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Budget 700-750$ PC

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July 2, 2012 6:44:32 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next couple of weeks

Budget Range: 700-750 , really dont want to go over.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing with sony vegas pro , Gaming (COD4,WAW,BF3,Few Others but BF3 is the most demanding )

Parts Not Required: monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (Preferrably a wishlist link)

Country: US

Parts Preferences: I know i want the Lexa-S Case , intel i5 processor, Radeon 6XXX series GPU, MOBO with USB3.0 , Win7, 1 TB at least

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Additional Comments:
This will be my first time doing any type of PC building / Im a PC n00b. Im not gonna build a PC if i cant beat this( for the price.

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July 2, 2012 7:48:14 AM

the bundle you listed doesnt say what brand of psu it uses, and the processor is pretty weak and graphics card is a budget card.

have you got a microcenter in your town?

get the i5 3570k from them for $190

mobo $140

psu antec 650 watts use the 15% off code AJUNE15 $68 (after coupon) has another $10 mail in rebate

windows 7 $100

hard drive get a 1 tb seagate for $90

lexa s case $90

ram 8 gigs $44

you said you wanted a radeon 6----
$150, or $135 after rebate

more like $850~

you still would have to get a dvd drive, mouse, keyboard and whatnot, unless you already have that. you could get a cheaper case and an i5 2500k instead
July 2, 2012 8:08:36 AM
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July 2, 2012 12:08:18 PM

Have a look at this build with a much better CPU , GPU around your budget(makes compromise on the case though):

CPU & ODD: $226- i5-2500K & Samsung(Good CPU, overclockable)

PSU & RAM: $73- Corsair CX500 & Corsair XMS 4GB(Note: PSU has $10 off with promo, also RAM is 4GB single kit to keep it under budget, in a month or so if you get spare $20 or so, add another 4GB kit)

Motherboard: $95- Asrock Z77 Pro3(Good motherboard from a reputable company, also if you get this mobo, do update the bios from the site)

GPU: $210- Zotac GTX 560Ti(Good GPU, capable of playing most games smoothly)
In terms of performance it's better than Radeon 6870, slightly slower than Radeon 6950. But makes up for it due to good overclocking nature

HDD: $70- WD Cavier Blue 500GB(HDD has $5 off with promo)

Case: $35- XClio 320 (Though not as good as LEXA, but a decent one, if you want you can get NZXT Source 210 worth $40)

OS: $69- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit

Total(Excluding Rebates,Promos): 778 USD

Rebates,Promos: $45

July 2, 2012 7:21:27 PM

Somehow I mised the whole Vegas thing. Looks like Z-4 has the better plan for that usage.... really a great plan there.
July 2, 2012 7:49:22 PM

Here is the build I did last week fellow:

CPU: i5 3570K
MB: AsRock Z77 Pro3
RAM: G-Skill Sniper Low Voltage DDR3 1600 mHz (PC3 12800)
VGA: Sapphire Radeon 6850 1GB 256-Bit
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
SSD: Kingston V+200 120GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I believe I built a really good system for a very reasonable cost ($636). I did not buy a HD since I will use my old HD to store files and 120 GB SSD is much better to use for main applications, Windows and couple games I play. By the way for Windows 7 I bought:
Which is $95, I divided it by three when I was adding it to the total cost since I am going to use it for three computers anyway. If you don't have more than one computer then you have to spend around $65-70 to buy a new WinOS.
July 2, 2012 7:51:38 PM

By the way PSU, CPU, VGA and RAM listed above are very good selections for a budget computer with future OC or Crossfire options. But you should go to a MicroCenter to save $100 when you buy a CPU and MB. Otherwise the system I listed would have cost $700+.