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I need the best build i can get for ~$800

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June 30, 2012 2:22:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: about two weeks maybe sooner

Budget Range: $800 - $850 total maybe a bit more

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING, school work, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: mouse, speakers, OS, headset

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I love amazon because of super saver shipping but newegg is fine too.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use maybe and ivy bridge CPU & cant decide whether i want to go with a gtx 570 or amd 7850 and definitely a corsair PSU)

Overclocking: No (and not in the future either)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (not now definitely in the future its a possibility)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Thanks!

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June 30, 2012 2:37:24 AM

Someone help me plz
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June 30, 2012 2:40:59 AM
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June 30, 2012 3:09:34 AM

i like it but i said i don't care about OCing so would an i5-3550 be good?
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June 30, 2012 3:20:43 AM


Thats horribly imbalanced for a gaming pc, too much on the processor and psu, didnt even check the links for the rest of the stuff. Didn't include a keyboard or monitor which i believe he needs.

Now op, I could build you a pc today, 800$ using newegg and amazon, or you could simply monitor a few sites over the next few weeks, have a general idea of what components you want to get, get them on sale as they become available and save yourself somewhere around 100$. You might even benefit waiting the couple weeks and picking up the ivy i3's as you will see no difference in performance in the tasks you mentioned above and in games using 500$ or less graphics solutions.
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June 30, 2012 3:21:14 AM

No, because the 3550 has 3.4 ghz with no turbo boost while for like 20 bucks more you can get a 3570k with 3.4 ghz and 3.8 boost and also overclocking even though your not overclocking which I don't know why since its easy & free performance boost, go with the 3570k
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June 30, 2012 3:22:15 AM

Jordannn15 said:
i like it but i said i don't care about OCing so would an i5-3550 be good?

If youre not gonna consider ocing, don't, for a second, consider buying a k series processor. Youre just flushing money down the toilet at that point.
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June 30, 2012 3:23:53 AM

thehidecheck said:
Thats horribly imbalanced for a gaming pc, too much on the processor and psu, didnt even check the links for the rest of the stuff. Didn't include a keyboard or monitor which i believe he needs.

Now op, I could build you a pc today, 800$ using newegg and amazon, or you could simply monitor a few sites over the next few weeks, have a general idea of what components you want to get, get them on sale as they become available and save yourself somewhere around 100$. You might even benefit waiting the couple weeks and picking up the ivy i3's as you will see no difference in performance in the tasks you mentioned above and in games using 500$ or less graphics solutions.



So what would you suggest and no i don't need a keyboard or a monitor but thanks.
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June 30, 2012 3:26:40 AM

A 3570k and 7850 is no way imbalanced at all, and since he does not mention needing a monitor I assume he has it along with keyboard, mouse & OS
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June 30, 2012 3:28:51 AM

thehidecheck said:
If youre not gonna consider ocing, don't, for a second, consider buying a k series processor. Youre just flushing money down the toilet at that point.

oh? so if the i5-2500K and the i5-2500 is the same exact price:
Intel Core i5 2500K $199.99
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500 3.3GHz $199.99
how is that flushing money down the toilet buying the "k" version ?????
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June 30, 2012 3:41:05 AM

Anonymous said:
oh? so if the i5-2500K and the i5-2500 is the same exact price:
Intel Core i5 2500K $199.99
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500 3.3GHz $199.99
how is that flushing money down the toilet buying the "k" version ?????

Ya, cause thats a common thing :kaola:  only goes to show the volatility of prices

sigh, you got me, ill build you a better one, but I'll just make note of the exceptional deals over the meh products i choose, though this would be a good time to specify, are you including a keyboard and monitor in the budget op?
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June 30, 2012 3:47:40 AM

No i don't need a keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers, or and OS
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June 30, 2012 4:00:57 AM

Op already stated that he didnt need a keyboard or monitor either a few posts up. With the current prices of the K series processors there is no reason not to buy one. They are within a few dollars of their non OC counterparts. Its definately not a waste. If you go with ggil24's build you will have a computer that can run any game out there right now on ultra settings with fps at least in the 60's all day long.
The awesome thing about going with the i5-3570k, the hd7850, and the z77 board is the fact that a year or two down the road if its not cutting it anymore you can OC the cpu and gsu and keep on trucking. You may be worried about an overclocking experience right now and you certainly don't "have" to do it for this rig to perform, but it would be a mistake to leave the option on the table and not take it at that price.
The only thing I might change is getting the
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 7200 rpm 64mb cache sata3 1TB drive. Its the same price. The 500gb would be fine if you were going with a SSD for your OS and priority data.

