Intel Build for $700-$800 Tops?

I have multiple builds set up for multiple price ranges and such already, just to make sure I always have one I can afford. Both of them, however, are AMD based. I have been told by friends to check Intel out a bit, so might as well give it a go, right?

Approximate Purchase Date:

Budget Range: $700-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Extensive gaming, mostly intensive such as BF3.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg. I don't really care if it is a few bucks more.

Location: Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (Please no i3s for this price range...), am open to NVIDIA graphics but AMD Radeons are my preferred.

Overclocking: Maybe, if an unlocked Intel isn't too much.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Reason: The games I play are really slow with my current build (Intel E5300 @ 2.6Ghz, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GT 220).

Would also like a CPU cooler just to make sure ;) And for a case, I kinda like the Antec Three Hundred Illusion.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Acer S211HLbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.40 @ Amazon)
    Total: $793.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    sorry, no 300 illusion, but the CoolerMaster 430 is a good case. With the 3470, you don't need an aftermarket cooler -- overclocking is limited. B75 board will do what you need. You have a fantastic gaming card, quad core processor, 1920x1080 monitor and win 7 for under $800.
  2. Sorry about the screw up, I have a monitor. I was in a rush and wasnt payig attention. Could you possibly get me a better build? With my case? :D
  3. I know your preference is your preference, but that Cooler Master case he picked out definitely gets a stamp of approval from myself. So if you "have" to stick to that one, then don't be too disappointed!
  4. jkremis said:
    I know your preference is your preference, but that Cooler Master case he picked out definitely gets a stamp of approval from myself. So if you "have" to stick to that one, then don't be too disappointed!


    I just like the multiple fans, but I'll consider it! Seems like every build I have been suggested has that case :P
  5. ScrewySqrl said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Acer S211HLbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.40 @ Amazon)
    Total: $793.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    sorry, no 300 illusion, but the CoolerMaster 430 is a good case. With the 3470, you don't need an aftermarket cooler -- overclocking is limited. B75 board will do what you need. You have a fantastic gaming card, quad core processor, 1920x1080 monitor and win 7 for under $800.


    Do you have a build without a monitor for $800? Like I said I was rushing and I messed up; I don't need a monitor.
  6. Best answer selected by Poltregeist.
  7. Quote:
    here you go brosef
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jSXL


    Thanks! Will likely suffice a i5-3570k. :P
  8. Quote:
    dont get the K unless you plan to overclock, in that case youll need a better mobo and an aftermarket cooler aswell


    Alrighty then! Just go with the standard, and the turbo will be enough for me ;)
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