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800-900$ Budget Computer (Gaming/Multi-media)

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October 11, 2012 2:48:33 AM

Here is the build that I have come up with:

My main purpose for this computer will be browsing the internet, movies and music will be huge. I will do some gaming but most will be done on my Xbox 360. I will also be connecting my xbox 360 to the monitor listed below (that is a must) I wanna either use hdmi cable or composite to connect to the monitor. I believe this will be possible?

I also wanna be able to use 2 monitors with this computer. One monitor will be for the xbox 360 as well.

How does the build look for my price range? Price has too include Monitor and OS.

PLEASE NOTE: High end gaming will not really happen on this build, but some gaming will (WoW, Diablo 3) for example.

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Cart Item List:
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819103727
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$99.99


1


PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1600-X9
$38.49


1


Western Digital WD Blue 250GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136771
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$69.99
$59.99


1


XFX Radeon HD 6770 HD-677X-ZNFC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814150560
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$119.99


1


PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III PPCMK3S500 500W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817703035
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$79.99


1


NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811146061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$49.99
$39.99


1


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


1


ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers
Item #:N82E16824236052
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
$219.99
$179.99


1


GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128521
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$99.99


Grand Total: $816.41
October 11, 2012 3:01:03 AM

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please god dont order that....and if your going to game on your 360 no reason to spend nearly that much on a pc.


I'll still be gaming on it, just not as super intensive.

Whats wrong with that build? Other then im guessing you dont like AMD?
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October 11, 2012 3:07:33 AM

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order this instead... same price but MUCH MUCH better computer
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ2Q
Total: $795.85

EDIT: Just some overpriced selections and a poor processor, trinity are the only worthwhile amd processors out right now TBH (which i used in above build)


Nice thanks. I'll definitely be looking into that build and probably be building it in 2-3 weeks :) 
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October 11, 2012 3:11:27 AM

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nice! pics or it didnt happen ;D


Haha. I'll post some. Hopefully I don't break everything in the process lol :) 
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October 11, 2012 3:14:12 AM

Only thing is I'll be removing the optical drive, and possibly getting a lower GB SSD, or possibly getting rid of it.

I wanna overclock the processor i'm thinking as well. What would be a decent/better fan to get for it?

Also does that CPU have a GPU as well? I'm kinda confused by what I read on it.
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October 11, 2012 3:19:50 AM

I don't really like AMD (nor do i in anyway dislike them), but Intel is just too expensive for me right now. With what I need to buy.
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October 11, 2012 3:22:45 AM

I know what you mean - if you wanna go with the Trinity A10-5800K and disable the IGP for better overclock, then go with this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZ9d

But its just my opinion :) 

Good luck! If you have smaller specific questions, you can always PM me
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October 11, 2012 4:26:21 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZhc

Thats my final build, but my question is can I get a better TV than that monitor (I wanna be able to connect my xbox via an HDMI cable, and I wanna be able to connect my computer to it as well (I'd like to be able to output my computer through an HDMI cable. Can I do that with my currrent build?)

So basically I'd like to be able to use a TV if possible and connect both my xbox and computer through an hdmi cable can I do this? If not, anyone know a good TV that I can use with my xbox (hdmi), and my computer either dvi, or whatever other method? (Only interested in a TV that woulb be better than that monitor in my build and hopefully for close to the same price.)

PLEASE NOTE: I'm fine using a HDMI to DVI adapter for my xbox 360 as long as it will work. I mostly will be using Turtle beaches with my xbox so sound isnt a huge deal there.

Whats the best possible solution here? Kinda wanna get a bigger monitor/TV if possible for the same price as that monitor or less if possible.

I suppose DVI to HDMI would work in my case as well if I had to right?
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October 11, 2012 12:06:41 PM

you should kill yourself if u gonna build this , go with the build jrpong had recommended for you but change that gpu its crap , as you on a budget go with the HD 7770 or gtx 550ti
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October 11, 2012 12:24:40 PM

Why no Intel? The i3-3220 will game better than either of those AMD CPUs, no matter how high you overclock them. And it will do it at less than half the power draw. The only reason to get Trinity is to game without an addon graphics card, and it looks like you want to add one - so the i3 will do much better for you.

http://techreport.com/review/23662/amd-a10-5800k-and-a8...

Also, I recommend the HD 7750 GDDR5, because faster memory is better than more memory in GPUs, and you can play BF3 on Medium versus Low with the HD 6670 GDDR3.
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October 11, 2012 1:40:49 PM

jessterman21 said:
Why no Intel? The i3-3220 will game better than either of those AMD CPUs, no matter how high you overclock them. And it will do it at less than half the power draw. The only reason to get Trinity is to game without an addon graphics card, and it looks like you want to add one - so the i3 will do much better for you.

http://techreport.com/review/23662/amd-a10-5800k-and-a8...

