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

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January 20, 2013 7:04:28 AM

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 :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 7:11:13 AM

1. gtx 560 ti gpu
2. i5 2500k cpu
old generation stuff... are you sure?

i5 3570k
gtx 660
are the newer replacement
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January 20, 2013 4:07:21 PM

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?

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January 20, 2013 4:23:48 PM

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?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 4:53:42 PM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 4:59:40 PM

^ +1
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January 20, 2013 5:04:29 PM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 5:05:41 PM

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.)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 7:16:28 PM

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)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 8:03:31 PM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 8:06:42 PM

Well i just copied it straight off pcpartpicker.com sorry for missing it. Just add $40 to the total?
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January 20, 2013 9:39:55 PM

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
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 9:44:35 PM

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
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 9:55:19 PM

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.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 9:58:27 PM

Get the 7870 + i5-3570k+ asrock extreme4 z77 mobo, good combo.
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January 21, 2013 3:11:37 AM

will the combo listed above be sufficient to run games such as farcry 3 on the highest settings without lag?
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January 21, 2013 4:31:32 AM

which 7870 processor should i buy seeing as their are many varients
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January 21, 2013 5:01:05 PM

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.
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January 21, 2013 5:04:16 PM

also im not looking for the best. just something decent that wont cost too much
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January 21, 2013 5:07:13 PM

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?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 5:25:31 PM

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!
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January 21, 2013 6:30:53 PM

also instead of 1tb are there any 500 gb hard drives that would work well instead
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 6:49:27 PM

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)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 6:57:34 PM

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
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January 21, 2013 7:25:37 PM

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
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 7:30:42 PM

Looks excellent, just get a cm hyper 212 evo cooler.
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January 21, 2013 7:51:41 PM

also is the his raedon hd 7870 2gb compatible with theZ77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
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January 21, 2013 7:53:14 PM

camohanna said:
Looks excellent, just get a cm hyper 212 evo cooler.

is that a cpu cooler?
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January 21, 2013 7:53:37 PM

camohanna said:
Looks excellent, just get a cm hyper 212 evo cooler.

is that a cpu cooler?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 8:23:27 PM

Yes you will need it if you are overclocking
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January 22, 2013 8:34:22 PM

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?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 22, 2013 9:05:32 PM

Yes, i suggest the builder series psu but apart from that, perfect.
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January 22, 2013 11:09:14 PM

camohanna said:
Yes, i suggest the builder series psu but apart from that, perfect.

which would you reccomend? in terms of psu that is?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 22, 2013 11:36:49 PM

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
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January 22, 2013 11:40:23 PM

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 
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January 22, 2013 11:46:07 PM

the preocessor im talking about is the HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 12:59:28 AM

Thats a graphics card not a processor, but yes it is fully compatible with the asrock motherboard
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January 23, 2013 3:09:15 AM

oh. how could i have been so stupid. ok thnx for all the suggestions :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 3:58:26 AM

Your welcome. dont forget best answer
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January 23, 2013 4:55:24 AM

Best answer selected by royboy123456.
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January 23, 2013 4:56:24 AM

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 :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 4:25:44 PM

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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