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First build on a $700-800 budget

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December 18, 2012 12:39:58 PM

Getting straight to it, I need advice on the parts i've picked for my first build. I'm working with a $700-800 budget, i need to include a monitor, and i don't need an os, keyboard, or mouse. I plan to use it for gaming, multi-tasking, and watching movies. I made a list on pcpartpicker but i'm not sure if I will be getting my moneys worth from the parts i've chosen (i.e. is my cpu overkill for this setup? is there a better gpu at the same price?). I'm sure there's a sticky somewhere that i missed on how to post a list from pcpartpicker but this is my best shot:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: AOC e2051Sn 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.72 @ B&H) Total: $783.62 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 09:37 EST-0500)

Aslo, i'd like to keep the same case and keep it an intel based cpu.

Thanks for any help in advance.
Pat

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December 18, 2012 12:55:31 PM

I think you're better off with this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($117.98 @ CompUSA)
Total: $792.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 09:55 EST-0500)
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