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Is there any way to get the price of this build down to 800 dollars?

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January 12, 2013 4:22:15 PM

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
- Graphics Card
It's 223 Dollars.
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro...

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
-Motherboard
It's 140.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


8 gigabytes of RAM.
It's 47 dollars.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card.
It's 240.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive
20 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply (important if you ever want to not burn your house down)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2TB hard drive -
120 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7 Home Premium -
90 bucks.
http://www.outletpc.com/c5740.html?utm_source=c5740&utm...
Computer Tower
60 dollars.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's it. The whole thing.
It's 1007 dollars. :( 
January 12, 2013 4:34:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $763.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



If you don't plan to oc, that cpu will do.
To fit the budget, i had to put a 660 gtx, it's a good card, as good as a 7870.

or from other shops :

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 ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $780.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 12, 2013 4:39:29 PM

djangoringo said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $748.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


If you don't plan to oc, that cpu will do.



What's over clocking? Sorry to ask. :/ 
Welp, I can see why some people stick with consoles, this stuff is confusing.
Also, one last question-will this be able to run any game at med-high settings?
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January 12, 2013 4:45:33 PM

Awesom3Gamer said:
What's over clocking? Sorry to ask. :/ 
Welp, I can see why some people stick with consoles, this stuff is confusing.
Also, one last question-will this be able to run any game at med-high settings?



overclocking is when you make your CPU/GPU run hotter for more performance pretty much. That is as simple as it can get. i will be making a similar build so you can choose if you would so like


PS:7870 will run most games on high but it might not be the same for future high quality games like crysis 3
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January 12, 2013 4:46:08 PM

Yes, it will run any game at high settings, since you don't know what it is, you're better off with the i5-3470, overclock refers to raising the speeds of the cpu, which will need to raise the voltage, in the bios, you don't need it with those gpus, an i5-3470 is fine, and you'll need an aftermarket cooler for the overclock, it will generate more heat.
See the second build, if you can order in ncix, you can have the 7870, or this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx787acnfc

But both 660 gtx or 7870, will do just fine for any game at high settings, and the cpu is a good one, you'll have a good pc.
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January 12, 2013 4:51:27 PM

I have a cooler. It's a pretty sweet one with a LED light and a fan.
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January 12, 2013 4:52:41 PM

I sorta want to overclock now. I'm a pretty tech-savvy guy for a 13 year old and already know how to get on the bios config and everything.
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January 12, 2013 4:54:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $685.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-12 13:52 EST-0500)

almost $100 cheaper for pretty much the same thing. 450W since you will not be Overclocking or SLI/CFX. Only 2 Ram slots(can upgrade board to have 4 if wanting to upgrade that part).

If you want to upgrade your GPU(which i highly recommend if you are going to mostly play games) get a 7950
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352...
$300 cards are the usual sweet spot for video cards in terms of performance
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January 12, 2013 4:58:03 PM

Awesom3Gamer said:
I sorta want to overclock now. I'm a pretty tech-savvy guy for a 13 year old and already know how to get on the bios config and everything.


Overclocking is very easy now and days as there are apps that can pretty much do it for you. When you really want to fine tune your computer though, it gets very difficult as there are many choices to make to optimize your config.

OC is just about useless now though, it barely makes a difference in the CPU(does make a difference in GPU though) and the only time you will need to really overclock your system is when you add inside an additional card so you can have more power on your CPU so it will not bottleneck the 2xcards
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January 12, 2013 4:58:17 PM

What's the cooler ?...brand and name...i mean a cpu cooler with support for lga 1155.

But if you must have an i5-3570k:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $777.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you want the price lower : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7850twinfr...

You'll pay more, in my opinion, it's up to you, but the i5-3470+h77 is good for your needs, and it fits the 7870, with the i5-3570k only with a 660 gtx(it goes a bit off 800$) or a 7850 which fits(that's with ncix)
If you want only from newegg and amazon, then get the i5-3470+h77 mobo, it fits 800$.
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January 12, 2013 5:08:03 PM

djangoringo said:
What's the cooler ?...brand and name...i mean a cpu cooler with support for lga 1155.

But if you must have an i5-3570k:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $777.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you want the price lower : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7850twinfr...

You'll pay more, in my opinion, it's up to you, but the i5-3470+h77 is good for your needs, and it fits the 7870, with the i5-3570k only with a 660 gtx(it goes a bit off 800$) or a 7850 which fits(that's with ncix)
If you want only from newegg and amazon, then get the i5-3470+h77 mobo, it fits 800$.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352...
Is this any good? I can convince my parents to go up to 850. I want a computer with real power for under 850, something that can handle games at high.
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January 12, 2013 5:14:17 PM

The cooler is... Oh wait, ***. It's for laptops.
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January 12, 2013 5:22:27 PM

I'm telling you, if you want more power you will need to put more power into the GPU instead of the CPU.

if you do get up to 850 an SSD would also be a great option
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January 12, 2013 5:25:18 PM

SSD? Sorry, I've been a console gamer since I was 4.
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January 12, 2013 5:30:22 PM

Yes, if you don't have a cooler, just get the i5-3470+h77 mobo, as boulbox said, for gaming you'll want to spend much more on the gpu, you can fit the 7950 with the i5-3470+h77 mobo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xe9u

The ssd is a too expensive part for a budget of 800$, the priority must be the gpu, then also the cpu.
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January 12, 2013 5:35:07 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, if you don't have a cooler, just get the i5-3470+h77 mobo, as boulbox said, for gaming you'll want to spend much more on the gpu, you can fit the 7950 with the i5-3470+h77 mobo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xe9u

The ssd is a too expensive part for a budget of 800$, the priority must be the gpu, then also the cpu.

