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January 20, 2013 10:17:16 PM

Hey guys,

I need a new desktop and I can only spend around $700 dollars.

I need everything but the output devices and a copy of an OS.

I am going to use it for gaming only. Also, I would highly appreciate it if it were from NewEgg.

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January 20, 2013 10:22:45 PM

Here's my suggestion :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
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: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $665.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


It can play any game at high settings, you can change the gpu for an amd one if you like, like this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787q2g2m
If you can go over 700$ mark but still less than 800$ get the 660 ti from asus, really a good card : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660tidc...
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January 20, 2013 10:29:06 PM

I updated my budget from $700 to $800 now
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January 20, 2013 10:35:05 PM

All from newegg -

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 19:34 EST-0500)
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January 20, 2013 10:37:29 PM

From that either a 660 ti or 7950, depending on your preferences from the brands.
In my opinion i think it's best the 660 ti :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($188.79 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard:  ASRock H77M Micro ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory:  Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($38.50 @ NCIX US) 
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($64.99 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card:  Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Case:  Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply:  Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive:  Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer  ($15.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $743.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You can change the card, like i said if you prefer amd, by adding in the link this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795...
NCIX offers free shipping with 100$ in the cart, the hdd and ram checks 100$.
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January 20, 2013 11:00:37 PM

The stock cooler that comes with the cpu is fine, the fans are optional, not necessary.
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January 20, 2013 11:16:46 PM

Best answer selected by sparkkk.
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