$800 Build

Hello everybody, just wanted to thank you in advance for the help! :D

So what I'm looking to put together is a machine that can play games such as Skyrim at a tolerable level, while being a home entertainment machine. Also, if any of you have a good suggestion for speakers (5.1-7.1) I'd appreciate it!


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next Month

Budget Range: $800 at most (Before rebates/shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Entertainment, Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com So I can have them build it.

Location: Colorado, USA

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like to have a 1 terabyte HDD.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Finally have the money to get something that I don't wanna throw into a four way intersection.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.28 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $786.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. djangoringo said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.28 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $786.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    wow, thats a good build for the price. only thing i would change is the OS because he said he wanted windows 7, not 8
  3. Yes he could switch for the os windows 7 home premium 64 bits at amazon :

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20
  4. I don't mind either way, wasn't sure how reliable or great windows 8 is.
  5. I think the OP only wants to buy only from NCIX
    I would stay away fromt he Seagate drive since its the 7200.12 which is better than the 7200.10/11 but still...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.03 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($126.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $792.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 19:09 EST-0500)
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