AMD fanboy and hes not correct intel is better lol here a build for you GPU: $320- XFX Radeon$320 7870

CPU & Optical Drive: $196- i5-2400 & Asus

PSU & RAM: $95- Corsair CX500 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB

Motherboard & HDD: $200- Asrock Z77 Pro4 & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Total(Excluding Rebates): 812 USD

Rebates: $30
June 22, 2012 3:55:40 AM

It is going to be difficult to keep the total build cost at or below $800 with a $320 videocard. The AMD Chip may have been suggested for cost control measures.
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June 22, 2012 4:01:52 AM

rwayne said:
It is going to be difficult to keep the total build cost at or below $800 with a $320 videocard. The AMD Chip may have been suggested for cost control measures.
that's true
June 22, 2012 4:11:54 AM

Here a AMD build if you prefer PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $786.64
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
June 22, 2012 4:30:34 AM

what you could do is change cpu and mobo Try this

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

bundled with:

1x Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz ...
$394.98 the rest of your build is good
June 22, 2012 5:52:10 AM


Item #: N82E16827151244
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


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


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


PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814131457
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate


PowerColor Professional Graphics Interface Card Supporter Model POWER JACK
Item #: N82E16814999028
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
-$14.99 Saving


AMD Gift - AMD Gaming Evolved Three For Free Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995122
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$99.99 Saving


Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371035
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$35.00 Instant


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231274
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115089
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138344
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$45.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate

Subtotal: $812.92 newegg