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Need input on $800-$975 gaming pc build

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October 12, 2012 1:57:35 AM

Here's what I've got so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k2li

Approximate Purchase Date: around Christmas

Budget Range: $800-$975 after shipping and rebates

System Usage from Most to Least: Gaming, surfing the web, schoolwork

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Location: Easton, Pennsylvania

Parts Preferences: I want the nzxt phantom case, want a intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want to keep the nzxt phantom window, would like to play games like arma 2 smoothly

More about : input 800 975 gaming build

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October 12, 2012 3:12:44 AM

I just upgraded The BigTroll's build.
Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $797.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 12, 2012 3:16:40 AM

TheBigTroll said:
dont consider the phantom on a ~1200 dollar build. its all gone to waste=

I think you mean "don't consider the phantom on a < 1200 dollar build".

My only criticism with the build is the micro atx mobo (no big deal, I just hate working with smaller than necessary mobos) and the lack of SSD. SSDs are crucial in anything over about $700.
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October 12, 2012 3:21:19 AM

Kamen_BG said:
I just upgraded The BigTroll's build.
Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $797.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


i dont see how its a upgrade

-the powercolor is not as good as the xfx
-the 300 doesnt have usb3 while the one does
-the hard drive yeah but not many people need that much storage
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October 12, 2012 3:23:32 AM

The bigtroll's build is perfect for himand its right at $800 so can easily add in a Samsung 830 128gb SSD for ~$80 and still be under.
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October 12, 2012 3:25:14 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i dont see how its a upgrade

-the powercolor is not as good as the xfx
-the 300 doesnt have usb3 while the one does
-the hard drive yeah but not many people need that much storage

The powercolor is a good enough price that it doesn't matter. XFX isn't that good and powercolor cards perform just fine.
The 300 Antec One is better though.
hdd size is preference.
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October 12, 2012 4:07:05 AM

not really. there is a 302 as well
at least xfx warranty is good from what i experienced and heard about.
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October 12, 2012 5:42:46 AM

^much apologies, I meant to say the antec one is better and agree with you. Just got my names flipped.
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