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December 12, 2012 11:59:03 PM

alright so im a new pc gamer and i need some help. i need a new gaming pc that is about 700-800 dollars. i will be building it myself and i need their to be a good gpu and a lot of hard drive space if possible.

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a c 287 4 Gaming
December 13, 2012 12:11:48 AM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $775.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 21:10 EST-0500)
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December 13, 2012 12:28:10 AM

Try this. The above build is a very solid choice. I don't think you will need a 600w psu though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.04 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $772.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-12 21:26 EST-0500)

You could go either way. I don't really see the need for a better motherboard unless you wanna overclock and get a "k" version of the i5.
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December 13, 2012 12:41:46 AM

^I'd go with an h77 chipset motherboard (b75 can't even have overclocked ram faster than 1333MHz), and for sure, one that's not Micro ATX.

If you aren't going small form factor, mATX is just a pain.

Other than that, looks good.
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December 13, 2012 12:56:18 AM

Actually according to newegg the motherboard i picked out for him does support 1600 mhz and 2100 mhz overclock.
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a c 287 4 Gaming
December 13, 2012 1:01:04 AM

blake1243 said:
Try this. The above build is a very solid choice. I don't think you will need a 600w psu though.
You could go either way. I don't really see the need for a better motherboard unless you wanna overclock and get a "k" version of the i5.


Here's the thing about the power supply - I am very cautious about the power supplies I pick. Having more wattage than you need doesn't hurt anybody, but I've seen what happens when you have the bare minimum or too few watts - it causes system instability and can lead to power failures. For a 7870 you don't want to take any chances.

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^I'd go with an h77 chipset motherboard (b75 can't even have overclocked ram faster than 1333MHz), and for sure, one that's not Micro ATX.


B75 is useless on a gaming rig. It's meant for business systems where you don't need the overclocked RAM or the extra USB ports and things of that nature. It's better to go with H77.
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December 13, 2012 1:12:41 AM

Unless he is overclocking paying the extra money is pointless when it can be put towards other stuff. And corsair is the best PSU brand there (same as seasonic) and im am very confident that 500w will be more than enough for just about any 7000 series card
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December 13, 2012 1:21:27 AM

an i3+7950 would also be a good choice if hes ok with a dual core with hyperthreading and save a few bucks otherwise an i5-3470+7870 is also pretty good option.
its whether a better cpu or better gpu.
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December 13, 2012 1:24:08 AM

I totally agree. The only games that would run better on the i5 7870 are bf3, planet side 2, and a few other massive multiplayer games that tax the cpu.
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