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New custom built for 800 dollars. better reccomendation for parts?

Im making a budget computer for about 800 bucks. i researched a little bit on parts and i made a list.
1. gtx 560 ti gpu
2. i5 2500k cpu
3. asrock pro
4. corsair 650 watt psu
5. 8gb ddr3 ram
6. 500 gb hard drive
7. coolmaster case haf 912
im wondering if theres an even better setup i could maybe build for less money. (i would also like to keep the i5 due to the discounts on microcenter). if you have ideas for a better cheaper build pls respond :)
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  1. 1. gtx 560 ti gpu
    2. i5 2500k cpu
    old generation stuff... are you sure?

    i5 3570k
    gtx 660
    are the newer replacement
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    1. gtx 560 ti gpu
    2. i5 2500k cpu
    old generation stuff... are you sure?

    i5 3570k
    gtx 660
    are the newer replacement

    do they cost just as much or are they more expensive?
  3. AMD Radeon said:
    1. gtx 560 ti gpu
    2. i5 2500k cpu
    old generation stuff... are you sure?

    i5 3570k
    gtx 660
    are the newer replacement

    also there seems to be many varients of the 660. which one would you reccomend as the best and cheapest one?
  4. Do you actually live near a Microcenter? I ask because their CPU prices are in-store only. If you are lucky enough to live near one, then get the motherboard there as well, as they offer an additional $40 off if you buy both the 3570k and the motherboard from them.
  5. ^ +1
  6. quilciri said:
    Do you actually live near a Microcenter? I ask because their CPU prices are in-store only. If you are lucky enough to live near one, then get the motherboard there as well, as they offer an additional $40 off if you buy both the 3570k and the motherboard from them.

    which motherboard should i buy? i prefer one thats not expensive and is decent.
  7. If you don't live near a microcenter and aren't interested in overclocking, I'd suggest this build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    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 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.58 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $766.86 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  8. Best answer
    quilciri said:
    If you don't live near a microcenter and aren't interested in overclocking, I'd suggest this build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    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 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.58 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $766.86 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    My variant -


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $684.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 16:16 EST-0500)
  9. camohanna said:
    My variant -


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)


    Major unresolved issue with the variant here. Microcenter prioces are in-store only. We don't know if the OP lives near a microcenter, which is why I left Microcenter out of the store options in my build.

    If he *does* live near a microcenter, he should be getting the motherboard there as well, due to their bundle discounts.

    This has already been covered. It's not a long thread; dunno how you missed it.
  10. Well i just copied it straight off pcpartpicker.com sorry for missing it. Just add $40 to the total?
  11. i live near a microcenter so i can probably get some of the parts on heavy discounts. for processors waht is the difference between the 7870 hd and the 7950 along with the gtx 660 in terms of performance and price
  12. 7870 is probably the best budget choice as it is usually around the $230 mark. It outperforms a 660. 7950 is around the $300 mark.

    If you can get the 7950, otherwise 7870.

    I suggest the XFX 7870 GHz
  13. royboy123456 said:
    i live near a microcenter so i can probably get some of the parts on heavy discounts. for processors waht is the difference between the 7870 hd and the 7950 along with the gtx 660 in terms of performance and price


    Then you may as well get a 3570k, even if you don't plan to overclock it. They don't offer the combo deal with the 3470, but with the $40 off on a 3570k+mobo, you're basically getting the CPU bump for free (3570k is $190 @ microcenter normally)

    enjoy!

    ...wierdly, they do now offer the combo deal with the i3-3225, I guess to price-compete with the combo deals they offer on amd platforms.
  14. Get the 7870 + i5-3570k+ asrock extreme4 z77 mobo, good combo.
  15. will the combo listed above be sufficient to run games such as farcry 3 on the highest settings without lag?
  16. which 7870 processor should i buy seeing as their are many varients
  17. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787q2g2m

    this one is from HIS and is now cheaper than xfx
  18. AMD Radeon said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787q2g2m

    this one is from HIS and is now cheaper than xfx


    Get that one if it is cheaper :)
  19. so the parts im definitely gonna get are the i5 3570k, the HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card, asrock extreme4 z77. with this combo im also gonna get 500 gb of hard drive, 8gb ram, Enthusiast Series TX650M 650 Watt High Performance Modular Power Supply , a coolmaster haf 912 case, and a disk drive. im not sure which parts i should get for my ram, disk drive, and hard drive though.
  20. also im not looking for the best. just something decent that wont cost too much
  21. camohanna said:
    My variant -


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $684.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 16:16 EST-0500)

    would this combo still work well if i replaced the cpu with an i5 3570k, and the psu with a Enthusiast Series TX650M 650 Watt High Performance Modular Power Supply?
  22. royboy123456 said:
    would this combo still work well if i replaced the cpu with an i5 3570k, and the psu with a Enthusiast Series TX650M 650 Watt High Performance Modular Power Supply?


    It would be perfect!
  23. also instead of 1tb are there any 500 gb hard drives that would work well instead
  24. royboy123456 said:
    also instead of 1tb are there any 500 gb hard drives that would work well instead


    Yes, but they're only slightly cheaper than the 1TB drive (~$15 cheaper)
  25. quilciri said:
    Yes, but they're only slightly cheaper than the 1TB drive (~$15 cheaper)


    So you mught as well pay the 15 now then find out you need more room and have to fork out 50
  26. ok. well so far my list is as following
    1. i5 3570k
    2. HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
    3. Gaming Series GS600 600 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply with Blue LED Fan
    4. G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    5. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    6. ASrock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
    7. coolmaster haf 912 case
  27. Looks excellent, just get a cm hyper 212 evo cooler.
  28. also is the his raedon hd 7870 2gb compatible with theZ77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
  29. camohanna said:
    Looks excellent, just get a cm hyper 212 evo cooler.

    is that a cpu cooler?
  30. camohanna said:
    Looks excellent, just get a cm hyper 212 evo cooler.

    is that a cpu cooler?
  31. Yes you will need it if you are overclocking
  32. ok. well so far my list is as following
    1. i5 3570k
    2. HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
    3. Gaming Series GS600 600 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply with Blue LED Fan
    4. G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    5. Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    6. ASrock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
    7. coolmaster haf 912 case
    8. cm hyper 212 evo cooler
    9. Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    so all these parts are compatible with each other and will help make a decent gaming computer?
  33. Yes, i suggest the builder series psu but apart from that, perfect.
  34. camohanna said:
    Yes, i suggest the builder series psu but apart from that, perfect.

    which would you reccomend? in terms of psu that is?
  35. adding knowledge base about PSU :)

    pick one which is made by seasonic
    http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

    dont get me wrong, i dont say anything else is bad. but the OP deserve the best quality one
  36. camohanna said:
    Get that one if it is cheaper :)

    would this processor be compatible with the Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard?
    i know im asking a lot of questions but this is my fisrt time building a computer so im pretty new at this :p
  37. the preocessor im talking about is the HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
  38. Thats a graphics card not a processor, but yes it is fully compatible with the asrock motherboard
  39. oh. how could i have been so stupid. ok thnx for all the suggestions :)
  40. Your welcome. dont forget best answer
  41. Best answer selected by royboy123456.
  42. camohanna said:
    My variant -


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $684.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 16:16 EST-0500)

    i cased a majority of my parts off of your varients and advice for the gpu :)
  43. Your welcome for the help and have fun building the computer! I just built my i5 /7870 yesterday and now await my psu so i can fire it up!
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