Grab the stuff that was listed and don't look back. You won't regret it.
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June 30, 2012 4:01:03 AM

Intel Core i5 3450 $189.99
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP $89.99
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB $45.99
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 $264.99
$239.99 after mail-in rebate card
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W $59.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB $99.99
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel $54.99
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner $16.99
$822.92 before rebate(s) $792.92 after

i know you wanted a corsair PSU but the seasonic is perfect and imho, corsairs are overpriced. a quality 500-550 watt psu will handle most any single graphic card set up and that seasonic will handle quite a few SLI set ups.
if you are not overclocking a H77 is just dandy with the ivy bridge i5-3450.
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June 30, 2012 4:13:19 AM

Yea seasonic make solid psu, I got the xfx 750,
Though I'd go with the 7850 over 570 anyday
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June 30, 2012 4:16:30 AM

Oh yeah, OP if you happen to live in Canada buy from directcanada, they have free shipping on $50+ orders
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June 30, 2012 4:19:29 AM

ggil24 said:
Yea seasonic make solid psu, I got the xfx 750,
Though I'd go with the 7850 over 570 anyday

oh RLY?

PWN'd
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June 30, 2012 4:29:25 AM

Step aside, step aside, this is how a newegg employee does it(we send out coupon codes for a reason).
Case: Rosewill challanger: 40$(better stock than antec 300)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: WD blue 500gb: 65$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: XFX core edition 7850: 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair Builder series 500w: 30$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: Gskill ares 8gb: 41.40$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: i5-3570k: 215$ (while i wouldn't suggest the i5k for your purposes, its on sale while the other comparable aren't)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: Biostar TZ77XE3: 100$ (got good reviews regardless it came from biostar)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now insert coupon codes as follows(requires login):
EMCNDHA27
EMCNDHB34
EMCNDHB222
EMCNDHA42
EMCNDHD77

Total: 741.33$ +30$ in rebates

This is gonna leave you with abit extra money. You can either bank that, put it into a larger hard drive, put it into a ssd boot drive, put it into an optical drive, a cpu cooler for ocing, or put it into a better video card.
Regardless, this build shits on all the other suggestions and I'd love for them to tell me otherwise. It's all for the op as far as i'm concerned, this is gonna be the right build, but maybe just a few tweaks.

Edit: if you srsly consider other builds over this one, well, I'd feel horrible that such an opportunity was missed. I srsly want other posters to consider this over their own suggestions, say which they'd prefer.
Edit Edit: I did like 3 edits to this post in the last two paragraphs, feel free to read them again if youre coming back.
Edit Edit Edit: What you could add to meet your budget or get closer to it
CPU cooler:CM Hyper 212: 20$ (will let you take advantage of the i5k overclocking ability)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: MSI twin forza 7970: 280$ (would replace your 7850)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Burner: LG DVD burner: 17$ (i dont use optical much anymore)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD Boot/ISRT drive: OCZ vertex 3 60gb: 55$ (intel smart response is amazing and available on z77 mobos)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit (4x): I do my best to avoid mail in rebates, as evident in the first build. I suggest you avoid them aswell when you can.
Edit (5x): Might aswell do some closing thoughts on the build anyway. As I said to the first poster, this is a lopsided build, but that is only because the current sales/market dictate this over other solutions. In all honesty, this would be a great build if you planned on upgrading in the future. It is easily capable of powering 500$ graphics solutions so if now, or in the future, you want to throw in either a gtx 670 or 680, it will do just fine. I5k should offer you some ocing potential(again) and you'd have to be rather thick not to fiddle with it. 500gb HDD is meh, but SSD prices are plummeting, for all system builders i'd suggest getting the cheapest storage solution too simply buy you time untill a full ssd system becomes viable. Memory is quality stuff, it could benefit from some oc aswell. The case is banging, no need to buy extra fans. People are gonna complain about the power supply(its non modular, its low wattage), but mid tower cases have plenty of room to excess power cables, and pc component power requirements are going down, if it powers what you have right now, it will power everything in the future aswell(excluding enthusiasts).
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June 30, 2012 4:39:09 AM

The standard benchmarks don't include the fact that fully loaded the Radeon card only pulls in the mid 20w range of power vs in the 80w range of the GTX. Radeon is a 2gb card vs a 1gb and if you end up doing any overclocking to it, it surpasses the the gtx 570's performance across the board.
Those points alone make it a better card for the money to me.
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June 30, 2012 4:56:47 AM

all i see are excuses. :non: 

how about some benchmarks?
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June 30, 2012 4:59:56 AM

Made more edits to my build, read em plz XD. As for 570 vs 7850, always gonna go to the 7850. In addition to oc, power consumption, better/improving drivers, you have to consider this isnt reference 7850 vs reference 570. Matter o fact, you're gonna have one hell of a juiced 7850 if the 7850 gets to the 570's price bracket.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-hd-7850-power-... there are your benches, 570 vs aftermarket 7850 in a dead heat. OC, power consumption, crossfire capability(for future proofing, 570's arent viable cause of their vram), and another few months of driver optimizations and the 7850 is way ahead. 570's been out for 3-4x longer than the 7850, it doesn't have any further to go. Lets not forget customer support in general will see the 570 nose dive first.
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June 30, 2012 5:03:39 AM

