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December 27, 2012 7:26:26 AM

Hey guys looking to buy a new PC that will run most games at good settings and will allow me to do the regular internet/homework stuff. I would like it to last at lest 2 years too if thats ok.
Thanks for the help !

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 650-700$ After Rebates U.S Dollars
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming #1 and then regular browsing.

Are you buying a monitor: / No

Parts to Upgrade:Whole new PC

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any but Newegg is cool.

Location: Florida, Miami.

Parts Preferences: Whatever is best

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Gonna be playing League of Legends, Call Of Duty, Left 4 dead, Far cry 3, Skyrim and other random games like those. Appearance of the PC does not matter to me.
Why Are You Upgrading: Tired of using my 400$ laptop to run games at 5fps.
Thanks for the help guys :D 

More about : 600 700 build gaming

December 27, 2012 7:33:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $660.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 04:33 EST-0500)

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base built, you can cheap out on some parts :) 
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December 27, 2012 7:37:56 AM

AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $660.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 04:33 EST-0500)

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base built, you can cheap out on some parts :) 

Hey on PC picker it says that MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
Should I be concerned ? :heink: 
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December 27, 2012 7:43:42 AM

yes

there are at least 2 usb 3 on backpanel of mobo

if you want to add more, please play around with case selection as it is about your taste :) 
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December 27, 2012 7:44:53 AM

johnjohnlol10 said:
Hey on PC picker it says that MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
Should I be concerned ? :heink: 

All that means is you won't have USB 3.0 ports on the front of the computer, you'll still have them in the back and the case will still work. You can just plug the front USB 2.0 ports into a USB 2 header on the motherboard and instead of having USB 3 in the front you'll have USB 2. It's not really anything to be too concerned about.
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December 27, 2012 7:49:41 AM

AMD Radeon said:
i would go with thispersonally :)  cheap case with usb 3 panel
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r

I just recomended that on another thread, you could also look the Corsair 300r, its a small step up from the 200r and I've worked with it and enjoyed it.
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December 27, 2012 8:28:14 AM

ok thanks
can i go lower $$ on the power supply?
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December 27, 2012 8:31:01 AM

PSU is good investment for the future build
and that xfx silver is on sale...

an ideal would be 50-60 usd for 550w
but it is up to you to get the best PSU for only 80, normal price will be > 120
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December 27, 2012 8:57:42 AM

Hey AMD would it be possible to downgrade the i5 to an i3 and upgrade it in the future ?
Just realized that theres no microcenters near me so the price is a bit high lol :/ 
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December 27, 2012 9:16:15 AM

^ yes either i3 and i5 will be enough for gaming. both defeat 4 core phenom lol
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December 27, 2012 9:21:13 AM

Final question lol
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $620.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 06:20 EST-0500)
Will run most games mid to high ok?
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December 27, 2012 9:30:05 AM

here is another option for you with the i5 3470

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upK4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upK4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upK4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $650.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 06:29 EST-0500)
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December 27, 2012 9:35:07 AM

johnjohnlol10 said:
Final question lol
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $620.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 06:20 EST-0500)
Will run most games mid to high ok?


If you are not overclocking you won't need the z77 mobo..get an h77 from asrock..and if you intend to upgrade in the future i suggest you get something cheap like pentium g860..otherwise when you upgrade you will have to chuck a 110$ i3..g860 is not bad for gaming.
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December 27, 2012 9:41:54 AM

nix327 said:
If you are not overclocking you won't need the z77 mobo..get an h77 from asrock..and if you intend to upgrade in the future i suggest you get something cheap like pentium g860..otherwise when you upgrade you will have to chuck a 110$ i3..g860 is not bad for gaming.


can we just do a 600$ build instead then ? :whistle: 
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December 27, 2012 9:45:19 AM

lol okay pick 600 build above :)  fortunately that z77 is on sale and is in the same price as h77
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December 27, 2012 9:46:56 AM

johnjohnlol10 said:
can we just do a 600$ build instead then ? :whistle: 


if you get the i5 now you get good gaming performance right out of the box..but if budget is an issue then you can stick with a cheaper cpu now and upgrade later..the g860 is about as cheap as you can go and still get decent performance..the i3 will perform better in cpu intensive games but is costlier..
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December 27, 2012 9:47:37 AM

Best answer selected by johnjohnlol10.
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December 27, 2012 9:51:14 AM

Alright Thanks for the help guys.
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December 27, 2012 10:08:42 AM

i just made a few changes and you can get an i5 build under 600$

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upRJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upRJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upRJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $566.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 07:06 EST-0500)
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December 27, 2012 8:27:06 PM

nix327 said:
i just made a few changes and you can get an i5 build under 600$

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upRJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upRJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/upRJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $566.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 07:06 EST-0500)

Is the power supply ok ? :ouch: 
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December 27, 2012 8:48:07 PM

johnjohnlol10 said:
Is the power supply ok ? :ouch: 


It is good enough for this build but you have to keep in mind that you won't be able to sli with a 430w psu..although its not a big deal to get it replaced in the future..it costs only about 25$.
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