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November 12, 2012 7:02:09 PM

A couple weeks ago you guys helped me put together a $500 build. We I am ordering this week, and the budget has gone to $800. A new monitor is being purchased by another party and it will be 1920x1080. I have the OS, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit, and I have a case. I also have a 1TB WD Black hdd.

What can be had for $800?
November 12, 2012 7:06:12 PM

Also, will not be overclocking and do prefer an Intel architecture.
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November 13, 2012 11:32:47 AM

Hey, stop bumping for a sec while I put together an 800 dollar build for you. Want me to fit an OS into your budget?
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November 13, 2012 11:35:05 AM

I need to know the OS thing before I work on your build cx
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November 13, 2012 11:37:32 AM

Here's what I would do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 08:38 EST-0500)

@Zed_Spooge - It says in his first post that he has Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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November 13, 2012 11:43:51 AM

thanks i'm super tired. just kinda read the bump and figured I should try to help quickly so he didn't give up. TOO MANY TIMES I'VE POSTED ON A FORUM AND NOT GOTTEN ANY REPLIES. ;-; +1 to your build btw. WOW you fit an ssd and a 7950 in there? godly >0>
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November 13, 2012 11:51:10 AM

Hey, here's a bit cheaper build
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nyTD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nyTD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nyTD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($260.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $745.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 08:51 EST-0500)
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November 13, 2012 12:00:02 PM

I'd go with excellas. js 570 is old and won't do super well on newer games like BF3. I watched a video just today of guys discussing if console could handle the new BF3 coming out soon. however excellas build, for ~ 50 bucks more, will easily max out bf3 ^0^ as well as other even newer games.
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November 13, 2012 12:01:34 PM


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$16.99

NZXT Guardian 921 RB 921RB-001-BL Black SECC steel chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99

GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$174.99

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$89.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$39.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$124.99

Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
$214.99

CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler
$64.99
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a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2012 12:01:47 PM

gtx 570 scores just 100 points less in g3d bench, and has higher performnace/price ratio, so for me, seems legit choice.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2012 12:02:00 PM

^Good build, but put in a full ATX board. His budget fits.

There's also no point in getting the 570 anymore. The 660 outperforms it at a much cheaper price and much lower power consumption.

He already has a case too.

EDIT: just realized how late my reply is, I was referring to butremor's build btw.
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November 13, 2012 12:05:26 PM

You don't need an h50, jesus. You said no OC right? yeah use an intel stock cooler. even that can handle a ~ 4.0 oc.
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November 13, 2012 3:58:37 PM

Zed, I hear you on the h50, but I like the aesthetics.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 13, 2012 4:23:32 PM

Changed the build according to comments.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nAq5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nAq5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nAq5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($237.86 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $740.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 13:21 EST-0500)
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November 20, 2012 12:14:08 AM

Best answer selected by rearendhat.
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