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January 3, 2013 8:29:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V203HLBJbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($113.95 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $821.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 17:18 EST-0500)


The monitor is a placeholder, here's the actual monitor I'm buying:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00413PHDM/ref=s...

Any suggestions pretty much must be less in budget. Does everything check out?
...I'm mostly unsure about the mobo. Also, I'd like a recommendation on an optical drive brand, I just picked one that costs the same as what I'll be buying.

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January 3, 2013 8:53:14 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep it in mind. However, this is already pushing my budget...

I was mostly looking for any errors in the build that would prevent it from working.
(ie case too small for components, etc)
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January 4, 2013 4:01:41 AM

Taeran said:
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep it in mind. However, this is already pushing my budget...

I was mostly looking for any errors in the build that would prevent it from working.
(ie case too small for components, etc)


lol man, you do NOT need that big of a case, get a MICRO ATX case, not ATX
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January 4, 2013 1:05:03 PM

Agreed, now that I think about it. I mostly chose the case for looks/airflow but that makes more sense...

Is that PSU alright?

Thanks
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January 4, 2013 1:27:09 PM

id change the components to what i have recommended
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January 4, 2013 1:43:21 PM

I've made some adaptations of my own and I'm now able to use the GPU you suggested.

Edit: Nvm, it's out of stock. Could anyone make a suggestions for a <200 dollar GPU? I'm thinking the 7850 2GB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V203HLBJbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($113.95 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech K200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($16.99 @ Adorama)
Mouse: Logitech M110 Wired Optical Mouse ($11.12 @ Amazon)
Total: $841.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 10:43 EST-0500)


That's with the out of stock GPU, as a placeholder.
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January 4, 2013 1:46:55 PM

-i have cheaper and better ram
-a better case but silverstone is pretty good
-get a better power supply. the cx series arent that good
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January 4, 2013 1:58:29 PM

I changed the RAM. Also, at that price range I'd rather just go back to the one I started with...

What's wrong with the PSU? It's 80 Plus Bronze and it's on a nice rebate.
Edit: I won't be able to order within two days, so it'd be prudent to find a better one anyways.
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January 4, 2013 5:28:21 PM

TheBigTroll said:
I've made some adaptations of my own and I'm now able to use the GPU you suggested.

Edit: Nvm, it's out of stock. Could anyone make a suggestions for a <200 dollar GPU? I'm thinking the 7850 2GB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V203HLBJbd 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($113.95 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech K200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($16.99 @ Adorama)
Mouse: Logitech M110 Wired Optical Mouse ($11.12 @ Amazon)
Total: $841.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 10:43 EST-0500)


That's with the out of stock GPU, as a placeholder.
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January 4, 2013 5:47:53 PM

the xfx unit is made by seasonic unlike the cx series made by CWT
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January 4, 2013 5:50:07 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the xfx unit is made by seasonic unlike the cx series made by CWT

The CX series is made by Corsair.
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January 4, 2013 6:02:45 PM

the OEM is CWT. corsair doesnt make their own units
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