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750-800$ Web/Graphic design and abit Gaming

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November 2, 2012 3:20:53 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: not sure yet ( do i buy it this week or wait for the new year since new staff may appear )

Budget Range: 750-800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web design - graphic design - gaming ( not hardcore gaming )

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: non

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or better

Parts Preferences: I would like mobo Gigabyte or AsRock ( i have bad expriance with Asus and MSI xD )

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
* Quiet PC will be good
* Software im using is ( Adobe CS6 [ Photoshop - Dreamweaver - Flash - Illustrator - Fireworks - InDesign ], CorelDraw X4, Xara Xtreme Pro v4 )
* Games ( online games like [ RF - GW2 ] / Starcraft 2 - XCOM Enemy Unknown - Prototype 2 - Maxpaye 3 )
but as i said b4 im not hardcore gamer which mean i can live with games runing with med lvl performance :) 
* As for OS : i would like to be able to use Windows 8
* One last thing it would be cool if you guys advise me about whats better for my usage ( AMD Fx or Intel I5/I7 )

Thanks.
a b 4 Gaming
November 2, 2012 3:41:50 PM

As far as the cpu power, the i-series is still better, even in most multi- threaded apps. That's why I'm going with the 3570k. The motherboard and the PSU will allow you to just buy another GPU whenever you want and throw it in. Windows 8 will be another $70-$80. Other than that, this build is solid.
If you have any questions, just ask.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mfK6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mfK6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mfK6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.22 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($207.55 @ Newegg)

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $718.70

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Note: if you can't go to a microcenter to buy the processor, you can get it online for $190. That would raise the price up $40 to $760
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November 3, 2012 7:48:18 PM

Thanks zared619 for this nice build ;) 

i got 1 question is there an alt. case ( cool master or thermaltak ) as i think Zalman not avilable for me.
thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2012 8:01:49 PM

For your build, an Intel build would be nice, AMD would be a nice cheaper route as well. Both are great.

For an Intel build, check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14708687...
Drop the i5 3570K to the i5 3450 (-$30):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $815
It should be noted, Microcenter pricing that Zared has is instore pickup only, the standard price of the i5 3470 is $200.

For an AMD build, check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Swap the FX-6300 for the FX-8320 (+$40)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Swap the 7870 for the 7950 (+70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $730 before rebates

What do you get with the AMD build? Cheaper price obviously, in applications like what you want to do, the FX-8320/8350 performs better/similar to the i5 3570K and better than the i7 3770K in some cases. It should also be noted in gaming the GPU matters more than the CPU.

Prime example of GPU > CPU in gaming:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/5/

Now for Apps:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-835...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-835...
I'll admit, with Piledriver's FX-8350/8320, it's hit and miss on certain benchmarks. I know that you don't want to overclock, but the FX-8320 can take advantage for much less than the cheapest Intel chip that can, the i5 3570K @ $230. Many of the reviews state that the FX-8320/8350 can overclock to 5GHZ easy, proof?
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...
Even 4ghz+ on the stock cooler.
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November 3, 2012 9:51:47 PM

@zared619 Thanks for replay ;) 
@aznshinobi Thanks for the builds gonna check them out ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 3:55:01 AM

Any time :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 11:49:37 PM

Good luck MG!
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