$750 Budget Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon?

Budget Range: $700-$775

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Skyping/and other related programs, Recording gameplay for YouTube, Internet, Homework, Watching movies,

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, NCIX, Amazon, Geeks

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU(Quad-core), ASUS, EVGA, or Gigabyte mobo,

Overclocking: Yes to CPU and GPU

SLI or Crossfire: When money comes around lol

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Want a good gamer with silent fans.
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  1. Here you go:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($164.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $737.77
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 02:47 EDT-0400)
  2. 1

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


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


    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Instant


    LEPA B650-SA 650W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817194103
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


    EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814130759
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
    Item #: N82E16820148544
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$80.00 Instant
    -$9.00 Combo


    EVGA Gift - Duke Nukem Forever Game
    Item #: N82E16800996205
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$29.99 Saving


    Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115234
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157296
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$13.00 Combo

    Subtotal: $763.92

    newegg note combos
  3. Do you have an OS? Becuase if we need to factor that into the price, we need to change a few things.
  4. @Deemo I have an OEM one currently so I guess I need a new OS. Guys and I forgot to mention I don't use ASRock motherboards. If you saw I asked for ASUS, EVGA, or GIGABYTE. And a full size ATX mobo too.
  5. ASRock is a division of ASUS actually if that changes anything.

    And if the OS is Windows 7, and it is registered, then there is no need for a new one. More money for a better computer.

    I would highly recommend the build that g-unit1111 recommended as its very balanced.
  6. ASRock used to be a division of ASUS. Now it is its own company.
  7. azeem40 said:
    ASRock used to be a division of ASUS. Now it is its own company.

    Ah didn't know that actually. That's actually pretty cool. I gotta read up on my news.

    Either way point is ASRock has nothing wrong with it. I'm not saying convert or anything, I'm just saying I've run multiple ASRock builds for clients and they have worked fine.
  8. Is there a different HDD(preferably Western Digital) to go with that build? And what is a good GPU?
  9. hunterpostit88 said:
    Is there a different HDD(preferably Western Digital) to go with that build? And what is a good GPU?

    Samsung hard drives are made by Seagate - and they're very reliable. I have one and it works great.

    The Radeon 6870 that I recommended is the best sub-$170 card in terms of performance.
  10. So here is what I was thinking.
    Core i5 2400 $190
    ASRock Z75 Pro3 $85
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 $200
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB $44
    Cooler Master GX Series 650 watt $68
    Western Digital Cavier Blue 500GB $70
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming $50
    LG DVD Burner $23
    Prices include shipping. And the magic price is $707! wow.....:)
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