Right on hidecheck. The 7850 is a better value and cheaper. Can't get much better than that. The performance difference is minor. I'd also take the 7850 over the 570 in a heart beat, even if my life depended on it.
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June 30, 2012 5:07:04 AM

I'm tired and going to bed, treat my posts like god and don't stray from my suggestions when i leave.
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June 30, 2012 5:12:46 AM

thehidecheck said:
I'm tired and going to bed, treat my posts like god and don't stray from my suggestions when i leave.




HAHAHA!!! +1
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June 30, 2012 5:22:20 AM

thehidecheck said:
Made more edits to my build, read em plz XD. As for 570 vs 7850, always gonna go to the 7850. In addition to oc, power consumption, better/improving drivers, you have to consider this isnt reference 7850 vs reference 570. Matter o fact, you're gonna have one hell of a juiced 7850 if the 7850 gets to the 570's price bracket.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-hd-7850-power-... there are your benches, 570 vs aftermarket 7850 in a dead heat. OC, power consumption, crossfire capability(for future proofing, 570's arent viable cause of their vram), and another few months of driver optimizations and the 7850 is way ahead. 570's been out for 3-4x longer than the 7850, it doesn't have any further to go. Lets not forget customer support in general will see the 570 nose dive first.


lets compare apples to apples on this build. did your build include one of these non reference clock 7850s?
no.
simple, the 570 i suggested will perform better than the 7850 you suggested.
you do not understand that a referenced card cannot be overclock as those models since they do not have the vrms as those do.

babble senselessly about customer support, which Nvivida has a better track record btw, all you want. it isn't going to change which suggestion is a little more attractive.
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June 30, 2012 5:24:03 AM

thehidecheck's build looks fine (I could care less for the ego and god help us if newegg staff talk to ppl like he does) but it is time sensitive...those codes dont last forever...

As long as you come away with a i5,z77,7850 or 570 or 480 at your budget you should be on the right track. 7850 and 670s are the sweet spots right now.
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June 30, 2012 5:32:44 AM

Anonymous said:
lets compare apples to apples on this build. did your build include one of these non reference clock 7850s?
no.
simple, the 570 i suggested will perform better than the 7850 you suggested.
you do not understand that a referenced card cannot be overclock as those models since they do not have the vrms as those do.

babble senselessly about customer support, which Nvivida has a better track record btw, all you want. it isn't going to change which suggestion is a little more attractive.



No reason to take it personal and get pissy. There really isn't an apple to apple comparison between the two. The 7850 is capable of matching the performance of the 570. That is a well known fact in the community. Set that aside and you still have more reasons to say the 7850 is a better all round choice. Just because you can still drive to the store in grandma's old station wagon doesn't mean you have too.
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June 30, 2012 5:32:54 AM

Go for the asus DCU2 7850
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June 30, 2012 5:35:07 AM

rblenden said:
No reason to take it personal and get pissy. There really isn't an apple to apple comparison between the two. The 7850 is capable of matching the performance of the 570. That is a well known fact in the community. Set that aside and you still have more reasons to say the 7850 is a better all round choice. Just because you can still drive to the store in grandma's old station wagon doesn't mean you have too.

if i wanted to drive to the store in grandma's wagon i'd suggest the GTX 480@$200 beats the pants off the 7850 when overclocked.

now who is getting pissy?

i am keeping the "discussion" within the guidelines of what is posted for the build. this is not a "X is better than Y because" thread.
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June 30, 2012 5:37:45 AM

loops said:
thehidecheck's build looks fine (I could care less for the ego and god help us if newegg staff talk to ppl like he does) but it is time sensitive...those codes dont last forever...

As long as you come away with a i5,z77,7850 or 570 or 480 at your budget you should be on the right track. 7850 and 670s are the sweet spots right now.

I feel horrid, I could hardly keep that lie going for 3 secs. Of course im not newegg staff, but thats what op wants to hear.
:(  :cry: 
I hope I didn't step on anyones toes. Baby seal's all around
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://insidescoops...
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June 30, 2012 5:40:39 AM

if ignorance is bliss, why am i not happy?

Someone should be crapping rainbows about now.
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June 30, 2012 6:06:56 AM

Thanks everybody i think im going to go with ggil24's build though.
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June 30, 2012 6:08:14 AM

nvm thehidecheck's build thanks a lot!
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June 30, 2012 6:27:56 AM

Best answer selected by jordannn15.
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