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Gaming/General Use Build <700$ [UPDATE]

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December 5, 2012 5:33:00 AM

My current desktops very dated and I was considering building my own just for the fun of it and to save a bit of money while still building a powerful system. This is my first build, but I have confidence that I can build it without too much trouble. I have a strict budget of 700$ not counting the OS, keyboard/mouse or monitor. Any tips/suggestions regarding the parts? Anything I missed?

Intel i5 3450 195$

PNY Optima 8GB (2x4GB) 240 pin DDR3 1333 35$

ASRock z75 Pro3 85$

Corsair Builder Series CX430 45$

PNY GTX 560 Ti 1GB 160$

Western Digital WD Black 500GB 7200RPM 90$

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black ATX Mid Tower 65$


[UPDATE]



Decided I would spend a bit more after going back and forth a bit on the GPU and CPU. This is the build I was considering. Any suggestions?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rgi8 750$

Intel i5-3470 3.2GHz
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470

ASRock Z77 Pro3
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asroc [...] rd-z77pro3

PNY Optima 8GB DDR3 1333
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-memory-md8192kd31333

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seaga [...] t1000dm003

EVGA GTX 660 2GB OC
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga- [...] 2gp42662kr

Corsair Carbide 300R ATX
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r

XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-p [...] p1450sx2b9

Sony DVD/CD Writer
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sony- [...] -ad7280s0b

Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 Wireless w/Mouse
December 5, 2012 5:52:53 AM

Thanks, just wondering but why's the RAM have to be 1.5v? This is my first build so I'm not too educated, although I get the basics.
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December 5, 2012 7:36:17 AM

Using ram over 1.5v can potentially damage your cpu.
December 6, 2012 11:30:05 PM

Outlander_04 said:
make sure the RAM is 1.5 volt or less
the Radeon 7850 is around the price of that 560 ti and its a lot better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


[UPDATE]


Decided I would spend a bit more after going back and forth a bit on the GPU and CPU. This is the build I was considering. Any suggestions?


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rgi8 750$


Intel i5-3470 3.2GHz
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470


ASRock Z77 Pro3
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asroc [...] rd-z77pro3


PNY Optima 8GB DDR3 1333
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-memory-md8192kd31333


Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seaga [...] t1000dm003


EVGA GTX 660 2GB OC
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga- [...] 2gp42662kr


Corsair Carbide 300R ATX
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r


XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-p [...] p1450sx2b9


Sony DVD/CD Writer
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sony- [...] -ad7280s0b


Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 Wireless w/Mouse
December 10, 2012 3:40:00 AM

not so sure about a 450w psu with a gtx 660... It may do the job but your pushing it.

Aim for something 500+ imo preferably 520 or 550.
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