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$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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. whats ur main usage of the pc and do u need monitor, keyboard.mouse. windows?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. high range with the 7870. ;)

    also dint u need a monitor?
  12. 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! :)
  13. lol minecraft can run just fine on tablets... i think you will be fine :P
  14. 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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