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January 19, 2013 11:48:09 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/yumb

$700 Budget, I think it's a pretty decent build for the price. Wasn't sure whether to go with the i5 3570k, or with the Phenom 965. Let me know what you think.

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a b À AMD
January 20, 2013 12:00:10 AM

Still need an optical drive ($15-$20), but no real complaints with this system. I5-3570K would be nice, but also outside a $700 budget. Good Work!

-Wolf sends
January 20, 2013 12:05:09 AM

That's a decent build but you may want a motherboard that can overclock the cpu. Those overclock pretty easily and give you a lot more performance.
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January 20, 2013 12:19:48 AM

I think that compared to the rest of the specs of the computer that the video card is a bit much because it will most likely get bottlenecked. I suggest saving a couple bucks and going with a lower tier video card and maybe saving a bit on the case. If you are lucky you might be able to bring it down to $600 and use the money you saved to switch your processor to an i5. It might cost a total of about $730 but the performance boost will be great for the money. Or take maestro0428's advice and get a better mobo so you can overclock the cpu.
January 20, 2013 12:22:19 AM

maestro0428 said:
That's a decent build but you may want a motherboard that can overclock the cpu. Those overclock pretty easily and give you a lot more performance.


Any suggestions? Thanks by the way!
January 20, 2013 12:25:06 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Still need an optical drive ($15-$20), but no real complaints with this system. I5-3570K would be nice, but also outside a $700 budget. Good Work!

-Wolf sends


I have an optical drive from an old computer I took apart. Thanks for the compliment!
a b À AMD
January 20, 2013 12:25:37 AM

whats ur main usage of the pc and do u need monitor, keyboard.mouse. windows?

January 20, 2013 2:15:04 AM

iceclock said:
whats ur main usage of the pc and do u need monitor, keyboard.mouse. windows?


Monitor.. Not necessarily but It'd be nice. Keyboard and mouse, No. Windows, Yes.
January 20, 2013 2:20:11 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.58 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Computer Valley)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $749.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 23:19 EST-0500)

Even though you won't be able to overclock... the stock clock will beat the 965 by a LONGSHOT no matter how much you overclock it lol.
a b À AMD
January 20, 2013 2:35:38 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($47.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Samsung E1920X 18.5" Monitor ($99.95 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $699.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 23:35 EST-0500)

with monitor :) 

Base Total: $702.81
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $699.79

cheers

January 20, 2013 2:42:45 AM

blake1243 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.58 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Computer Valley)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $749.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 23:19 EST-0500)

Even though you won't be able to overclock... the stock clock will beat the 965 by a LONGSHOT no matter how much you overclock it lol.


For games such as World of Warcraft and Minecraft would this play in the High-Ultra range? Or more of the Medium-High range? Thanks a lot by the way!
a b À AMD
January 20, 2013 2:45:40 AM

high range with the 7870. ;) 

also dint u need a monitor?

January 20, 2013 2:54:47 AM

It's more of a want type deal, I have a monitor but it's not great. The resolution is something like 1280x1024.

The 7870 sounds pretty decent! :) 
January 20, 2013 2:54:56 AM

lol minecraft can run just fine on tablets... i think you will be fine :p 
a b À AMD
January 20, 2013 2:56:59 AM

well wow on high he needs some jamba juice.

heres a modified rig for u, can always buy a new monitor down the road, better gpu is worth it.

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($145.25 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($47.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $638.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 23:56 EST-0500)

Base Total: $648.12
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Total: $638.12

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