Also, I recommend the HD 7750 GDDR5, because faster memory is better than more memory in GPUs, and you can play BF3 on Medium versus Low with the HD 6670 GDDR3.

exactly look what i recommend for a person with 900$ budget , and it will kick ass

Case : NZXT LEXA S LEXS. ( $79.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146060

MotherBoard : GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155. ( $134.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128546

CPU : Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz. ( $229.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

Ram : Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600. ( $24.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820104203

GPU : EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5. ( $229.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130826

HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache. ( $79.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840

PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified. ( $89.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139020

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R. ( $16.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151244

♣ TOTAL = $887.
now u have a really nice spec. to go for ultra in most games , and for the cpu if u want to overclock it and get a better performance you should buy an after market cpu cooler. and you can go for that one.

CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO. ( $30.99 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

and the TOTAL WILL BE = $918.

( notice that without even overclocking it you still can smoothly play most of modern games smoothly).

i suggest this build for another person , you could also remove the 3570k and put 2500k as you will not be a hardcore gamer. nothing make sense with building a amd build with 900 bucks , but its up to you

GOOD LuCK ;) 
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October 11, 2012 4:24:24 PM

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Cmon guys read the op atleast if your not going to read the rest of the thread....

6670 is the highest GPU you can hybrid crossfire with the a10s IGPU which will provide BETTER graphics than 550ti ( why anyone would buy or suggest this when the 7750/7770 exists i have no clue), 7750/7770 especially since i included a 2gb vram model!

If he can afford the 7850 or better then yes the i3 would be a better choice (or an i5 if he can afford it), however he wants a nice (27+ in) 1080 monitor WITH speakers and windows 7 in that 900 so that complicates things greatly and really makes the a10+6670 his best bet.


yeah, i'm moving on out on my own and this is what i'll basically be able to realistically do. Since i'll also be getting a bed, a computer desk, and other misc things for my apartment.

As time gets closer (i'll be leaving in 3 weeks) I'll re-evaluate my budget to make sure its atleast the same, if not more and then I will come back with my new budget if it has increased and look at intel if I can.
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October 11, 2012 5:37:10 PM

Skittles, just if you want to save a couple bucks, the NZXT Gamma Classic is an amazing case - I'd take that over any other budget case any day.
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October 11, 2012 6:56:38 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jZxo

Thats the build I am planning on using.

However, I'm now thinking I might have about an extra 100$ to dump into the computer. So $1000, but it has to include the above TV, as well as Windows 7 OS for $100.

What I've been thinking is should I change the AMD a10-5800K processor for a FX 8120 or an FX 6200. I might even streth for a FX 8150 if it would be astronomically better then the other said processors.

Would it be beneficial to me in this case to go to one of those processors?

This is all im interested in right now, down the line if I can get Intel I will, but for now with moving out, having to get a computer desk, bed, ect I cant afford intel.
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October 11, 2012 7:05:12 PM

Does not need to be from NewEgg if you can get a better deal (shipping is something to consider here) I'm open as far as that goes. I'd like to get the parts fast once I order them so.

NewEgg is prefered but is not competely necessary.
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October 11, 2012 7:34:13 PM

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You can really save some money by shopping around, however i tried to include newegg as much as possible and included only a few of the most reliable vendors (newegg, amazon, NCIX) for everything.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k20E
Total (before mail-in rebates): $881.87
Mail-in Rebates: $-40.00
Total: $841.87

Wont overclock, but it will still rape very hard and play everything on max on your new TV. If you need to save a few more dollars, switch the video card to this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will shave off 40 dollars right quick, however the 7870 is more powerful


I should have put i already have an Ihas624-B, and a BenQ 0800 drive for this computer, but its ok i removed the dvd drive, ill possible look at lowering the graphics card, and maybe taking out the SSD drive and or reducing to a smaller size.

the SSD is basically just for the OS anyways in this case isn't it? And the main programs well games, music, ect would be on the other drive?

I'm not huge into graphics, I don't have great eye sight anyways. I'll mostly be using the computer for WoW, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, things like that. BF3, MW3 I probably wont play on the computer just cause I enjoy those games on the xbox with friends (who dont have gaming rigs so).

however im gonna stick with the xfx
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October 11, 2012 7:49:38 PM

GPU says minimum of a 500W power supply. Wont I need to upgrade the PSU?
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October 11, 2012 8:37:44 PM

Does the CPU already have thermal paste applied (heat sink)? And will I need any other cables? Or anything else that I have to have?
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October 12, 2012 12:59:26 AM

Best answer selected by sktittles.
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