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December 23, 2012 7:04:22 AM

Staying within my $600 budget, I need this build to be improved.

:non:  NOTE, I DO NOT NEED RAM :non: 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tKfV

I am going to order everything from the egg.

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a c 344 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 7:53:48 AM

this will save your day... adding 212 evo for overclocking. even you dont, it will save your cpu from overheating. longer lifespan
fix graphic card choice, 7770 will performs much better and it fits AMD build. why go nvidia?
PSU is corsair 430W V2. it is enough even for overclocking phenom, because your GFX is not power hungry
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $604.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 04:51 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 9:24:37 AM

Please stay away from the build "AMD Radeon" made you.
It's just bad.

I suggest you open order from other sides as well, so you can get this build at a decent price

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $625.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 06:24 EST-0500)

Its CPU is a LOT faster than the Phenom.The Phenom would need a crazy overclock )something like 6GHZ) to match the speed of the Core i5.
It also uses a LOT more power.
Here's an approximate comparison
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=362

The build i made you also uses a faster graphics card.
Around 30 faster on avarage.It will also run cooler and make less noise.
The case i included is better and so is the power supply.
I included the new Windows 7 and also upgraded the optical drive.
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a c 344 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 9:36:02 AM

Kamen_BG said:
Please stay away from the build "AMD Radeon" made you.
It's just bad.

I suggest you open order from other sides as well, so you can get this build at a decent price

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $625.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 06:24 EST-0500)

Its CPU is a LOT faster than the Phenom.The Phenom would need a crazy overclock )something like 6GHZ) to match the speed of the Core i5.
It also uses a LOT more power.
Here's an approximate comparison
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=362

The build i made you also uses a faster graphics card.
Around 30 faster on avarage.It will also run cooler and make less noise.
The case i included is better and so is the power supply.
I included the new Windows 7 and also upgraded the optical drive.

FYI, it was his build previously :D  and yours is very good indeed. the OP should consider switching from AMD to intel i5
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December 23, 2012 9:44:15 AM

This is under budget with a notably better cooler too push 965BE and a 2GB hd7850. Better case imo(with tweaks to internal fan placement by the end user) and a cheaper mobo that will still let you overclock and provide modern features. Hope this helps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $589.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 06:37 EST-0500)

PS that overclocking phenom to 6ghz to catch a locked down i5 is a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Also, why order everything from newegg? They do not have the best price on many things much of the time(that includes the cost of shipping, as well). Open up your mind to other options(amazon, ncix to name but a few).
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a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 10:01:03 AM

Try this one on for size and $ :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $561.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 07:00 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2012 10:14:18 PM

OP needs a copy of windows...
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a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2012 11:30:59 PM

mtft said:
Staying within my $600 budget, I need this build to be improved.

:non:  NOTE, I DO NOT NEED RAM :non: 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tKfV

I am going to order everything from the egg.



You can improve by switching for an i3 ivybridge(i3-3220 which is a better cpu for gaming), it also has a good upgrade path with i5 and i5(non k), if it's for gaming you'll need a better card and for that i put the 7850 which is good for even resolutions like 1080p.
Tried the best bang for the buck, and here's my recommendation(the mobo is a good one for its price, and has 4 dimm slots, also a good case for your bucks and a 450w quality psu, it will just fine for the system):



http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tPL6
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