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November 7, 2012 3:04:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 400-500 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Auto-CAD (not really the 3D aspect of it), internet browsing, email

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, microcenter

Location: MD, have a microcenter near by

Parts Preferences: Intel if possible

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments:
Non-flashy case with no windows or anything.
This is just a basic build but with AutoCAD use. (No 3D however)

Thanks

More about : 400 500 gaming build

November 9, 2012 1:08:47 AM

Slightly hard but here ya go. It is slightly impossible to get under $500 for a full PC. Did my best. If you want to get a little cheaper go with a AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.20 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.50 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $657.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 22:07 EST-0500)

If you don't have a keyboard/mouse yet, I left it blank because it is personal preference.
November 9, 2012 1:12:25 AM

Poltregeist said:
Slightly hard but here ya go. It is slightly impossible to get under $500 for a full PC. Did my best. If you want to get a little cheaper go with a AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.20 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.50 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $657.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 22:07 EST-0500)

If you don't have a keyboard/mouse yet, I left it blank because it is personal preference.


NON GAMING
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November 9, 2012 1:22:10 AM

guerrero said:
NON GAMING


Yeah it is non-gaming. You could knock off the discrete GPU to save money but this is a nice all-rounder.
November 9, 2012 1:25:02 AM
November 9, 2012 1:30:38 AM



Forgot the optical drive. AND the fact of that i5 being more than enough for day to day use. An i3 is plenty for cheaper. A $40 PSU? Wouldn't trust it. The case selection is solid though.
November 9, 2012 1:31:31 AM

Poltregeist said:
Forgot the optical drive. AND the fact of that i5 being more than enough for day to day use. An i3 is plenty for cheaper. A $40 PSU? Wouldn't trust it. The case selection is solid though.


Do you know what Corsair is?
November 9, 2012 1:36:24 AM

guerrero said:
Do you know what Corsair is?


I do. I prefer them for most things (PSUs, Cases) but any $40 PSU is shady or at least won't last. Especially if with rebate it is only $25... Not to diss Corsair, but really any self respecting PSU is at least $60.
November 9, 2012 1:41:38 AM

Poltregeist said:
I do. I prefer them for most things (PSUs, Cases) but any $40 PSU is shady or at least won't last. Not to diss Corsair, but really any self respecting PSU is at least $60.


Juat becasue of the price dosnt mean anything dude I have that PSU and its been working awesome just because its $40 doesnt mean its crap. Its even 80+ Bronze which is better then other $40 psus's

DONT JUDGE OF THE CHEAP PRICE Seriously

I WOLD RECOMMEND THAT PSU ANYDAY

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November 9, 2012 1:44:08 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $522.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 22:43 EST-0500)

With OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $472.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 22:47 EST-0500)
November 9, 2012 1:46:29 AM

sonicers said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $522.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 22:43 EST-0500)



Dont forget an OS :D 
November 9, 2012 1:47:32 AM

sonicers said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $522.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 22:43 EST-0500)


Forgot the OS. Total is now $622.57
November 9, 2012 2:58:44 AM

Are you guys serious? I freakin straight up posted an OS included build. What roody-poos
November 9, 2012 4:03:17 PM

sonicers said:
Are you guys serious? I freakin straight up posted an OS included build. What roody-poos


yeah you changed it
November 11, 2012 2:31:51 PM

Best answer selected by waynec121.
November 11, 2012 2:32:56 PM

thanks everyone. you were all a big help!
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