I think I can raise it up to 850, but it will be on the edge of my budget. :/ 
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January 12, 2013 5:37:18 PM

Would the 3470k push it too far? Or would it even matter? This is confusing, but I'm sure there are plenty of other people who are in the same boat.
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January 12, 2013 5:40:54 PM

You can actually stop CPU at an unlocked point if you are not going to SLI/CFX.

ok here are some points
-don't go i5 3570k if you are not planning on SLI/CFX
-try to get the best GPU you can get to make your build last through newer games
-SSD is optional but it does make your computer faster(also to expensive so you usually want to have it at the $1000 budget range)
-8GB of ram is all you will need
- If not SLI/CFX just get a 400-550W
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January 12, 2013 5:42:25 PM

I have no idea... What that just meant, but ok.
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January 12, 2013 5:45:12 PM

boulbox said:
You can actually stop CPU at an unlocked point if you are not going to SLI/CFX.

ok here are some points
-don't go i5 3570k if you are not planning on SLI/CFX
-try to get the best GPU you can get to make your build last through newer games
-SSD is optional but it does make your computer faster(also to expensive so you usually want to have it at the $1000 budget range)
-8GB of ram is all you will need
- If not SLI/CFX just get a 400-550W

So... What exactly is SSD? And, on that note, what the heck is SLI/CFX? :/ 
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January 12, 2013 5:46:24 PM

Ok so SLI/CFX means that you add inside the same card(does not have to be same brand but has to be the same model)

If you are not doing this then you will not need an unlocked CPU since OCing the CPU does not do that much by itself/with only 1 card
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January 12, 2013 5:47:20 PM

It means that you'll only need the i5-3470+h77 mobo, that cpu is good enough, the difference between the i5-3470 and i5-3570k with a 7870 or 7950 at stock is null.
Just get the i5-3470 and the 7870 or if your budget allows it, the 7950.
A psu with 500w is plenty for those cards, like the corsair one, the ssd, you can buy it latter, but for gaming, you need a good card at first...
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January 12, 2013 5:48:04 PM

Hell, as long as it works on high for most games I'm not really worried. And I can upgrade it too, so that's ok.
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January 12, 2013 5:48:24 PM

SSD is a solid state drive, pretty much like a USB with a lot of memory space and a lot of speed. It is many times faster than an HDD where it has to spin up to get it going(also makes a lot less noise than an HDD).

the SSD is a luxury so if you do not have the budget right now to get it, you can always get it at another time since GPU is more important because it is not as easy to swap out GPUs unless you have a lot of money
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January 12, 2013 5:50:17 PM

My birthday is on March 31st so I have a while. I hope the prices of parts won't go up due to all the graphically impressive games coming out around that time.
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January 12, 2013 5:51:24 PM

Yes, that cpu will do for any high end card, it will not bottleneck any, you'll have also a good card, a mobo with pcie 3.0 support for newer generation cards(if they take advantage of that), all you need playing any game.
March ?... why didn't you say so it's pointless to make a list till then, cause of the prices variation of all parts.
What i can say is that the cpu and a h77 mobo will be the best for your needs, till then, there could be a lot of cheaper stuff...i cannot recommend anything else.
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January 12, 2013 5:51:41 PM

boulbox said:
SSD is a solid state drive, pretty much like a USB with a lot of memory space and a lot of speed. It is many times faster than an HDD where it has to spin up to get it going(also makes a lot less noise than an HDD).

the SSD is a luxury so if you do not have the budget right now to get it, you can always get it at another time since GPU is more important because it is not as easy to swap out GPUs unless you have a lot of money

Thanks for that :D 
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January 12, 2013 5:59:33 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, that cpu will do for any high end card, it will not bottleneck any, you'll have also a good card, a mobo with pcie 3.0 support for newer generation cards(if they take advantage of that), all you need playing any game.
March ?... why didn't you say so it's pointless to make a list till then, cause of the prices variation of all parts.
What i can say is that the cpu and a h77 mobo will be the best for your needs, till then, there could be a lot of cheaper stuff...i cannot recommend anything else.

I plan early. And it's only a few months. I might check up on this forum then, but it's good to know what's best at the moment.
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January 12, 2013 6:04:19 PM

Yes, but thing like the gpu, ram, mobo, cases,etc change a lot.
I can see the cpu and psu not changing much, it gives you an idea of what you can buy, an i5+h77 mobo+8GB ram+500w good brand psu+200$-300$ card.
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