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My $800 Budget Build What Do You Think?

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December 24, 2012 10:00:13 PM

I am building a semi low budget system, 800 bucks was my budget.
I plan on upgrading this system in a few months with, a second 7850 in crossfire, a core i7, and maxing out the mem at 34GB, but for now this is what I have ordered for the base system. Hoping it plays newer games as is for now.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

PowerColor PCS AX7850 2GBD5-2DHPP Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

OS: already had not part of budget - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Storage: already had not part of budget - 500GB Western Digital Blue 7200 Rpm

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2012 10:22:25 PM

good choices. I've used powercolor cards, and also recommend sapphire.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2012 10:31:19 PM

RAM Wise you could get 1600 for cheaper, thus getting more of it. There's not much purpose for 1866 coupled with an i3.
On your PSU, is it possible you could get a lower wattage, higher quality one?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 24, 2012 10:37:58 PM

You can go with ocz and corsair for about the same price as coolermaster.
December 24, 2012 10:44:03 PM

For around the same price, ± a couple dollars here and there, but you should get a Intel i3 3220 instead. It's newer and a bit faster, more efficient. Then you can later upgrade it to a 3570k and overclock it. How much are you getting that power supply for? There are much better options because Cooler Master tends to make crap PSUs, that is why they are often referred to as Crap Master. Get the Corsair TX series 650W PSU, it is WAY better and cheaper, order quick! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You don't need 1866 ram, 1600 is fine. That should save you some money. As for the SSD agility 3 is a bit old. With the money saved you should be able to afford the new Samsung 840 Pro, this thing is UNTOUCHABLE. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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