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October 27, 2012 3:59:34 AM

My friend is building a new pc and needs some help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas
Budget Range: 500-600 You can go above 600 by $10 or $20 if need be

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, cd drive and if need be hdd

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: none although I do think he said he wanted a fx 8320 paired with a 7850/70

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: If a hdd does not fit in the budget then he can reuse his old one

More about : 500 600 gaming editing

a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 4:05:23 AM

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Swap the 7870 for the 7850 (-$50):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Total: $590

You'll be good to go, the new Piledriver chips are pretty solid specially with a budget build. The FX-8320 is a bit expensive per your budget, but the 6300 is still a great solution especially after overclocking:
http://www.techspot.com/review/586-amd-fx-8350-fx-6300/...
http://www.techspot.com/review/586-amd-fx-8350-fx-6300/...
Overclocked: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 4:09:08 AM

Yeah... no HDD, sorry.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $589.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 27, 2012 4:29:03 AM

Ok, this is what I have

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/lyfI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/lyfI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/lyfI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Memory Express)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.44 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $581.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 4:35:54 AM

Looks good OP! Although I did notice you ended up reusing the HDD, all is well though good luck!
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October 27, 2012 4:52:37 AM

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June 26, 2013 11:57:26 AM


CPU- Intel core i5 3570k-$220 depending on where you get it could be less in other sites
MOBO- AsRock pro 4 lga1155-$100
Ram-Corsair 8gb vengeance-$70
GPU- PNY GeForce GT 620 Graphics card-$60
Hard drive-WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive-$60
PSU-Sea Sonic SS-550HT-$60
Case- Apevia X-Plorer case -$60
DvD Drive- Asus dvd-r/cd-r combo-$20

GRAND TOTAL-$650 without shipping or rebates I picked a low end GPU that if you like you have some wiggle room in price to upgrade to a better one in the future or now
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